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2011 DCI World Championship Prelims to be shown live in theatres

More than 550 theatres to present Big Loud & Live 8 on Thursday, August 11

JULY 21, 2011 — The precise formations and pulsating beats of the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships Prelims once again march into movie theaters in the exclusive, annual event Big Loud & Live 8. This rousing competition will be broadcast LIVE from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to more than 550 select movie theaters on Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 PM Eastern (5:30 Central/4:30 Mountain/3:30 Pacific).

Tickets for Big Loud & Live 8 are available online at as well as presenting box offices (theaters and participants are subject to change).

DCI 2011 Big Loud Live 8 Presented by NCM Fathom and DCI, Big Loud & Live 8 will feature more than five hours of electrifying performances from 40 drum corps competing in the 2011 DCI World Championships. The broadcast will feature the top 15 corps performances in their entirety along with highlights recapping the competition from earlier in the day.

Drum corps scheduled to compete in this year's Prelims event include:

• The Academy - Tempe, AZ
• Blue Devils - Concord, CA
• Blue Devils B - Concord, CA
• Blue Knights - Denver, CO
• Blue Saints - Sudbury, ON
• Bluecoats - Canton, OH
• Blue Stars - La Crosse, WI
• Boston Crusaders - Boston, MA
• The Cadets - Allentown, PA
• Carolina Crown - Ft. Mill, SC
• Cascades - Seattle, WA
• The Cavaliers - Rosemont, IL
• Colt Cadets - Dubuque, IA
• Colts - Dubuque, IA
• Crossmen - San Antonio, TX
• Forte - Grand Prairie, TX
• Genesis - Edinburg, TX
• Glassmen - Toledo, OH
• Jersey Surf - Camden County, NJ
• Jubal - Dordrecht, The Netherlands
• Legends - Kalamazoo, MI
• Les Stentors - Sherbrooke, QU
• Madison Scouts - Madison, WI
• Mandarins - Sacramento, CA
• Music City - Nashville, TN
• Oregon Crusaders - Portland, OR
• Pacific Crest - Diamond Bar, CA
• Phantom Regiment - Rockford, IL
• Pioneer - Milwaukee, WI
• Racine Scouts - Racine, WI
• Raiders - Wayne, NJ
• Revolution - San Antonio, TX
• Santa Clara Vanguard - Santa Clara, CA
• 7th Regiment - New London, CT
• Spartans - Nashua, NH
• Spirit of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
• Spirit of Newark/NJ - Newark, NJ
• Teal Sound - Jacksonville, FL
• Troopers - Casper, WY
• Vanguard Cadets - Santa Clara, CA
• The Yokohama Scouts - Yokohama, Japan

Drum Corps International logo The annual "Big, Loud & Live" series continues to grow, with more than 38,400 fans in attendance last year at movie theaters nationwide. The event has allowed fans who are unable attend the World Championships to experience and enjoy the thrills and drama of the world's best drum corps at the climax of the season.

Big, Loud & Live 8 will be shown in more than 550 select movie theaters including AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark USA Inc., Cobb Theatres, Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Malco Theatres, Marcus Theatres, National Amusements, Rave Motion Pictures and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as Carolina Theatre (Asheville, NC), Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT) and Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA), through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

"DCI's success over the years speaks to the passion of marching band fans and the power of community in movie theaters," said Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom. "This year's event will once again bring the 'Major League' of marching music competitions to neighborhood theaters across America."

About NCM: National CineMedia operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom present cinema advertising and events across the nation's largest digital in-theater network. For more information, visit or

About Drum Corps International (DCI): Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world leader in producing events for the world's most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers. Founded in 1972, Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth organization with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Drum Corps International is Marching Music's Major League. Learn more about the exciting world of Drum Corps International and its member corps on the Web at or call 317-275-1212.

Source material courtesy of NCM Fathom and DCI.

Copyright 2011 All rights reserved. This material may not be published or redistributed without permission.

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