Top 10 from 2009 Nominations

For the second year, Halftime Magazine is compiling a list of top 10 marching moments involving any marching ensemble including college, high school, drum corps, indoor percussion, winter guard, pageantry/parade and all-age during the 2009 calendar year.

The 2008 list included Bethune Cookman University’s “Obama Drill,” the U.S. Olympic Orchestra performance in Tiananmen Square, and Phantom Regiment’s comeback and win in the 2008 Drum Corps International World Championships. Nominate your favorite 2009 moments online in the comments section for this article or by emailing with subject line, “Top 10 from 2009.” Comments must be posted and emails sent by Feb. 15, 2010, to be considered. Then read the winners’ list in our March/April 2010 issue.

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