Thanks for your interest in our on-line electronic magazine, Drum Corps World. We offer . . .

  • Commercial display advertising
  • Non-profit organization advertising (drum and bugle corps, show sponsors, winter color guards, marching bands, indoor percussion lines, SoundSport, Drumline Battle and circuits)
  • The “CorpStore” (sixth-page — 4″ wide x 2 1/4″ high — advertising for non-profit organizations that appears in the January through May issues)

Full-page or half-page, full-color display advertising space is priced at very reasonable rates. A 12-issue schedule, single or periodic insertions can be effective in keeping your brand, contact information and message in front of people on a consistent basis all year long who purchase equipment, services, tickets for events or for recruiting members. We can price shorter-term schedules for both half- and full-page display space.

Drum Corps World reaches subscribers in the United States, four Canadian Provinces (Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia) and 17 foreign countries (United Kingdom, The Netherlands. Belgium, Scotland, Ireland,  Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, China, the Philippines, Central and South America). There is no charge for subscriptions.

Drum Corps World is supported almost entirely by advertisers that believe in the drum corps activity and in our 49-year history of promoting the movement worldwide. Additional revenue is derived from our offerings of history and downloadable photo books as well as historic DVDs and CDs.

We currently send notification of each issue’s availability to more than 32,000 e-mail addresses, well over half of which are music educators. In addition, our Facebook page currently has been “liked” by more than 66,000 people around the world and each issue is announced and available there with a direct link for those who are not on the regular notification list.

The magazine — issues ranging from 50 to 130 pages — is released on the Internet monthly (currently), plus five additional weekly issues during the summer (after the current COVID-19 pandemic comes to a conclusion) — 17 issues total. The five summer issues have only two or three exclusive advertisers, while the monthly magazines have ALL commercial and non-profit organization advertisers.

The directors of EVERY DCI World and Open Class junior corps, Open and Class A DCA all-age/senior and alumni corps in North America receives copies year-round, as well as high school and college music educators, marching band, winter guard and indoor percussion directors, instructors, designers and caption heads, participating young people and adults, parents, family members, former members/alumni and fans of the worldwide drum and bugle corps activity.

In order to maximize exposure to the key decision-makers who purchase products and services, we recommend five specific issues that are key to reach the readership available through our on-line magazine at important times during the year . . .