Eligible 6th, 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in the 2016 DCI INpact Band! There are a lot of exciting opportunities for your students in the 2016 program. The INpact band is a group of middle school students that perform at the opening ceremonies at the DCI World Championships in Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday August 13th. Students rehearse all day on Friday August 12th wtih breaks for lunch, drum corp observation, and private concerts/leadership clinics. This year the INpact band will be conducted by Mr. Martin Becker from Grace College and will feature a commissioned work by the Indiana Bandmaster’s Association to commorate Indiana’s Bicentennial year. Students will once again be performing along side Yamaha Artist Al Chez (former trumpeter of the Late Show with David Letterman) as well.
Directors have found this to be a very rewarding experience for middle school age students. Not only do they get to perform on the field in a beautiful stadium surrounded by a weekend of drum corp, but they have clinics showcasing some of America’s finest with leadership training opportunities. Students get to see the marching arts first hand without the stress of actually marching a show themselves. Rather, this opportunity gives them perspective on what is available to them musically as they become life-long musicians even beyond their years in school.
Please have eligible current 6th, 7th or 8th graders fill out the application and return with your director summary postmarked by Saturday March 19th, 2016. Students will be notified through their directors of their acceptance by April 20th and can begin registration at that time. Registration is $95 with an early bird special of $85 if paid in full by May 13th. The cost includes 2 t-shirts (one for each day), meals, in-town programming, and instructional expense. Directors will also be selected to assist with the two -day event so please consider participating this year.
We sincerely hope that you will nominate your eligible students for this enriching opportunity this summer. It is an incredible way to keep students engaged in their school music programs and start conversations about life-long musical opportunities available to them.
Questions may be referred to:
Clark-Pleasant Middle School Band Director
DCI INpact Band Director Coordinator