2019 WGI Troy Percussion Regional Photos

I am back home after a great day spent at Troy Athens High School in Troy, Michigan and Winter Guard International’s Troy Percussion Regional! While I posted many photos for WGI on their various social media platforms, I took many more photos and have uploaded them to my SmugMug account. These photos are free for […]

2019 Winter Guard International Troy Indoor Percussion Regional

With the cancellation of the OIPA Premiere due to weather, my first indoor marching arts event of the 2019 season becomes the Winter Guard International Troy Indoor Percussion Regional. The Troy regional is one of two percussion regionals taking place during the first weekend of WGI’s 2019 season. The regional takes place on Saturday, February […]

2019 OIPA Premiere Cancelled

Directors, Staffs, and Spectators, Due to the potential for hazardous road conditions this weekend the show host, with the support of the circuit has decided it is best to cancel this years Premiere event. We hope to see you at our first show weekend o… https://t.co/MwgO5I1lqc pic.twitter.com/KUp8bJYWOC — OIPA (@ohiocircuit) January 18, 2019

Slow to clean house, youth organization wastes no time punishing critic

It’s moments like these where I’m not sure the drum corps activity deserves my patronage. “DCI is a brand, and they want to protect that brand identity. And I understand that,” Lotz, 23, said in an interview. “But at the same time, this censorship — which is what it is — is not good for […]

2019 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Premiere

The first event of the 2019 indoor season takes place in less than two weeks at Marion Harding High School in Marion, Ohio. The 2019 premiere event for the Ohio Indoor Performance Association will feature judged exhibition performances by percussion and color guard units from various competing levels.

A Failure to Protect

An investigation by the Inquirer found nearly a dozen cases over the last decade in which teachers who had been disciplined for misconduct with students went on to work in drum corps as instructors, administrators, or judges. The inquiry also turned up several others with records that include crimes of a sexual nature. Taken together […]

Musical Training Improves Visual Timing

Drummers and brass players are better able to judge the timing of visual stimuli than members of the color guard, according to a naturalistic study of the world-class drum corps Bluecoats published in eNeuro. This counterintuitive finding extends previous research demonstrating superior sensory learning and memory from cross-training the brain’s audio and visual systems. During an […]

Drum Corps In The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Every year, millions of people watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, either in person in New York City, on TV, or, in a thoroughly modern way, on the Internet. Some watch for the Broadway performances prior to the start of the parade at Macy’s. Others watch for the balloons and floats. Some of you may […]

2018 Bands of America Grand National Championships Semifinalists

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