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:


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.


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.

Photo Gallery: Prelim Pics Of ALL Bands @ BOA Kentucky

Check out photos of each band from prelims at the 2019 BOA Kentucky Regional by photographer Tony McCrackin. 

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Must-See Guide To BOA Week #1

Here is all of the information you need to know to catch as much of the Bands of America performances coming LIVE to FloMarching on September 21 as you can!

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Preview: 2019 BOA Northwest Ohio, Sept. 21

The Bands of America Northwest Ohio Regional will host 15 bands to Toledo and seems to have attracted some outside talent this year. Although one of the smallest regionals on the BOA schedule, the event will still give fans, alumni, and judges a chance to see some great BOA Grand National Championship contenders early on in the season.

Preview: 2019 BOA South Texas, Sept. 21

The 2019 Bands of America seasons gets off to a firing start, bright and early at 7:45 a.m. CT on Saturday, September 21, as the focus centers on one of the nation’s hotbeds for marching music at Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas.

Preview: 2019 BOA Kentucky, Sept. 21

The 2019 Bands of America season kicks off this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, with a mix of solid historic bands and exciting programs on the rise. With strong competitors in every class, this could be one of the few finals that includes competing finalists representing each class. 

Watch Guide: BOA Week #2 On FloMarching

It's time for yet another weekend FULL of Bands of America coming LIVE to FloMarching: BOA Central Ohio, Austin, Arizona, and Iowa.

Cheat Sheet For The 2019 BOA Season

Here is all of the most critical information that you will need to be up-to-speed on the 2019 Bands of America season as EVERY regional weekend comes LIVE to FloMarching!

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Watch Guide: BOA Week #1 On FloMarching

It's time for the fall marching band season LIVE on FloMarching! The 2019 Bands of America season kicks off LIVE in Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas on September 21! On the first weekend of BOA coming to FloMarching, you can catch bands from all over the Midwest and Texas presenting a majority of their shows for the first time in competition. 

Watch Guide: "Encore" Block Party / "19in19" Release This Friday!


Don't miss an all new FloMarching Block Party filled with coverage from the 2019 DCI World Championships and premiering our brand new "Encore" episode, "19in19." The entire experience will be wrapped up into a multi-hour experience including features and interviews from Open Class Champs and behind the scenes as the crew heads from Marion to Indianapolis, IN, over the course of "finals week."

4 SIAC Halftime Shows Coming LIVE To FloMarching!

Don't miss these four halftime shows featuring marching bands from the SIAC conference, coming LIVE to FloMarching on September 7th and 14th!