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Everything You Need To Know About the 2022 DCI Season

Everything You Need To Know About the 2022 DCI Season

The end of WGI season means it’s time to gear up for the start of the drum corps season. Stream the 2022 DCI season LIVE on FloMarching all season long!

Apr 27, 2022 by Natalie Shelton
Everything You Need To Know About the 2022 DCI Season

The end of the WGI season means it’s time to gear up for the start of the drum corps season! During this year's 50th Anniversary season, we've got all of our top-12 finishers from 2019 taking the field after multiple unconventional seasons. That, and we’ve got our first season back with SCORES too, which is super exciting to have back in the mix.

We’ve got a lot to go over today, so let’s jump right into it: 

2022 DCI Streaming Schedule

6/24 - 2022 Corps at the Crest - San Diego

6/25 - 2022 Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl

6/26 - 2022 DCI Western Corps Connection

6/28 - 2022 DCI Tour Premiere

7/1 - 2022 DCI Central Indiana

7/2 - 2022 DCI East Coast Classic

7/2 - 2022 DCI Drums on Parade

7/2 - 2022 DCI Drums Across the Desert in AZ

7/5 - 2022 DCI California Show - Name TBD

7/9 - 2022 DCI CrownBEAT

7/9 - 2022 DCI Tour of Champions - Northern Illinois

7/10 - 2022 DCI Drums Across America - Statesboro

7/10 - 2022 DCI West

7/13 - 2022 DCI Corps Encore

7/15 - 2022 DCI Show of Shows

7/15 - 2022 DCI Riverside Open

7/16 - 2022 DCI Whitewater Classic

7/16 - 2022 DCI Memphis

7/16 - 2022 DCI Drums Along the Rockies

7/19 - 2022 DCI Broken Arrow

7/21 - 2022 DCI Denton

7/21 - 2022 DCI Austin

7/22 - 2022 DCI Houston

7/23 - 2022 DCI Southwestern Championship

7/25 - 2022 DCI Mesquite

7/27 - 2022 DCI Southern Mississippi

7/27 - 2022 DCI Little Rock

7/29 - 2022 DCI The Masters of the Summer Music Games

7/30 - 2022 DCI Southeastern Championship

7/31 - 2022 DCI NightBEAT

8/2 - 2022 DCI Annapolis

8/3 - 2022 DCI Soaring Sounds

8/5-6 - 2022 DCI Eastern Classic

8/8 - 2022 DCI Cincinnati

8/8 - 2022 DCI Tour of Champions - Akron

8/8-9 - 2022 DCI Open Class World Championships

8/11-13 - 2022 DCI World Class Championships

8/13 - 2022 DCI SoundSport Championship

8/13 - 2022 DCI Drumline Battle Championship


2. Where You'll First See the 2019 Top-12

We've got two major shows at the beginning of the season where we'll see all but three of our top-12 World Class finishers from 2019. Those shows are Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl on June 25th in Pasadena, CA, and the always-popular DCI Tour Premiere on June 28th in Detroit, MI. Here's a look at the corps fans can get excited to see at those two shows:

  • The Academy
  • Blue Devils 
  • Blue Stars
  • Bluecoats
  • Boston Crusaders
  • The Cavaliers
  • Crossmen
  • Gold
  • Golden Empire
  • Impulse
  • Mandarins
  • Pacific Crest
  • Phantom Regiment
  • Santa Clara Vanguard
  • Vessel
  • Watchmen

Where you can see the rest of the top-12 finishers for the first time at these shows: 

  • Carolina Crown - July 1st at DCI Central Indiana
  • Blue Knights - July 2nd at Drums Across the Desert
  • The Cadets - July 2nd at the East Coast Classic


If you can't make it out to Detroit to see the show live in person, catch a stream of the DCI 2022 Tour Premiere event in select movie theaters! Get your watch party together and purchase your tickets today so you can get a first glimpse of some fan-favorite corps. You can also experience the rush of Prelims competition at Lucas Oil Stadium by, once again, heading to select movie theaters for Big, Loud, and Live on August 11th. Throughout both streams, be sure to post along with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 


3. Texas Tour Is Bigger Than Ever

Buckel up, y'all because this year, we've got an extended Texas Tour! It's no surprise that DCI fans and marching members alike look forward to Texas tour every year, but we've got even more reason to love late July this season, and it's because we've got more Texas shows than ever before on the docket. There are a record number of eight (!) shows happening across Texas from July 18-26th. Here's a breakdown of who you'll see, when you'll see them, and where these competitions are going down:

  • West Texas Drums - Canyon, TX - July 18
    • The Academy, Blue Knights, Guardians, Mandarins, Pacific Crest, Seattle Cascades, Troopers
  • DCI Austin - Round Rock, TX - July 21
    • The Cavaliers, Crossmen, Genesis, Guardians, Madison Scouts, Music City, Pacific Crest, Seattle Cascades, Troopers
  • DCI Denton - Denton, TX - July 21
    • The Academy, Blue Knights, Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders, The Cadets, Carolina Crown, Colts, Mandarins, Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard
  • DCI Houston - Houston, TX - July 22
    • Blue Devils, Blue Stars, Bluecoats, The Cadets, Carolina Crown, The Cavaliers, Mandarins
  • DCI Southwestern Championship - San Antonio, TX - July 23
    • The Academy, Blue Devils, Blue Knights, Blue Stars, Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders, The Cadets, Carolina Crown, The Cavaliers, Colts, Crossmen, Genesis, Guardians, Madison Scouts, Mandarins, Music City, Pacific Crest, Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard, Seattle Cascades, Troopers
  • DCI Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, TX - July 25
    • The Academy, Boston Crusaders, The Cadets, Crossmen, Music City
  • DCI Mesquite - Mesquite, TX - July 25
    • Blue Knights, Carolina Crown, The Cavaliers, Colts, Genesis, Madison Scouts, Mandarins, Pacific Crest, Seattle Cascades, Troopers
  • DCI McKinney - McKinney, TX - July 26
    • Blue Stars, Carolina Crown, Colts, Genesis, Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard, Seattle Cascades


4. Number of Performances Per Corps

We've got a lot of shows this season, and as such, fans have a lot of chances to see their favorite corps! Here's an overview of how many times the World Class and Open Class corps will take the field, and what shows they'll debut their 2022 productions:


World Class

Ensemble

# of Performances

First Show

The Academy24
Corps at the Crest - San Diego
June 24
Blue Devils18
Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl
June 25
Blue Knights22
Drums Across the Desert
July 2
Blue Stars24
DCI Tour Premiere
June 28
Bluecoats20
DCI Tour Premiere
June 28
Boston Crusaders20
DCI Tour Premiere
June 28
The Cadets21
East Coast Classic
July 2
Carolina Crown19
DCI Central Indiana
July 1
The Cavaliers26
DCI Tour Premiere
June 28
Colts23
DCI Central Indiana
July 1
Crossmen21
DCI Tour Premiere
June 28
Genesis13
Drums Along the Rockies
July 16
Jersey Surf15
East Coast Classic
July 2
Madison Scouts21
Drums on Parade
July 2
Mandarins24
Corps at the Crest - San Diego
June 24
Music City21
Innovations in Brass: Canton
July 2
Pacific Crest19
Corps at the Crest - San Diego
June 24
Phantom Regiment23
DCI Tour Premiere
June 28
Santa Clara Vanguard20
Corps at the Crest - San Diego
June 24
Seattle Cascades21
Drums of Fire
July 8
Troopers21
Drums of Fire
July 8


Open Class

Ensemble

# of Performances

First Show

7th Regiment11
East Coast Classic
July 2
The Battalion10
Corps Encore
July 13
Blue Devils B12
TBD - California
July 5
Blue Devils C8
TBD - California
July 5
Colt Cadets17
Drums on Parade
July 2
Columbians10
Drums of Fire
July 8
Gold16
Corps at the Crest - San Diego
June 24
Golden Empire12
Corps at the Crest - San Diego
June 24
Guardians11
West Texas Drums
July 18
Heat Wave6
CrownBEAT
July 9
Impulse9
Corps at the Crest - San Diego
June 24
Legends8
Music on the Mountain
July 29
Les Stentors12
Riverside Open
July 15
Louisiana Stars10
DCI Tupelo
July 14
Raiders9
Summer Thunder
July 23
River City Rhythm15
Drums on Parade
July 2
Southwind12
DCI Tupelo
July 14
Spartans14
East Coast Classic
July 2
Vanguard Cadets13
TBD - California
July 5
Vessel9
Corps at the Crest - San Diego
June 24
Watchmen9
Corps at the Crest - San Diego
June 24


5. A Better Streaming Experience For Fans

FloMarching has expanded our streaming capabilities, so this season we'll be streaming nearly 40 shows throughout the 2022 season, so you've got more chances than ever to catch a performance of your favorite drum corps. If you look at our streaming schedule, there's at least two streams per week for the entire season, so fans can get excited to see more drum corps than ever! We've also upgraded our video stream quality, so you can watch with better picture quality than ever.  

Fans can also look forward to rebroadcasts throughout the season, more archives WITH SOUND than ever before, and so much more. You won't want to miss a minute of all the live and rebroadcast action, so if you don't have a FloSports account, SIGN UP NOW!


We've still got show announcements, uniform reveals, music repository releases, and SO much more to look forward to in the coming weeks leading up to the first DCI show of the season, so stay tuned to FloMarching so you can stay up-to-date on all things DCI.