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Zundert Flower Parade to showcase marching band float is heading back to The Netherlands to cover the legendary Bloemencorso Zundert for the fifth time in ten years. This year's parade features a float design depicting an entire marching band with a creative twist, and also includes performances by our friends Jubal Drum & Bugle Corps (Netherlands) and DrumSpirit Percussion Ensemble (Belgium). You can watch a live stream on Dutch provincial television at beginning at 1:45 PM in Europe (6:45 AM Central in USA) on Sunday, September 4.

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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
Support Music logo has joined the SupportMusic Coalition, a public service led by U.S.-based NAMM and MENC, that seeks to strengthen community commitment and support for quality music education in schools. Full story >>
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Tri-State Band FestivalSEPT 24: The Luverne Tri-State Band Festival has a big lineup for its 66th year.

Sioux Falls Festival of BandsOCT 1: Sioux Falls Festival of Bands features 45 bands from four states.

Bands of AmericaSEP-NOV: Bands of America hosts 20 BOA Regional Championships including four Super Regionals.

Waseca Marching ClassicSEPT 17: The 29th Waseca Marching Classic hosts bands for parade, field and clinics. Results >>

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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 >>

Corso Zundert band Marching units from three countries provide cadence in 2016 Corso Zundert flower parade
Marching units from Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands performed in the 2016 Corso Zundert flower parade. Among them: a band that played while riding bicycles. 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 >>

2016 Calgary Stampede Showbands Live Photos Photo Feature: Calgary Stampede Showbands Live
View photos of all participating units from the 2016 Showbands Live prelims held July 10 in Calgary, Alberta. View gallery >>

2016 WGI Percussion Championship Photos Photo Feature: 2016 WGI Championships
View action shots from two weekends of WGI World Championships events for color guard, percussion and winds held in Dayton, Ohio. View galleries >>

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 >>

Jennifer Garner in marching band photo Jennifer Garner talks marching band technique with Seth Meyers
Award-winning actress Jennifer Garner recalled her marching band experience during an interview on the March 17 episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers. A video of the interview can now be viewed on YouTube. Full story >>

From The 13th Chair Trombone Player Seen and Heard at BOA 2015
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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 >>

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