Date: Monday, June 24
Time: 6:30 PM local time
Tickets: Tickets are available by clicking on the orange “Buy Tickets” button. If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema.
On Monday, June 24th, NCM Fathom Events and Drum Corps International (DCI) invite you to kick off the 2013 summer season of Marching Music’s Major LeagueTM on the big screen! Captured LIVE just two days earlier from Akron, Ohio, this exclusive one-night cinema event will showcase six of DCI’s top marching music ensembles, together for a season-opening competition that is sure to ignite the competitive fire between these fierce rivals.
Listed in alphabetical order
Bluecoats - Canton, OH
Boston Crusaders - Boston, MA
The Cadets - Allentown, PA
The Cavaliers - Rosemont, IL
Phantom Regiment - Rockford, IL
Spirit of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
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From modest beginnings more than four decades ago, Drum Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Through the annual DCI Tour and more than 40 World Championships in 19 North American cities, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and broadcast events. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League™.
Bluecoats (Canton, OH)
The Bluecoats organization was founded in 1972 as an outreach program of the Canton, Ohio Police Boys’ Club. The corps’ name was chosen in tribute to the city’s retired police officers. Making its competitive drum corps debut in 1974, fans traditionally welcome the corps to the field with a signature cheer of “Bloo!” The corps has finished eighth or better since 2001, winning its first medal ever in 2010 with a third-place finish at the DCI World Championship Finals.
Boston Crusaders (Boston, MA)
One of the oldest drum corps in the U.S., the Boston Crusaders were founded in 1940 in the Hyde Park area of Boston as the Most Precious Blood Crusaders. After separating from the church parish that sponsored the group in its early years, the corps would become the Hyde Park Crusaders and later the Boston Crusaders as it established itself as a national powerhouse. A charter member of Drum Corps International in the early 1970s, it would not be until 1999 that Boston would skyrocket into the DCI World Championship Finals, but the corps has retained its spot among DCI’s elite Top 12 ever since.
The Cadets (Allentown, PA)
The Cadets, originally named the Holy Name Cadets when founded in 1934, is the second-oldest continually operating group in Drum Corps International. The corps was a charter member of DCI and has won 10 World Championships since 1983, its most recent title in 2011. The Cadets have performed at a wide variety of highly public non-drum corps events including the Statue of Liberty rededication in 1986 and the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL)
The Cavaliers have won seven DCI World Championship titles since 1992, most recently in 2006. Scoutmaster Don Warren founded the corps in 1948 as Boy Scout Troop 111 Drum and Bugle Corps. Long nicknamed the “Green Machine,” the all-male corps’ trademark geometric drill routines and aggressive color guard work make them instantly identifiable. The corps will celebrate its 65th anniversary in 2013.
Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL)
Founded in 1956 as the Rockford Rangers, Phantom Regiment’s current name was borrowed from the popular Leroy Anderson song, “The Phantom Regiment.” The corps has been a Drum Corps International World Championship Finalist every year since 1974, capturing its first World Championship title in 1996 and its second in 2008. Over the years, Phantom Regiment has become well known for its powerful musical productions and on-field theatrics.
Spirit of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
Founded in 1976, Spirit of Atlanta quickly rose to drum corps prominence with a sixth-place finish in only the corps’ second season. Well known during its formative years for a huge brass sound and performances that evoke the soulful and sultry persona of the South, the group has claimed a spot in the DCI World Championship Finals 19 times since 1978. Known by several different names over the years, the group reclaimed its performance identity in 2011 and returned to its original Spirit of Atlanta moniker for the first time in more than a decade.
NCM Fathom Events and DCI Showcases Marching Music’s Major League’s™
Top Competitive Drum Corps Performances in Select U.S. Movie Theaters on June 24
05/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Event Dates: 06/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
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