2017 Championships Information

Congratulations to all of the 2017 Finalists.  We will have and add information for championships on this post as it becomes available.

Check back often!

Performance Schedule
The performance schedule is available HERE.

Long Beach City College Gymnasium, 4901 Carson St, Long Beach, CA 90808

Spectator Parking is available in Parking Structure J accessible from Clark Ave

General Admission is $20.   Ages 5 and under are Free.

We are pleased to announce our raffle items for the year.

Raffle Prizes Include:

  • Mapex Mars Series, M529SF Bloodwood with Chrome Hardware – cymbals not included
  • Two $250 Gift Certificates to Columbus Pro Percussion brought to you by Synergy Percussion
  • Box Seats to the Rose Bowl Drum Corps Show brought to you by Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization
  • And other prizes to be named as they are added.

Raffle ticket prices are:

1 for $3
3 for $5
7 for $10

Winning tickets will be drawn at the 2017 Championship Event at Long Beach City College on April 29, 2017.

Winning ticket will have choice of prize, second ticket drawn will choose from remaining prizes, etc.   Winner need not be present.   Raffle tickets can be purchased at ticket booth or from students in the stands.

Mapex Drumset

15 Freeway Closures

Significant Traffic and Closures are expected on the 15 Freeway between the 215 and 10 Freeways in Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario.

Please plan accordingly and allow for extra travel time.   It is best to have an alternate route to the show site to avoid the closures.  However,  these alternate routes and detours will be VERY congested and lengthy.

The show will proceed as scheduled and unfortunately alternate performance times will not be permitted due to the size and number of ensembles scheduled to perform.

Click here for more information about the closures.

2017 Announcement Process/Script

Announcement Procedure
• Prior to the ensemble entering the floor to setup, the Timing and Penalty judge will announce the start of the interval time to you. During this time, music will be played through the PA system.
• As your ensemble is setting up, the Timing and Penalty judge will periodically announce the setup time to the director. The Timing and Penalty judge will also monitor the judges to be sure they are ready for the start of the performance. During this time, music will be played through the PA system.
• If at any time the judges are not ready, the interval time will be suspended and the ensemble will be notified of the suspension of the interval time by the Timing and Penalty judge.
• If the ensemble has any pre-show music, the house music will be faded out at the start of the pre-show music.  Please inform the T&P judge if pre-show music is used.
• When the ensemble is ready, the director will notify the Timing and Penalty judge and he/she will cue the announcer. The music will be faded out and the announcer will say:
Please welcome from (city and state/country), (name of ensemble).
Performing their program (program title), The American Drum Line Association is proud to present (name of ensemble).”
• At the conclusion of the performance, the announcer will say:
“(Name of ensemble) from (city and state/country), under the direction of (director’s name).”
Music will fade in as the ensemble leaves the floor.  Announcer will make no other announcements related to the ensemble.
• Ensembles must plan on this announcement as part of their interval time.

12 Rose Props for Sale

Ramona HS is selling their 2016 Rose props. There are 12 flowers total (1 large red- 5 medium burgundy -6 small pink). All have a wooden base and metal frames, and are wrapped in fabric which can be removed. Pedals can be removed from the frame for transport and storage.
If interested please contact me for more pictures or details – director@ramonadynasty.org

$1,600 for the entire set of 12
$250 for the large
$150 for each of the mediums
$100 for each of the smalls

Local pickup preferred.


Battery Instruments for Sale

The Foothill HS Band Boosters are selling our full contingency of marching drum line battery instruments:

7 TAMA Marching Snare Drums 14” x 12” deep
4 sets of TAMA Marching Tenor Drums; Sizes 6-6-10-12-13-14
6 TAMA Marching Bass Drums; Sizes 16”, 18”, 20”, 22”, 24”, and 26”

These drums are made from a Birch/Bubinga wood combination with the Molten Carmel Color Lacquer Finish. They all come complete with covers for the drums, fully adjustable Silver Armor carrier systems, and fully adjustable stands for all drums. The bass drums come with the bass drum hoop guards and are pre-foamed for all drums. These drums are only 2 years old and are in excellent condition! They could last another 8 years! Price is $12,000 for everything, approximately 75% off list price! Plus some additional bonus BRAND NEW Remo Drumheads!
Inquiries and question can be made to Adam Steff at Foothill HS – asteff@interact.ccsd.net.