Over the course of the 2018 season, nine new units will make appearances at NSC events. With the addition of the Flagline class, established units Irondale High School, Eden Prairie High School and South Metro Winterguard will introduce their own flagline groups. Joining them are Brandon Valley High School from Brandon Valley, SD and East Ridge High School from Woodbury, MN.
The 77 Lancers from Mankato, MN will officially join the circuit as a competitor in the Scholastic Regional A Class along with Brookings High School from Brookings, SD.
River City Rhythm Drum & Bugle Corps based out of Monticello, MN will field a brand new Independent A Class unit.
The Senior Class adds newcomer Integrity Winterguard from Minneapolis, MN.