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Watch the 2019 DCI World Championship Prelims live in theatres

More than 500 theatres to present Big Loud & Live 16 on Thursday, August 8

AUGUST 1, 2019 — 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 16. This rousing competition will be broadcast LIVE from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to more than 500 select movie theatres on Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 PM Eastern (5:30 Central/4:30 Mountain/3:30 Pacific/2:30 Alaska/12:30 Hawaii).

DCI 2019 Big Loud Live 16 Tickets for Big Loud & Live 16 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 16 will feature more than five hours of electrifying performances from drum corps competing in the 2019 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 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
• Crossmen - San Antonio, TX
• Genesis - Austin, TX
• Gold - San Diego, CA
• Guardians - Houston, TX
• Heat Wave - Cape Coral, FL
• 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
• Pacific Crest - Diamond Bar, CA
• Phantom Regiment - Rockford, IL
• 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

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 16 will be shown in more than 500 select movie theatres.

About Fathom Events: Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 Designated Market Areas and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment, Cinemark Holdings and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events and epic concerts. Fathom Events' live Digital Broadcast Network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 975 locations and 1,578 screens. 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.

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