2023 SoundSport International Music & Food Festival


Complete SoundSport and DrumLine Battle Results

SoundSport Ratings

Molotov Cockatiel – Bronze
Alisal Marching Band – Silver
Frankton/Lapel Marching Band – Silver
John Adams High School – Silver
Bishop Dwenger Marching Band – Silver
Conquest Drum & Bugle Corps – Silver
Eclipse Drum & Bugle Corps – Silver
Lab Rats – Silver
Sonus Brass Theater – Gold
The Cowtown Collection – Gold
Northern Lights – Gold
Minnesota Brass – Gold
Bluecoats Rhythm IN BLUE – Gold

Best in Class Awards

Youth Best In Class – Eclipse Drum & Bugle Corps
All-Age Best In Class – Bluecoats Rhythm IN BLUE
Best in Show – Bluecoats Rhythm in BLUE
Ensemble Spirit Award – Cowtown Collection

Outstanding Achievement Awards

IPS All-City Band
Alexandria Marching Tigers
Baby Giant/Hong Kong International Drummers
Columbus Saints
Southwestern Jr./Sr. High School Band
The Force of Winchester
Northview Marching Nights

Drumline Battle Results

(DrumLine Battle winners in bold)

DrumLine Battle #1
Alisal VS. Youth Against Violence

Drumline Battle #2
Baby Giant/Hong Kong International Drummers VS. Raiders

Drumline Battle #3
7th Regiment VS. Colt Cadets

DrumLine Battle Championship
7th Regiment VS. River City Rhythm

2023 DCI World Championship World Class Semifinals

Indianapolis, IN
August 11, 2023

 1. Blue Devils       98.275
 2. Bluecoats         96.988
 3. Carolina Crown    96.950
 4. Boston Crusaders  96.738
 5. The Cadets        93.613
 6. Mandarins         93.350
 7. Phantom Regiment  93.163
 8. The Cavaliers     92.038
 9. Colts             90.038
10. Troopers          88.725
11. Blue Stars        88.550
12. Blue Knights      87.088
13. Crossmen          86.138
14. Pacific Crest     85.050
15. Spirit of Atlanta 83.625
16. Madison Scouts    82.988
17. Music City        82.875
18. The Academy       82.500
19. Spartans          81.275
20. Gold              79.913
21. Genesis           78.775
22. Southwind         77.450
23. Jersey Surf       75.488
24. Columbians        74.600
25. Seattle Cascades  73.925


Drum Corps International and Visit Indy announce multi-year contract extension


NDIANAPOLIS – Drum Corps International and Visit Indy have announced a multi-year contract extension, building on their longstanding partnership and re-establishing downtown Indianapolis as home to the DCI World Championships and SoundSport International Music and Food Festival through 2033.

Indianapolis-based Drum Corps International, “Marching Music’s Major League,” is the leader in producing events for the world’s finest marching ensembles for student musicians and performers.

“The catalyst that prompted DCI to move its headquarters and World Championships to Indianapolis in 2008 was the city’s commitment to supporting and elevating organizations representing the arts, culture and education – all of which is central to DCI’s mission,” said Dan Acheson, CEO of Drum Corps International. “Our partnership with Visit Indy to remain in Indianapolis will allow us to grow and strengthen our offerings to music students throughout Indiana and worldwide, reinforcing Indianapolis’ reputation as the marching music capitol of the world.”

This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of Indiana and the City of Indianapolis hosting the DCI World Championships. Each year, some 5,000 performers, their families and fans of marching music converge on downtown Indianapolis the second weekend of August to enjoy the excitement and spectacle of competitive marching music from around the world and throughout Indiana, generating $16 million in economic impact for the city annually.

“DCI’s decision to stay in Indy through 2033, a five-year extension, is music to our ears,” said Leonard Hoops, president and CEO of Visit Indy. “Having this event continue to grow in Indy is made possible by an exceptional partnership and by our city’s continual commitment to enhancing our convention and events package.”

In addition to producing and directing competitive events around the U.S. and the world each year, a critical part of DCI’s mission is to encourage and support music education for younger students through programs like BANDtastic!

2023 DCI World Championship World Class Prelims

Indianapolis, IN
August 10, 2023

 1. Blue Devils       97.688
 2. Carolina Crown    96.975
 3. Bluecoats         96.688
 4. Boston Crusaders  96.300
 5. The Cadets        93.688
 6. Mandarins         93.363
 7. Phantom Regiment  92.675
 8. The Cavaliers     91.788
 9. Colts             90.175
10. Blue Stars        89.363
11. Troopers          89.163
12. Blue Knights      86.650
13. Crossmen          86.338
14. Pacific Crest     85.000
15. Spirit of Atlanta 84.838
16. Madison Scouts    83.525
17. Music City        82.588
17. The Academy       82.588
19. Spartans          81.913
20. Gold              79.250
21. Genesis           79.088
22. Southwind         77.438
23. Jersey Surf       76.238
24. Columbians        76.088
25. Seattle Cascades  76.050
26. The Battalion     74.725
27. Guardians         74.575
28. River City Rhythm 71.175
29. 7th Regiment      70.075
30. Colt Cadets       68.550
31. Raiders           67.175
32. Les Stentors      65.500


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