McKendree University to Host 'DCI St. Louis' Drum Corps Show on July 12

CHANGE IN START TIME: Due to the issuance of a heat advisory in the area, the Drum Corps International administration has changed the start time of tonight’s show.  The start time of the event will be moved to 8:00 p.m. for the safety of our attendees, performers, and event staff.

(LEBANON, Ill., March 15, 2017) - McKendree University once again will host Drum Corps International’s annual “DCI St. Louis” competition on Wednesday, July 12. Scheduled to perform are Genesis, of Austin, Texas; Legends, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Madison Scouts, of Madison, Wis.; Music City, of Nashville, Tenn.; Phantom Regiment, of Rockford, Ill.; Pioneer, of Milwaukee, Wis.; and Santa Clara Vanguard, of Santa Clara, Calif.

The 8:00 p.m. show will take place at Leemon Athletic Field on campus, adjacent to the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at 400 N. Alton St. in Lebanon, Ill. Gates will open at 6 p.m.

Phantom Regiment will host a drum camp at the university from July 10 to 13; for more information or to register, visit

Tickets for “DCI St. Louis” are available at Prices range from $25 to $35 for reserved premium seating. Ticket prices will increase $5 on the day of the show. Groups of 20 or more qualify for a $5 discount in select sections. Call DCI at 317-275-1212 to purchase group tickets or wheelchair accessible seating. Advance orders will end approximately one week before the event. The show is expected to sell out, however any remaining tickets may be purchased at the box office after 3 p.m.

“DCI St. Louis” is on “Marching Music’s Major League’s” 45th annual summer tour, which culminates at the world championship finals in Indianapolis in August. Proceeds from “DCI St. Louis” support the McKendree University Music Department’s interactive “Music in Our Schools” program for pre-K through 12th grade students.