As the entire drum corps community gets ready to celebrate the New Year and looks ahead to the summer of 2017, this week, Drum Corps International recaps some of the highlights of 2016.

The most popular news items of 2016, and consequently some of the most "liked" and shared of the year, were comprised of a mix of both in- and off-season topics covering a variety of subjects.

59 remarkable facts you didn’t know about DCI corps members
December 1, 2016

While reaching the highest levels of musical excellence in stadiums across America each summer, the young performers of Drum Corps International ensembles are impressive on the football field. They’re also outstanding students and versatile artists off of it.

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3A new “Bloo” champion is born
August 13, 2016

A signature cheer of “Bloo!” could be heard from across a crowd of more than 22,200 at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday night, as members of the Bluecoats brought home their very first DCI World Championship title.

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3First-ever for the Academy after unpredictable Semis
August 12, 2016

The Academy achieved a first-time World Class finalist berth while the Boston Crusaders pulled off a stunner during the DCI World Championship Semifinals at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium.

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2Devils, Vanguard will help set the Super Bowl Stage
January 27, 2016

It’s only a little more than a week until the Carolina Panthers face off against the Denver Broncos in one of the biggest sporting events of the year. And with Super Bowl fever already infecting the Bay Area, local drum corps including the Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard are ready to get in on the action.

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12016 show announcements
May 25, 2016

With the start of the 2016 DCI Tour less than a month away, here's what we currently know about what corps will be bringing to the field.

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Other popular headlines from 2016

 Recap roundup: 2016 DCI World Championship Finals

 9 proposals on the table for ’16 DCI Rules Congress

 Rules proposal voting results

 Record crowd sees Bluecoats win its first Southwestern Championship

 Georgia Dome last is Bluecoats’ first

 Test your 2016 uniform IQ

 New Open Class corps approved for ’16 DCI Tour

 8 drum corps that might be having more fun than you

 12 things you might not know about 2015’s top-12

 Top 12 set after Open Class Prelims

 29 color guard leaps for leap day

 Less than one point separates top three at Prelims

 “Suiting Up” for Summer ‘16

 Special needs corps sets sights on 2018 DCI Finals