Band Shoppe is excited to announce a partnership with Drum Corps International (DCI) to sponsor DCI Spring Training 2017, kicking off the historic 45th season of Marching Music’s Major League™.
“Drum Corps International spring training is a special time of the year for corps members and fans alike because it means the start of the competitive season is just around the corner,” said John DeNovi, DCI’s Senior Director of Business Development. “Much like you see in Major League Baseball when players report to training camp, DCI spring training marks the official start of a new year when things start buzzing with the excitement and anticipation of all that’s in store for the coming summer months. DCI is excited to partner with Band Shoppe to highlight the lead-up to Opening Day of the 2017 DCI Tour.”
As part of Spring Training, Band Shoppe will be offering exclusive online content, interactive contests, and giveaways for Drum Corps fans leading up to the start of the season.
“It is a great privilege any time our company has an opportunity to work with DCI. Band Shoppe is honored to support Spring Training as all the corps begin preparations for an amazing year of competition. We have some really great things in store for this year and we look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come,” said Jay Pearison, President of Band Shoppe.
In addition to Band Shoppe’s involvement, DCI will feature special online content from a number of World, Open, and International Class corps as well as SoundSport teams from around the world as they put the finishing touches on their productions and get ready to thrill audiences during DCI’s 45th anniversary season.
Spring Training 2017 begins Monday, May 15, lasting until Opening Night of the 2017 DCI Tour at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Thursday, June 22.