MAY 27: The
National Memorial Day Parade
in Washington, D.C. is a tribute to America's Veterans.
JUNE 8: The Portland Rose Festival
Grand Floral Parade will feature bands from the U.S. and Taiwan.
Rose Parade Float Photos
, Tournament of Roses Bandfest Photos
In the latest column From The 13th Chair Trombone Player
, DJ Corchin suggests that innovation OFF the field is essential for the future of music education. Full story >>
DCI Tour Premiere in theatres June 24
Drum corps fans will get an early-season look at the 2013 programs of top drum & bugle corps at the third-annual DCI Tour Premiere in theatres on Monday, June 24 at 6:30 PM local time. Full story >>
World Drum Major Association to host 2013 scholastic championships
The annual WDMA Scholastic Drum Major Championships will be held in Anaheim, California on Saturday, April 13. Students representing 50 schools will deliver up to 200 drum major performances. Full story >>
GRAMMY Music Educator Award nominations
The GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present their first-ever Music Educator Award to recognize music educators for their contributions to our musical landscape and their positive influence on their students' musical experiences. Full story >>
Marching bands experience honor, whirlwind from Inaugural Parade invitations
For band directors, the thrill of receiving an invitation to the Inaugural Parade is accompanied by the reality that they need to prepare for a trip to a major national event in a short time. Full story >>
Pride of the Dutchmen band preps wooden shoes for Rose Parade march
Even if they aren't playing a tune, you will hear them coming. The Pride of the Dutchmen Marching Band from Orange City, Iowa will march the 5.5-mile Rose Parade route wearing traditional wooden shoes.
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Photo Essay: 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.
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The Secrets of a Successful Audition
Whether your goal is a college scholarship, a spot in a drum corps, or a better chair in your high school band, audition secrets from Blue Devils brass arranger Wayne Downey can help you control nerves before, during and after an audition. Full story >>