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Watch the 2017 DCI World Championship Prelims live in theatres

More than 650 theatres to present Big Loud & Live 14 on Thursday, August 10

AUGUST 1, 2017 — The exciting sounds and impressive sights of the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships Prelims once again march into movie theatres in the exclusive, annual event Big Loud & Live 14. This rousing competition will be broadcast LIVE from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to more than 650 select movie theatres on Thursday, August 10 at 6:30 PM Eastern (5:30 Central/4:30 Mountain/3:30 Pacific/2:30 Alaska/12:30 Hawaii).

DCI 2017 Big Loud Live 14 Tickets for Big Loud & Live 14 are available online at as well as presenting box offices (theatres and participants are subject to change).

Presented by Fathom Events and DCI, Big Loud & Live 14 will feature more than five hours of electrifying performances from 40 drum corps competing in the 2017 DCI World Championships. The broadcast will feature the top 15 corps performances in their entirety along with edited 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 Stars - La Crosse, WI
• Bluecoats - Canton, OH
• Boston Crusaders - Boston, MA
• The Cadets - Allentown, PA
• Carolina Crown - Ft. Mill, SC
• The Cavaliers - Rosemont, IL
• Colt Cadets - Dubuque, IA
• Colts - Dubuque, IA
• The Company - Derbyshire, UK
• Crossmen - San Antonio, TX
• Genesis - Austin, TX
• Gold - San Diego, CA
• Guardians - Houston, TX
• Impulse - Buena Park, CA
• Jersey Surf - Camden County, NJ
• Legends - Kalamazoo, MI
• Les Stentors - Sherbrooke, QC
• Louisiana Stars - Lafayette, LA
• 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
• Raiders - Burlington, NJ
• River City Rhythm - Anoka, MN
• Santa Clara Vanguard - Santa Clara, CA
• Seattle Cascades - Seattle, WA
• 7th Regiment - New London, CT
• Shadow - Oregon, WI
• Southwind - Mobile, AL
• Spartans - Nashua, NH
• Spirit of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
• Troopers - Casper, WY
• Vanguard Cadets - Santa Clara, CA

Attendance for the annual "Big, Loud & Live" program is impressive, with the 2015 event drawing more than 45,000 viewers. 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.

Drum Corps International logo Big, Loud & Live 14 will be shown in more than 650 select movie theatres. As of August 1, the list of theatres carrying the event includes 650 locations in 49 states (only Vermont is absent) and the District of Columbia.

About Fathom Events: Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts and much more. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States (AMC, Cinemark and Regal), Fathom's live digital broadcast network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations in 181 Designated Market Areas. For more information, visit

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 Fathom Events and DCI.

Copyright 2017 All rights reserved. This material may not be published or redistributed without permission.

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