Military drill teams and independent Drillers already know what other Americans will eventually: that, along with drum and bugle corps, marching bands, winter guards and other pageantry arts, military drill is a marching art form. Please join Drum Corps International (DCI) and The DrillMaster and sign the White House petition.
From DCI: By establishing March 4th as “National Marching Arts Day,” we will spotlight and celebrate the positive effects on young people and our society from lessons learned and life skills acquired through involvement with the unique collection of activities comprising the “marching arts.”
Marching Arts activities includes marching bands, drum corps, drill teams, color guards, drum lines, step teams, string bands, pipe bands, fife and drum groups, military bands, ceremonial groups, parade groups and other ensembles promoting music making, entertainment, cultural enrichment, self-confidence, teamwork, leadership training, goal-setting, responsibility, competition, good sportsmanship and fun.
In order for this petition to be considered by the Obama Administration, we need to collect 100,000 signatures by April 2, 2013.
Help create this outstanding opportunity for our country to recognize the remarkable achievements of people engaging in the Marching Arts.
Click here to sign the petition!