July 29, 2006
The inaugural event featured 22 corps in a one-day Prelims/Finals competitive format. The top-eight corps were seeded into the Finals competition with the top-four corps from the afternoon Prelims competition advancing to the evening lineup.
July 14, 2007
With the DCI World Championships headed to California in 2007, the DCI Southeastern Championship fell on the calendar two weeks earlier than usual as corps journeyed west to Pasadena.
July 26, 2008
When drum corps returned to the Georgia Dome in 2008, the old teal stadium seats had been replaced with a new red and black color scheme to complement the city's hometown NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons.
July 25, 2009
2009's DCI Southeastern Championship moved away from a two-part Prelims/Finals format, instead featuring all 22 of DCI's World Class corps competing head-to-head in a single lineup.
July 31, 2010
Unique to the 2010 DCI Southeastern Championship, the top-12 performing corps were brought back onto the field during the awards ceremony as a dress rehearsal for the DCI World Championships two weeks later in Indianapolis.
The corps has put in a lot of hard work. We’ve really progressed the last few weeks and tonight was a great payoff for that. – Cadets Drum Major Ben Pouncey (July 30, 2011)
July 28, 2013
Working around a stadium scheduling conflict, the 2013 DCI Southeastern Championship took place on a Sunday in lieu of its usual Saturday date on the calendar.
July 26, 2014
Scenery outside the 2014 DCI Southeastern Championship included the first signs of construction for the "New Atlanta Stadium" scheduled to replace the more than 20-year-old Georgia Dome in 2017.
July 25, 2015
Carolina Crown snapped the Blue Devils' eight-year Southeastern Championship streak in 2015 while bringing its popular "Inferno" production to life in front of an audience of more than 18,000, another Georgia Dome record.
July 30, 2016
With the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium scheduled to open in the summer of 2017, the Georgia Dome officially closed its doors in March of 2017. That meant the 2016 DCI Southeastern Championship would be drum corps' last hurrah inside the facility.