2023 DCI World Championships

DCI Finals schedule 2023: What To Know This Week

DCI Finals schedule 2023: What To Know This Week

The DCI World Championships begin on Aug. 10 and finish Aug. 12. Here's the schedule for the event that takes place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Aug 8, 2023 by Joe Harrington
DCI Finals schedule 2023: What To Know This Week

The 2023 DCI Finals week is underway in Indianapolis and parts of Indiana as musicians compete to see who is the best drum corp in the country. 

After a long summer of DCI competitions, teams have reached the zenith of the season. Finals week's marching events begin on Aug. 7 and run all week across the state, but the momentum picks up on Aug. 10 with the DCI World Championship prelims and culminates on Aug. 12 with DCI Finals and the top 12 corps of the season.

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After corps surround Indianapolis early in the week with their massive cavalry of vehicles and people, Lucas Oil Stadium will host events starting on Thursday, Aug. 10. 

The DCI Open Class World Championships began on Aug. 7 and are streaming on FloMarching and the FloSports app and will have updates from Indianapolis all week. 

Here’s a look at the schedule.

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Performance Time


11:00 AM


11:30 AM

Gates Open

12:50 PM

Welcome and National Anthem

1:00 PM

Seattle Cascades

1:17 PM


1:34 PM

Jersey Surf

1:51 PM


2:08 PM


2:25 PM


2:42 PM


2:59 PM


3:19 PM

The Academy

3:36 PM

Music City

3:53 PM

Madison Scouts

4:10 PM

Spirit of Atlanta

4:27 PM

Pacific Crest

4:44 PM


5:01 PM

Blue Knights

5:18 PM


5:35 PM

Blue Stars

5:52 PM

Intermission - US Old Guard

6:52 PM


7:09 PM

The Cavaliers

7:26 PM

Phantom Regiment

7:43 PM


8:00 PM

The Cadets

8:17 PM

Boston Crusaders

8:34 PM

Intermission - UDB

8:42 PM

Special Recognitions

8:49 PM


9:06 PM

Carolina Crown

9:23 PM

Blue Devils

9:40 PM

Open Class Champion Encore - Spartans

9:57 PM

Special Recognitions

10:22 PM

Troopers Legacy Corps

10:52 PM

Age-Out Ceremony

11:15 PM

Final Scores Announced

When are DCI Finals 2023?

DCI Finals begin 5:30 p.m. Awards ceremonies will begin at 10:25 p.m. 

DCI's "Top 12" will compete for the chance to be named World Champion and to affix their corps' name to the DCI Founders Trophy.

How To Watch DCI Finals 2023

The DCI Finals will stream on FloMarching and the FloSports app. Replays will air on both platforms as well. Latest scores and updates will be available on FloMarching.