AATA Podcast: Marching To Their Own Beat

Marching To Their Own Beat — DCI and CD&BC (Vicki McFarland, Jennifer Pohlman, and Steven Rock)

Mar 1, 2022 • 1 hr 12 min

Marching band, drum corps, bugle corps…it’s part of sports worldwide, but it’s also its own entertainment industry, and competition is fierce and deep. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League, celebrating their 50th year of performance. They hold over 100 events and competitions, including Drumline Battles. One of the top competitors is the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps from Dubuque, Iowa, and today, Yasi and Steven talk with members of the Colts to find out just what it takes to make it into drum corps and marching bands…and stay healthy doing it!

Our guests are Vicki McFarland, director of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps in Dubuque Iowa and Board member of Drum Corps International, Jennifer Pohlman, athletic trainer for the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps and DCI, and Steven Rock, MD, physician for the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps and Member of Drum Corps International’s Marching Arts Safety and Health Advisory Board.

Hosts: Dr. Steve Karageanes and Yasi Ansari

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For more about Drum Corps International, go to https://www.dci.org

For more on the Colts Drum & Bugle Corp, go to https://colts.org

YouTube video heard in the episode of the Colts 2021 performance at the DCI Championships in Indianapolis, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2woDCVxcR5g&t=87s