Big screen event features six of last summer's top 12 corps
MAY 31, 2012 Fans of Drum Corps International will once again get an early-season look at the 2012 programs of top drum & bugle corps when
Fathom Events and DCI present the second-annual "DCI Tour Premiere." The one-night-only event will be shown in hundreds of theatres across the United States on Monday, June 18 at 6:30 PM local time.
The 2012 DCI Tour Premiere will be taped at this season's kickoff event on Saturday, June 16, at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio. The broadcast will give fans across the country a complete look at the debut performances of six of last summer's top 12 World Class corps.
The six corps appearing on the big screen will be the defending World Champion Cadets, Bluecoats, Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment and the Blue Stars.
"More than 23,000 drum corps fans joined us at the beginning of last summer in movie theaters for the inaugural Tour Premiere," DCI Director of Sales and Business Development John DeNovi said. "Our list of participating theaters for this year's event has grown to more than 500 locations in 48 states, which will give even more drum corps fans across the country the opportunity to share in the excitement of the fresh new drum corps season ahead of us."
The inclusion of Phantom Regiment in the Tour Premiere lineup will be an additional treat to fans, as the corps will depart following its June 16 performance for a long cross-country haul to the West Coast to compete in early-season DCI Tour events with the Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard and Boston Crusaders, among others.
A complete list of participating theaters and ticket information for the Tour Premiere is available on FathomEvents.com
August Championship cinecast continues
In addition to the early-season "Tour Premiere," DCI's popular "Big, Loud & Live" cinecast will return for its ninth season on Thursday, August 9 beginning at 6:30 PM (Eastern). Broadcast in high definition to movie theaters nationwide, this event will capture the action live from the 2012 World Championship Prelims at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The annual "Big, Loud & Live" series continues to grow, with more than 40,000 in attendance last year at nearly 550 movie theaters nationwide. The event has allowed fans who are unable attend the World Championships to experience and enjoy the thrills and drama of the world's best drum corps at the climax of the season, from the comfort of their local movie theater.
Additional details about this year's "Big, Loud & Live" event and a complete list of participating theaters will be released in
the coming months at DCI.org/cinema
About NCM: National CineMedia operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile
technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom present cinema advertising and events across the nation's largest digital
in-theater network. For more information, visit www.ncm.com or www.fathomevents.com.
About Drum Corps International (DCI): Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world leader in producing events for the world's most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student
musicians and performers. Founded in 1972, Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth organization with
far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Drum Corps International is Marching Music's Major League. Learn more about
the exciting world of Drum Corps International and its member corps on the Web at www.dci.org or call 317-275-1212.
Source material and images courtesy of DCI.
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