System Blue Welcomes Erie Thunderbirds
System Blue welcomes the Erie Thunderbirds to the family. The Thunderbirds will perform on System Blue Professional Marching Percussion. They will be the first DCA corps to perform on the marching drums.
“We are thrilled to have the Erie Thunderbirds on board,” says Scott Johnson, System Blue designer, “we are confident the marching percussion will be a great fit for their drum line and be a game changer overall.”
Designed for speed and agility, the System Blue drums are lightweight and easier on the hands. Performers can play for longer periods of time with less fatigue. Given that the drums are approximately 30% lighter overall, The Erie Thunderbirds will be able to easily maneuver drill as well as perform at a higher level.
“We are excited to perform on System Blue drums,” says Vincent Lucente, Percussion Caption Head for The Erie Thunderbirds, “the drums sound incredible and open up many possibilities for pushing the limits of our program and design potential.”
In 2016, the Thunderbirds celebrated their 60th anniversary. The Thunderbirds completed their second season back on the competitive field participating in both SDCA and DCA. The Erie Thunderbirds broke the corps best score in the history of the corps in Prelims and also made history by making DCA Finals for the first time since 1981.
System Blue looks forward to the journey with the Erie Thunderbirds and their future performances on the Professional Marching Drums.
The Blue Devils Drum Line will be a featured artist at the 2017 PASIC convention in Indianapolis this November. We are honored to have them perform on System Blue Professional Drums and look forward to supporting their clinic.
Congratulations to Cleveland Scholastic World Winds for taking the silver medal at WGI Sport of the Arts Scholastic World Class. @TheOfficialCvHS use System Blue tubas and euphoniums.
Congratulation to the following contest winners of the System Blue/Promark give away.
Grand Prize – System Blue Carbon Fiber/Birch snare drum, NEW Evans System Blue/MX5 drum heads, 6 pair Promark DC50 sticks, and a Promark stick bag (Estimated Value: $1,500) goes to Alan Barrett.
1st Runner Up – Complete outfitting of Evans System Blue snare drum heads for your school’s drumline + 6 pairs of Promark DC50 drumsticks and Promark stick bags (Estimated Value: $750) goes to Amy Mohl.
2nd Runner Up – “Blue Devils Fan Pack” featuring apparel and accessories from the 17-time World Champions (Estimated Value: $150) goes to Brad Pollok
3rd Runner Up – “System Blue Sample Pack” featuring System Blue apparel and accessories (Estimated Value: $150) goes to Jamie Luna.
This is your big chance to win a System Blue t-shirt* and a pair of SIGNED System Blue Promark Scott Johnson Snare Drum Sticks SIGNED BY THE 2016 Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps A Corps DRUMLINE!
To enter – show us your ‘How do you System Blue?’ creative side. Take a photo of you and your System Blue swag.
How about you in your SB t-shirt, or you + your SB sticks or mallets, you + your marching shoes, or you + your SB camp booklet. Don’t have any System Blue swag? No problem, draw the logo or use the logo + you in a photo. Simple.
Submit your photo and tag it #sbswagger2016 & #systemblue to be entered into the random draw.
Deadline July 31! We’ll pick a winner on Aug 1**
It’s time to get fun & creative! #systemblue
*Tshirt is ONLY available in XL (gray or white)
**We can only mail within the USA
Drum corps is a remarkable activity. For those of us who have participated, we know how it connects us. We know the trials and tribulations as well as how hard we strive to make our dreams come true. With that in mind, we had to share the story of Joe Vise.
Joe is from England and has previously marched with fellow System Blue endorsees, Kidsgrove Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. This year, however, Joe took the leap of faith, crossed the pond and will march with The Concord Blue Devils B corps. Congratulations Joe! We love to see you keep it in the family, and we look forward to tracking your remarkable summer ahead.
We wish Joe, Kidsgrove Scouts, The Blue Devils and all of our endorsees a successful and wonderful DCI season. Dreams really do come true.
Together, its our time.
FREE SYSTEM BLUE BLACK HOODIE
Sign up and pay for one of our upcoming System Blue Events and be entered to win a System Blue hoodie. You must complete the following steps to be eligible:
1. Sign up and pay for a System Blue Event
2. Share that event to your Facebook or Instagram Feed
3. Use #systemblue
4. Tag the System Blue Facebook Page or Instagram @systemblue1
5. Complete the following sentence – When I attend my System Blue event I would like to learn _____________.
6. ALL STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED TO WIN
We will randomly pick 10 entries.
Our 10 winners will be announced and posted to the System Blue Facebook page on Monday May 23,2016. The hoodies will be mailed out shortly thereafter.
*If you have already signed up for an upcoming event this summer, complete steps 2-5 only in order to be entered for the hoodie give away.
*USA shipping only, we can not ship items overseas.
Good Luck! Together, we grow. #systemblue