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.

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2018 DCI World Championship Finals: Boston Crusaders "S.O.S."


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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Extended: Full Interview With Onyx's 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.

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Releases Investigation Of Drum Corps Misconduct

An investigation by "Philadelphia Inquirer" into misconduct between instructors and participants in youth organizations of the marching arts was released today. 

ONYX: The Three-Part Series

'Just One Of The Ways Onyx Moves Down A Hallway'

Get an intimate look at one of the most recognizable organizations in the Winter Guard International world, ONYX. We spoke with some of the most incredible and creative minds in the marching arts to give fans a deeper look than they've ever had into a top, world-class organization.

YEA Discontinues Cadets2 To Reign In Finances

Youth Education in the Arts, or YEA!, announced today that they would cease the operation of their Drum Corps Associates (DCA) participating corps Cadets2 and reduce their in-office staff in by one-third in Allentown, PA.

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.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Bands To Look Out For

As one of the most mainstream opportunities to watch great marching bands, the 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has a lineup worth paying attention to! Twelve marching bands will be featured in this year's parade on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.

Drum Corps Come Out Of Hibernation For Auditions

Grab your fanny packs, it's time for the 2019 drum corps audition season!

DCI Releases 2019 Tour Schedule With Exciting Changes

Drum Corps International released their schedule for the 2019 DCI Summer Tour this morning, just days after the door swings closed on a fantastic season of high school marching band in Bands of America. The last spectators are still leaving Lucas Oil Stadium as we speak—pretty sure the security guards are STILL asking for the last Carmel parents to stop taking pictures.

Weekly Watch Guide: FMBC State Championships

Thought we were done? Nope! One more event coming to you for the fall marching band season, possibly the last state championships in the country--Florida! They don't have to experience the snow and sub-freezing temperatures like the rest of us.

Relive The 2018 BOA Grand National Finalists

Rewatch the 2018 BOA Grand National Championship finalist bands in order of how they finished. 

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