Help me march my first season of drum corps!

Hi, my name's Connor Phelps and I'm raising money so I can compete in Drum Corps International, a nationwide competitive summer marching arts activity. Find out more about DCI here . The activity is very expensive to operate (what with feeding members on tour, buying equipment, moving some 200 people around the country on tour, etc.), and while most individual groups have sponsors than can help them field a band for a competitive season, a lot of money still comes out of the individual performers' pockets. Tuition for one season can cost a performer up to $4,000, sometimes much more. Another caveat to the activity is that it's considered a "junior activity," and there are rules in place disqualifying any members over the age of 21 from participating. This means that I only have four summers to be able to march in the activity before I "age out," and I'd understandably like to get a start on that to maximize my exposure to incredible musicians and instructors and perfect my craft!
About me: I've been involved with band since 2013, and involved with the marching arts since 2016. The band programs I've been apart of have really shaped who I am today, and they've done a lot to pull me out of some tough situations in my life. I'm marching with the band at the University of Oregon currently, but I want to take my marching career a huge step further and experience drum corps! I think it will be a monumental step in my career as a drummer and also in my life as a human.
Your support in helping me march with a world class ensemble would be incredibly appreciated, and that goes for any size donation. I don't normally ask for money but this is an incredible financial feat that I would greatly like to make, and the only feasible way I can do that at least at this point in my life is with your help! Thanks so much for taking a look at this, and thank you so much more if you choose to donate to my cause! Take care!


  • Ian Hamilton 
    • $5 
    • 7 d


Connor Phelps 
Eugene, OR
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