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An eclectic collection of photos celebrating the color, sound, and pageantry of marching band. Please feel free to ask questions or submit your own pictures! Blog run by C. Brandt, author of the Line series.

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Pacific Crest, 2014.

Asker beebopwaters Asks:
What is the funniest story you've had on the band bus on the way back from a competition or on the way there?
marchingartsphotos marchingartsphotos Said:

Love this question!  Unfortunately, I think I will respectfully decline on some of the things I’ve seen or done - trying to keep this blog PG.

Followers, anything you would like to add that you’ve heard or seen?


Crown 2013


Cavaliers 2007


Become a 2015 Blue Star. Your journey starts here. Year 51 and counting. FCO!

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
How can i get used to holding a contra if i dont have access to one? And are there any exercises i can do to develop those muscles?
marchingartsphotos marchingartsphotos Said:


Can any contra folks help?





into battle

I’ll be there as bassoon as I can

wonder if his tire got a flat

Who cares he looks Sharp!

It keeps getting better.  

Asker Anonymous Asks:
You should post more Blue Knights stuff!!
marchingartsphotos marchingartsphotos Said:

I should!  :)


Spirit of Atlanta

In an effort to help out a few deserving high school marching band programs, Zildjian has teamed up with Calderwood Percussion, Remo, Vic Firth, Steve Weiss Music, Lone Star Percussion, Music & Arts Centers and Woodwind & Brasswind to launch the “My Pit’s the Pits!” video contest. Music programs across the United States are being given a chance to win over $25,000 in amazing prizes from the top names in percussion equipment. Videos will be submitted for judging, but students can also share and promote their videos via social media to be considered for a “Viewer’s Choice” award. Submissions will be accepted from September 8th through October 31st.

Students in high school band programs and percussion ensembles from across the country are being asked to rally their percussion pals to create a brief, entertaining video detailing who they are, why they need new percussion equipment, and what they’re going to do with it, should they win. In each video, entrants are challenged to demonstrate a need for new equipment, introduce their beloved director and band program, and give a brief performance to show off their skills. Production quality is of no major concern, but creativity of presentation will factor heavily into the judging criteria.

This contest is an extension of the participating Companies’ commitment to music education, and they are very excited to provide much-needed gear to programs in need. Prizes include new cymbals from Zildjian, custom made drums from Calderwood Percussion, mallets and drumsticks from Vic Firth, marching heads from Remo and gift certificates from Lone Star Percussion, Music & Arts Centers, Steve Weiss Music and Woodwind & Brasswind.

7th Regiment, 2014, Alexander’s Legacy.

7th Regiment, 2014, Alexander’s Legacy.