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View the complete lineup of the 2017 Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade in Portland, Oregon, beginning at 10:00 AM (Pacific) on Saturday, June 10. Full story >>
New Orleans is once again hosting more than 30 colorful Mardi Gras parades during the 2017 Carnival season leading up to Fat Tuesday on February 28, 2017. Full story >>
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 >>
View the complete lineup and planned order of march for the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade on Friday, January 20. Watch the live web stream and follow along. Full story >>
View the complete 2017 Rose Parade lineup in order of appearance. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade will step off with a fantastic lineup of floats, marching bands and equestrian units beginning at 8:00 AM (Pacific) on Monday, January 2, 2017. Full story >>
Social media is being flooded this week with misleading variations of a news story regarding marching bands and the 2017 Inaugural parade. Full story >>
The 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup on November 24, 2016, features new balloons and floats plus spectacular marching bands. Full story >>
View the musical selections that marching bands will perform on television during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2016. Full story >>
Humorous and inspiring author DJ Corchin is signing books from his popular "13th Chair" series at the 2016 BOA Championships Expo. Corchin will be featured in the booth all three days of the Expo which runs November 10-12 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Full story >>
Drum Corps International's World Championship Prelims will be shown live in more than 500 theatres on Thursday, August 11 when 'Big, Loud & Live 13' begins at 6:30 PM Eastern. Full story >>
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 >>
View the performance schedule for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest on December 29-30, 2015. Full story >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The final weekend of Super Regional events for the 2015 Bands of America season includes a Texas-sized contest in the Alamodome October 30-31. Full story >>
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 >>
The Ohio State University Marching Band 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 >>
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 >>
The Ohio State University Marching Band will perform overseas for the first time at the NFL International Series matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills in London's Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2015. Full story >>
The second Bands of America Super Regional of the 2015 season will feature 66 marching bands from nine states at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on October 23-24. Full story >>
As the fall season for high school and college marching bands nears the end, drum and bugle corps are already looking ahead to next year. Units that compete on the Drum Corps International summer tour will hold auditions for prospective members in November and December. Full story >>
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 >>
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 >>
The first Bands of America Super Regional of the 2015 season will feature 64 marching bands from 15 states at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on October 16-17. Full story >>
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 >>
Fans of Drum Corps International will get an early-season look at the 2015 programs of top drum & bugle corps when Fathom Events and DCI present the fifth-annual DCI Tour Premiere in theaters on Wednesday, June 17. Full story >>
View the musical selections that marching bands will perform during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014. Full story >>
Choreographer Mia Michaels will present a master class the day after the 2014 WGI Color Guard World Championships. The event is open to the public and begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday, April 6 at the UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Full story >>
The Whole Gritty City, a poignant documentary about the power of music and how it can transform lives, will air on the CBS Television Network on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT). Full story >>
Music for All has announced the industry leaders who will be inducted into the 2014 Bands of America Hall of Fame: Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Fred and Marlene Miller and Camilla M. Stasa. Full story >>
View the complete 2013-2014 Fiesta Bowl Parade lineup in order of appearance. The Fiesta Bowl Parade will feature high school bands from seven states beginning at 11:00 AM (Mountain) on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Full story >>
Get an up-close view of giant Macy's Parade balloons during inflation on Thanksgiving Eve. Full story >>
The World Drum Major Association (WDMA) will host its annual Scholastic Drum Major Championships at Loara High School in Anaheim, California on Saturday, April 13. Students representing 50 schools will deliver up to 200 drum major performances as they compete in conducting, baton and mace, with each division divided into Novice Class, Open Class and World Class. Full story >>
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 >>
View the complete lineup and planned order of march for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday, January 21. Watch the live web stream and follow along. Full story >>
Marching bands will be well represented in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday, January 21. Of the 60 organizations that received and accepted invitations to the lineup, 32 are musical marching units. Full story >>
Music for All is seeking outstanding performers from several states for its Bands of America Honor Band, which will perform in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2013. Full story >>
A total of 32 all-age drum and bugle corps, including Open Class, Class A and Alumni units, are registered for the 2012 Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Championships to be held August 30-September 2 in Annapolis, Maryland. Full story >>
View the complete lineup of elements scheduled to appear in the 2012 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC, beginning at 2:00 PM (Eastern) on Monday, May 28. Full story >>
The new music video for Shaun Canon's song Live for Music features high school students, drum corps performers and footage from the DCI World Championships. Full story >>
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses revealed that Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2013 Tournament of Roses festivities. Full story >>
Zach Woodlee, one of today's most sought after choreographers in the entertainment industry, will make his debut appearance at the 2012 WGI Color Guard World Championships as part of WGI's highly popular "Day After" series. Full story >>
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 >>
Why is this year's Tournament of Roses parade on Monday, January 2nd? Here's a look at the history and origins of the 'Never on Sunday' tradition. Full story >>
View the complete 2011-2012 Fiesta Bowl Parade lineup in order of appearance. The 41st Annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade featuring marching bands from six states, giant balloons and colorful floats travels through central Phoenix beginning at 11:00 AM (Mountain) on December 31, 2011. Full story >>
View the performance schedule for prelims and finals of the Fiesta Bowl Band Championship beginning at 9:00 AM (Mountain) on Friday, December 30, 2011. Full story >>
The Tournament of Roses announced that Iraq war veteran and Dancing with the Stars contestant J.R. Martinez will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2012 Tournament of Roses festivities. Full story >>
Music for All's Bands of America Honor Band has received an invitation to perform in the 124th annual Tournament of Roses Parade, January 1, 2013 in Pasadena, California. Full story >>
Parents, educators, students and boosters of music education all gain a powerful new champion with the launch of the National Association of Music Parents (AMP). AMP will link parents, students, educators and the music product industry with an organization to promote and support music-making and arts education nationwide. Full story >>
Sandra Kilpatrick Jordan, of Sandra Kilpatrick Jordan Consulting, has been elected to the Music for All Board of Directors. Full story >>
WGI Sport of the Arts invites color guard instructors and performers to Spinfest 2011, a gathering of the best creative and technical color guard minds for an intensive, hands-on educational event. Spinfest will be held September 10-11, 2011 near Dallas, Texas. Full story >>
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Alberta in July and their stop will be highlighted by their participation in the annual Calgary Stampede Parade on Friday, July 8. Full story >>
Band directors can expose their students to powerful marching programs presented by drum and bugle corps during this year's Drum Corps International summer tour. Groups ordering 20 or more tickets qualify for a discounted ticket rate, complimentary tickets and additional incentives. Full story >>
Music for All's Summer Symposium is the nation's most comprehensive summer music camp for high school band and orchestra students, and for high school and middle school directors. Register by May 21 for the camp which will be held June 20-25 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Full story >>
High school juniors can apply for an all-expense paid trip to perform with the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. Full story >>
Fresh from a ground-breaking win in the Color Guard Netherlands championships, Beatrix' Winterguard is bringing its 2011 production of Anne Frank to the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Full story >>
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser has joined Music for All as Senior Educational Advisor, Music for All recently announced. Full story >>
LPGA professional golfer Kyeong Bae will play for Drum Corps International at the inaugural RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup March 18-20 in Phoenix, AZ. DCI will receive her winnings if she is among the top 10 finishers. Full story >>
Former Arkansas Governor and part-time bass guitar player Mike Huckabee recently launched a benefit album called I Wanna Play!: An Album to Put Musical Instruments into the Hands of Every Child in America on his weekly news commentary show. Full story >>
ESPNU will broadcast The Battle Presented by AT&T each Thursday in November, giving viewers an inside look at the HBCU marching bands from Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M. Full story >>
DeMoulin Brothers & Co. has announced that Michael Gray has joined the DeMoulin design team. Full story >>
University of Massachusetts officials announced that legendary band director George N. Parks passed away Thursday night while traveling with the UMass Minuteman Marching Band. Full story >>
Drumline LIVE, a theatrical stage show featuring the marching band traditions of America's top Historically Black Colleges and Universities, is set to kick off its 2010-2011 tour which will include performances in more than 65 cities from coast to coast. Full story >>
Adest Musica, the internationally known drum and show band from The Netherlands, will join bands from around the world in October 2010 for the World Band Festival in Luzern, Switzerland. Full story >>
After conducting summer camps in Illinois for nearly two decades, Music for All will relocate its annual summer symposium for instrumental music students and teachers to Ball State beginning in 2011. Full story >>
Music for All and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses have announced a partnership granting the winner of the Bands of America Grand National Championship an invitation to appear in the Tournament of Roses Parade, starting with the 2010 champion for the 2012 parade. Full story >>
A towering new 35-foot sculpture commissioned by Atlanta's Public Arts Program pays tribute to Cleopas Redwood Johnson Jr., the late director of the Morris Brown College Band. Full story >>
The 9th Annual Tipitina's Foundation Instruments A Comin' benefit concert and battle of the bands will be held Monday, April 26, 2010, at the original Tipitina's Uptown music venue in New Orleans. Proceeds from past Instruments A Comin' events have provided more than $2.2 million in musical instruments that are now being used in 60 New Orleans-area schools. Full story >>
Five years after the initial printing of A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, Volume 1 sold out, copies will once again be available for a limited time. Full story >> is celebrating a milestone in 2010, and we're starting by saying thanks. Full story >>
Author Gregory M. Kuzma captured a summer on the practice field in his nonfiction book, On the Field from Denver, Colorado ... The Blue Knights! The memoir is Kuzma's reflection of his drum corps summer of '94 when he played mellophone with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. Full story >> 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 >>
WGI has established the Instructor Registry, a new online service to provide education materials to color guard and indoor drumline instructors. The service is offered free of charge and can be accessed by simply registering for an account. Full story >>
HaMaR Percussion Publications invites composers from all genres of music to submit original works for publishing consideration. Full story >>
With the introduction of new drum major and auxiliary podiums, Wenger Corp. is expanding its OnBoard product family of specialized equipment for marching bands, drum corps and similar groups. Full story >>
Music for All announced that Anthony Maiello, Robert Reynolds and Scott McCormick will be inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame at the Music for All National Festival on March 6, 2010. Full story >>
The United States Postal Service has issued a commemorative stamp in four designs celebrating Thanksgiving Day parades and prominently featuring a marching band. Full story >>
A new documentary takes viewers behind the scenes as students pursue their dream of playing for the celebrated Penn State college marching band. Full story >>
Journalist Colt Foutz has written an in-depth book that serves as a biography of Cavaliers founder Don Warren and a comprehensive history of the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Full story >>
A new piece of color guard equipment is generating enthusiastic buzz among instructors and performers. The "Air Blade" spins similar to a rifle but has an unmistakable modern design. The new product was launched in May 2008 and is already being used by several World Class drum and bugle corps on the DCI summer tour. Full story >>
A new book offers a rare opportunity for band directors to learn techniques that were used in one of America's most successful marching band programs. In The Dynamic Marching Band, Wayne Markworth draws on 35 years as director of bands at Centerville H.S. in Ohio to create a how-to manual covering a broad range of topics related to preparing a marching band. Full story >>
Music For All has created the Patrick John Hughes Parent/Booster Award to annually recognize extraordinary support, involvement and contributions of music parents and boosters. Patrick John Hughes is the father of Patrick Henry Hughes, a remarkable young man who participates in marching band even though he was born without eyes and without the ability to fully straighten his arms and legs. Full story >>
Author Courtney Brandt has published The Line, the first book in her series of young-adult novels. Brandt hopes the books will shed more light on the marching band experience. Full story >>

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