Record Crowds Gather at DCI Events, But That's Just Half the Story

In case you haven't noticed, crowds at DCI events are getting bigger and bigger -- just check out some of the insane numbers we've posted below.

2016 Finals Crowd
Night crowd at the Drum Corps International Championship Finals -- paid attendance was 22,200.

2016 2015 2014
Atlanta Regional 17,453 Atlanta Regional 19,362 Atlanta Regional 16,923
San Antonio 14,104 San Antonio 12,219 San Antonio 11,669
Keep in mind, these numbers only represent paid attendance -- that doesn't include the folks who brave 100-plus-degree temperatures to watch the warm-up in the lots outside the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Crowds at finals this year may have dipped slightly due to the weather, but nationwide numbers suggest DCI is growing. Take a look at the paid attendance for the regional events held at the Alamodome and the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

According to DCI.org, more than 330,000 fans packed stadiums across the country during the 2015 campaign. This included a three-day total attendance of 44,132 at finals in Indianapolis.

Just by glancing around, it's easy to see hundreds, if not thousands, of fans milling around outside the venues; as a result, it wouldn't be a reach to add another 10,000 fans to the total summer attendance. Just take a look at the warm-up for Guardians this year at the San Antonio Regional. They performed at 2PM for a robust crowd.

GuardiansSanAntonio2016

Watch Guide: Block Party - Behind The Scenes @ The Alamodome

Check out all of the incredible content we captured in the tunnel, the lot, and more at the 2019 DCI Southwestern Championship. For the first time in 2019, all of the World Class corps made their way to the same venue to perform for the same panel of judges and a huge crowd in an air-conditioned stadium.

Watch Guide: DCI Heads To Atlanta For A Long Day In The Dome

Two incredible live shows are coming to your screens on FloMarching this weekend—the DCI Southeastern Championship and NightBEAT. Get one more chance at seeing all of the World Class corps performing on the same day, at the same venue. Both days this weekend you can catch nearly all of the corps slated to make the 2019 DCI World Championship finals, plus a number of corps that we'll only get the chance to see once like Atlanta CV and Carolina Gold in Atlanta.

Recap: 2019 DCI Southwestern Championship

As the first show to kick-off 'regional season' for drum corps, the Southwestern Championship is known to be the first show where we're able to see every single corps with the same panel at the same show. While we were lucky enough with several incredible shows during the week as a preview for what was to come, nothing could prepare us for what went down. There's a LOT of close scores to keep an eye on these next few weeks, but here are the close ones right off the cuff: 

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Instant Recap: 2019 DCI Southwestern Championship

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Music City Wins First DCI Fan Favorite Of Season @ Alamodome

Well, there it is. Surprise surprise. If you voted in the Fan Favorite polls in 2018, you know that Music City reigns supreme over these—and once again, in 2019, the same is true. Congrats to Music City on winning this year's 2019 DCI Southwestern Championship Fan Favorite!

Instant Recap: 2019 DCI Central Texas

Good evening and welcome to tonight's live blog of the 2019 DCI Central Texas competition! My name is Kevin Gamin, Managing News Editor of Drum Corps Planet, and I will be providing you live commentary for all of tonight's performing corps. The live stream starts at 8 PM Eastern / 7 PM Central so be sure to join us for all of the action!

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Ultimate Watch Guide: It's Going Down In The Alamodome

Here's everything you need to know to enjoy this Saturday's DCI Southwestern Championship in the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. The schedule is packed with all 22 World Class corps, giving fans and viewers their best chance at seeing the DCI World Championship finals line-up.

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Broken Arrow Scores Hold Serious Implications For San Antonio Regional

If you saw the scores from DCI Broken Arrow on Tuesday, July 16, you probably felt one of two ways: shocked or affirmed. The show at the home of one of the greatest Bands of America competitive units was also the home of quite a bit of competitive intrigue as 9 of the 2018 DCI Finalists competed head to head for the first time in 2019.

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Preview: DCI Southwestern Championship

The kickoff to the regional season will be coming LIVE from San Antonio, Texas on FloMarching this weekend, starting at 1:30 PM CT. As our first dome show of the season, the DCI Southwestern Championship is here to finally put every corps head-to-head for the first time this season under one arena's roof. Performing under a dome creates more than one challenge for performers. Just remember to listen back and watch the hands. 

Preview: 2019 DCI Central Texas

TEXAS TOUR IS HERE! TEXAS TOUR IS HERE!!!