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Marching Roundtable 751: Mandarins Take Us To “Life Rite After”

Key Poulan, Mario Ramirez, Ike Jackson, and JW Koester talk about the creation of the show concept, the music, the giant rotating stage, the elaborate costuming, the stilts, the light up rifles, and more! You can listen to us above, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes. […]

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Erik Kosman Joins Boston Crusaders Design Team As Head Of Audio

“We are fortunate to bring Erik and his talent into the fold here at Boston. Our design team remains fully intact and adding Erik opens up even more creative opportunities. Mike Zellers and Erik Kosman will bring us to the cutting edge in electronics.” – Chris Holland, Executive Director Read the rest of the article […]

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Crossmen Productions Announces 2019 Crossmen Drum Corps Brass Staff

Crossmen Productions is excited to announce the 2019 Crossmen Drum Corps Brass Staff! Under the direction of fourth-year Caption Head, Steve Mason, the 2019 Crossmen Brass Staff is comprised of many returning instructional staff members with the addition of several veteran drum corps instructors. Read the rest of the article here.

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Forward Performing Arts Sponsors The 2018 Wisconsin State Marching Band Championships

Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts are proud to be a participating sponsor at the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Marching Band Championships to be held October 13, 2018 at Perkins Stadium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the bands perform from noon through 10 […]

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Cavaliers Announce 2019 Design And Caption Leadership Teams

The Cavaliers are pleased to announce our Design and Caption Leadership Teams for the 2019 season, under the guidance of Program Coordinator David McGrath. McGrath, who returns for his sixth year with The Cavaliers and fourth season as Program Coordinator, leads the veteran creative team of Daniel Wiles (Artistic Director), Tommy Allen (Visual Designer), Blake […]

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Introducing The 2019 Boston Crusaders Drum Majors

The 2019 Boston Crusaders will be lead by Josh Ballinger, Coral Navarre, and Gavin Schmidt. The three drum majors – chosen from a deep pool of talented candidates – bring outstanding pageantry and drum corps experience, leadership and musicianship. “I am fortunate to have this group driving the corps to even greater heights in the […]

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Santa Clara Vanguard Performance At San Jose Earthquakes Game

Sunday, October 21, join Vanguard at Avaya Stadium in San Jose as we help celebrate “Santa Clara Day” with the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team! The Earthquakes’ final regular season home match of 2018 will kick off at 2:00pm – but make sure you show up plenty early because we’ll be there jamming out and […]

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Meet The 2019 Madison Scouts Percussion Team

The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the Percussion Instructional Team for the 2019 season, including: Derrick Shannon III, Percussion Manager Andrew Fortuna, Battery Manager Andrew McAfee, Percussion Ensemble Specialist Chris Murphree, Front Ensemble Manager Read the rest of the article here.

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Pioneer News From The Top – October 10th

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2019 Mandarins Design Team And Directors

The Mandarins are proud to welcome back for the 2019 season our design team and Directors, JW Koester, Ike Jackson, Mario Ramirez, Peter Beckhart, Bryan Nungaray, Darren VanDerpoel, and Key Poulan, as well as our Brass Caption Manager Tim Snyder, and our newest members of the team, Joseph Hayes as the Visual Caption Manager and […]

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