Drum Corps Embrace #GivingTuesday In 2018

After a week of crazy, celebration-induced holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes a day to look inward and give to organizations in the marching arts—Giving Tuesday.

#GivingTuesday is phenomenon that began in 2012 with the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a way to pull away from the commercialism associated with Black Friday. Since 2012, the day has gained traction across news publications and media outlets driving into a huge opportunity for non-profit organizations to take in charitable donations.

Read Drum Corps International's article on #GivingTuesday to see what all of the corps are doing today.

This includes your favorite drum and bugle corps across the country, who rely heavily on donations to operate and have the incredible impact that they do upon students in the music and marching world. The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps are using this as an opportunity to raise money to build out the inside of their brand new equipment trailers.

Mandarins are making a big move this offseason as they start raising funds to build a new home for the Sacramento-based corps. "The Mandarins are about to make the most strategic investment in our 55+ year history. We are looking to purchase a building that will be called the 'Mandarins Music Center,'" the announcement reads.

Photo Gallery: Prelim Pics Of ALL Bands @ BOA Kentucky

Check out photos of each band from prelims at the 2019 BOA Kentucky Regional by photographer Tony McCrackin. 

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Must-See Guide To BOA Week #1

Here is all of the information you need to know to catch as much of the Bands of America performances coming LIVE to FloMarching on September 21 as you can!

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Preview: 2019 BOA Northwest Ohio, Sept. 21

The Bands of America Northwest Ohio Regional will host 15 bands to Toledo and seems to have attracted some outside talent this year. Although one of the smallest regionals on the BOA schedule, the event will still give fans, alumni, and judges a chance to see some great BOA Grand National Championship contenders early on in the season.

Preview: 2019 BOA South Texas, Sept. 21

The 2019 Bands of America seasons gets off to a firing start, bright and early at 7:45 a.m. CT on Saturday, September 21, as the focus centers on one of the nation’s hotbeds for marching music at Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas.

Preview: 2019 BOA Kentucky, Sept. 21

The 2019 Bands of America season kicks off this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, with a mix of solid historic bands and exciting programs on the rise. With strong competitors in every class, this could be one of the few finals that includes competing finalists representing each class. 

Watch Guide: BOA Week #2 On FloMarching

It's time for yet another weekend FULL of Bands of America coming LIVE to FloMarching: BOA Central Ohio, Austin, Arizona, and Iowa.

Cheat Sheet For The 2019 BOA Season

Here is all of the most critical information that you will need to be up-to-speed on the 2019 Bands of America season as EVERY regional weekend comes LIVE to FloMarching!

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Watch Guide: BOA Week #1 On FloMarching

It's time for the fall marching band season LIVE on FloMarching! The 2019 Bands of America season kicks off LIVE in Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas on September 21! On the first weekend of BOA coming to FloMarching, you can catch bands from all over the Midwest and Texas presenting a majority of their shows for the first time in competition. 

Watch Guide: "Encore" Block Party / "19in19" Release This Friday!

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Don't miss an all new FloMarching Block Party filled with coverage from the 2019 DCI World Championships and premiering our brand new "Encore" episode, "19in19." The entire experience will be wrapped up into a multi-hour experience including features and interviews from Open Class Champs and behind the scenes as the crew heads from Marion to Indianapolis, IN, over the course of "finals week."

4 SIAC Halftime Shows Coming LIVE To FloMarching!

Don't miss these four halftime shows featuring marching bands from the SIAC conference, coming LIVE to FloMarching on September 7th and 14th!