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• Cavaliers staffer gearing up for American Ninja Warrior
• Blue Devils remember the late Chick Corea
• Mandarins’ march in the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade
• And more!
With the cancelation of the 2020 DCI Tour and 2021 serving as a "bridge" to Drum Corps International's 50th anniversary 2022 season, DCI's performing ensembles are in need of your assistance. A donation of any amount to the organizations of your choice will go a long way to ensure that we will #MarchOn for the benefit of some of the best and brightest young adults across the globe!
7th Regiment announced plans to operate as a virtual drum corps in 2021. "Our focus shifts to offering a many other unique opportunities to deliver to our students, including a virtual show production," the corps said in a statement.
The Academy threw it back this week to 2015 when the corps participated in the festivities surrounding Super Bowl XLIX.
Battalion staff members are featured on a recent episode of the "Marching Roundtable Podcast" in an episode titled, "Maximizing a Small Front Ensemble."
In response to the passing of jazz legend Chick Corea, the Blue Devils shared a letter from the pianist and composer in reaction to watching the corps' 1994 production, "My Spanish Heart."
Don't miss this throwback video of a Blue Knights encore performance from July 2, 2014 in Medford, Oregon.
Blue Stars is "cautiously optimistic" about being able to perform in the summer of 2021 and as such has opened its audition process.
Bluecoats published its 2020 annual report of diversity and socioeconomic impact. "This annual report will help the council and executive team identify areas of improvement we need to address each year in order for our organization to represent the true beauty of diversity in the Bluecoats community," the corps said in a statement.
In honor of Black History Month, Boston Crusaders showcased a clip from the corps' 2013 production of Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me.”
The Cadets are in the process of recruiting front ensemble percussionists. Here's how you can get your start.
Carolina Gold is about two weeks away from its second virtual audition camp.
Megan Budway, a Cavaliers electronics technician and Phantom Regiment and Colts alum, has been selected to compete on season 13 of American Ninja Warrior.
Here's how Colts' rehearsal and performance schedule from now through the summer is anticipated to shape up.
Drink up, Columbians insulated water bottles are now available from the corps' online store.
Crossmen auditions are ongoing, but the first round will reach its completion February 28.
Luke Vogt is one of the newest additions to Genesis' instructional staff, coming on board as a battery percussion tenor consultant.
Gold's first audition experience will take place March 14. Registration is now open.
Check out this video clip of Golden Empire's 2019 production, "Icarus."
Guardians announced plans to forgo a trip to Indianapolis this summer, instead focusing on "a more upscale and localized 2021 summer offering."
Impulse introduced the design and educational leaders for the corps' 2021 "Impulse Xperience."
Jersey Surf is giving a nod to Black History Month in a series celebrating the leaders of color who have performed with the New Jersey corps over the years.
Episode three of Madison Scouts' "Behind the Fleur" video series takes you into the classroom with the corps' MadU participants.
Mandarins celebrates the Lunar New Year with this throwback to the 2001 corps marching in the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade.
T-shirts are available from just $2.50 during Music City's warehouse blowout sale.
There are still opportunities to get involved with Pacific Crest's drum line. Find out how to get your audition started today.
Phantom Regiment is making plans to take the field in 2021, and here's how you can get involved.
River City Rhythm
River City Rhythm staffers presented an educational session titled "Creating Artistry and Excellence in the Marching Arts" as part of the Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic. Watch the replay of the session in its entirety on YouTube.
Santa Clara Vanguard
Dot to dot is how Santa Clara Vanguard members march their way across the field.
Opening a BBVA checking account can net funds for yourself and for Southwind.
Spirit of Atlanta
There's still time to get involved with Spirit of Atlanta's virtual audition camp on February 20.
Troopers will host a free virtual rehearsal camp on Saturday, February 27, via Zoom video conference.
Vessel announced that it will not field a drum corps in 2021, but is eyeing a return to the field as part of the 2022 DCI Tour.