New SoundSport team forms in “The Crossroads of America”
Apr05

New SoundSport team forms in “The Crossroads of America”

By Michael Boo A first-year SoundSport team named Storm Drum and Bugle Corps has formed in Terre Haute, Indiana, just over an hour west of Indianapolis. The group started as an idea between Dr. Larry Tinnerman, a professor in the business school of Indiana State University, and assistant director Tony Connell, who marched as a member of the Garfield Cadets in the early 1980s. Why start a new group in Terre Haute? “The city was...

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IMPACT proves age is just a number
Mar09

IMPACT proves age is just a number

By Michael Boo One of the fascinating elements of Drum Corps International’s SoundSport program is that there is no age limit. Few if any SoundSport teams have taken this to heart as much as IMPACT from Orlando, Florida, whose members range in age from 17 to 74. IMPACT is one of the ensembles under the aegis of Florida Marching Arts, Inc., which also sponsors a WGI Winds ensemble, PHOENIX Winds. The SoundSport team was founded...

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New Mexico’s Arsenal is expanding
Feb08

New Mexico’s Arsenal is expanding

By: Michael Boo First taking the SoundSport stage in 2017, Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Arsenal is growing, with plans for an expanded tour of the southwestern United States this summer. A member of the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps front ensemble section in 2014 and 2015, director Spenser Lotz founded the group as a way to bring a drum corps presence back to the state of New Mexico that hadn’t been felt for four decades....

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Highlights from the Indonesia Drum Corps Championships
Nov01

Highlights from the Indonesia Drum Corps Championships

The annual Indonesia Drum Corps Championships took place October 12-15 in Serang, a municipality on the island of Java.   Let’s roll everybody!!! *BankBJB IDCC 2017 #Celebrating Marching Mu #Letsmakehistorytogether Posted by Indonesia Drum Corps Championship on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7 judges representing Drum Corps International and SoundSport were invited to attend and evaluate participating groups.   Little story from the...

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Lineup set for SoundSport International Music and Food Festival
Aug03

Lineup set for SoundSport International Music and Food Festival

The lineup is set for the SoundSport International Music and Food Festival on Saturday, August 12, which will help kick off the excitement of the final day of Drum Corps International’s 45th anniversary summer season. With a star-studded lineup of SoundSport teams from across the United States and around the World including Canada, England and Colombia ready to perform, this second-annual event is slated to be bigger and better...

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