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Ohio State University heading from Macy's to Pasadena
When Ohio State University Marching Band members paraded through New York City on Thanksgiving Day, they may not have thought their season could get any better. But the school's football team landed a coveted spot in the upcoming Rose Bowl game, so the band will be marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade a mere 40 days after Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. While multiple bands have performed in both parades at some point in their history, it's extremely unusual for a band to appear in both parades during the same season. Congrats to TBDBITL!

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"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 16: The historic New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade is a spectacle featuring 100+ bands.

WGI World ChampionshipsAPRIL 3-6: A whopping 363 color guards will gather in Dayton, OH, for the WGI Color Guard World Championships.

WGI World ChampionshipsAPRIL 10-14: The WGI Percussion and Winds World Championships will feature 229 percussion ensembles and 45 winds units.

National Cherry Blossom Festival ParadeAPRIL 13: The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade celebrates spring in Washington, D.C.

GALLERIES: 2019 Rose Parade Marching Band Photos and Tournament of Roses Bandfest Photos

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2020 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Theme 2020 Rose Parade marching band selections announced
The Tournament of Roses has officially announced the band lineup for the 2020 Rose Parade. The outstanding roster includes an unprecedented number of international bands. Full story >>

Winter Guard and Percussion Winter Circuit Championship Schedule
Champions will be crowned as winter guard and percussion circuits hold their 2019 championship events throughout March and April. View dates >>

2019 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest Photos Photo Feature: Tournament of Roses Bandfest
View photos of all 21 bands from the 2019 Tournament of Roses Bandfest field exhibition held December 29-30 in Pasadena. View gallery >>

2018 Bands of America Grand National Championship Photos Photo Feature: 2018 BOA Grand National Championships
View photos of all 37 semi-finalist bands from the Bands of America Grand National Championships held November 8-10 in Indianapolis. View gallery >>

From The 13th Chair Trombone Player Seen and Heard at BOA 2018
Columnist DJ Corchin shares his annual Top 20 Most Hilarious Things Seen or Overheard at the 2018 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 >>

2018 DCI World Championship Photos Photo Feature: 2018 DCI World Championships
View 80+ photos from the Drum Corps International World Championships held August 9-11 in Indianapolis, Indiana. View gallery >>

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 >>

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