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Southern Miss To Host World’s Top Drum Corps

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 07:01am | By: Mike Lopinto

The Drum Corps International (DCI) Tour will return to Hattiesburg, Miss. on Wednesday, July 24 for the 2024 edition of DCI Southern Mississippi. Top corps from around the country will compete at The University of Southern Mississippi's M. M. Roberts Stadium during this always-exciting event starting at 7:30 p.m.  

Featured corps include the Madison Scouts from Madison, Wis.; the Spirit of Atlanta, from Atlanta, Ga.; Pacific Crest, from City of Industry, Calif.; the Boston Crusaders from Boston, Mass.; the Crossmen, from San Antonio, Tx.; the Phantom Regiment from Rockford, Ill.; The Academy, from Tempe, Ariz.; and the Blue Devils from Concord, Calif.  

The show, hosted by The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band at Southern Miss, features more than 1,000 student musicians and performers from across the country in this entertaining and competitive event. Prospective, current students and alumni 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.   

The kickoff of DCI’s second half century brings the life-enriching benefits and enjoyment of marching music performing arts to people worldwide. They create a stage for participating organizations to engage in education, competition, entertainment, and the promotion of individual growth.  

Tickets for the event start at $35 online exclusively at Tickets will also be sold at the M. M. Roberts Stadium box office on the day of the show at a higher price. Special group rates available by calling Brian Fisher at 727.460.6431.