Music: Marching Bands
What is a drum corps? These sites provide the answer. Learn about John Philip Sousa and marching bands around the United States. Many of the sites have audio files requiring Real Player. Included are links to eThemes on music genres, instruments, and a music overview.
Drum Corps International
Explore this site that explains a drum corps. Includes news about different drum corps. NOTE: This site includes ads.
The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps
Read about this corps from Rosemont, IL. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.) NOTE: This site includes ads.
United States Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps
Read all about the oldest active drum and bugle corps in the United States.
The Drum Corps Repertoire Database
Find names of many different corps and pictures of a corps in action.
"All American" Marching Band History
Read about the history of Purdue's marching band. NOTE: The site has a link to a guestbook.
History of the Ohio State Marching Band
This site has a brief history of the "Marching Buckeyes." Includes a historical timeline and links to school traditions.
John Philip Sousa
This web site is sponsored by the Dallas Wind Symphony and includes Sousa marches that you can listen to.
About John Philip Sousa
Read a brief biography and timeline of the life of Sousa.
Marching Band Instruments
Learn about types of instruments that use in marching bands. NOTE: This site includes ads and has a link to discussion forum.
eThemes Resource: Music: Instruments
These websites are about musical instruments. Hear the sounds that different instruments make, read about unusual instruments, and play games.
eThemes Resource: Music: Overview
These websites give an overview of music terms. Learn about rhythm, pitch, and sheet music. Includes games, worksheets, and glossaries.
eThemes Resource: Music: Genres
These websites are about various modern genres of music. Learn about jazz, country, rock and roll, mariachi music, and more. Some websites include audio and video clips and interactive timelines.