SoundSport® Scholastic

SoundSport® empowers musicians and performing arts groups of all sizes to stage audience-focused performances that reflect their local schools and communities.

Lowering the Barrier to Entry

The “SoundSport® Scholastic” experience will increase overall participation in SoundSport® and ensure student safety while supporting lifelong participation in music and performing arts.

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Expand, Reimagine, and Reintroduce SoundSport®

  • SoundSport® launched in 2013 as a part of the DCI Summer Tour.
  • Varsity Performing Arts and Drum Corps International (DCI) joined forces with SoundSport® as a Scholastic Performance Event Series in Fall 2021.
  • Designed to welcome thousands of new participants, this experience will eliminate barriers to participation and offer high-quality performance formats on both live and virtual stages.
  • Groups will be encouraged to perform locally in a broad range of categories that can create pathways for national and international performance opportunities.

Divisions

With divisions ranging from Marching Band all the way to Performing Arts Showcase, we are confident that you will be able to find the event and division that best showcase your program’s identity. Search the complete listing of SoundSport® Scholastic divisions below.

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"'Now is the time to do something different!'" Jim KirkpatrickDirector of Bands, T.C. Roberson High School and President-Elect, North Carolina Bandmasters Association
"'This program will allow scholastic performance groups an opportunity to be recognized for their achievements and to improve on their efforts towards audience engagement, school spirit, and program development as another option to consider in addition to existing traditional marching band events.'" Dr. James WeaverNational Federation of High Schools
"'I appreciate the implication this model has for inclusion, equity, diversity, and access. The practice of cultural responsiveness to their own community is increasingly important for music educators.'" James DaughertyArts Education Specialist for Davidson County Schools, Lexington, NC