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  1. The Colts are excited to announce their entire 2019 instructional staff. There are just a few new faces on the brass, percussion, color guard, and visual teams. These instructors bring with them not only their prior Colts knowledge but also experience from a wide rage of backgrounds spanning several decades of performing, designing, adjudicating, and […] View the full article
  2. In 2019 we will host production camps in both the Sunshine State of FL and the Great State of Texas! This will allow for more cost effective flights and more equitable travel requirements for our brass and percussion members… it will also allow for our FL and TX alums and fans to engage! Read the […] View the full article
  3. “Crescendo 11,” is a campaign to raise the needed funds to purchase a variety of new Yamaha brass instruments. We need your help in acquiring these instruments for the 2019 season in order to ensure that our students are able to perform at the highest level. The instruments that are being replaced have suffered wear […] View the full article
  4. Voting is under way in the Plante Moran Gives Charity Contest, and Ascend Performing Arts is an official entrant! Ascend Performing Arts produces the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble, and Blue Knights Winds. The rules of the contest are simple — the 3 Colorado charities with the most votes from […] View the full article
  5. For the first time in their 55-year history the Mandarins achieved a Drum Corps International Finalist position, earning 10th place in the nation. Coming off this historic season, the Mandarins are excited to announce that the entire design and caption head team will return for the 2019 season. Ike Jackson returning as the Mandarins Program […] View the full article
  6. The Carolina Crown Organization is pleased to announce the Visual Design, Supervision and Technical Team for 2019! Among the list are familiar names to the Crown Organization, including returning Visual Designer Jeff Sacktig and Artistic Director Rick Subel. There are also several new additions to the Team, such as Kevin Morrison who will be joining […] View the full article
  7. The recently formed Great Lakes Brass Alliance (GLBA) is in the process of finalizing plans for an inaugural indoor show in western New York, tentatively scheduled for May 11, 2019. The date and location will be confirmed in the near future. Great Lakes Brass Alliance member groups include the Hamburg Kingsmen Alumni Drum and Bugle […] View the full article
  8. The Colts are excited to announce all audition dates and locations for the 2019 season. This year will again feature three-day audition camps in Dubuque and several one-day audition camps around the country. This has been done with the goal of creating an experience that is accessible to more students. The full audition schedule is […] View the full article
  9. Through our new YouTube Channel , we’ve created a playlist for you that includes all of the original tracks that Starriders are using for their upcoming show “Fountain of Youth” next season. Have fun listening. Read the rest of the article here. View the full article
  10. Horns, leather, helmets, drums, students, grass, beer, hot dogs and the band. All of these are aspects that make or break a football game, and one that has been making more and more of an impact on the spectating of the Colorado Mesa University college football games has been the marching band. The young band […] View the full article
  11. We are thrilled to announce that Jeremy Bennett is returning for a 4th season as Seattle Cascades Tour Director, and his 7th with the Seattle Cascades organization. Driving a World Class Drum and Bugle Corps through spring training and a ten thousand mile national tour is a complex and demanding job. Jeremy’s years of practical […] View the full article
  12. 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. View the full article
  13. 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 […] View the full article
  14. 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. […] View the full article
  15. “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 […] View the full article
  16. From the beginning of time, men recognized the unique quality of water and when it was discovered that life could not exist without it, tales of rejuvenation and the magical powers flowed forth. These parables of restorative springs, purity fountains, and paradise are found in religious teachings and ancient folklore from cultures around the world. […] View the full article
  17. 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. View the full article
  18. 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 […] View the full article
  19. 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 […] View the full article
  20. 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 […] View the full article
  21. After recent discussion in charting a course for the 2019 program, Crossmen will be fielding an all-female color guard this year. The decision to cast an all-female guard for next season was made by the design team, which includes color guard caption head and designer, Tyler Edrington. Read the rest of the article here. View the full article
  22. The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps announce today, October 11, 2018, the addition of Aaron Goldberg to the position on Brass Arranger. A native of Boston, Aaron Goldberg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Master’s degree in Music Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at […] View the full article
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  24. Another great milestone is the brass band of the Wölper Löwen, which was founded almost half a year ago. With Fred Meyer she receives an internationally experienced and well-versed lecturer who now counts as a permanent instructor. “With all his know-how, Fred is a true asset and will bring our group even further forward,” says […] View the full article
  25. 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 […] View the full article