This summer, Drum Corps International is partnering with USBands to put on a series of DCI Event Day Clinics which will occur at a number of events across the country. These 4.5 hour clinics will feature unforgettable experiences with a drum corps in residence and include a t-shirt and ticket to the evening’s show!
*Due to timing limitations, there will be no direct interaction with the corps in residence at this event.
During the clinics, we’ll dive into a variety of sessions for winds, percussion, color guard, and educators. Students should bring their instruments/equipment if possible and will even get a chance to learn alongside a World Class Drum Corps and perform a part of their show! Meanwhile, educators will enjoy designated time to learn from premier staff from USBands and our drum corps in residence.
We’ll round out the clinic by getting up close and personal with the corps during their ensemble rehearsal – a great way to witness how the pros do their thing! You definitely won’t want to miss this amazing educational opportunity to learn and grow to the next level of your marching arts journey!
What to Bring
All Students should bring their woodwind, brass, flag, or percussion instrument (including carrier/stand). Musicians should also bring a 3-ring binder with sheet protectors for music and a folding stand or a flip folder & lyre.
Please note: due to facility logistics, a majority of the clinic may occur outside without shade/seating. We recommend all participants be prepared to stand for the duration of the clinic.
Professional Development Credit
USBands recognizes and supports the need for continuing professional development for teachers and administrators. Educators can receive professional development credit through USBands events. A certificate verifying the number of hours attended will be available for those seeking professional development credit. Note: Professional development accreditation is through Sterling University. It is recommended that educators communicate with their individual school districts to ensure local requirements are met.
- 12:15pm – Check-in
- 1:00pm – Welcome Session
- 1:30pm – Section-Specific Breakouts with staff from corps in residence / Educator Session with USBands staff
- 2:25pm – Side-by-Side Experience with members & staff from corps in residence / Educators watch
- 3:20pm – Leadership Session / Educator Session, both with USBands staff
- 4:15pm – Ensemble Experience & Run-Through with corps in residence
- 5:00pm – Dismissal
- 7:00pm – Drum Corps International Event Starts
- 10:30pm – Drum Corps International Event Ends
Denton - 11:45am Check-in; 12:30pm Welcome; 4:30pm Dismissal; 5:30pm Gates Open; 7:00pm - 10:45pm DCI Event
Little Rock - 12:45pm Check-in; 1:30pm Welcome; 5:30pm Dismissal; 6:30pm Gates Open; 7:30pm - 10:00pm DCI Event
Murfreesboro - 12:15pm Check-in; 1:00pm Welcome; 5:00pm Dismissal; 5:30pm Gates Open; 7:00pm - 10:30pm DCI Event
Annapolis - 11:45am Check-in; 12:30pm Welcome; 4:30pm Dismissal; 5:30pm Gates Open; 6:30pm - 9:15pm DCI Event
Cincinnati - 12:45pm Check-in; 1:30pm Welcome; 5:30pm Dismissal; 6:30pm Gates Open; 7:30pm - 10:00pm DCI Event
Group discounts available:
- 5% discount for 5-9 people
- 10% discount for 10-14 people
- 20% discount for 15+ people
And one free educator registration for every 10 students!
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