As the entire drum corps community gets ready to celebrate the New Year and looks ahead to the summer of 2015, this week, Drum Corps International recaps some of the highlights of 2014, today with the most read headlines on

The most popular news items of 2014, and consequently some of the most "liked" and shared of the year, were comprised of a mix of both in- and off-season topics with a variety of subject matter.

1. Body by Drum Corps

Tuesday, August 12, 2014: From spring training rehearsals to the final days of the DCI Summer Tour, drum corps members undergo incredible transformations as they burn thousands of calories a day during intense rehearsal and performance schedules. Here are 27 pics that prove drum corps is the ultimate sport. View this headline.

2. Judge helps Carolina Crown drummer make incredible Finals night recovery

Wednesday, August 13, 2014: Many Drum Corps International judges were once performers themselves, and while their primary job is to rank and rate the performances on the field, they also pride themselves in making sure corps members can always deliver their best performances possible, even after the unthinkable happens.

In this video taken from Carolina Crown's World Championship Finals performance on Saturday, Aug. 9, watch and listen as field percussion judge Allan Kristensen becomes a hero after Carolina Crown snare drummer Ryan Hall loses something very important. View this headline.

3. CBS Evening News feature on young Blue Devils drummer

Sunday, August 10, 2014: As the drum corps community was gathered at Lucas Oil Stadium enjoying the DCI World Championship Finals on Saturday, Aug. 9, the CBS Evening News aired a story about a Blue Devils corps member who achieved one of his greatest dreams this summer. View this headline.

4. Fashion Forward: 2014 uniforms revealed

Wednesday, June 18, 2014: It's one of the most anticipated moments of the start of every summer, when drum corps members across the country step into their uniforms for the very first time.

To get you up to speed on the latest fashions of 2014, we've compiled a gallery of uniforms—both new and old—from groups who have been out and about dressed in their drum corps best on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. View this photo gallery.

5. Re-play: Carolina Crown Preview Webcast

Sunday, June 15, 2014: The evening of Sunday, June 15, drum corps fans around the world were treated to a free preview webcast of the defending DCI World Champion Carolina Crown as the corps made its 2014 debut performance. View this headline.

Other Popular 2014 Headlines

• Thursday, November 6, 2014: Drum line lights up the stage with Little Big Town, Ariana Grande at Country Music Awards

• Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Body by Drum Corps, the sequel

• Monday, March 10, 2014: Adjudicators freed to judge 'more like an audience member' in updated system

• Wednesday, May 7, 2014: Hospitalized mother couldn't see son perform on the DCI Tour, so he brought the tour to her

• Wednesday, May 21, 2014: Influx of Open Class corps approved to participate in 2014 DCI Tour

• Wednesday, February 12, 2014: Spirit of cooperation and (warm) winds of change greet DCI annual meeting attendees

• Wednesday, March 19, 2014: 11 surprising facts that put drum corps in historical perspective

• Wednesday, June 4, 2014: Drum corps tour for the rich and famous

• Friday, February 28, 2014: 14 Oscar-inspired drum corps performances

• Sunday, August 10, 2014: Roll credits: Blue Devils finish 2014 with record-setting score

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