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Mandarins Hall of Fame – Class of 2024

The Mandarins is pleased to announce its Hall of Fame inductees for the Class of 2024. The Mandarins Hall of Fame was established in 2018 to preserve the memory of the special people who have brought honor to the Mandarins organization and who can serve as role models for current and future generations. Esther Mar […]

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Bluecoats & EN-RICH-MENT Officially Open Arts Education Center

“What a joyful day!” said Betty Smith, founder & Executive Director of EN-RICH-MENT. “You have worked tirelessly and dedicated your time, energy, and resources to this project. Why? Because you believe in EN-RICH-MENT and have a passion for our youth and our community.”

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On The Back Hash Ep. #80: DCI 2024 – First Week Thoughts

The first set of shows have been performed and the first set of numbers have been given. Take a listen to our thoughts about the first week of this DCI season. Lots of great shows this year, and we’ve only seen about half of them. What are you impressions of the season so far? Let […]

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Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps has been selected to march in the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in 2025!

World Champion Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps has been selected to march in the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®! The Spartans was selected from more than 100 applicants to march in the 2025 Parade. What an amazing way to celebrate the Spartans’ 70th anniversary! More info will be coming soon as we ramp up fundraising […]

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On A Water Break with Drill Writing Comedy Star Tony Deyo

Go On A Water Break with Comedian and part time Drill Writer, Tony Deyo. Tony tells us his marching arts history and all that goes into his comedy now. From his appearance on Conan O’Brien to his time as a high school band director, he gushes about it all. Read the rest of the article […]

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River City Rhapsody Virtual Program Book 2024

Schedule 5:30 PM – Gates Open 7:00 PM – Welcome/National Anthem 7:10 PM – Sound of Sun Prairie 7:20 PM – Minnesota Brass 7:37 PM – River City Rhythm 7:54 PM – Madison Scouts 8:11 PM – Phantom Regiment 8:28 PM – Intermission 8:48 PM – Colts 9:05 PM – Bluecoats 9:22 PM – Blue […]

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Scouts to Host Over 800 Wisconsin Band Students at The Whitewater Classic

The Madison Scouts are excited to announce that over 800 Wisconsin area high school band students will be attending The Whitewater Classic with free tickets provided by a grant program through Forward Performing Arts. Read the rest of the article here.

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Marching Roundtable 1221: The Academy on Building Culture

Five students leaders share how they create a positive environment of belonging and vulnerability. With Corps Director Josh Thye and Sammy Rodriguez, Eric Daniels, Tyler Barrett, Emily Dudek, and Kyle Angilletta You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes and Amazon. Read […]

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2024 New York Skyliners Friends and Family Show this Saturday!

Don’t miss this amazing free show! The New York Skyliners are bringing their 2024 production, “One Day I’ll Fly”, to Binghamton this Saturday. Join us for Family and Friends Night on July 6th at Chenango Valley High School. Gates open at 7 PM, show starts at 7:30 PM. Experience the power and precision of drum […]

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Marching Roundtable 1220: Crossmen Celebrate 50 Years

Corps Director Chris Lyman on the 50th Anniversary Show, Alumni Corps, and more. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes and Amazon. Read the rest of the article here.

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