Vic Firth is excited to bring you our EXTENDED coverage of Drum Corps International 2013! Included here is our "in-the-lot" coverage as well as our exclusive "BEYOND the lot" HD multi-camera videos from the corps' rehearsals finals week in and around Indianapolis, IN!

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“BEYOND THE LOT”: Finals Week Rehearsal Multi-Cam

Carolina Crown, 2013 Drum Corps International World Champions
Carolina Crown, Part 2
Carolina Crown, Part 3
The Cadets, winners of the 2013 Fred Sanford Percussion Trophy
The Cadets, Rehearsal Part 2
The Cadets, Full Corps Run-through, Part 1
The Cadets, Full Corps Run-through, Part 2
The Cadets, Full Corps Run-through, Part 3
Madison Scouts, Part 1 of 2
Madison Scouts, Part 2 of 2
Blue Knights, Part 1 of 3
Blue Knights, Part 2 of 3
Blue Stars, Part 1 of 2
Blue Stars, Part 2 of 2

“IN THE LOT”: Indianapolis, IN - Finals Week!

Carolina Crown - Part 1 Carolina Crown - Part 2
Cadets - Part 1 Cadets - Part 2
Madison Scouts - Part 1 Madison Scouts - Part 2
Blue Knights - Part 1 Blue Knights - Part 2
Blue Stars - Part 1 Blue Stars - Part 2
Seattle Cascades Jersey Surf
Mandarins - Part 1 Mandarins - Part 2
Pacific Crest - Part 1 Pacific Crest - Part 2

From earlier this season...

Madison Scouts "In The Lot" - San Antonio, TX Carolina Crown "In The Lot" - Denton, TX
Cadets "In The Lot" - Denton, TX Blue Knights "In The Lot" - Denton, TX
Blue Stars "In The Lot" - Denton, TX Mandarins "In The Lot" - Denton, TX
Cadets' Colin McNutt about the 2013 Show Cadets Front Ensemble Mallet Selection with Jason Ihnat
Cadets Snare Line "Scherzo" - LEARN THE MUSIC! Cadets Tenor Line "Scherzo" - LEARN THE MUSIC!
Cadets Bass Line "Scherzo" - LEARN THE MUSIC! Blue Stars Sneak Preview Video

Click a photo below to access each corps’ full video library from the past!

Carolina Crown

The Cadets

Madison Scouts

Blue Knights

Blue Stars

Pacific Crest


Jersey Surf


THEY chose Vic, now it's YOUR turn. Check out some of the products used by the worlds most elite marching groups!

Ralph Hardimon (SRH)
With a unique barrel tip and long taper for quick rebound and added control. Available in wood or nylon tip.
L = 17" | Dia. = .710"
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Ralph Hardimon "Chop-Out" Practice Stick
The Hardimon "Hammer" with a rubber tip. The ultimate workout stick!
L = 16 7/8" | Dia. = .695"
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Tom Aungst (STA)
A long‚ "reverse tear drop" tip and moderately long taper. Rebounds with ease and creates a bold sound.
L = 17" | Dia. = .697"
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Colin McNutt (SCM)
Oval tip with a medium-long taper provides great balance with quick response at all dynamic levels. In honey hickory.
L = 17" | Dia. =.690"
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Mike Jackson (SMJ)
A thick shoulder and long taper provide quick rebound and a great "ping-shot". Long reverse taper pushes more mass to the front of the stick.
L = 17" | Dia. = .740" at shoulder‚ .710" at shaft
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MS6 Chop-Out
Combines a rubber tip design and a special taper to simulate the authentic feel of the MS5 Marching Snare stick. Great For practice‚ or for creating unique sound color possibilities on the drum. In hickory.
L = 17 1/8" | Dia. = .705"
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Lee Beddis (SLB)
Medium tear drop tip and short taper for clarity and projection.
L = 17" | Dia. = .700"
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Thom Hannum Piccolo Tip (STH3)
A full sized marching shaft with an exceptionally short taper and a very small tip. For clearly defined highs and unique timbre possibilities.
L = 16 5/8" | Dia. = .690"
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Murray Gusseck (SMG)
With a thick shaft and a medium long taper‚ "M-Dawgs" offer great balance from front to back. The slightly elongated tip provides quick rebound with a bright sound that works well on both snares and tenors. In hickory.
L = 17" | Dia. = .715"
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Tom Aungst Tenor Hybrid (STATH)
Blends the feel of a mallet with the sound of a stick. A step-down grip design‚ pronounced taper and perfect tip shape and size assists the player in getting around the drums easily while producing a great sound.
L = 15 3/4 " | Dia. = .700" at butt | .650" at shaft
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Tom Aungst Tenor Hybrid Felt (STATHF)
Combines the sound of a traditional tenor felt mallet with the feel of a snare stick. Round felt ball head.
L = 15 31/32" | Dia. = .700" at butt | .650" at shaft
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MTS1 Tenor Stick
Unique nylon tip helps pull more sound from the drum and gets great articulation with a defined high timbre.
L = 16 1/4" | Dia. = .680"
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Bill Bachman "Billy Club" Tenor Stick (SBBTS)
Crafted in hickory for durability, lightning-fast maneuverability and a superior rim shot timbre. Produces very big and dark sound.
L = 15 13/16" | Dia. = .725" at butt .676" at shaft
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A nylon head with a curved playing surface for ultra-staccato sounds. Aluminum shaft with "anti-buzz" rubber grips.
Head = 1 1/4 x 1/2" | L = 14 1/2"
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A super hard round felt head for excellent rebound and articulation.
Head = 1 1/8 x 1" | L = 14 1/2"
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Pesante Series Keyboard
Bass marimba. Produces a huge low-end sound with virtually no attack.
L = 15 3/8"
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Andrew Markworth Signature Keyboard
Soft. Produces many overtones from the low register. Great combination of warmth and clarity.
L = 16 3/4"
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Multi-Application Keyboard
Soft yarn marimba mallet with very little attack. Designed to provide a full-bodied tone in the low register. Rubber core; birch shafts.
L = 17"
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Multi-Application Keyboard
Soft yarn vibe mallet with a full‚ lush sound. Virtually no attack. Weighted rubber core; rattan shafts.
L = 16"
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