Women in DCI Initiative

Women in DCI Initiative

To provide support to women in the marching arts, Drum Corps International (DCI) launched “IN STEP: Women in DCI,” an initiative that promotes women’s opportunities and successes.

The program will support women in drum corps by sponsoring events and trainings, highlighting women’s achievements, and making policy changes, says committee chair Kathy Black.

DCI launched the program on March 8, International Women’s Day, and is working on a new event that will occur during the week of DCI World Championships in Indianapolis this coming August.

One of the goals is to increase the number of women in DCI, whether it be marching members, instructors, directors, or board members, Black notes. “We don’t have the … numbers of women in leadership roles that we would expect based on the number of women who march, so we want to move forward and understand why,” she says.

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Nicole Roberts

Nicole Roberts is the city hall reporter for the News Tribune in Jefferson City, Missouri. She graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in print/internet journalism and a minor in psychology. She played clarinet in the Missouri State Pride Band and in her high school’s marching band.

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