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DCI World Championship Prelims live in theatres August 6
Drum Corps International's World Championship Prelims will be shown live in more than 500 theatres on Thursday, August 6 during 'Big, Loud & Live 12.' Full story >>
Calgary area bands make outdoor debut at Music 'N Motion
Bands in the Calgary area got a jump start on the summer field show season at the annual Music 'N Motion exhibition. Images by contributing photographer Pat Johnston. View gallery >>
Photo Feature: 2015 WGI World Championships
View photos of more than 220 units from the 2015 WGI Percussion, Winds and Color Guard World Championships. View galleries >>
Double Thumbs Up for the Mighty
The 45-member marching band from Chesapeake, Ohio, wasn't the loudest and didn't make semi-finals at the BOA Grand National Championships, but the band did make an impression. The 13th Chair author DJ Corchin offers his unique observations.
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Creative floats and costumes delight crowds at 2015 Nice Carnival flower parade
Contributing photographer Hans Kloppert traveled to the French Riviera to capture the color and creativity of the 2015 Carnaval de Nice. View gallery >>
Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band ready to bloom in Rose Parade spotlight
The Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band will be fully decorated in the Tournament of Roses Parade, with band members wearing 2,400 roses on their specially designed uniforms.
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Lead by example: How to be a "leader" without the title
Strong student leadership is a necessity to achieve success in the marching arts. But you may be surprised to know who the 'leaders' are. Full story >>
Traveling with hundreds of marching band students can sometimes be a headache, but with preparation and communication, your trip can go smoothly. Full story >>
Seen and Heard at BOA 2014
Columnist DJ Corchin shares his annual Top 20 Most Hilarious Things Seen or Overheard at the 2014 Bands of America Grand National Championships! Full story >>