System Blue is excited to announce our 2018 Test Drive Tour. Get hands-on experience with our marching brass and battery, as well as our brand new concert percussion series.
The System Blue Test Drive Tour follows the 2017 DCI World Champion Blue Devils across the country this summer. Check out our gear and spend some time with our designers and staff as the corps takes the field.
Experience the System Blue difference for yourself.
Find a tour date near you and RSVP for a personal appointment →
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 27, 2018 (Newswire.com) – It is with great excitement that System Blue welcomes Showband Irene from The Netherlands to the family. The corps will perform on all System Blue Professional Marching Percussion as well as System Blue Professional Brass.
Showband Irene was founded in 1949 and has existed for nearly 70 years. The organization has various performing groups such as Showband, Youth Showband, Iren3, and The Musickids bringing the total members to 130. The board and the members of Irene are very excited and proud to be a part of the System Blue family. Showband Irene is one of the most successful and renowned marching organizations in The Netherlands. Their impressive and unique sound and marching skills leave an impact on audiences young and old.
“We are thrilled to add Showband Irene to the System Blue family. We are excited to support another top European marching ensemble. We look forward to working with Showband Irene as they achieve new levels of excellence and entertainment.” TODD TANJI PRESIDENT, SYSTEM BLUE
The ensemble will perform on System Blue Professional Snares, Tenors, Basses, Sousaphones, Hybrid Euphoniums, Baritones, Trombones, Mellophones, and Trumpets.
Congratulations to RCC Indoor Percussion for winning the gold medal and becoming the 2018 WGI World Champions. RCC’s show, LISTEN, explored the progress of life, love and art, through the poignant poetry of Charlie Schmidt.
RCC performs on System Blue Professional Marching Battery, tuned percussion, drum set, concert toms, and concert bass drums. They won the World Championship with a score of 97.863.
The System Blue Educational Event featuring RCC Indoor Percussion is coming up on March 18.
This clinic for marching percussion students, instructors, and directors will provide a unique insight into the organizational and educational methods of the 5-time WGI World Championship ensemble. The students will have the opportunity to work with the RCC staff on developing music and visual techniques that are unique to RCC and the indoor activity. There will also be a separate track for directors and instructors to discuss design, rehearsal, and organizational strategies for running a successful indoor program.
The BKSteppers performed live with Portugal. The Man last night on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert. The marching group joined the Grammy winning band on stage to play their song,”Live In The Moment.” The BKSteppers proudly perform on System Blue Professional Marching Percussion.
We have released our 2018 System Blue Educational Event Schedule. Group rates are available. Please contact Erik Christ. Reserve your spot now.
Throughout our history, visionaries have inspired us all to see the world in a new way. Though their impact is far reaching, the beginning always started with a place. A place to gather, a place to create. A safe haven where the seeds of progress are sown.“Progress sounds like the rhythm of change”
RCC welcomes you to their creative space in their 2018 production Listen, which explores the progress of life, love and art, through the poignant poetry of Charlie Schmidt.
“When doubters build walls, we tear down barriers with believers of infinite possibilities”
Now more than ever, it’s important for us to hear the call of progress, to Listen…
“and in turn you shall be heard too”
Learn more about RCC →
The Blue Devils B Audition Clinic powered by System Blue will be held in Concord, CA January 19 – 22. Join the DCI Open Class for the journey of a lifetime and perform on System Blue.
The Blue Devils Drum Corps has set the drum line for 2018. The battery will proudly perform on System Blue Professional Marching Percussion. We can’t wait to see what the 18 time world champions have in store.
The Blue Devils might be in your neck of the woods next summer. 2018 tickets go on sale Monday, December 4. Check out the tour.