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Getting a vision of "WGI Winds"
WGI is adding a new competitive division in 2015 called WGI Winds. During this year's Percussion World Championships, Aimachi (Nagoya, Japan) and Northglenn Performance Theatre (Colorado) performed stunning exhibitions as a preview of how the new WGI Winds format could look. View a video of Aimachi's entire performance below. Also check out the WGI photo galleries on
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National Association of Music Parents (AMP) gains momentum
The National Association of Music Parents (AMP) is pleased to announce the addition of Paige's Music as a new sponsor, as well as the establishment of a new strategic partnership with Drum Corps International. 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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Bands of AmericaNOV 12-15: BOA Grand National Championships features 109 marching bands from 22 states. View Finals Results >>

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival ParadeNOV 22: Chicago's Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade illuminates Michigan Avenue.

Macys Thanksgiving Day ParadeNOV 27: The spectacular Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the holiday season in style.

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From The 13th Chair Trombone Player 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 >>

88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade logo Marching ensembles set to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
View the musical selections that marching bands will perform during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014. Full story >>

Band Nerds Confessions and Confusion book cover Meet '13th Chair' author DJ Corchin in booth at BOA Grand National Championships Expo
Humorous and inspiring author DJ Corchin is unveiling the latest book in his popular "13th Chair" series at the 2014 BOA Championships Expo. Corchin and illustrator Dan Dougherty will be featured guests in the booth all three days of the Expo which runs November 13-15 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Full story >>

The Woodlands Texas High School Band 2013 Bands gear up for championship events
Champions will be crowned as field show bands compete in their 2014 circuit and state championships. View dates and locations of major events across the United States. Full story >>

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 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. Full story >>

Trophy Case Competition: How important is it?
Competition is part of a well-rounded marching experience that also includes teamwork and friendship. Rob Stein of Standing 'O' Marching Arts Specialists explains the pitfalls of making winning your ultimate goal. Full story >>

2014 Drum Corps International DCI World Championship Photos Photo Feature: 2014 DCI World Championships
View images of all 37 drum and bugle corps from the DCI World Championships prelims held August 7 in Indianapolis, Indiana. View gallery >>

2014 WGI Percussion World Championship Photos Photo Feature: 2014 WGI Percussion World Championships
View galleries featuring World, Open and A Class ensembles from the WGI Championships held April 10-12 in Dayton, Ohio. View gallery >>

Color guard flag design How to make flags and influence people
Design a flag well and it will work for you the entire time it is in view. But what makes a great flag truly great? Shape, color, size, fabric ... these are some of the aspects to consider when attempting to create the perfect flag. Full story >>

Winter Drumline Tips on Selecting an Indoor Show for your Winter Drum Line
Wayne Downey polled some of the brightest minds in indoor percussion to determine the important factors for selecting a winter drum line show. Full story >>

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