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National Association for Music Education

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Corporate Partners

U.S. Army Bands

The Army Band Program offers talented musicians a unique opportunity to do what they do best–play music. Whether you're performing to boost Soldier's morale, entertain civilians, or assist with military ceremonies, you can be part of a group of talented musicians who support the Army's mission around the world.

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Band Shoppe

In 2010, Band Shoppe celebrated its 40th anniversary as one of the leading manufacturers of custom marching apparel. The company prides itself in finding innovative ways to provide customers the best possible products at the right price, and offering outstanding sales and customer service representation.

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Vic Firth Company

Vic Firth Company is the world's leading manufacturer of drum sticks and mallets. Established in 1963 by world-renowned principal timpanist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Everett "Vic" Firth, the company is recognized worldwide as the producer of the highest quality drumsticks in the music industry.

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The largest cymbal manufacturer in the world and at 400 years old, Zildjian is also one of the oldest companies in the world. In addition to cymbals, Zildjian also sells a variety of other percussion-related accessories.

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Remo, Inc

Remo is an American drumhead, drumset, world percussion, and banjo head company. They are well known for their highly successful WEATHERKING series, which is now seen on orchestral, world, marching percussion, and drum sets. In addition to drumheads, Remo also produces drumsets and ethnic percussion instruments.

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Pearl Corporation

Pearl is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of percussion products including drumset, hardware, Pearl percussion, concert percussion, Adams musical instruments, and marching percussion.

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NAMM, the International Music Products Association

Over the past century, NAMM has proudly represented the industry that brings the gift of music into people's lives. What started in May of 1901 as a small, grassroots organization of 52 founding members has since blossomed into an international association representing nearly 9,000 retailers and manufacturers of musical instruments and products from 85 countries worldwide.

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Yamaha Corporation of America

Established in 1960 as Yamaha International Corporation, Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) offers a full line of musical instruments and audio/visual products to the U.S. market. YCA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan, and is one of the largest global subsidiary companies.

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Fred J. Miller, Inc.

Fred J. Miller Inc. is a family owned business with more than 60 years experience in all phases of pageantry. Known for the breadth and diversity of its products and services, FJM supplies corps, bands and guards with a wide range of performance wear as well as flags, accessories and instructional clinics.

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Stanbury Uniforms

WIth nearly 100 years experience making uniforms, Stanbury has a complete line of performance wear, including the Synergy line of washable uniforms, as worn by the Bluecoats, Santa Clara Vanguard, Madison Scouts and the Blue Stars.

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Visit Indy

Visit Indy is responsible for promoting the city of Indianapolis. As an unprecedented level of cooperation between business and government boosts Indianapolis to a completely new level, Visit Indy revels in the opportunity to show its city off.

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Conn-Selmer, Inc

King Ultimate Marching Brass is a line of innovative and highly sought after marching brass instruments designed back in 2002 in conjunction with one of DCI’s top corps, Phantom Regiment. Manufactured in the USA and distributed worldwide by Conn-Selmer, Inc., King has become the sound most desired for in marching music worldwide.

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U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps

The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs martial and popular music for hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. The Drum and Bugle Corps travels more than 50,000 miles annually, performing in excess of 400 events across the nation and abroad.

Learn more about the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.

Woodwind and Brasswind
Woodwind & Brasswind is a company that specializes in musical instruments, formerly based in South Bend, Indiana, United States.Since 1978, Woodwind & Brasswind has been a source for all things musical, offering expert help with the largest selection of top brand products.

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WeScanFiles.com is a document scanning Service Company. Based in the Dallas and Ft.Worth, the company specializes in onsite document scanning and management needs in various industries such as medical offices, law firms, and local governments through document scanning, imaging, & paperless solutions

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DeMoulin Bros. and Co.
DeMoulin Bros. and Co. is the oldest and largest manufacturer of music performance group apparel in the world. The company manufactures an endless range of uniforms for Marching Bands, Concert Bands, Color Guard, Choir and many other music related performance groups.

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Jupiter Mapex Majestic
Jupiter, Mapex, and Majestic instruments make up the Quantum series at KHS Musical Instruments Co., Ltd. Released in 2008, the Quantum series combines each brand to produce superior sound and unified voicing for marching ensembles. This series was developed with assistance from active drum corps and top marching educators.

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Tour Partners

Directors Showcase
Director’s Showcase International (DSI) is the leading wholesale distributor of marching band accessories, guard equipment, and concert & choral attire. Their most notable brands include the MTX marching shoe, Viper marching shoe, Velocity marching shoe, Command Center podiums, Ever-Dri performance gloves, Ever-Jazz dance shoe, StarLite 2 dance boot, Excalibur Sabre and Elite Rifles.

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System Blue
System Blue: a mixture of products, educational live events and publishing that will help develop a System of Excellence for band directors, teachers, staff, designers, performers and marching members.

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Innovative Percussion Inc.
Innovative Percussion is a manufacturer of drumsticks, keyboard mallets, and many other percussion implements. The company also publishes percussion solo and ensemble pieces of music.

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Style Plus
StylePLUS, founded in 1971, is the industry leader in manufacturing, supplying and distributing Marching Band and Color Guard products throughout the United States and abroad. Throughout our over 40 years of service to the industry, the goals have always remained the same; Provide a quality product at an affordable price while maintaining superior service to the customer.

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Dynasty USA
Dynasty is a manufacturer of industry-leading concert and marching percussion instruments for organizations and individuals around the world. These instruments are all American-made, making Dynasty the only major company in the drum industry to manufacture ALL of our instruments domestically.

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PreSonus Audio Electronics
PreSonus Audio Electronics has become known for delivering professional quality audio products at affordable prices to audio professionals, musicians and hobbyists around the world. The PreSonus staff in the sales, engineering, and customer service departments all have years of experience in professional audio as musicians and sound engineers which brings passion for music-making to every facet of the company.

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ON2 Percussion
ON2 Percussion is the manufacturer and distributor of Drum Slips. Drum Slips precisely wrap around the hardware of marching percussion instruments in order to instantly change the design and color of a drum. Drum Slips are quickly and easily installed by simply removing the drum head. Drum Slips make drums look better than new and allow instant visual coordination with the theme of your show.

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Championship Partners

Delta Dental
The Delta Dental companies in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee collectively are among the largest dental plan administrators in the nation. In 2014, the enterprise paid out nearly $3 billion for dental treatment to 13.1 million members. For more information about Delta Dental, visit www.deltadental.com and select your state.

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Strategic Partners

Drum Corps Associates
Drum Corps Associates, the sanctioning body of all-age drum and bugle corps, strives to provide performers with stimulating and rewarding social experiences, to provide a competitive outlet for performers, and to entertain and excite the audience.

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Music For All, Inc (BOA)
Music for All is one of the nation's biggest and most influential organizations in support of active music-making. Music For All's mission is to create and provide positively life-changing experiences for students, teachers, parents, and communities.

Learn more at Music For All, Inc (BOA)

Winter Guard International (WGI)
WGI Sport of the Arts, a non-profit youth organization, is the governing body leading the winter guard and indoor percussion activities. It is called the Sport of the Arts because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format. Now entering its 30th year, the sport is ever-changing and growing, with over 11,000 participants at the Sport of the Arts World Championships in April.

Learn more at Winter Guard International (WGI)

Athletes and the Arts

Integrating the science of sport and the performing arts for the mutual benefit of both. Athletes and the Arts is an initiative focused on linking the sport athlete and musician/performing artist communities through collaborative exchange and application of wellness, training and performance research and initiatives.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity is the nation’s oldest and largest music fraternity. Established in 1898 at the New England Conservatory, Sinfonia is dedicated to creating harmony in the world through its philanthropic and musical endeavors.

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Formerly known as the USSBA, USBands is America's fastest growing scholastic music organization hosting more than 140 events in 22 states each fall. More than 700 high school marching bands participate in USBands' events as the organization provides quality performance opportunities through the administration and facilitation of competitions and festivals.

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Jolesch Enterprises

Jolesch Enterprises is a professional photomarketing organization specializing in high-quality, high-volume, photography of music groups, festivals, grads, and other special events.

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Cavalcade of Bands

Founded in 1958, the Cavalcade of Bands is a nonprofit organization composed of more than 100 member schools coming together to compete in marching music events on the interscholastic level. The organization's motto is “Education Through Musical Involvement.”

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Markey’s Rental & Staging is a national audiovisual firm headquartered in Indianapolis, with branch offices throughout the Midwest and Central Florida.

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Percussive Arts Society

The Percussive Arts Society is the world's largest percussion organization and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages. Established in 1961 as a nonprofit, music service organization, PAS's mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world.

Learn more about the Percussive Arts Society.

Tournament of Bands

The Tournament of Bands is one of the largest competitive band organizations in the country. Founded in 1972 by the National Judges Association, the TOB has grown to more than 400 active schools and organizations. The organization provides performance opportunities in field band, indoor guard, majorette, percussion and dance team as well as comprehensive festivals with instrumental and choral events.

Learn more about the Tournament of Bands.

Association of Music Parents

The Association of Music Parents is a national nonprofit organization whose goal is to preserve music and arts in our nation’s education system through grassroots efforts.

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The Registration System

TRS online software is the market’s most popular solution for online ticketing, event registration and volunteer management. Developed by event planners for event planners, TRS designs software that thinks like you do. TRS is the online engine behind some of North America’s biggest and most successful events.

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Japan Marching Band Association

Headquartered in Tokyo, the Japan Marching Band Association is dedicated to the promotion and development of the marching arts in Japan.

Learn more about the Japan Marching Band Association.

Winder Guard Tarps

Winter Guard Tarps digitally prints customized performance floors and props for marching bands, winter guards, percussion and winds ensembles. The Team at WGT has more than 25 years in the large format digital printing industry and more than 20 years of experience in the marching arts.

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Media Partners

Celebrating its 18th season in 2013, Marching.com is an authoritative online destination for marching-related events, links, resources, news and photos. Coverage encompasses marching activities around the world. Marching.com speaks with a passionate and positive voice, and the site welcomes an average of 75,000 unique visitors each month.

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Drum Corps World
Publishing since the 1970s as a tabloid newspaper, Drum Corps World (DCW) has provided more than 35 years of continuous coverage of the drum and bugle corps activity. Including a wide variety of information and feature articles about the corps and events of Drum Corps International, the publication's world-wide team of writers and photographers also cover other marching arts activities in North America, Europe, Asia and even Africa.

Learn more at DrumCorpsWorld.com

Halftime Magazine
Halftime Magazine highlights the sights, sounds and spirit of marching band from the perspective of high school and college musician-athletes. The bimonthly print magazine and interactive website connects musician-athletes through shared experiences about competitions, school spirit and band traditions with profiles, first person accounts and thought-provoking feature stories.

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Funding Supporters

Arts Council of Indianapolis
Since its inception in the 1980s, the Arts Council of Indianapolis has been providing central Indiana with a wide variety of culturally enriching events, programs, and opportunities.

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