Marching.com has reached a major milestone as 2010 marks its 15th season as an authoritative online destination for marching-related information.
Growth has continued steadily since the site launched in March 1996.
It made a huge leap in 2006 when the site was expanded and redesigned to its current look and format. In 2009 Marching.com served more than 600,000 unique visitors— directors, students and fans of the marching arts.
Content on the site now includes events, links, resources, news and photos. Coverage encompasses marching activities around the world.
“A big thrill is seeing how Marching.com makes connections,” says founder Ken Martinson. “Whether it’s a band finding an event, a director finding an arranger or a student discovering something new, we provide information to enable all of that.”
Marching.com is a frequent contributor to Halftime Magazine and has worked directly with leading organizations including WGI Sport of the Arts, Music for All, Drum Corps International, Disney, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Fiesta Bowl and the Tournament of Roses.
The site also recently joined the SupportMusic Coalition. “We recognize the role marching bands play in developing life skills and adding excitement to life,” Martinson says. “This milestone re-energizes our commitment for Marching.com to be a positive voice and one-stop resource for the marching activity.”