A Running List of 2023 DCI Show Announcements

A Running List of 2023 DCI Show Announcements

A list of the show announcements that have been published for the 2023 DCI season. Continue to check back with this article as more show reveals come in

Mar 8, 2023 by Natalie Shelton
A Running List of 2023 DCI Show Announcements

The 2023 DCI season is fast approaching, which means that fans can expect a lot of show announcements over the next couple of months. Below, you'll find a running list of show titles, program information, music repertoires, and show graphics from corps as they get released. Continue to check back in on this page for updates!

World Class

The Academy

Show Title: Sol et Luna

Repertoire: TBA

Program Information: "Until our next eclipse."

Blue Devils

Show Title: The Cut-Outs

Repertoire Includes:

  • The Rise by Dave Glyde
  • Caves by Cody Fry
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure by Tominaga, Fujibayashi, Tanaka
  • Stardust Crusaders "Jotaro's Theme" by Yugo Kanno
  • Resistence by Dave Glyde
  • Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell
  • Of Energy by TesseracT
  • Incident in Jazz by Bob Graettinger
  • Grand Canyon Fanfare by James Newton Howard

Program Information: "In a whirlwind of inspiration and event, the 2023 Blue Devils imagine the world of Matisse’s final chapter with THE CUT-OUTS. A musical and visual collage that celebrates environmental installation with shape, sound and texture.THE CUT-OUTS mines the tensions that lurk in all the shapes, between finish and process, fine art and decoration, drawing and color. An eclectic soundtrack bridges the past to the present and reflects the circumstance to the vision."

Blue Knights

Show Title: Unharnessed

Repertoire Includes:

  • Requiem by Verdi
  • Break on Through by The Doors
  • Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz
  • Freedom by Pharrell Williams

Program Information: "Join the Blue Knights this summer as we take the music of Giuseppe Verdi, The Doors, Lenny Kravitz, and Pharrell Williams on a journey through overcoming restraint and personal struggle to become unharnessed from that which holds us back."

Blue Stars

Show Title: In Absintheia

Repertoire Includes Music By:

  • Everfish
  • Michael Torke
  • Orville Peck
  • Symbion Project feat. Melissa R Kaplan
  • Jim Wunderlich

Program Information: TBA

Boston Crusaders

Show Title: White Whale

Repertoire Includes:

  • Fantasia on a Theme By Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughn Williams
  • Out to Sea by Ryan George, Colin McNutt, Iain Moyer, Mike Zellers
  • The Whale by Colin McNutt, Iain Moyer, Mike Zellers
  • Swallowtail Jig, Traditional sea shanty
  • The Wellerman, Traditional sea shanty
  • Show Me the Way to Go Home by James Campbell, Reginald Connelly
  • Shipping Up To Boston by Dropkick Murphys
  • On the Waterfront by Leonard Bernstein

Program Information: "Boston Crusaders’ production of White Whale is inspired by Herman Melville’s great American Novel, Moby Dick. It offers a turbulent ocean adventure filled with gritty characters while exploring the realms of philosophy, science, history, and politics with intrigue and insight. This is the story of Captain Ahab’s self-destructive obsession with the white whale, called Moby Dick. The plot of the novel follows Ahab’s manic drive to kill the whale, even as it endangers his crew. The Boston Crusaders’ 2023 show makes a geographical connection the corps’ home in Massachusetts, while also drawing parallels to the White Whale metaphor; chasing the seemingly unattainable, at all costs."

The Cadets

Show Title: Atlas Rising

Repertoire Includes:

  • What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving the World? by Hans Zimmer
  • Corynorhinus by Hans Zimmer
  • Immortal by Paul Lovatt Cooper
  • Defeat by Lee Beddis and Andrew Monteiro

Program Information: "Strength does not come from physical capacity. it comes from an indomitable will."

Carolina Crown

Show Title: The Round Table: Echoes of Camelot

Repertoire Includes:

  • The Night Window by Thomas Newman
  • Bachelorette by Bjork
  • String Quartet No. 2, Mvt. 2 by Bela Bartok 
  • Requiem in D Minor (Lacrimosa) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Stampede (from Australia) by David Hirschfelder
  • All is Full of Love by Bjork
  • Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner
  • Manifest 3 by Elliot Goldenthal
  • The Wounded King by Michael Klesch, Michael Martin, Kevin Shah, and Mike Jackson
  • Dido’s Lament by Henry Purcell

Program Information: "A legend told for centuries. The boy who would be king. Compelled to embrace his destiny, King Arthur assembled a court of brave, fierce, and honorable followers who pledged their lives and loyalty to him. Their shared vision: to create a kingdom where justice, harmony, and the noble principles of chivalry prevail. And Camelot—the court and stronghold of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table—was the epicenter of their dreams and mythic quests."

The Cavaliers

Show Title: ...Where You'll Find Me

Repertoire: TBA

Program Information: TBA


Show Title: Where the Heart Is

Repertoire Includes Music From: 

  • Motley Crue
  • Pat Metheny
  • Cinematic Orchestra
  • Randy Newman
  • Mason Williams
  • Pink Floyd

Program Information: “This year’s program embodies the heartfelt concept that, regardless of one’s location or companions, the deepest affection and emotional pull always stem from family and home. It signifies that home is not merely a physical structure but a place where relationships, warmth, and memories converge - a sanctuary where one finds a sense of belonging and fulfillment alongside the people they hold dear.”


Show Title: Meetings at the Edge

Repertoire Includes Music From: 

  • The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles
  • Meetings Along the Edge by Philip Glass, Ravi Shankar
  • Letter From Home by Pat Metheny
  • The Windup by Keith Jarrett
  • The Yellow Jacket by Shaun Martin

Program Information: “Meetings at the Edge'' will take us on a journey to explore the physical and emotional “edge”, a phenomenon that exists between individuals and groups, places and things. We travel to the edge, challenge the edge and push beyond the edge on the winding road that leads to your door."


Show Title: Symbio.sys

Repertoire Includes: 

  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Isao Tomita
  • Imogen Heap
  • John Mackey
  • and original works by Key Poulan and Mike Huestis

Program Information: "Humanity has mixed feelings about the future of AI and it's role in our world. Will AI have the ability to truly be creative in the future? Can human creativity and the future of AI work together to take us to places we have never before seen? Genesis will take us on an exploration of these thoughts with our 2023 production Symbio.sys! Featuring music from Igor Stravinsky, Isao Tomita, Imogen Heap, John Mackey and original works by Key Poulan and Mike Huestis and inspired by the creative visuals produced by AI."

Jersey Surf

Show Title: Express Yourself

Repertoire: TBA

Program Information: TBA

Madison Scouts

Show Title: The Sound Garden

Repertoire Includes:

  • Rusty Cage by Chris Cornell/Soundgarden
  • La Mer by Claude Debussy
  • Hold Music by Jacob Mann
  • Black Hole Sun by Chris Cornell/Soundgarden
  • 23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West by Bill Russo/Stan Kenton

Program Information: "The Madison Scouts present their 2023 production titled The Sound Garden. Influenced by the Seattle-based rock band “Soundgarden”, who are themselves named for an aural-based art installation, the show’s intent is to combine an energetic combination of musical styles, sounds, and visual textures to create and cultivate a blooming garden of sound."


Show Title: Sinnerman

Repertoire Includes:

  • Sinnerman by Nina Simone
  • Take Me to Church by Hozier
  • Smile by Nat King Cole
  • Swing Symphony (4th Movement) by Wynton Marsalis
  • Présage by Univers Zero
  • I'm Tired by Labyrinth and Zendaya

Program Information: TBA

Music City

Show Title: Violent Delights: A Rose and Its Thorns

Repertoire: TBA

Program Information: "A rose blooms with beauty and grace, Its thorns a reminder of life’s embrace, For in its death, its beauty is gone, But its thorns remain, a legacy strong."

Pacific Crest

Show Title: Goddess

Repertoire Features Music By:

  • Vienna Teng
  • Claude Debussy
  • Joseph Hellmesberger Jr.
  • Yasuhide Ito
  • Sergei Prokofiev

Program Information: TBA

Phantom Regiment

Show Title: Exo Genesis

Repertoire Includes:

  • The Second Law: Isolated System by Muse
  • Supremacy by Muse
  • As If A Voice Were In Them by Oliver Waespi
  • To Walk or Run in West Harlem by Andy Akiho
  • Piano Concerto #2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • For I Have Fought the Good Fight by Stephen Melillo

Program Information: TBA

Seattle Cascades

Show Title: Revival

Repertoire Includes:

  • Bad Moon Rising by Mourning Ritual
  • Stained Glass by David R. Gillingham
  • Angel in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli
  • Revival by Eminem

Program Information: "We have returned, we have resurged, we have remained, we are revived."

Spirit of Atlanta

Show Title: Up, Down, and All Around

Repertoire Includes:

  • Route 12 by Thomas Newman
  • What Goes Up by Alan Parsons
  • Metroliner by Eric Andrew Hirsch
  • Stuff We Did by Randy Newman
  • My Human Heart by Coldplay/Jacob Collier

Program Information: TBA


Show Title: To Lasso the Sun

Repertoire: TBA

Program Information: TBA

Open Class

7th Regiment

Show Title: MNML

Repertoire Includes:

  • 1000 Airplanes On the Roof by Philip Glass
  • On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter
  • Halcyon Hearts by Katahj Copley

Program Information: TBA

The Battalion

Show Title: In Our Element

Repertoire: TBA

Program Information: "The wait is over. Nothing will stop us this season, and beyond."

Blue Devils B

Show Title: Fathers of Electricity

Repertoire: TBA

Program Information: "We've come so far that it is hard to imagine a world without electricity, but at one point the idea was inconceivable. From early experiments with a kite and a key to the invention of the portable battery, human life is dependent more and more on the fundamental resource of electricity. Retracing the footsteps of four of the pioneers that gave humanity the gift of electricity, Blue Devils B is proud to present the 2023 production Fathers of Electricity. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Alessandro Volta and Nikola Tesla each gave us pivotal inventions that catapulted technology forward, and Blue Devils B pays homage to these geniuses through music and motion. Featuring original music by John Meehan, Sean Clark, and Chavadith Tantavirojn, Fathers of Electricity sets an old story in a fresh new way, with musical depictions on the cutting edge of the modern drum corps and marching band sound. Each production focuses on a single historical figure, and brings you the sights and sounds of their imagination."

Blue Devils C

Show Title: BD C-FARI

Repertoire Includes:

This year’s show opens with a bang, as Guns N Roses' classic rock anthem "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE" sets the tone for our adventure ahead. As the music builds, we are surrounded by sounds of the wild and soon the familiar rhythms of Toto’s “AFRICA” begin to paint a picture of our first night under the starry jungle sky. 

Program Information: "Get ready to take a walk on the wild side this summer with Blue Devils C as they present their 2023 program – BD C-FARI! This jungle-themed drum corps show will transport you to an exotic, far away land where lions, tigers, zebras, and elephants roam free. From the thrill of the hunt to the majestic beauty of nature, excitement lurks around every corner and BDC is ready to serve as your guide on this unforgettable journey."

Colt Cadets

Show Title: Classical Innovation

Repertoire: TBA

Program Information: "Classical Innovations pays homage to the foundations of classical music while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of tradition. The show aims to reshape established norms, bringing together the diatonic nature and structured patterns of classical music with modernized, intricate, and chromatic renditions. As the performance unfolds, viewers will be treated to a visual spectacle that reflects the evolution of music itself."


Show Title: Face Everything And Rise

Repertoire Includes Selections From:

  • Stephen Melillo
  • The Newton Brothers
  • The Score
  • Paul Halley
  • Hillsong UNITED

With original music and arrangements by:

  • Jeff Chambers
  • Sy Hovik
  • Emmanuel Olaiya
  • Luke DeDominces
  • Tim Mitchell

Program Information: "The 2023 Columbians portray the experience of fear and the tyrannical, straining role it plays. Represented by wraps of chain, it grips the members as fear is as personal as it is constricting. Fear comes out of nowhere and running only starts the chase. Keep running, check your surroundings: fear is right behind you."


Show Title: The Hands That Pull the Strings

Repertoire: TBA

Program Information: TBA

Golden Empire

Show Title: Serpentine

Repertoire Includes:

  • La Noche de los Mayas by Silvestre Revueltas
  • Sensemaya by Silvestre Revueltas
  • Culebra by Ezekiel Lanser
  • Unholy by Kim Petras and Sam Smith

Program Information: "Serpentine explores one of nature’s most mysterious and misunderstood creatures. The serpent is a prominent figure in religious and cultural practices around the world, commonly as the embodiment of evil, deception, and violence. In contrast, Golden Empire draws upon the rich tapestry of Mesoamerican mythology and folklore, presenting the serpent as a creature of power, rebirth, and renewal."


Show Title: I Know The End

Repertoire Includes:

  • Sound and Color by The Alabama Shakes
  • X. Adjuah (I Own The Night) by Christian Scott aka Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah
  • Everything In Its Right Place by Radiohead
  • Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance
  • Original music by Ben Hylton, Matt Penland, and Tyler Sammons

Program Information: TBA

Heat Wave

Show Title: When October Goes

Repertoire Includes:

  • When October Goes by Barry Manilow
  • 6th Symphony (Pastorale) by Beethoven
  • 6th Symphony (Pathetique) by Tchaikovsky

Program Information: "This production takes you on a journey throughout the changing of the seasons, from lush, green summer to cold, harsh winter. Through it all, nature finds a way, and the life cycle lives on.

As October winds down, it tells of the snow and ice to come. As such, it parallels human aging, and the fact that some of us could very well be in the "October" of our lives. But October is not a sad month. In fact, it's quite beautiful. As we reach the end of our performance, we ask that you do not cry because the month is over, but smile because it happened."


Show Title: Maverick

Repertoire Includes:

  • Musical selection from 'Top Gun Maverick,' including:
    • Darkstar
    • You're Where You Belong
    • I Ain't Worried
    • The Man, The Legend
    • Hold My Hand
  • And music from
    • Hans Zimmer
    • Harold Faltmeyer
    • One Republic
    • Lady Gaga

Program Information: TBA


Show Title: Circus Reversus 

Repertoire Includes:

  • Blazes and Thunder
  • Trip to the Circus
  • Clowns the in Send
  • From Now On (The Greatest Showman)

Program Information: "A deserted circus, once left to ruin, finds a way to reverse time and return to its former glory. Step right up and come inside for the EARTH ON SHOW GREATEST!"

River City Rhythm

Show Title: Falling

Repertoire Includes:

  • Such Great Heights by The Postal Service
  • Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley
  • New Born by Muse
  • Balancing Act by Ward Miller, Bojan Hoover, and Paul Weber

Program Information: "There are many ways to fall - in love, asleep, even flat on your face. Sometimes we need to fall out of something in order to fall into something new."


Show Title: Cowboys of the Sky

Repertoire: TBA

Program Information: TBA


Show Title: Surreal

Repertoire Includes:

  • Zambra by Ojos De Brujos
  • Redemption for the Pain Endured by The Dear Hunter
  • Fables of Faubus by Mingus
  • Playing God by Polyphia
  • Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt

Program Information: "Bizarre. Illogical. Contradicting. Strange. Unfamiliar. Intriguing.

Incorporating the visual palette of surrealism and the musical canvas of Ojos de Brujo, The Dear Hunter, Polyphia, Charles Mingus, and No Doubt, the Spartans explore the techniques of surrealist artists and the unbridled imagination of the subconscious in their 2023 program, Surreal."


Show Title: The Dark (K)night

Repertoire: TBA

Program Information: TBA