As the marching arts season gears up for another triumphant run, the USAAAMB joins in!
Every year, we make a point to visit major marching music events to share the opportunity of the All-American program with the Drum Corps International public. We conclude each summer with the “Passing of the Shako” Ceremony during Saturday night’s intermission of DCI World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, where we recognize our new drum major for the upcoming year.
This year’s event plan is entirely different than anything we have executed before. Starting in Hamilton, OH on July 25, our “DCI Fan Van” will follow the tour over 2000 miles to the completion of tour at DCI World Championships in Indianapolis on August 8.
You can find our representatives at the following locations, promoting the band program and speaking to the public about what it takes to become an All-American:
Hamilton, OH – July 25 – Hamilton Drum Corps Classic
Dublin, OH – July 27 – Emerald City Music Games
Erie, PA – July 28 – Lake Erie Fanfare
Chester, PA – July 30 – Tour of Champions: PPL Park
Allentown, PA – July 31 through August 1 – DCI Eastern Classic
Pittsburgh, PA – August 2 – DCI Pittsburgh presented by Three Rivers SUMMER MUSIC GAMES
Centerville, OH – August 3 – Soaring Sounds 36
Indianapolis, IN – August 6 through 8 – DCI World Championships
Students entering their Junior year in the fall of 2015 are welcome to visit with us and ask questions about how the process works! Auditions for the 2017 program are already in the works and will officially open in November 2015. We look forward to speaking with students, parents and band directors about the possibilities for admittance to our program.
Make sure you stop by our booth and get all the info you need for class of 2017 auditions and beyond!