Written October 22, 2016
My son marched DCI for 4 years and it was the most fun this family ever had. We traveled all over and loved the excitement. Since then, my son after graduating from college, became a high school band director and ironically that interferes with him traveling to DCI events... Family issues have prevented us from traveling as much also and the school year has collided with these events, so now he and I and many of his students attend this event every year. It is absolutely fantastic and I couldn't be happier with the show. It is simply a blast, and watching all of the freshmans' faces when they see the performances is worth the price of the ticket.
Written January 16, 2017
What a great experience - almost like being there! Funny how DCI fans automatically know to wait until a performance is over before finding their seat. I guess my only small gripe would be that most theaters' audio systems don't quite do justice to the dynamics involved in this music...at really loud peaks, there can be distortion. Having said that, I'm sure I'll never miss a future show - it really is that entertaining.
Written January 17, 2017
Although I loved the big screen again, I was disappointed however, that since corps now "perform" prior to the actual start with the drum major, DCI announcers were chatting and DCI ads were still on the screen so we were not able to see several of the corps' true beginning, ESPECIALLY the 75th anniversary show for the MADISON SCOUTS. That was my only complaint. Glad I got to see their entire beginning at Allentown, but the ppl in the theater missed out!
It was nice to get inside scoops about the corps, where their ideas came from, etc, thru the interviews and commentators.
Overall, it's a great opportunity to see the corps when making the trip out to Indiana just isn't possible!
Written December 06, 2016
Great show!!! Our location, Mesquite AMC 30 had some issues right at the beginning of the broadcast but it came on before the first corps stepped off and everything was perfect after that. I would have liked for the audio to be up more during the intermission but again, I believe that was the local theatre and not the broadcast.
Can't wait until next year! It's not the same as seeing the corps live but it is the next best thing and much better than watching at home on a small screen.
Written July 29, 2016
Great show & wish this tech was around while I was still marching. Needed to ask to have volume increased-something several people do every year. All theaters should be ready to accommodate those requests. Adds the LOUD to Big, Loud, & Live! & puts the corps in your face.