Drum Corps International

Group Experiences

Bring a Group and Share the Fun!

Bringing your group to a Drum Corps International Tour event is the perfect way to entertain students, promote teamwork and camaraderie, strengthen relationships and boost morale; all while experiencing an unforgettable outing!

Marching bands, alumni groups, associations and others, can all enjoy our special group benefits when bringing 20 or more people to select DCI Premier Events this summer, including:

  • Discounted tickets
  • Access to special events and other incentives
  • Exclusive group leader benefits
  • Streamlined ordering: Your DCI Representative will do all the work!

The excitement of the Drum Corps International Tour is waiting for you! Find the event right for your group, and then give us a call—we'll walk you through the entire process to make sure you and your entire group have an unforgettable experience this summer!


Frequently Asked Questions

What forms of payment are accepted?
We can accept payment by school check or credit card (please check that your card has a daily limit that will cover your order). We unfortunately cannot accept school purchase orders for tickets.

What is the minimum order to be counted as a group?
You must purchase 20 tickets to qualify as a group.

Can I order more tickets after I place my initial order?
Once you place an order, you can always add tickets to it and receive the group rate. We would prefer that you don't add on one ticket at a time, but we know that there will always be that "one more ticket" to add and will do everything we can to accommodate. If you need to purchase a group ticket the day before or the day of the event, have the group leader go to the box office and give them your order number. The box office representatives will be able to sell you a ticket at the group rate. Please keep in mind, the tickets that you add on may not be in the same location as your original ticket order, but we will get them as close to the original location as available.

Can I purchase tickets the day of the show?
Tickets can be purchased the day of the show but we recommend ordering them sooner as all prices increase on the day of the event.  We also recommend calling the DCI office to place your orders or ordering online before coming to the stadium. Please note that all transactions will be electronic through our digital ticketing platform.  Check and Cash payments will not be accepted at the venue box office.

Do I need to buy a ticket for my bus driver?
We do not offer complimentary tickets with our groups.  It is recommended that you include tickets for the bus driver(s) in your group numbers.

Can I add the parking fee onto my order?
While a few venues do have a parking fee that is included in the final price of tickets, we cannot offer to add parking to all events.  Payment for parking is handled by the venue management and city, who operate a majority of the lots.

When will I receive my tickets?
All tickets will be sent electronically via a Print at Home or Mobile delivery method, depending on the venue.  Tickets will be sent out within 72 hours of payment being received.  If you do not receive your tickets after that time, please contact the DCI Ticket Office and they will assist in providing your tickets to you.

Can I order group tickets through Ticketmaster?
All group ticket sales are handled directly through Drum Corps International. Order online through DCI's "group tickets" page, mail in the group ticket order form with payment, or call the DCI office to place your order.

When should I place my order?
As soon as possible!  The sooner you order, the closer to the 50-yard line you will be.  Group tickets are issued on a first come first served basis.  Groups paying for their tickets with a credit card can purchase up to the end of business the day before the event date.  Groups wanting to pay for their tickets with a check will need to have their check to our office at least 2 WEEKS BEFORE the event date to ensure payment is received.

Is there a group discount in sections closer to the 50-yard line?
Yes, you can purchase tickets outside of the designated “group sections”.  Groups of 20 or more can receive a discount off the regular ticket price outside of the group seating sections.  Group discounts in these locations will vary by event.

What should I do about tickets for parents?
We encourage you to bring your band parents along on the trip. It is a great way to get your boosters excited for the upcoming marching band season! To receive the group discount, parents will need to purchase their tickets as part of your group order. If they are driving separately and there is a parking fee at the stadium, they will have to pay the fee.

How do I get an invoice/receipt for my order?
Once payment is processed for your order, you will receive an order confirmation email that can be used as your receipt. This will have the amount of tickets purchased and how much was paid. It will not always have your seat location. Always refer to the ticket for your seat location. Often times the e-mail receipts are filtered into a spam folder when going to school e-mail addresses. If you haven't received an e-mail receipt within 48 hours of your order, please call the DCI office to have them fax a copy. If you need an invoice from DCI, please call at least 48 hours (during regular business hours) before you will need the invoice and one will be created and sent to you via e-mail.

Can I place seats on hold and pay later?
Yes, you may place your seats on hold for any event the DCI Office is providing group tickets. Tickets can be held for 30 days after the hold has been placed or two (2) weeks before the date of the event, whichever deadline comes first. All seats on hold two weeks before the event will be released back to general sale.

Can I go to the stadium box office to buy/pick up tickets BEFORE the event date?
No. With all tickets being ordered and sent electronically, plus DCI staff not arriving at the venue until the day of the event, there will not be a need to go to the stadium box office before the event.