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BOA Grand National Champion: Broken Arrow H.S.
Congratulations to the 2015 Bands of America Grand National Champion, Broken Arrow High School (Oklahoma). Enjoy this video feature which includes commentary from director Darrin Davis along with excerpts from the show.

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Vikingland Band Festival to feature three marching bands from Calgary
The Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary Stetson Show Band and Calgary Round-Up Band will bring their unique western flavor of marching performance to the 2016 Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria, Minnesota. The three marching bands comprising more than 400 performers will travel from Calgary, Alberta, to perform in the festival parade on Sunday, June 26. Full story >>

R.I.P.: Tillman the "Skateboarding bulldog" won hearts performing on Rose Parade floats
Tillman, the endearing English bulldog who skateboarded, sledded and surfed on floats in the Tournament of Roses Parade, has died of natural causes. 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 >>

Meet '13th Chair' author DJ Corchin in booth at BOA Championships Expo
Humorous and inspiring author DJ Corchin is unveiling the latest book in his popular "Band Nerds" series at the 2015 BOA Championships Expo. Corchin will be featured in the booth all three days of the Expo which runs November 12-14 in Lucas Oil Stadium. 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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Vikingland Band FestivalJUNE 26: Calgary bands and Minnesota Brass to perform at Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship.

National Independence Day Parade JULY 4: Bands from 15 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.

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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 >>

2016 WGI Mid-South Percussion Championship Photos Photo Feature: WGI Mid-South Championship
View action shots from the big WGI percussion and winds regional held March 12-13 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. View gallery >>

Winter Guard Winter Circuit Championship Schedule
Champions will be crowned as winter guard and percussion circuits hold their 2016 championship events throughout March and April. View dates >>

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. View gallery >>

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 >>

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 Bands of America Grand National Championship Photos Photo Feature: 2015 BOA Grand National Championships
View photos of all 34 semi-finalist bands from the Bands of America Grand National Championships held November 11-14 in Indianapolis. 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 >>

Santa Clara Vanguard photo 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 >>

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

"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 >>

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