The Drum Corps International Tour will return to Hattiesburg Wednesday, July 24 for the 2013 edition of DCI Southern Mississippi. Top corps, including the 2012 World Champion Blue Devils, will compete at The University of Southern Mississippi's M.M. Roberts Stadium starting at 7 p.m.
Hosted by The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band at Southern Miss, more than 1,000 student musicians and performers from across the country will be part of this entertaining and competitive event.
Units performing on July 25 at Southern Miss include the Blue Devils of Concord, Calif.; Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Ill.; Spirit of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga; Blue Stars of La Crosse, Wis.; Troopers, Casper, Wyo.; Colts, Dubuque, Iowa.; Mandarins of Sacramento, Calif.; and Pioneer, Milwaukee, Wis.
From its modest beginnings more than three decades ago, DCI has developed into a powerful, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. With more than 135 events each year, the annual 60-day DCI Summer Tour visits more than 40 states.
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.
Tickets for the event start at $25. To purchase, call 317.275.1212 or visit www.DCI.org/tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the stadium box office on the day of the show. Special group rates are also available.