March forth to the rhythm of life on Marching Music Day every March 4th!
In honor of dedicated musicians and performers of many diverse styles and backgrounds, Marching Music Day celebrates all varieties of the art forms bringing us “music on the move.”
Drum Corps International founded Marching Music Day to celebrate and share marching music as an engaging and ever-expanding art form around the world, and to help celebrate Music In Our Schools Month. As an ideal play on words, March Fourth was chosen.
The registrar at National Day Calendar declared the day to #MarchForth into celebration annually, beginning in 2017.
5 ways to celebrate Marching Music Day
1. Rep your favorite drum corps or marching music swag
Dust off those corps jackets or break out your favorite marching group's T-shirt or sweatshirt. Take a selfie and post it as your profile picture. Be sure to add the official Marching Music Day frame to your Facebook profile photo.
2. Tell your marching music story
Dig out a photo from your marching band, winter guard or drum corps days and share it along with one of your fondest marching music memories on social media. Tag your posts with #MarchForth and #MarchingMusicDay.
3. Discover new forms of music on the move
From drum corps and marching bands, to SoundSport teams and winter guards, to military music groups, Mummers string bands, fife and drum groups, drill teams and step teams, marching musicians fall into a remarkable array of different styles, classifications and organizations. Spend time surfing the web to learn about the many unique musical ensembles around the world.
4. Support your favorite marching music groups
Whether making an important contribution to your favorite drum corps or lending support to your local high school or community marching performing arts ensemble, consider making a financial donation or schedule time to volunteer behind the scenes to foster future generations of marching musicians.
5. Make your plans to attend a DCI Summer Tour event
Tickets to many events that are part of the Drum Corps International Tour schedule are now on sale through the DCI Box Office and Ticketmaster. Summer will be here before you know it, and now's the time to march forth and reserve your seats today!