Ultimate Drill Book is awarding thousands of dollars in prizes to help students march drum corps in 2023.

Students at least 18 years of age who have never marched drum corps are eligible to participate.

PRELIMS

To participate in the UDB DCI Tour Fee Giveaway, a marcher must submit an application and post the prelims graphic on their social media by July 27, 2022 at 11:59pm CST.

Applicants will also create a 1-minute video to introduce themselves, share their passion for drum corps, and explain what winning the UDB Tour Fee Giveaway would mean to them. The more creative the better! Videos are required to be posted by July 27, 2022 at 11:59 pm CT.

Application

Each participant will submit an application that confirms their eligibility and gives them a chance to introduce themselves, share their story, and express their desire to march drum corps for free in 2023!

Create a Video and Post!

Each applicant will create a 1-minute video about their love of drum corps and what winning the UDB Tour Fee Giveaway would mean to them.

Post the video and the provided prelims graphic!

Share!

Post videos and graphic by July 27 at 11:59pm CST. The more interaction a video has, the better chance that participant has to be a finalist!

Finalists will be announced on Friday, July 29!

3 Finalists are selected by a panel of educators, designers, and enthusiasts based on the content of the application, individual need, and enthusiasm for marching drum corps. These 3 finalists win an all-expenses paid trip to DCI Finals Week 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana!

FINALS

The finalists will watch shows, see rehearsals, experience the warm-up lots, and ultimately compete to win the UDB DCI Tour Fee Giveaway.

The final round is a live competition that tests the finalist’s skills in all things marching band. The participants will do things like march drill with a brass instrument, spin a rifle, change a drum head, grab their dot book, take off their marching shoes, and try to cross the finish line first!

The final live round takes place on the field during the intermission at DCI Semifinals!

PRIZES

Champion

Tour fees paid directly to a DCI corps that they are contracted to march in 2023.

Runner-up

$500 towards tour fees paid directly to a DCI corps that they are contracted to march in 2023.

Finalists

Two video audition reviews with UDB Education Team members.

Ethan Disney, 2021 Champion

Ethan is marching Santa Clara Vanguard for free in 2022!

Daniel Campa, 2019 Champion

Daniel marched the Boston Crusaders for free in 2021!

UDB Tour Fee Giveaway Supporting Partners