JUNE 8: Evergreen H.S. (WA) wins Sweepstakes award at Portland Rose Festival
Grand Floral Parade.
JUNE 14: Patriots Marching Band (MN) named Grand Champion of Pioneerland Band Festival
JUNE 30: Band from Norway heading to Vikingland Band Festival
, Minnesota's summer marching championship.
Grand Floral Parade Band Photos
and Grand Floral Parade Float Photos
WGI World Class Guard Photos
, WGI World Class Percussion Photos
DCI Tour Premiere in theatres June 24
Drum corps fans will get an early-season look at the 2013 programs of top drum & bugle corps at the third-annual DCI Tour Premiere in theatres on Monday, June 24 at 6:30 PM local time. Full story >>
Book shares techniques for marching band success
Getting ready for band camp or a new school year? The timeless book The Dynamic Marching Band
by Wayne Markworth shares techniques used in one of America's most successful band programs. Full story >>
In the latest column From The 13th Chair Trombone Player
, DJ Corchin suggests that innovation OFF the field is essential for the future of music education. Full story >>
Marching bands experience honor, whirlwind from Inaugural Parade invitations
For band directors, the thrill of receiving an invitation to the Inaugural Parade is accompanied by the reality that they need to prepare for a trip to a major national event in a short time. Full story >>
Pride of the Dutchmen band preps wooden shoes for Rose Parade march
Even if they aren't playing a tune, you will hear them coming. The Pride of the Dutchmen Marching Band from Orange City, Iowa will march the 5.5-mile Rose Parade route wearing traditional wooden shoes.
Full story >>
Photo Essay: 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 >>
The Secrets of a Successful Audition
Whether your goal is a college scholarship, a spot in a drum corps, or a better chair in your high school band, audition secrets from Blue Devils brass arranger Wayne Downey can help you control nerves before, during and after an audition. Full story >>