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.


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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.

Blue Devils Announce "Ghostlight" For DCI 2019 Season

Thursday morning, May 16, a post hit the Blue Devils' Instagram account asking for 15,000 likes, promising that they would release their 2019 program if they did. This morning, after nearly a full day of keeping the drum corps community on their toes and not saying anything else on their accounts—and gaining 22,000 likes total—they announced "Ghostlight."

7 Things To Watch For During DCI 2019

May is for spring training. June is for first shows. July is for huge regionals. And August is for DCI finals.

WGI Advisory Board Proposals For 2019 Las Vegas Meetings

Each May, the WGI Advisory Board for each division of Winter Guard International meets in a location with the goal of voting on rule and policy proposals for the upcoming season. The meetings will take place on May 17-18 in Las Vegas, NV, where the Advisory Boards for Percussion, Winds, and Guard will all meet at Red Rock Casino Resort.

The Cadets Release Music & Info For 2019 Show

The Cadets are actively releasing information about their 2019 production, "Behold," as a part of a fundraising campaign on their website called "Maroon And Gold Day."

Mandarins Release Details On 2019 Show "Subterra"


Special thanks to the Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps for providing the video involved in this exclusive announcement.

FloMarching Is Hiring A Content Creator!

FloMarching began under the FloSports umbrella in the fall of 2016. Bands of America started the live event schedule before we quickly added Winter Guard International and Drum Corps International in 2017.

Last Audition Camps Give Window Into DCI "Offseason"

The final weekend in April marks the last chance for corps to get together before the month of move-ins/spring training begins. Mid-May means the beginning of at least four weeks of rigorous training for most World Class drum and bugle corps before they head out on the summer tour.

Madison Scouts Goes Back To Roots With "Majestic"

The Majestic Theater is the oldest theater in Madison, WI, the home of one of drum and bugle corps oldest organizations—Madison Scouts.

8 DCI Finalist Performances Now Available On FloMarching

You can now view 8 out of 12 DCI World Championship finalist performances on FloMarching—with audio!

2019 Drum Corps International Streaming Schedule Now Available!

See what's coming LIVE to FloMarching this summer! Don't miss a second of the DCI action from June 22 all the way to DCI finals in Lucas Oil!