The Evolution of Marching – 1983-1987 [VIDEO]

153698_tuba_playerAs we close out the school year and begin looking toward the summer, band directors turn their minds toward marching arts.

This year, I’m going through some history and exploring The Evolution of Marching via YouTube. I’m taking you along for the journey as well. So far, we’ve seen the first 11 years of DCI. In 1983, the Garfield Cadets began their three-year of DCI dominance with some of the most innovative marching drill ever seen. The Blue Devils won in 1986, and the Cadets were back on top in 1987.

1983 – Garfield Cadets

1984 – Garfield Cadets

1985 – Garfield Cadets

1986 – Blue Devils
Embedding disabled, click here for the video. However, since every other year was dominated by the Garfield Cadets, here is their 1986 video.

1987 – Garfield Cadets

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Joel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.

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