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Calgary Stampede Park adding youth arts training center
As the 2016 Calgary Stampede gets underway July 8-17, student performing groups such as the Calgary Stampede Showband and The Young Canadians are looking ahead to next year when the new TransAlta Performing Arts Studios will be ready. This brief video gives a glimpse of the new building that is under construction and highlights some of the performing arts organizations that will benefit from the new space.

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SCV to march in 2017 Rose Parade
The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration by marching in the 2017 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Full story >>

"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 >>

Watch the Ohio State University Marching Band's London performance
The OSUMB delivered a knockout performance at the NFL International Series game in London's Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2015. A video of the band's full performance can be viewed through YouTube. 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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Calgary Stampede Parade and Showbands LiveJULY 8-12: The Calgary Stampede Parade and Showbands Live feature bands from around the world.

National Independence Day Parade JULY 4: Bands from 14 states will march in in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, DC.

Philadelphia Independence Day Parade JULY 4: The historic Philadelphia Independence Day Parade marches in front of Independence Hall.

Vikingland Band FestivalJUNE 26: Calgary bands and Minnesota Brass performed at Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship. Results >>

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2016 WGI Percussion Championship Photos Photo Feature: 2016 WGI Championships
View action shots from two weekends of WGI World Championships events for color guard, percussion and winds held in Dayton, Ohio. View galleries >>

Summer training plan exercise guide Prep your body for marching season with this training plan by Rob Stein
Use the off-season to become lean and strong with this workout plan for marching athletes, complete with video demonstrations and free worksheet downloads to track your progress. Full story >>

Jennifer Garner in marching band photo Jennifer Garner talks marching band technique with Seth Meyers
Award-winning actress Jennifer Garner recalled her marching band experience during an interview on the March 17 episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers. A video of the interview can now be viewed on YouTube. Full story >>

From The 13th Chair Trombone Player Seen and Heard at BOA 2015
Columnist DJ Corchin shares his annual Top 20 Most Hilarious Things Seen or Overheard at the 2015 Bands of America Grand National Championships! Full story >>

2015/2016 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest Photos Photo Feature: Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest Photos
View photos of all participating bands from the Tournament of Roses Bandfest held December 29-30 in Pasadena. View gallery >>

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 >>

Marching to the chapel: University band members perform in halftime show before their wedding

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