Author Archives: Danielle Lavrenz

Band Together.

Pasadena, CA – On Christmas Day, The Pasadena Star-News, a local California newspaper, released an article highlighting three special bands participating in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade. For one of these bands, participation was uncertain. 2017 was a record year for hurricanes thanks to Irma and Maria, as both storms wreaked havoc on island […]

WGI DSI Ultimate Guard Room Makeover

We understand that when you don’t have to worry about your equipment, you can spend more time worrying about cleaning “and” counts and making positive memories. Well, WGI and DSI have teamed up this year to offer 1 lucky scholastic WGI group the chance to win the Ultimate Guard Room Makeover! Simply make a video […]

Spotlight Series: Inside the Design Process. A Conversation with Michael Lentz

Onyx Winter Guard prepares for their 2018 performance of “A Year from Monday.” DSI Excalibur sabre shown. We all have the same ingredients, so we have to use those ingredients to create something unique and new.” Michael Lentz Director, Onyx For a few decades now, Onyx has captivated audiences with productions that push them to […]

Marching in Style: The 2019 DSI Footwear Line

Shopping for shoes is a tedious undertaking when you’re in the market for just the right pair. And in the marching industry, there are so many considerations when choosing the marching shoe that will be right for a number of “someone elses.” Picking shoes that will work for your students (that’s who will have to […]

Selecting the Perfect Rifle

Choosing a rifle that compliments the age, experience, and size of your colorguard can be complicated business. Where do you start? What options are available? What if your group has a unique variety of spinners? What if the school board doesn’t approve of the equipment? When I first began spinning rifle I was in 7th […]

Spotlight Series: What all the Babble’s About

I’m living in an age, that calls darkness light, though my language is dead, still the shapes fill my head.”  -Peter Gabriel, “My Body is a Cage” The story of Babylon follows a united society riddled with greed. They built a tower to the heavens in an attempt to gain the ultimate power. When God […]

Spotlight Series: A Session (44) to Remember

God bless the child who can stand up and say, I’ve got my own.” Billie Holiday As expected, 2018 has been a year of innovation for the drum corps community. Corps have continued to push the boundaries of artistry and achievement and have found new ways of bringing life to both the field and the […]