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Pulaski (WI) students make memories in Pasadena
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SCV to march in 2017 Rose Parade
The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration by marching in the 2017 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Full story >>

"Go Band!" Facebook post about team aspect of marching band goes viral
A social media post about the dedication and teamwork found in marching bands has gone viral, spreading a positive message about the marching activity to tens of thousands of readers (so far). Full story >>

Marching band member rolls through challenges of cerebral palsy
The marching community is being inspired by the Omaha World-Herald story of a band member who doesn't let cerebral palsy keep her off the field. See the story and video, plus view some other inspiring stories from the archives about performers who overcame obstacles to perform in marching band. Full story >> joins the national SupportMusic coalition to strengthen music education in schools
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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade JAN 2: The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is televised around the world.

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Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Mass BandDEC 7: View a live webcast of the Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Mass Band honoring past and present military personnel.

Macys Thanksgiving Day ParadeNOV 24: The spectacular Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the holiday season in style.

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Rose Parade Float 2017 Rose Parade lineup
The 128th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2 will feature Santa Clara Vanguard plus marching bands from Japan, Mexico and across the USA. View the complete Rose Parade order of march. Full story >>

Screenshot Opinion: Don't let fake news harm the marching activity
Social media is being flooded this week with misleading variations of a news story regarding marching bands and the 2017 Inaugural parade. Full story >>

Gift Box Gift Ideas for Marching Band Fans
Before you wrap up your Christmas shopping, check out these marching-related gift ideas. These are great items that your marching band friends are sure to love. Plus, the organizations that produced them will appreciate your support of the activity! Full story >>

2016 Bands of America Grand National Championship Photos Photo Feature: 2016 BOA Grand National Championships
View photos of all 36 semi-finalist bands from the Bands of America Grand National Championships held November 9-12 in Indianapolis. View gallery >>

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade A day in the life of a Macy's Parade marching band
Go behind the scenes and experience an up-to-the-minute account of what bands experience at one of America's great parades. Full story >>

Homewood H.S. Marching Band Alabama Honoring our Veterans: Patriotism is alive and well in marching bands
It may start as a simple lump in the throat, but before long your feet command you to stand and your eyes refuse to hold back the tears. In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, see photos and stories of five patriotic marching band productions. Full story >>

Broken Arrow H.S. Band 2015 Bands gear up for championship events
Champions will be crowned as field show bands compete in their 2016 circuit and state championships. View dates and locations of major events across the United States. Full story >>

Mason H.S. guard costume 25 Halloween-worthy costumes from the marching arts
To find inspiration for your Halloween costume, look no further than the marching arts. Winter guards, percussion ensembles, marching bands and drum corps have a knack for creativity ... and these performers don't just wear costumes, they bring them to life. See recent favorites from the photo archives. Full story >>

Corso Zundert float Gigantic flower floats provide artistic display at 2016 Corso Zundert flower parade
Towering sculptures colored with dahlia blooms served as a testament to Dutch creativity during the annual "Corso Zundert" flower parade. View photos of the 20 magnificent floats — each covered with up to 500,000 flowers and rising up to three stories tall. View gallery >>

Marching band float design The biggest marching band you've ever seen?
A giant flower float will portray a marching band with a twist in the 2016 Bloemencorso Zundert on Sunday, September 4. Full story >>

Summer training plan exercise guide Prep your body for marching season with this training plan by Rob Stein
Use the off-season to become lean and strong with this workout plan for marching athletes, complete with video demonstrations and free worksheet downloads to track your progress. Full story >>

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