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Inside the Arc – “To Key, or Not To Key”

-being a short anthropology of the bugle, more or less- The following is a Fractured Fairy Tale, though many…

May 8 2014 /

Box Center Episode 2014-10

Episode 2014-10 of the Drum Corps Planet Box Center Podcast is now available for download! This week, the Scout…

Apr 15 2014 /

Box Center Episode 2014-09

Episode 2014-09 of the Drum Corps Planet Box Center podcast is available for download! This week, the Bushwackers announce…

Apr 8 2014 /

Box Center Episode 2014-08

Episode 2014-08 of the Box Center podcast is now available for download! Join DCP Managing News Editor Kevin Gamin…

Apr 1 2014 /

Box Center Episode 2014-07

Episode 7 of the 2014 Box Center podcast season is now ready for download! This week, Drum Corps Planet…

Mar 26 2014 /

Box Center Episode 2014-06

Episode 2014-06 of the Drum Corps Planet Box Center podcast is now available for download! Join DCP Managing News…

Mar 12 2014 /

2014 Santa Clara Vanguard Awards Banquet

07:09 pm | The Vanguard Awards Banquet on Saturday, August 2 at the Hillcrest Banquet Hall in Minersville, PA was attended by all 2014 members and many of the summer volunteers, drivers and instructional staff. Annual awards presented to…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Pioneer Announces 2015 Milwaukee Camp Dates

07:07 pm | The Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to announce our 2015 Milwaukee camp dates. In preparation for the 2015 DCI World Class tour, the corps will be hosting a series of camps in Milwaukee/Cudahy area…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Blue Knights Blowout Bonanza Sale

05:34 pm | The Blue Knights are having a Blowout Bonanza Sale of discounted merchandise with FREE shipping in the online store for this week only! Check out our 20-second video HERE. Visit our online store HERE. Read the…

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »

Lucero To Lead Pacific Crest Percussion Program

05:32 pm | Pete Lucero has been tapped to lead Pacific Crest’s Percussion Program, taking over for Andy Bill who has spent five seasons with the organization. Andy Bill Andy came to Pacific Crest in 2010 as a front…

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »

Phantom Regiment 2014 Post-Season Cleanup

05:30 pm | Now that the end of the season has arrived, it’s time to put everything away until next time. If you’re in the area this Saturday, we could use your help. We need to empty out and…

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »

Madison Scouts Announce Veda As Color Guard Caption Supervisor

05:29 pm | The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce that David Veda will serve as Color Guard Caption Supervisor. David Veda has over 30 years of pageantry arts experience having served as a designer and clinician for drum…

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »

New Glassmen Alumni Association Items For Sale

05:17 pm | As promised, we have added the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps cookbooks and patches to our Glassmen Experience website and are available for purchase. Get yours before they’re gone! Read the rest of the article here.…

Aug 23 2014 / Read More »

Volunteer Reaches Beyond Carolina Crown

07:05 pm | Carolina Crown could not exist without the passionate, committed volunteers who regularly give up their summers to cook, drive trucks, sew and so much more. In this volunteer spotlight, Evan Woods not only gives his time…

Aug 22 2014 / Read More »

2015 Spartans Recruiting Begins

06:21 pm | The corps open house weekend will be a full camp weekend starting on Saturday November 22 and ending on Sunday afternoon November 23. More details will follow as we get closer to the date. Those of…

Aug 25 2014 / Read More »

Important 2014-2015 Spartans Dates

07:03 pm | Important dates.. Spartan Banquet this Sunday (8/24) at Noon. Members and their families are reminded to RSVP via the corps web site by this evening (8/18/14) Also.. the 2015 60th anniversary season open house will be…

Aug 22 2014 / Read More »

Colts Receive $12,500 Grant From Dubuque Racing Association

06:59 pm | When the Dubuque Racing Association announced their grant awards to local nonprofit organizations just before summer, the Colts Youth Organization was pleased to learn it received $12,500 for the purchase of Colt Cadets percussion instruments. This…

Aug 22 2014 / Read More »

Fundraising At The Rose Bowl This Fall

08:17 pm | Our Drum Corps season may be over but that only means one thing….time to start getting ready for the new season! During the Fall, Gold Drum and Bugle Corps will continue with efforts in helping our…

Aug 16 2014 / Read More »

Genesis Thanks 2014 Members

06:55 pm | A special thank you to all of our members for a huge 2014! Our Darkness descended on stadiums across the country and we made so many new friends along the way. We made a very big…

Aug 15 2014 / Read More »

Congratulations 7th Regiment Director Tim Rall

04:48 pm | We would like to congratulate our Director, Tim Rall on being chosen Outstanding Director of the Year by his fellow Open Class Directors. Tim’s dedication to 7th Regiment is reflected in all aspects of the corps.…

Aug 15 2014 / Read More »

2014 Spartans Season Wraps Up

06:38 pm | Congratulations to the members of the 2014 drum corps. Your hard work and dedication to the corps is appreciated. We also want to thank our many fans and family members who sponsored a mile, cooked a…

Aug 11 2014 / Read More »

Legends Finishes In 7th Place In DCI Open Class Championships

06:11 pm | Congratulations Legends on finishing in 7th place at DCI Open Class Finals with a score of 73.675! Read the rest of the article here.…

Aug 8 2014 / Read More »

2014 Rochester Labor Day Parade Clarification

07:10 pm | Are you headed to the Labor Day parade on Friday, August 29th? Just to clarify, the parade begins at 6:30pm. They are asking units to assemble by 6pm. You can go to http://rochesterlabor.org/parade.html for more info!…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

2014 DCA I&E Schedule Is Posted

05:28 pm | Please click on the link below for I&E-Mini Corps schedule! This event is taking place on Saturday, August 30th following prelims on Main Street and the Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY. We will update the schedule…

Aug 24 2014 / Read More »

Funeral Service For Michael ‘Red’ Corso

2010Bucs0680 07:10 pm | Funeral service for Drum Corps Associates (DCA) treasurer Michael ‘Red’ Corso, a member of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame since 1991, will be held at Holy Ghost Church, 472 Atwells Ave. on historic Federal…

Aug 22 2014 / Read More »

Scout House Pleasing The Crowd At Optimists Legends Show

07:06 pm | Members and Staff of the Preston Scout House Band, On behalf of the Optimists Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps we would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for being part of our…

Aug 22 2014 / Read More »

Arrangements For Red Corso

05:16 pm | For those of you that would like to pay last respects to DCA treasurer Michael “Red” Corso: Visitation will be on Sunday, August 24, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM at: Woodlawn-Gattone Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Ave…

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »

Red Corso Passes

07:28 pm | Our lifelong friend, Michael “Red” Corso passed away early this morning. Red was DCA’s longest-serving officer, first elected Treasurer in 1974, and continually re-elected for the last 40 years. This is a tragic loss for his…

Aug 20 2014 / Read More »

Watch 2014 DCA Finals LIVE Online

08:06 pm | If you want to see Finals on the DCA Fan Network, the system is now open for orders! Price is $35 if you have a DCA Fan Network subscription. $50 for non-subscribers. Go to http://dca.thefannetwork.org/store/service/display and…

Aug 19 2014 / Read More »

Red Corso

07:22 pm | We’re terribly sad to announce that our long-time friend and DCA treasurer Michael “Red” Corso is in a Rhode Island hospital fighting for his life. Red took a nasty fall yesterday, and his condition is grave.…

Aug 18 2014 / Read More »

Pearl Designs “Cyborg” Drums For Beatrix’

2011Beatrix 05:23 pm | In the second half of the 2014 season Beatrix’ Drum & Bugle Corps will enter the contest fields with a complete restyled field percussion. With the Drum Corps International Corps the standard covering of the field…

Aug 23 2014 / Read More »

DCE Presents 2014 European Championships Logo

Beeches DCUK Finals 2012 05:47 pm | The DCE European Championships once again has its own logo this year. Artist Peter Franken has created another unique logo for the European drum corps event of the year. As always, the logo adorns the champions’…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Celebrate First Win Of 2014

2013_TMB 06:48 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass, Thurrock’s premier marching and performing arts organisation travelled to Woking in Surrey on Sunday 29 June 2014 for their first competition of the 2014 summer season. Having enjoyed a good dress rehearsal the…

Jul 1 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass At Deneholm School Fete

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 06:26 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass were proud to take part in a community event held at the Deneholm School on Saturday 28 June 2014 where they entertained an appreciative crowd at the school’s annual fete. The weather managed…

Jun 30 2014 / Read More »

Follow The DCUK 2014 Season On The UK Fan Network

Staffordshire_Knights 07:52 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to be able to advise that all 4 of their 2014 summer season contests are being recorded and made available to subscribers of the UK Fan Network within 24 hours…

Jun 16 2014 / Read More »

DCUK Welcomes Juliana To 2014 British Championships

KidsgroveScouts 08:54 pm | Juliana Drum & Bugle Corps from Middelburg, The Netherlands will be travelling to the United Kingdom to compete at the DCUK Championships in the Premier (Open) Class. The Corps will arrive on Thursday September 18th and…

May 26 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass To Host DCUK Essex Show

2013_tmb_champions b 07:46 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass brings elite marching band and drum corps to Thurrock. They will now be hosting the first DCUK Show for over 25 years in their own back yard at Aveley Football Club, Mill Road,…

May 21 2014 / Read More »

The Company Used For FA Cup Final

09:40 pm | We got the news about the opportunity to play at the FA cup final between Arsenal and Hull a few weeks before the event. After quickly rounding up 12 willing and free drummers from around the…

May 18 2014 / Read More »

Book Review – “Space Music”

08:18 pm | Jack Meehan is a true drum corps renaissance man. From his initial exposure to the activity while growing up in the Burroughs of New York City to his long time association with the Concord Blue Devils,…

Oct 3 2011 / Read More »

2011 DCW On-Line: Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

DCW_Les Stentors 11_RQuinn 09:56 pm | by Rich Conti, Drum Corps World staff (richburgher [at] yahoo [dot] com) August 4, 2011 – Johnsonburg, PA . . . An absolutely gorgeous evening and a large and ravenous drum corps crowd set the stage…

Aug 22 2011 / Read More »

2011 DCW On-Line: Erie, Pennsylvania – World Class

DCW_Glassmen 11_JHiott 09:14 pm | by Kevin Gamin, Drum Corps World staff and Drum Corps Planet managing editor August 6, 2011 – Erie, PA . . . It was a weekend of upsets in Erie, PA. On Saturday evening, the Oregon…

Aug 21 2011 / Read More »

2011 DCW On-Line: Allentown, Pennsylvania – Saturday Night

The Cadets, Allentown, PA, Drum Corps World photo by Brett Owens 08:56 pm | by William Aldrich-Thorpe, Drum Corps World staff (aldrichthorpe [at] gmail [dot] com) August, 6 2011 — Allentown, PA . . . On this very wet and threatening evening, the Blue Devils barely edged the Cadets by…

Aug 20 2011 / Read More »

2011 DCW On-Line: West Chester, Pennsylvania

Blue Devils, Concord, CA, Drum Corps World photo by Ron Walloch 09:31 pm | by Bob Fields, Drum Corps World staff (rfields25 [at] aol [dot] com) With just two two days to go before the DCI Eastern Regional in Allentown, PA, this show at West Chester University gave a great…

Aug 19 2011 / Read More »

2011 DCW On-Line: Massillon, Ohio

Crossmen, San Antonio, TX, Drum Corps World photo by Patrick O'Toole 08:34 pm | by Vic Colaianni, Drum Corps World staff (vjcoly [at] gmail [dot] com) A rain-shortened “Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival” drum corps competition did not dampen the enthusiasm of the over 7,000 in attendance. This year’s…

Aug 18 2011 / Read More »

2011 DCW On-Line: Allentown, Pennsylvania – Friday Night

Jubal, Dordrecht, Holland, Drum Corps World photo by Hans Kloppert 06:40 pm | by William Aldrich-Thorpe, Drum Corps World staff (aldrichthorpe [at] gmail [dot] com) The Cavaliers easily outdistanced the Phantom Regiment this evening with their powerful and unusual production titled “XtraordinarY.” The Rosemont, IL, corps led across all…

Aug 17 2011 / Read More »

2011 DCW On-Line: Bealeton, Virginia

DCWOnLineImage2 07:45 pm | by William Aldrich-Thorpe, Drum Corps World staff (aldrichthorpe [at] gmail [dot] com) Crown lit up the sky with phenomenal aerial color guard tricks while filling the night air with their outstanding “Rach Star” production. This night…

Aug 10 2011 / Read More »