We love drum corps, but we also know that the rigorous schedule is challenging for your relationship with God. The experience of tour can be exhausting and spiritually lonely, no matter how well your corps is performing.
Box 7 works year-round to provide friends who encourage you, mentors who show you how to follow Christ, and resources that point your heart back to the truth of the Gospel. We believe it is possible for you to love Jesus, glorify Him, and have greater joy & freedom - even during your drum corps years.
There are members of Box 7 at over 20 corps. Contact us today if you're interested in getting plugged into a group for this season.
You're invited to become an active part of this mission field in several ways! We are grateful for your support.
Contact a staff member to receive a regular prayer newsletter with specific requests
Learn about how to support Box 7 through partnership with our missions organization
Connect to a drum corps and offer your assistance for their camps or summer tour
Contact a staff member for information about how to serve in mentoring and discipleship for drum corps members
Participants in Winter Guard International, are closely connected to the people of DCI and also need support and leadership in following Jesus Christ. We invite WGI members and staff to join the conversation and get connected to other Christians in the activity.
Who are Box 7 Alumni? We consider you an "alum" if you marched or taught in DCI since 2010 and built relationships with other members of Box 7. Even if you were not actively involved with Box 7 during tour, we welcome you as an alum if you marched or taught in DCI, are now following Jesus, and desiring to be a part of the Box 7 community.
Alumni: please know that Box 7 is still here to serve you. The friendships of DCI extend for many years, and we recognize that your challenges in life and spiritual needs will continue after you age-out of drum corps. Let us know if we can help you!
Stay involved in the following ways:
As your contact information and life stage changes, please let a Box 7 staff member know! We would love for you to receive updates from the ministry and see us in-person when possible. Also, some conferences and retreats with Box 7 will be open to our alumni. Be sure you are on our email list by going to box7dci.org/email. The most frequent updates will be posted on Facebook and Twitter.
You have been on tour, and you know the needs of various corps. Check out our information page on volunteering! You might be able to turn your weekends or summer into short-term mission trips. The current Box 7 members in the corps would be greatly encouraged when you come.
"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few." Box 7 is a developing ministry, and there are many ways to serve: follow-up phone calls to Box 7 members, communications & multimedia design, mentoring leaders & corps staff members, as well as encouraging & praying for specific needs. Contact a staff member if you desire to help in some way.
Box 7 staff are essentially missionaries in marching music, funded primarily through monthly, tax-deductible donations from a team of supporters. We consider the people on this support team to be our partners in ministry. If you would like more information on financial partnership, please fill out this quick form.
It is possible to live in competitive marching music and have supportive community with other people who follow Jesus. We are glad to answer your questions and help connect you to the right people at the organization you are involved with.
If you are planning on auditioning for this season in DCI, please fill out the form at box7dci.org/join or send a text message to 218-248-2697.
If you are thinking about auditioning for a future season, please join our email list and like our Facebook page to stay in touch. If you ever have any questions about Box 7, just contact us at [email protected] or 218-248-2697
No matter how long you have been following drum corps or Box 7, we hope you'll consider some new ways to serve DCI! You may earn some opportunities to share about the hope of Jesus Christ to drum corps participants or fellow volunteers who wouldn't typically get to hear that truth during the drum corps season.
It's best to reach out to the corps administration in advance and let them know you would like to help with camps, spring training, or tour. The corps website will have contact information for a director or volunteer coordinator who can provide information about their needs and when to help. To get started on finding a corps, go to www.dci.org/corps. Remember to check out both Open and World class corps!
If you have any questions about how to get plugged into serving a drum corps, feel free to contact Box 7 at[email protected]