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Europe's biggest floral parade
The Zundert Flower Parade (Corso Zundert) is a moving art gallery, with giant sculptures colored by Dahlia blooms bringing creative concepts to life. Marching bands from several countries provide a musical backdrop as they contend for the coveted People's Choice award. is a big fan of the parade and has covered it since 2006. The 2017 parade takes place Sunday, September 3. This clip by ROStvZundert shows the 2012 parade in its entirety. Also see: 2016 Corso Zundert Photo Gallery
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Fundraising because ...
... the uniforms didn't even look good when they were new in 1972.
... the flags made out of draperies just didn't spin right.
... the tuba sounded better before it fell behind the bleachers.
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Macy's announcing 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Band Selections

"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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Youth In Music Marching Band ChampionshipsOCT 14: Youth In Music Championships will feature bands from five states in the new U.S. Bank Stadium.

Sioux Falls Festival of BandsOCT 7: Sioux Falls Festival of Bands featured 40 bands from four states. Results >>

Bands of AmericaSEP-NOV: Bands of America hosts 20 BOA Regional Championships including four Super Regionals.

Tri-State Band FestivalSEPT 30: The Luverne Tri-State Band Festival had a big lineup for its 67th year. Results >>

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2017 DCI Championships Photos Photo Feature: 2017 DCI Championships
View photos of all 40 drum corps from the DCI World Championships held August 10-12 in Indianapolis, Indiana. View gallery >>

Corso Zundert float Looking back: Gigantic flower floats at 2016 Corso Zundert flower parade
With preparations underway for the 2017 Corso Zundert on September 3, look back at last year's towering sculptures colored with dahlia blooms. View photos of the 20 magnificent floats — each covered with up to 500,000 flowers and rising up to three stories tall. View gallery >>

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. Full story >>

Rose Parade 2018 Rose Parade marching band selections announced
The Tournament of Roses has officially announced the full lineup of marching units for the 2018 Rose Parade to be held Monday, January 1, 2018. The outstanding roster includes 22 bands from across the United States plus Canada, Australia, Panama and Japan. Full story >>

Air Blade by Band Shoppe You saw it in the Super Bowl
The "Air Blade" had a prominent role in Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show. Take a look at the original article from 2008 when first wrote about this unique piece of guard equipment. Full story >>

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