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Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association Making plans to join other drum corps fans in Indianapolis for the 2011 DCI World Championships? You may want an app for that! Check out the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association's all-new mobile application to help you navigate your way to popular restaurants, stunning attractions and amazing coupons for local deals. VisitIndy.com

Fred J. Miller, Inc. He has been fashioned the "Dean of American Design," and Fred J. Miller, Inc. would like to introduce you to him. Meet designer Michael Cesario and read about his many accomplishments in a special online feature on FJM's official website. While you're there, peruse the Cesario Collection and see some of the Dean's latest looks in uniform fashion. FJMInc.com

DeMoulin Bros & Co. Join designer Michael Gray and the DeMoulin Bros. & Co. team in a special look at their trip to the 2011 Texas Music Educators Association's annual convention last month in San Antonio. As program coordinator for the Bluecoats and a longtime DCI adjudicator, Gray recently joined the design staff at DeMoulin. YouTube.com

Percussive Arts Society Percussionists can look to PAS.org to reference a list of eight scholarships and grants available to students seeking financial assistance with their education. An application deadline of March 15 is in place. PAS.org

Stanbury Uniforms The Cascades have joined the Stanbury family with a new look that the corps will show off during the 2011 DCI Tour. "We are honored to be a part of [the Cascades'] renewed energy," said Stanbury CEO Gary Roberts. "Several of the Stanbury team members are longtime and close friends with the Cascades team and I too look forward to a long, positive relationship with the Cascades." Stanbury.com

D'Addario & Company Evans Drumheads is inviting drum lines, percussionists and bands to "Make the Switch." Check out all of the products the company has to offer, and you earn special savings through an exclusive offer to those who switch to Evans. EvansDrumheads.com

Vic Firth, Co. Get the beat with the all new Vic Firth online catalog. The largest manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets recently released A 99-page booklet of products with high quality photos and detailed descriptions in an easy-to-navigate online viewer. VicFirth.com

Drum Corps World Drum Corps World has released five books in the last decade, totaling more than 1,800 pages of drum corps history accompanied by nearly 4,000 photographs. Don't miss "A History of Drum and Bugle Corps" (vol. 1 & 2), "The Art of Drum Corps World," and two titles produced especially for Drum Corps International, "DCI: The First Decade, 1972-1981," and "DCI: The First 35 Years in Photos." DrumCorpsWorld.com

Innovative Percussion For 2011, Innovative Percussion has launched a plethora of new sticks, mallets and beaters. Check out their "new product" list online to see all of the company's latest offerings. InnovativePercussion.com

MENC March kicks off Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM). Started by MENC: The National Association for Music Education, MIOSM is a celebration showcasing the importance of music education in schools. From classroom concerts to civic buildings and shopping malls, many activities will be taking place to recognize this special month. MENC.org

The Woodwind & Brasswind The Woodwind & Brasswind is proud to partner with Drum Corps International and offer an exclusive 10% discount off any order for DCI members, family and fans during the month of March. Just enter coupon code DCIMAR at checkout. The Woodwind & Brasswind offers the best selection of products at the best prices and is dedicated to supporting the success of the marching arts in every way. WWBW.com

Pearl Drum Corporation Carolina Crown member, Grace Welter was awarded the 2011 Pearl Scholarship. As a senior studying Music Education and a percussionist at UMASS, Welter looks forward to her future as a music educator. "I'm confident that she'll give her students a great experience because she loves what she's doing and wants to be a good teacher," said Pearl Artist and DCI Hall of Fame member, Thom Hannum. PearlDrum.com

Jupiter Band Instruments Jupiter Band Instruments announces a new partnership with the Boston Crusaders starting this summer as the corps will be performing exclusively on Jupiter Quantum series brass, Mapex Quantum marching drums and Majestic percussion instruments. "We are very excited to work with the folks at Jupiter, Mapex & Majestic," said Tom Spataro, executive director of the Boston Crusaders. "There is a clear commitment to the marching arts as well as music education and that is a commitment that we at the Boston Crusaders share." JupiterMusic.com

Drum Corps Planet Drum Corps Planet, an online community site for drum corps fans, announces a new web design for viewers to access its more than 7,500 stories. The new website features a fresh layout, social media integration, a mobile phone version, better search options and more. DrumCorpsPlanet.com

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