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.

Watch Guide: DCI Week #1 On FloMarching

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"Vox Eversio" Named As Santa Clara Vanguard's 2019 Production

Santa Clara Vanguard looks to follow up their 2018 World Championship with a show that goes against the grain—"Vox Eversio." Translated most literally to "the voice of the revolution" from Latin, "Vox Eversio" will undoubtedly be one of the most talked about shows of the summer of 2019.

Carolina Crown 2019 Show Music & Title Released

Carolina Crown officially released their show repertoire and the name of their 2019 production, making them the eighth finalist drum corps to do so. In the top 5, the Blue Devils, Carolina Crown, and Boston Crusaders have given out info on their shows, while Santa Clara Vanguard and the Bluecoats are holding back until the competitive season gets closer.

Watch Guide: DCI 2019 Kick-Off Block Party

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First Ever FloMarching Block Party Goes LIVE Tomorrow, 8 PM CT

Tune into FloMarching.com on Wednesday, June 5, at 8 PM Central Time for over two hours of nonstop DCI content including never before seen Jim Casella interviews!

"Call Of The Wild" Named As Blue Stars 2019 Show

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Next on the list of show announcements comes Blue Stars with their 2019 production "Call of the Wild." The corps announced the name midday Wednesday, May 29, after Phantom Regiment most recently took over conversations with their show title "I Am Joan."

Phantom Regiment Drops Details On 2019 Show

After releasing the concept in November of 2018, Phantom Regiment has announced some more details about their 2019 show. Having used the hashtag "#IAmJoan" for the last few months, the corps finally announced that the tag would be their official show title in 2019.