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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 like the […]

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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 LentzDirector, Onyx For a few decades now, Onyx has captivated audiences with productions that push them to think, […]

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Step into 1st Place: The 2018 DSI Shoe 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 […]

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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 grade […]

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Spotlight Series: New Face, Same Heart – The Unity Project

For The Cadets, this year has jump started an era of starting new and moving forward as an organization. Through their tribulations, The Cadets have grown stronger and more unified than ever, and the establishment of this new identity is the foundation for their 2018 production The Unity Project. A last minute decision for the corps, […]

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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 became […]

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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 […]

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The Greatest Show: MFA Color Guard Partnership Giveaway

Muncie, IN – 2 weeks ago, Ball State University hosted America’s music camp, the Music for All Summer Symposium. Approximately 1,900 students and instructors took over the Ball State campus for one week with the united goal of deepening their understanding of marching band, colorguard, and orchestra through technique development, design workshops, clinics with world […]

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Gearing Up! for the 2018 Music for All Summer Symposium

Muncie, IN – On Monday, June 25, 2018 approximately 1,900 passionate, driven musicians and performers, instructors, staff, and SWAGS will take over Ball State University to participate in a week of nonstop “positively life-changing experiences.” The Music For All Summer Symposium has provided opportunities for middle and high school aged students to grow as performers, […]

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