DCI limits the age of participants to “21 years and under“. A participant who is 22 years old before June 1st cannot participate. Some European and Asian drum corps associations have no age limit.
Drum Corps International’s age limit is 21 years with one exception. Corps members who turn 22 on or after June 1 are eligible to march that year.
Prospective Corps members under the age of 22 on June 1st of the summer season are eligible.
Where does the money go? Money paid for tuition will be used for instruments, equipment, uniforms, tuition and facility rentals, as well as transportation, meals and lodging during the tour. The Corps pays for the instructors and teachers and is responsible for accommodation and practice facilities.
One of the reasons for changing the maximum age limit was that there was a belief that a date set every year would be fairer than a date that changes every year. Members could determine their eligibility years in advance, regardless of the date of the World Championship Finals.
Founded in 1914, the Naval Academy Drum & Bugle Corps is the nation’s oldest active drum corps.
Our membership costs approximately $3,600, which is all inclusive of winter camps, spring training, summer tour, and uniform and gear fees.” Phantom Regiment also raises $125 for an audition weekend.
Audit: No audition required. Prospective members are expected to attend three trial camps before being offered a place in the corps. Educational Component: Prospective Colt Cadets members also participate in the Corps’ Red Zone platform where students can take one-to-one lessons with a staff member.
To participate in Blue Devils B you must: Be between 14 and 19 years old.
Each year, more than 8,000 students, ages 13-22, audition for DCI member corps in hopes of earning a chance to compete and for the more than 400,000 fans who attend live DCI events throughout the summer.
DCI’s estimated median annual salary, including base and bonus, is $101,980 or $49 per hour, while the estimated median salary is $113,663 or $54 per hour. At DCI, the highest paying job is a Director of Engineering at $170,883 annually and the lowest is an Admin Assistant at $43,347 annually.
The average hourly wage for a DCI technician in the United States is approximately $18.88, which is 6% higher than the national average.
Drum Corps International is excited to welcome loyal drum corps fans back to Circle City in 2022 for the celebration of the DCI World Championships and DCI’s 50th Anniversary at Lucas Oil Stadium!