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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. Order early while items are in stock!

This fantastic documentary earned multiple awards on the film festival circuit and touched audiences with its triumphant story of brotherhood, unity and overcoming adversity. Scouts Honor: Inside A Marching Brotherhood presents the drum corps world through in-your-face sound and compelling stories.

Buy For $17 to $27 At >>
Hearing protection is essential ... not only for band members but also for directors and staff who are frequently in close proximity to the marching band. These earplugs from Etymotic Research reduce most noise to safe levels while preserving the clarity of speech and the richness of music. Includes a neck cord and carrying case.

Buy For $12.95 at Amazon >>
Developed by professional trumpet player Dan Gosling, ChopSaver is formulated to relieve chapping, swelling, soreness, fatigue and inflammation of the lips caused by playing brass or woodwind instruments. Makes a great stocking stuffer ... save when you buy a multi-pack.

Buy For $4.95 (Single) to $25.74 (Pack of 6) at Amazon >>
With another new Star Wars film in theatres this holiday season, it's a perfect time to wear this clever t-shirt featuring iconic Star Wars characters in marching band formation. Available in five color options and sizes S-XXL. Product reviews suggest the shirts run small, so you may want to buy one size bigger than usual.

Buy For $19.99 to $21.99 at Amazon >>
Follow along in the full-color program book as you watch the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day, and show your spirit with Tournament of Roses memorabilia. Officially licensed merchandise is available through the Petal Pushers organization which coordinates more than 4,000 volunteers who help decorate the floral floats.

Buy For $10.00 At >>
The hugely popular Band Nerds book series now has four humorously inspiring titles. The latest, Marching Band Nerds Awards, joins the original Band Nerds Poetry From The 13th Chair Trombone Player along with The Marching Band Nerds Handbook and Band Nerds Confessions and Confusion. If you can't pick just one, why not give all four? The books generated a ton of buzz in the booth at the BOA Championships Expo.

Buy For $12.95 At Amazon >>

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The Drum Corps International online store offers one-stop shopping for official DCI merchandise including t-shirts, caps, sweatshirts, yearbooks and DVDs.

Buy For $15 to $89 At >>

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The glossy Halftime Magazine is entering its tenth year of publication and the articles are better than ever. The magazine is published six times per year and covers all facets of the marching activity, including high school, college, drum corps, winter guard, percussion, parade and field.

Buy Digital ($4.99) or Print ($14.95) At >>

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Performers AND designers can develop their skils with the series of Educational DVDs from WGI. Each DVD focuses on a specific topic such as movement, equipment technique or creating effect.

Buy For $29.95 At >>

Related galleries on 2016 WGI Percussion Photos, 2016 WGI Color Guard Photos, 2016 WGI Winds Photos
With roots in the drum & bugle corps activity, Blast! was the thrilling stage show that played Broadway and thrilled thousands as a touring production. The DVD does a great job capturing the magical energy of the show, and the productions of Bolero and Malaguena are among the best you'll find anywhere.

Buy For $11.77 at Amazon >>
Music For All is a strong advocate for school music programs (check out the Music Advocacy section of their website if your music program is struggling or facing elimination). Why not buy a few car magnets, window clings or bracelets to show your mutual support?

Buy For $1 to $5 At >>

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For something completely different ... here's a marching figurine designed by pop art sensation Romero Britto. This high-end Disney figurine stands 8.5 inches tall and depicts Mickey Mouse in colorful attire worthy of any parade. There's no question he's the leader of the band.

Buy For $39.99 at Amazon >>
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