DCI’s Mississippi competition to feature best drum corps from Massachusetts to California

Published 11:14 pm Monday, July 10, 2023

The Drum Corps International (DCI) Tour will return to Hattiesburg, Miss. on Wednesday, July 26 for the 2023 edition of DCI Southern Mississippi. Top corps from around the country will compete at The University of Southern Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium during this always-exciting event starting at 7:30 p.m.

Featured corps include the Blue Stars from LaCrosse, Wis.; the Madison Scouts from Madison, Wis.; the Cavaliers from Rosemont, Ill.; the Boston Crusaders from Boston, Mass.; the Phantom Regiment from Rockford, Ill.; and the Blue Devils from Concord, Calif. Tickets are available exclusively at dci.org.

The show, hosted by The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band at Southern Miss, features more than 1,000 student musicians and performers from across the country in this entertaining and competitive event. Prospective, current students and alums from the Southern Miss School of Music continually spend their summers participating in DCI. Hundreds of thousands of young musicians and dancers audition for the corps across the country and only a small percentage make the cut.

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The kickoff of DCI’s second half century brings the life-enriching benefits and enjoyment of marching music performing arts to people worldwide. They create a stage for participating organizations to engage in education, competition, entertainment, and the promotion of individual growth.

Tickets for the event start at $32 online at dci.org. Tickets will also be sold at the stadium box office on the day of the show at a higher price.  Special group rates available by calling Brian Fisher at 727.460.6431.