Kidsgrove Scouts Perform on System Blue Professional Marching Percussion

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Kidsgrove Scouts and System Blue partnership continues with the addition of System Blue Professional Marching Percussion to the DCE ensemble. KGS will be debut the new drums at the DCUK : Drum Corps United Kingdom show in Telford on the 9th September.

System Blue Professional Marching Percussion is used by some of the world’s elite marching ensembles including the 18-time Drum Corps International Champion Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps, 6-time WGI Champion RCC Indoor Percussion and the world renowned Top Secret Drum Corps.

“We are thrilled to strengthen our relationship with the Kidsgrove Scouts”, remarks System Blue President, Todd Tanji. “The addition of marching percussion will complement the marching brass they have been using for the past several years. Kidsgrove Scouts are an important part of our System Blue family and we look forward to even more exciting performances from their world class organisation.”

KGS Executive Director, Rob Swindells, commented “Over the last three years we have seen this partnership flourish into something beyond what we imagined. This year the corps is looking very strong and System Blue has played their part through world class equipment and education.”

Together, this is our time.

The Blue Devils Perform On System Blue

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Did you know that The Blue Devils are the first ensemble to perform on all System Blue instruments? The 2018 DCI Silver Medalists proudly perform on System Blue Professional Brass, Professional Marching Percussion as well as Professional Concert Percussion. Congratulations Blue Devils on an incredible 2018 DCI season!

System Blue Test Drive Tour – Step Into The Demo Zone

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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.

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System Blue Welcomes Showband Irene to the Family

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 27, 2018 ( – 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.


RCC Indoor Percussion – 2018 WGI World Champions

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.

System Blue Educational Event Featuring RCC Indoor Percussion

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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.

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BKSteppers – The Late Night Show With Stephen Colbert

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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.