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ABOUT SHADOW MARCHING ARTS

Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps is built on a tradition of excellence that stretches back to 1972 and the genesis of the Mid-America Competing Band Directors Association. For 43 years, the Oregon High School Summer Marching Band (Oregon, WI) took the field each summer, competing in every season since MACBDA's inception. In 2007, a winterguard was added to the fold, and then an indoor percussion ensemble followed. Both winter ensembles went on to distinguish themselves in WGI, with Shadow Indoor Percussion becoming a perennial finalist at WGI World Championships. In 2008, the summer marching band became Shadow Armada. In 2016, our flagship program became Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps, and was accepted into the vaunted ranks of Marching Music's Major League, Drum Corps International.


Shadow is a unique and essential component of the educational and civic community in Oregon and beyond, with members from close to home as well as from opposite ends of the country. We strive to uphold our ideals as articulated in our Corps Values, and pride ourselves on inclusiveness and sustainability. We are proud to serve all young people who have an interest in the marching arts.