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.

Recap: 2019 BOA East Tennessee Regional

After a long Saturday chock-full of shows in Johnson City at East Tennessee State University, the finalists were picked and the cards have fallen where they'll fall. 

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Photo Gallery: Prelim Pics Of ALL Bands @ BOA Orlando

Check out photos of each band from prelims at the 2019 BOA Orlando Regional on October 12th by photographer Ryan Carr.

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Watch Guide: BOA Week #5 On FloMarching

It's time for the first big Bands of America Super Regional coming LIVE to FloMarching on Friday and Saturday, October 18-19, plus BOA Waco.

Top 10: Drill Moves From BOA Week #3

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Must-Watch Guide To BOA Week 4 On FloMarching

The fourth week of Bands of America regionals coming live to FloMarching will feature a number of bands with Grand Championship finals appearances and even a few with a Championship title on their resume. In Orlando, you'll get one of the best line-ups of bands you will get to see on FloMarching this fall with Brownsburg (IN) making their trip all the way down from the Midwest and Broken Arrow (OK) going to Tarpon Springs' home turf to see how they fare in the humidity and mid-October sunlight.

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Preview: BOA East Tennessee Regional, Oct. 12

Catch some of the region's best bands going head to head this Saturday, October 12, at the 2019 BOA East Tennessee Regional Championship, presented by Yamaha.

Preview: BOA West Texas Regional, Oct. 12

Another week into the Bands of America 2019 fall season, and there’s yet another regional headed to the Lone Star state, with Midland the latest site of BOA competition. The second to last non-Super Regional event in Texas.

Preview: 2019 BOA Orlando Regional, Oct. 12

After a successful regional in 2018, BOA returns to the Sunshine State for another exciting day of excellent bands. With multiple regional, super regional, and national champions and finalists in attendance, you will not want to miss a single band all day.

Photo Gallery: Pics Of ALL Finalists @ BOA Houston

Check out photos of each band from finals at the 2019 BOA Dallas/Ft. Worth Regional on October 5 by photographer Emily Jones.

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Recap: BOA Central Indiana Regional

A few outsiders stole the show at Saturday’s Bands of America Central Indiana Regional, with Ohio’s Centerville and Illinois’ Lincoln-Way earning the top two spots at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. 

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