November 2, 2017

DrumLine Battle returns for PASIC 2017

Chris Weber

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The excitement of DrumLine Battle is slated to return to PASIC 2017, the annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention.

The event will kick off the morning of Friday, November 10 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, with eight collegiate and high school ensembles slotted to compete in a double-elimination style bracket determining subsequent matchups.

Battles will begin at 10 a.m. ET with awards presented following the final championship battle at noon. Follow @DrumCorpsInternational or @DrumLineBattle on Facebook for a livestream of key battles and the championship round.

The complete schedule of competing teams includes:

Bracket A

10:00 a.m. TBA (A)
10:00 a.m. Lorena High School (B)
10:15 a.m. Archbishop McNicholas High School (C)
10: 15 a.m. Elkhart Central High School (D)

Bracket B
10:30 a.m. Cutting Edge Corps (E)
10:30 a.m. Ball State University (F)
10:45 a.m. Marian University (G)
10:45 a.m. Bloomington High School South (H)

Subsequent Battles
11:00 a.m. Winner of A&B versus winner of C&D
11:15 a.m. Consolation battle round (loss of battle A&B versus loss of battle C&D)
11:30 a.m. Winner of E&F versus winner of G&H
11:45 a.m. Consolation battle round (loss of battle E&F versus loss of battle G&H)
12:00 p.m. Championship battle
12:15 p.m. DrumLine Battle awards

For those not already registered to attend PASIC, a wristband for access to the event’s Marching Festival can be purchased to attend this competition and explore the additional displays and vendors in the convention hall.

This year the convention coincides with Music For All’s 2017 Bands of America Grand Nationals, and as an added bonus, the two top DrumLine Battle contenders will make a short trip from the Indiana Convention Center over to Lucas Oil Stadium to perform an exhibition during an early afternoon intermission.

>>Learn more about the PASIC Marching Percussion Festival.