Drum Corps International (DCI) - St. Louis
Hosted by McKendree University at Leemon Field
Formed in 1972, Drum Corps International (DCI) is the non-profit governing body for junior drum and bugle corps in the U.S.A. and
Canada. Junior drum and bugle corps are musical marching units consisting of brass,
percussion, and color guard performers 21 years of age and younger. Competitive corps
prepare a new show each year, approximately 8–12 minutes in length, and refine it
throughout the summer tour. For six of the world class performing corps, DCI St. Louis
is part of that tour.
Each competitive event operates similarly to a high school marching band competition with shows performed on football fields and judged in various musical and visual categories, or "captions". Competitive junior corps spend roughly 8–10 weeks on tour, practicing and performing full-time as they work towards the weeklong culminating event of DCI World Championships in August.
DCI Volunteer Registration
Each year thousands of volunteers generously step forward to assist the DCI tour. We realize that very few of the many behind-the-scenes roles are glamorous, but we are committed to ensuring that your time volunteering is enjoyable and fulfilling. We appreciate your willingness to volunteer and be a part of the Drum Corps International experience.