Drum Corps International Atlanta Tickets
Event: World's Elite Marching Band Events, Southeastern Championship
Participants: U.S. youth performers ages 13-21
Purpose: To promote youth growth and the marching music performing arts
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
Top Five Competitors in 2019: Canton Bluecoats, Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Carolina Crown, Boston Crusaders
Drum Corps International Atlanta TicketsThe annual DCI Southeastern Championship is always an exciting event, and this year promises to be no exception. The most accomplished marching ensembles throughout the nation compete for the top spot in the region. You will experience the thrill of live performance, which includes inspiring music, incredible precision and the professional polish that hallmarks the crème de la crème of marching bands. You can expect lots of drums, the crisp sounds of brass instruments and a drum major or majorette. You may be surprised to see that Drum Corps International events include twirlers, dancers, soloists and gymnasts as well as musicians, all performing in spectacularly orchestrated shows that span an entire arena playing field. Get ready to be wowed by the pageantry and spirit of the Drum Corps International Atlanta Southeastern Championship. Get your tickets now at StubHub so you don't miss out.
What types of ensembles compete in the Drum Corps International?You will have the chance to view three types of ensembles competing in the DCI Atlanta Southeastern Championship. SoundSport teams, comprised of five or more members of any age or affiliation, will give performances of five to seven minutes each. Open Class Drum Corps have up to 150 members, including musicians, color guard and soloists. The upper age limit for members is 21. All Drum World Class Corps consist of a marching band with brass, percussion and a color guard. Participants in this class must be under 22.
How do International Drum Corps members differ from those of typical marching bands?The groups that compete in DCI events, such as the Southeastern Championship Atlanta, are marching bands, but they are elite ensembles that meet specific criteria. For example, their music sections comprise only brass and percussion instruments, while typical marching bands might also include a woodwind section. Also, while high school bands do not typically limit membership, International Drum Corps teams are allowed only 150 members or fewer.
What are the traditional rivalries at the DCI Atlanta competition?One of the traditional rivalries to watch closely is the Blue Devils versus the Bluecoats. Both are seasoned DCI ensembles that are always at the top of the roster at Drum Corps International events. In the 2019 Atlanta championships, the Bluecoats edged out the Devils with a final score of 93.762 to 93.637. As you can see by the thin margin between these ensembles, the competition is tough, which only makes the event more exciting.
How does the scoring work at Drum Corps International events?Judges score each ensemble in several categories, which include General Effect, Visual Proficiency, Visual Analysis, Color Guard and Musical Analysis. The latter includes Brass and Percussion.
Is there a particular ensemble I won't want to miss at this Drum Corps International championship?If you want to see the ensemble that exemplifies the highest standards of the DCI Atlanta Southeastern Championship, be sure to view the Canton Bluecoats' performance. This top Drum Corps International competitor boast a 21-year winning streak in the DCI circuit. Led by drum major Peyton Grunzke, the Bluecoats are the ensemble to watch at the upcoming Atlanta event.
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