Preview: 2019 TOC - Northern Illinois

It's the first Tour of Champions event of the 2019 season, and it's taking place in one of the historic venues of the drum corps activity. Northern Illinois University's Huskie Stadium was the host of the Drum Corps Midwest championships for many years, and its steep stands, high press box, and turf field has been a wonderful experience for both performers and spectators alike. Just be ready to hold your horn at a 15 degree angle thanks to the height of the stands.

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As Drum Corps International finishes Week #3 of the 2019 season, here are some matchups to watch in Dekalb:

Colts/Academy

These two corps are currently on the outside looking in when it comes to that coveted Top 12 status in World Class, but they are also two corps which have shown they have the vehicles to make a late season move up the standings. One just needs to remember 2003 Spirit of Atlanta, who was FOURTEENTH going into DCI Semifinals, and leapfrogged two corps in order to make Finals that year with a very emotional performance. The precedent is there and can serve as inspiration for both of these units.

Mandarins/Phantom Regiment

Mandarins are looking to prove their 2018 Finalist status was not a "one hit wonder" Phantom is looking to prove they are still worthy of that Finalist designation. These two corps are currently within striking distance of one another, while Spirit of Atlanta is watching from afar, hungry to return to Finals themselves. This is a face off which can have serious repercussions for August.

Bluecoats

The Bluecoats are the only corps in their competitive bracket at Northern Illinois. They are also the frontrunners for the World Class title according to their scores and the FloMarching Power Rankings. Tonight is a chance for the Bloo Crew to focus on entertaining the crowd and moving the needle up on their score without the need to compete with the other corps, such as BD and SCV, who are nipping at their heels.

This Week On FloMarching Radio: May 25-31

Here's our full setlist of shows you will hear this week on FloMarching Radio—our new 24/7 Drum Corps International streaming channel. Each of these lists will start playing at 1 PM ET on their respective day and then loop at least one more time until 1 PM the next day, then the new day's playlist will begin. 

This Week On FloMarching Radio: May 20-24

Here's our full setlist of shows you will hear this week on FloMarching Radio—our new 24/7 Drum Corps International streaming channel. Each of these lists will start playing at 1 PM ET on their respective day and then loop at least one more time until 1 PM the next day, then the new day's playlist will begin. 

FloMarching Launches 24/7 DCI Archives Radio Stream

With over 600 performances from DCI finalists from 1972 to 2019, plus ALL corps of the last two seasons—we're launching a 24/7 stream on FloMarching!

Full List Of Shows On FloMarching Radio

Check out our full list of available shows below. 

Watch Guide: Cadets Week... Plus A Little More

Take a look into one of the most historical corps in DCI's history—The Cadets! Also, we're unveiling something new on FloMarching this week... more info to come later on Monday, May 18th. 

Watch Guide: Blue Stars Week Is Here (May 11-15)

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Yet another week of Blue for you as we move down the list celebrating each DCI corps. Here's what's coming. 

Watch Guide: Blue Knights Take The Spotlight (May 4-8)

It's Blue Knights week! Time to celebrate the Colorado corps in all of their modernity, class, and skill. Check back all week long on FloMarching as we dig up old Blue Knights content of the past and release new content highlighting its past and future!

NEW EPISODES: On The 50 with Dan Schack

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Coming to you from Austin, TX, at the FloSports Headquarters, we're starting a brand new project called "On The 50 with Dan Schack" hosted by designer, educator, and much, much more... Dan Schack. During this show, Dan interviews some of the most sought after designers and educators in the marching arts–period.

One-Stop-Shop: Mandarins on FloMarching

A one-stop-shop for anything Mandarins. If you're a die-hard fan, it's the best way you can view the videos, training, and more—in one place!

One-Stop-Shop: Phantom Regiment on FloMarching

A one-stop-shop for anything Phantom Regiment. If you're a die-hard fan, it's the best way you can view the videos, training, and more—in one place!