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Drum Corps return to Southern Miss

This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi

The Drum Corps International Tour will return to The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Wednesday, July 22 for the 2015 edition of DCI Southern Mississippi. World-class corps will headline the exciting event’s lineup at 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 22 at Southern Miss include the Blue Devils of Concord, Calif.; Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio; The Cavaliers, Rosemont, Ill.; Maidson Scouts, Madison, Wis.; Troopers, Casper, Wyo.; The Academy, Tempe, Az.; Spirit of Atlanta of Atlanta, Ga.; Pioneer, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Southwind, Mobile, Ala.
 
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.

“If you've never experienced Drum Corps live, don’t miss this amazing musical evening,” said Mike Lopinto, public relations/marketing and event coordinator for the School of Music. “If you are a fan, you will not be disappointed with the exceptional line up for this year’s show.”

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 and Special group rates are available.

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