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Troopers Supporting Troopers for Scholarships

We all know that paying for drum corps is a concern for members and their families. Here’s a little glimpse into just one item - scholarships – that members can pursue to help with their tour fees.

Currently, several members of the 2022 Troopers are vying for scholarship money from our friends at Marching Arts Education. Seventeen Troopers currently welcome your votes in round one of this online competition. First stage voting runs through midnight (Eastern) on Thursday, April 13.

The top 20 vote-getters from round one will advance to stage two. Our Troopers face competition from dozens of other members from many other DCI organizations. Please visit to vote and help our Troopers advance.

Round two voting for the MAE awards begins on April 18, 2022 and ends at midnight (Eastern) on April 24, 2022. This voting will take place on the Marching Arts Education website and on Instagram. A scholarship panel at Marching Arts Education will review the top applicants and provide additional decision input. Winners will be announced on April 25, 2022.

Drum Corps International oversees more than $56,000 in scholarship funds. These scholarships are available to DCI World Class, DCI Open Class, and SoundSport team members enrolled and participating in summer programming. Deadlines vary with many application periods closing very soon. Check out

More member support posts are coming. Watch for details on our sponsor-a-member program and our new best practices campaign for member fundraising.


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