About DLB

DrumLine Battle™ events showcase marching percussion ensembles of any instrumentation and any skill level year-round, spotlighting their unique talents and creativity in a high energy face-to-face competition.

 How do you participate?

Simply prepare a 1.5 to 2.0 minute marching percussion drum solo (battery only). Add some visuals, stunts and stick tricks and you’re good to go! It’s that easy and it’s a lot of fun. You can use material from your winter line, fall show or something produced just for this event.

  • Battles are staged head-to-head against another drumline.
  • Each team will perform a 1.5 to 2.0 minute solo facing the other team in their own 12 meter x 12 meter battle zone, separated by a 2 meter wide neutral zone.
  • Judges will instantly determine the winning team, based on a combination of drumming skills, movement, visuals, stick tricks, stunts and overall showmanship.

Where do you participate?

Competitions are run as both live and virtual competitions. For a list of currently scheduled live events, visit our Events page. For current and upcoming virtual events, visit our Battles page.