This summer, Drum Corps International is partnering with USBands to put on a series of DCI Event Day Clinics, which will occur at several events across the country. These half-day clinics will feature unforgettable experiences with a drum corps in residence, including a t-shirt and ticket to the evening’s DCI event!
We'll dive into various sessions for winds, percussion, color guard, and educators during the clinic. Students should bring their instruments/equipment if possible and will even get a chance to learn & perform alongside a World Class Drum Corps! 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 don'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.
Please note: due to facility logistics, most 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 teachers' and administrators' need for continuing professional development. Educators can receive professional development credit through USBands events. A certificate verifying the hours attended will be available for those seeking professional development credit. Note: Professional development accreditation is through Sterling University. We recommend that educators communicate with their 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
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
(All times subject to change)
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! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you are interested in one of our multi-day events or complimentary music educator's receptions, visit usbands.org/education.