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U.S. winter guard heading to first WGI Japan regional
Warren Central H.S. (Indianapolis, IN) is headed to Japan for the new WGI Japan event near Tokyo on January 28, 2018. The winter guard will appear with more than 50 guard and percussion units from Japan and Indonesia. Check out the video featuring highlights of the guard's preparation to perform on the international stage.

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Tournament of Roses announces 2019 Rose Parade Band Selections

"Go Band!" Facebook post about team aspect of marching band goes viral
A social media post about the dedication and teamwork found in marching bands has gone viral, spreading a positive message about the marching activity to tens of thousands of readers (so far). Full story >>

Marching band member rolls through challenges of cerebral palsy
The marching community is being inspired by the Omaha World-Herald story of a band member who doesn't let cerebral palsy keep her off the field. See the story and video, plus view some other inspiring stories from the archives about performers who overcame obstacles to perform in marching band. Full story >> joins the national SupportMusic coalition to strengthen music education in schools
Support Music logo has joined the SupportMusic Coalition, a public service led by U.S.-based NAMM and MENC, that seeks to strengthen community commitment and support for quality music education in schools. Full story >>
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New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade MARCH 17: The historic New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade is a spectacle featuring 100+ bands.

National Cherry Blossom Festival ParadeAPRIL 14: The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade celebrates spring in Washington, D.C.

WGI World ChampionshipsAPRIL: WGI hosts World Championships for Color Guard plus Percussion and Winds over two weekends.

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Heather Henson - Ajijaak Puppet artist Heather Henson adds color guard performers to new show
Heather Henson, daughter of Muppets creator Jim Henson, has incorporated a quartet of skilled color guard performers into her latest puppetry project, Ajijaak on Turtle Island. Full story >>

Rose Parade Float 2018 Rose Parade Lineup
View the complete 2018 Rose Parade lineup in order of appearance. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade will step off with a fantastic lineup of floats, marching bands and equestrian units beginning at 8:00 AM (Pacific) on Monday, January 1, 2018. Full story >>

Buhos Marching Band Tournament of Roses "Bandfest" Schedule
View the performance schedule for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest on December 29-30, 2017, which features field exhibitions by the Rose Parade bands. Full story >>

Gift Box Gift Ideas for Marching Band Fans
Wrap up your holiday shopping with inspired and inspiring marching-related gift ideas. Your marching band friends are sure to love these unique items ... and in many cases, your purchases will support organizations that work hard to showcase the marching activity. Full story >>

2017 Bands of America Grand National Championship Photos Photo Feature: 2017 BOA Grand National Championships
View photos of all 37 semi-finalist bands from the Bands of America Grand National Championships held November 8-11 in Indianapolis. View gallery >>

From The 13th Chair Trombone Player Seen and Heard at BOA 2017
Columnist DJ Corchin shares his annual Top 20 Most Hilarious Things Seen or Overheard at the 2017 Bands of America Grand National Championships! Full story >>

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade A day in the life of a Macy's Parade marching band
Go behind the scenes and experience an up-to-the-minute account of what bands experience at one of America's great parades. Full story >>

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