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Spotlight Series: Drum Corps International Raises the Bar on Student Safety Standards

DCI 2019 continues its on-going focus on heightening the ultimate student experience in drum corps and putting safety and well-being at the forefront of every aspect of the organization. In January, DCI held its annual meeting highlighting a theme of student health, wellness, and safety throughout the DCI community. More than 350 leaders from across […]

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Spotlight Series: On the Subject of Safety

A year has passed since the marching arts was thrust into a rediscovery of their identity surrounding the subject of student safety. As educators, we hope that what surfaced last summer wasn’t the result of actions committed by our friends, our colleagues, our mentors. And the truth of that matter is that all sports, activities, […]

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7 Steps to Designing Wow Worthy Flags

You’ve been waiting long enough! Waiting on designers to resubmit proofs. Sending those proofs to the team for their feedback. Trying to explain that specific shade of blue, or just the angle the image should sit on. Dealing with team members that wait until the last minute to tell you want they want. It takes FOREVER! […]

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Mickey’s Favorite Band

Pennsbury, PA – There are few high school bands who can claim they have performed on 5 different continents, paraded through every Walt Disney theme park, marched the Rose Parade, and been titled as one of NAMM’s Best Communities for Music Education…for 10 years in a row. Pennsbury High School Marching Band is the exception […]

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The Percussionist MO: 7 Things They All Do

Percussion: the heart of the ensemble. The rhythm of the band. In regards to practice, they are (have to be) the most diligent section. Whether we want to hear their diddles or not, we can always rely on percussionists to drop us a great beat.Equinox Percussion performs for the SuperBowl LIII halftime show.1. They find […]

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7 Things Every Guard Person does without Thinking about It.

Like dancers, band kids, and really any other activity, there are certain quirks that every color guard member subconsciously does. Whether it is compiling a mental list of every “real life” story involving color guard, or training their non-guard friends to walk in step with them, guard folks have a unique MO.  We’ve compiled a […]

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“We are all band kids.”

Greendale offered a bear to the student affected by the accident. The bear is still with her as she recovers.Greendale, WI – “Marching band is about so much more than what happens between the goal lines on Friday nights and weekends” read the Facebook post of the Greendale HS Band this last September. Only a […]

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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 nations […]

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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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