“Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions.” – Yves Klein


It may seem surprising, but the color blue is a relatively modern invention. The only ancient culture that had a word for it was the Ancient Egyptians, and yet the color BLUE has flourished in a multitude of incarnations reaching far beyond the discovery of Lapis Lazuli.


Dancing on the historical timeline of this mysterious and dynamic color, the 2022 Blue Devils celebrate their 65th Anniversary with TEMPUS BLUE. Lapis lazuli, the Renaissance, Titian, Novalis’s Blue Flower, Picasso, and Yves Klein emerge from the timeline in a collage of music and motion. A universal perspective provides a musical palette of influence and style. A contemporary, modern approach allows TEMPUS BLUE to reflect this emotional, miraculous hue with innovation and vision.


Starting with the rise of civilization around 4500 B.C. and continuing to this day, people have found creative ways to produce colors for artistic expression. This summer 165 extraordinary performers travel the United States as The Blue Devils bring TEMPUS BLUE to Drum Corps International’s 50th Anniversary celebration of excitement and excellence.


“A certain blue enters your soul.” – Henri Matisse


LAPIS LAZULI – Original Composition by Dave Glyde

DIVINE BLUE – Original Composition by Dave Glyde
CARNIVAL OF VENICE (Titian) – Niccolo Paganini

MOON RIVER (Blue Flower) – Henry Mancini (Arr. By Jacob Collier)
HANDS AND FEET (Picasso) – Michel Camilo

TANK! (Yves Klein) – Yoko Kanno
HOME OF THE BRAVE (Blue Earth) – Thomas Bergersen


“Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” – Carl Sagan

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