DCI MASH Landing Page – Apolla Performance Wear


The Drum Corps International (DCI) Marching Arts Safety & Health Initiative (MASH, previously known as the Drum Corps Medical Project) is a recommendation committee of allied healthcare professionals who support marching arts organizations with the goal to promote health, wellness, and safety and to prevent injury and illness for participants.

"Apolla socks are a new product brought to our activity from the Dance world with a combination of features that aid in daily performance and activity as well as recovery. After a month with the socks and as a daily wearer of compression hose I have found these to be a cut above normal off-the-shelf or prescription support hose. For our activity, the benefits of wearing them for rehearsals and recovery are apparent and beneficial. The science behind them is solid and well-supported."

Let's be real:

You are marching athletes, and not just any athletes, artistic athletes — superhuman artists who execute flawless choreography while playing a music instrument and making it look as effortless as a stroll in the park. For the performance arts, the mantra is clear: your feet are your foundation.

That's why our patented compression technology is a game-changer. It offers:

  • Arch support
  • Ankle stability
  • Energy absorption
  • Graduated compression

The blend of support and flexibility allows performer's to achieve peak performance without compromise.


Plus, all styles have the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association—need we say more?

Apolla Socks aren't just for marching, they're engineered for recovery too.


The graduated compression helps improve blood circulation, reducing muscle soreness and speeding up recovery time.


You're not just slipping into a sock, you're stepping into a next-level wellness routine that prepares you for the next standing ovation.

Stamp of Approval from

Dr. Tom Freeman, DPM


"As a long-time wearer of compression hose post-trauma and with screws/plates/artificial ankle, there is no time I am without compression. These are GREAT and we have started suggesting them to our patient population as an alternative to medically prescribed hose. I have felt the compression in these and like them better when compared to my regular compression hose or my other "big brand" products.

Workmanship and materials are everything they promise and the compression is excellent. I think Apolla hit a home run and I am anxious to see how the Drum Corps and marching arts community grabs on and utilizes these. Long been a fan of compression in our High School, collegiate, and recreational athletes. This gives us an updated and in my eyes, better product to use. Expanding from the dance world to the Marching Arts world and then beyond is a logical and needed progression."