ICYMI: FloMarching Offseason Update & News

With Thanksgiving behind us, we can finally breathe and start taking in this 2018 offseason as fall band quiets down and the WGI/DCI rehearsal schedules pick up. I thought I'd put together a quick update since we've been doing a lot of planning behind the scenes to get some pretty cool content over the next couple months and we're ready to share some of that.

Over the past few months, we've been going through the process of hiring a new content creator to the team and have been completely overwhelmed with impressive candidates. That should be wrapped up soon.

Let's get into the good stuff now.

Boston Crusaders "S.O.S." Archive Available

Years have gone into making it possible for FloMarching to offer a video on demand (VOD) solution for the marching arts. We are excited to have achieved this step, and there will be more to come.

You can now view the Boston Crusaders performing their 2018 production "S.O.S" at DCI World Championship finals.

ONYX: A Three Part Series

We are re-releasing a docu-series about the Winter Guard International phenomenon that is Onyx. After a few months of a portion being tied up in copyright law, we are now able to release the second and third episodes to complete the series produced by FloFilms. Get an intimate look into the mind of Michael Lentz and learn about the institution that is Onyx.

View Part 1: The Artistic Process.

Check out the full raw interview (with minor cuts) with Creative Director Michael Lentz.

Upcoming Trips

As I said before, we've been planning a few trips for December and January that are going to be pretty cool. In mid-December, we will be traveling to Arcadia, CA to get a very early look at the Mandarins. The corps will be holding their last audition camp for the 2019 corps throughout the weekend. We will be talking with designers to see what they have in store to follow up last year's historical season and keep their name in finals.

In January, we will be out in Los Angeles to hang out with some indoor percussion groups. How about a visit to Remo, Vic Firth, Ziljian and more? It's all on the way. And then, before you know it, it'll be WGI season.

Oregon Crusaders Will Not Field Corps In 2019

The front page of Oregon Crusaders' website is completely bare aside from three sentences:

DCI's Voting Membership Revokes Pioneer's Membership

Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps will no longer be allowed to participate in Drum Corps International after a vote this afternoon at the DCI Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN. They will, however, be allowed to reapply for Open Class participation in 2020.

DCI "Jannuals" Focus On Health, Wellness & Safety

This year's DCI Annual Meeting is underway with about 350 attendees meeting in Indianapolis, IN with a focus on health, wellness, and safety. 

DCI's Open Class Will Look A Lot Different In 2019

Since 2009, only three drum and bugle corps have earned the Open Class World Championship trophy: Blue Devils B, Vanguard Cadets and Oregon Crusaders.

Tarp vs. Turf: Comparing Indoor Percussion To Outdoor

Dan Schack is the Battery Coordinator/Choreographer of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps and the Creative Director of George Mason University Indoor Drumline. Outside of his musical endeavors, Dan is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Delaware.

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Rose Parade Welcomes Bands From All Over

One of the most coveted parades of the year, the Tournament of Roses Rose Parade, is only days away. Nineteen groups will perform in the 5.5-mile parade—ouch. The parade travels through Pasadena at a leisurely pace and often includes horses and floats among the marching ensembles.

College Football Playoff 2018: Battle Of The Bands Final Results

No one was standing in the way of Clemson's football team this year—or their band. After last night's win in Levi's Stadium, it seemed like it couldn't get any better for Clemson fans. But wait, there's more. The final results for the CFP Battle of the Bands are here and we have our winner: the Clemson University Tiger Band!

A Very Special Marching Arts Holiday Season Spectacular

It's the time of the year where you pull out your 2012 DCI World Championship finals DVD and annoy your friends and family with that iconic Cadets show "12.25." 

The 2018 FloMarchies: Vote On The "Best Dressed" Of 2018

It has been a crazy year, and it's just about time we celebrated all of the amazing performances that we saw in WGI, DCI, and BOA in 2018!

The 2018 FloMarchies: Vote On The "Best Fan Favorite" Of 2018

It has been a crazy year, and it's just about time we celebrated all of the amazing performances that we saw in WGI, DCI, and BOA in 2018!