John Meehan Educates The Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen

John Meehan, Brass Captionhead at The Blue Devils and product designer and educator at System Blue spent a few days with the Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen this past week. Both John and the high school marching band were excited to collaborate. The Bridgemen proudly perform on System Blue instruments.

For inquiries on how you can work with System Blue educators and perform on System Blue products, please email erik@systemblue.org.

 

  

BD Entertainment Teams Up With Indianapolis Colts – System Blue Drums Of Choice

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BD Entertainment, a division of BD Performing Arts, provides live performance entertainment opportunities in professional settings. The organization has and continues to work with clients in various industries and locations, both domestic and abroad. From movie soundtracks to television commercials, sporting arenas to corporate events, over the past decade “BDE” has played a leading role in the growing pageantry entertainment industry.

For several years, BD Entertainment has provided fun, high-energy entertainment for Bay Area sports enthusiasts as the San Francisco 49ers Niner Noise and the Golden State Warriors “Aftershock” performance ensembles.

This year, the NFL season is kicking off with even more excitement. With the cooperation of Drum Corps International, BD Entertainment is thrilled to introduce the Official Drumline of the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday at the team’s home opener at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The drumline will perform for both pre-game festivities and in-game entertainment, featuring sixteen talented performers from the Indianapolis area. The group has been rehearsing at the DCI offices in downtown Indianapolis, utilizing the System Blue drums that were worn by the Blue Devils in the DCI World Championships just a few weeks ago at Lucas Oil Stadium.

If you’re enjoying a 49ers or Colts game this season, be sure to look for a drum corps connection through BD Entertainment!

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DCI Performers Showcase Presented By System Blue

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We are excited to announce the Performers Showcase presented by System Blue will take place on Wednesday, August 9 in Indianapolis. Individuals and ensembles from select World Class, Open Class, DrumLine Battle and SoundSport teams will compete at the Indiana Convention Center located at 100 S. Capitol Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46225.

Join us.

 

Oregon Crusaders – Encompass

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Oregon Crusaders are out on their summer tour performing on System Blue brass. Their show Encompass is a crowd favorite. Follow them as they make their way east and finally on to the World Championships in Indianapolis.

Family Time with The Blue Devils and Oregon Crusaders

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The Blue Devils and Oregon Crusaders will collaborate this week as our featured artists during the System Blue Educational Event in Hillsboro, OR. We are excited to have both corps together for this incredible event. We will be conducting Leadership, Percussion, Color Guard and Band Director Workshops July 6-7. Walk ups are welcome. Register now.

The Brooklyn Steppers Join The System Blue Family

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The BKSTEPPERS Marching Arts will now perform on System Blue Professional Marching Percussion. System Blue is excited to have this progressive and incredible program as part of the family.
Founded in 1989 by principal Johnny Walker, the Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band adopted a southern style of performance and expression using precision dance and musical styles to create what was called “The Ultimate Musical Experience” for both audience and membership. This “One Band, One Sound” philosophy created a unit that became the equal of any university band, and the envy of their middle- and high-school peers.
In 2004, the band reorganized to become The Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band. The Brooklyn Steppers’ roster exploded to a peak strength of nearly 200 members. The world would soon take notice as The Brooklyn Steppers began receiving invitations to play at major events across the New York metropolitan area. A typical week consisted of performance dates with the New York Mets, the New York Knicks, The United Nations, and the Borough President of Brooklyn. Film and television soon came calling, with the band appearing on every network from ABC to MTV. The Steppers made silver screen appearances in such blockbusters as “Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey” and Disney’s Academy Award-nominated fantasy “Enchanted.” All the while The Steppers balanced their practice and performance expectations with the academic demands, which have become a cornerstone of the program.
The Brooklyn Steppers Marching comes through time and time again, and have nearly two decades of work culminated in what to date is the ultimate gig: representing the state of New York in the January 20, 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade for President Barack Obama.
Today, the BKSTEPPERS Marching Arts are soaring towards a future of artistic renewal, expanded programming, and social and community leadership.  Listen, watch and experience the thrill of the BKSTEPPERS as they become an inspiring cultural institution and a source of pride to New York City.
“We are thrilled to have the BKSTEPPERS on board with System Blue,” remarks David Gibbs, President of System Blue, “They bring an incredible level of performance, design and history to the table. We are very excited to have them a part of the System Blue family.”

“For several year’s, we have partnered with System Blue to bring an incredible educational experience to percussionists in the Tri-state area.  Today, we are excited to further cement our relationship by joining the System Blue family and have our ensemble perform on the lightest and innovative drums in the marketplace.” Antonio Thompson, Executive Director
Find out more about the BKSTEPPERS and System Blue – https://systemblue.org/