Blue Stars to Sponsor Illinois Marching Online
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Illinois Marching Online is proud to announce that the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps will be the Exclusive Sponsor of Illinois Marching Online through October 2008. The Blue Stars have graciously agreed to support this website, ensuring that we can stay online and be THE source of information about Illinois HS Marching Bands!

The Blue Stars organization is rich in history. They were established in 1964, and were a founding member of Drum Corps International. They placed second in the inaugural DCI Championships (1972). The corps won Division III titles in 1989, 1993, 2001, and 2003, and in 2006, made the jump to Div. I/World Class, where they have been one of the fastest growing World Class (Div. I) Drum Corps over the past few years, placing 14th place at the last two DCI World Championships.

The Blue Stars and Blue Star Cadets are youth music organizations dedicated to:
– the pursuit of excellence
– the development of character
– commitment to an organization
– a sense of family
– pride in one’s achievements and accomplishments
In essence, the Blue Stars teach today’s young adults about the life tomorrow through the mediums of marching and music. Membership rules for acceptance and participation are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, sex, handicap, or national origin.

Thanks to the Blue Stars for their support!

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