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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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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 >>

Ice Age's "Scrat" to debut as balloon in 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The acorn-loving movie star "Scrat" from the Ice Age film franchise will make his debut as a giant balloon in the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26. Full story >>

Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards to host KTLA Rose Parade coverage for final time
Crowd favorites Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards have announced that the 2016 Rose Parade will be their last as hosts of the KTLA Rose Parade broadcast. 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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Hollywood Christmas ParadeNOV 29: The star-studded Hollywood Christmas Parade marches down a giant red carpet.

West Chester Old Fashioned Christmas ParadeDEC 4: Bands compete on historic streets at West Chester Old Fashioned Christmas Parade.

Pearl Harbor Memorial ParadeDEC 7: The Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade features bands from Hawaii and the mainland.

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Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

Houston H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Gift Box 12 holiday gift ideas for marching band fans
Wrap up your holiday shopping easily with these inspired and inspiring marching-related gift ideas. Your marching band friends are sure to love these unique items ... and in some cases, your purchases will help support various marching organizations. Full story >>

Tournament of Roses Parade Float 'Tis the season for holiday parades
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Fiesta Bowl Parade. The Rose Parade. Marching bands have many performance opportunities this time of year. has compiled a guide to major events along with television broadcast schedules.
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Float 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup and parade route map
The 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup features new balloons and floats plus spectacular marching bands. 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Homewood H.S. Marching Band Alabama Honoring our Veterans: Patriotism is alive and well in marching bands
It may start as a simple lump in the throat, but before long your feet command you to stand and your eyes refuse to hold back the tears. In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, see photos and stories of five patriotic marching band productions. Full story >>

Mason H.S. guard costume 25 Halloween-worthy costumes from the marching arts
To find inspiration for your Halloween costume, look no further than the marching arts. Winter guards, percussion ensembles, marching bands and drum corps have a knack for creativity ... and these performers don't just wear costumes, they bring them to life. See recent favorites from the photo archives. Full story >>

Screenshot of Maverick Machine wedding show Marching to the chapel: University band members perform in halftime show before their wedding
When devoted band members Jeremy Friedrichs and Alison Briggs learned their university marching band would have a performance on their wedding day, they knew exactly what to do: ask the director to work a wedding theme into the show. Full story >>

Facebook post "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 >>

Bands gear up for championship events
Champions will be crowned as field show bands compete in their 2015 circuit and state championships. View dates and locations of major events across the United States. 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. A video of the band's full performance can now be viewed through YouTube. Full story >>

2017 Rose Parade marching band selections emerging
The 2017 Rose Parade marching band lineup is becoming clear with news reports and social media posts emerging as groups reveal they have received a coveted invitation to the New Year's Day event. Full story >>

Wanna march? DCI corps auditioning for 2016 season
Units that compete on the Drum Corps International summer tour will hold auditions for prospective members in November and December. Full story >>

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 >>

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