Closed Rehearsals DCI Week

As we do every year during Championships Week, we will be closing rehearsals while in the Indianapolis area, so the members and staff can continue refining the program with as little distraction as possible. We will have an open house on Wednesday evening from 7-9pm. Campus will close again at 11pm. More details will be released Wednesday morning. We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Hall of Fame Kickoff Party

Where: Historic Union Station Grand Ballroom, 23 W. Louisiana St., Indianapolis
When: 9:30 p.m. 2 a.m.
Admission: Access to the ballroom is free and open to the public

About: A wildly popular event started in 2009, Drum Corps International hosts its fourth annual Hall of Fame Kickoff celebration to start the 2012 World Championships in Indianapolis off with a bang. Evening festivities include live music, games and auctions, with a special presentation recognizing the DCI Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Proceeds will benefit various Hall of Fame projects, one of which is the Jim Jones Leadership Scholarship, an award administered by a committee of Hall of Fame members.

DCI Headquarters Open House

Where: 110 W. Washington St., Suite C (Northwest corner of Illinois and Washington Streets, below Panera and Weber Grill)
When: 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Thursday & Friday
Admission: Free and open to the public

About: Stop on by and have a chat with Drum Corps International employees while taking a tour through the DCI corporate headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. Be sure to make a stop at the Percussive Arts Society’s Rhythm Discovery Center which is located right next door.

World Championship Prelims Thursday August 9

DCI 2012: BIG, LOUD & LIVE 9

For those that will not be in Indy on Thursday – celebrate Drum Corps International’s 40th anniversary season with the world’s most elite marching music ensembles in movie theaters this summer! NCM Fathom Events and Drum Corps International bring you DCI 2012: Big, Loud & Live 9 on the big screen for a one night marching music event.

Watch as the finest compete in the 2012 DCI World Championship Prelims, brought to you LIVE from the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. The event will be broadcast LIVE to movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, August 9 at 6:30pm ET / 5:30pm CT / 4:30pm MT / 3:30pm PT / 2:30pm AK / 12:30pm HI. This is your opportunity to experience the best of the best as they battle for the title of World Champion!

More info…

Corps Warm-Up Zone

Where: Military Park, 601 W. New York St., Indianapolis
When: Thursday – Saturday approx. 4 p.m. until last performing corps warms up
Admission: Free and open to the public
About: Watch your favorite corps warm up before they take the field for their final performances of the 2012 season. A shuttle bus for fans will run between Lucas Oil Stadium and Military Park from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (except on Thursday)

Phantom Regiment performance at 10:24pm!

World Championship Semifinals Friday August 10

Parents Luncheon

A lunch get together has been organized by a few of the parents for parents of Regiment members.

Where: Buca di Beppo, 35 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN
When: Friday August 10 at 12pm

Phantom Regiment performance at…

Our performance time will be announced after placements from the previous night have been set.

After the performances end, stick around for Age-Out Ceremony & Grand Reunion Festivities and Grand Reunion After-Party. Read more about these two events using the link at the bottom.

World Championship Finals Saturday August 11

PRAA Annual Mixer

The annual PR Alumni get together at DCI will once again take place at the Rock Bottom Brewery (lower level), Saturday August 11th from 12-5 PM. 10 West Washington, Downtown Indianapolis.

The event is free to attend and parents are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Member Luggage Pick Up

Parents can come by rehearsal during breakfast on Saturday (BEFORE 10:30am) to pick up their son or daughters luggage at the school. This will make it easier after the show on Saturday for you as you won t have to haul the luggage back to wherever you are parked or your hotel after the show.

Phantom Regiment performance at…

Our performance time will be announced after placements from the previous night have been set.

Final Dismissal and Snack for 2012

After the finale on Saturday night, members will be dismissed from the parking lot for the final time of 2012. Before they can actually leave, they will need to have all of their equipment and uniforms checked in. Once that is complete, they are allowed to leave. We will be providing a HUGE buffet snack for all in the parking lot. We will be taking the few that need to get to the airport around 2am. (There is no housing provided after the show).

2012 Celebration Brunch

Join us for the 2012 Phantom Regiment end of season celebration brunch to be held on Sunday, August 12 from 10a to 1p. Help us celebrate with the members, staff, and volunteers that made 2012 happen.

The banquet will take place at:

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
Sunday August 12, 10a to 1p
$45 and $50 at the door

The members attend for free and have already been accounted. You can reserve your space now at

In the next few days, for those that have already reserved and paid for their spot you will receive another confirmation email. (PayPal sends a confirmation email after payment has been made).

By reserving your space ahead of time, you ll help us to ensure we have enough seats available before the banquet starts. Plus you can pay the discounted rate.

(FYI an email was sent to the members at the beginning of May asking them to forward the info on to their parents, plus the information was posted online).

Complete 2012 World Championship Schedule of Events

Plan your trip to the DCI World Championships with this handy guide to events. Use the link below to find more events including the Open Class World Championships and the Open Class Individual & Ensemble Competition!

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