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Inside the Arc – A little ditty ’bout Chick and Diane

When she was a very young girl, she had a little problem with her wrist and hand, so she…

Apr 7 2018 /

Inside the Arc – Horns, Drums, and Gratitude

It’s just barely visible and you can miss it even after you know it’s there. Still, if you’ve ever…

Nov 9 2017 /

Inside the Arc – Color Pre or Take a Knee

There once was a time in Drum Corps when the color guard was the Gulag to which were sent…

Sep 30 2017 /

Inside the Arc – Who Needs a Hall of Fame?

One could be forgiven for thinking the whole thing is getting out of hand.  There seems to be no…

Jul 6 2017 /

Inside the Arc – We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

Let’s get it straight right away: It’s not the composers and publishers who are ripping off the drum corps.…

Apr 11 2017 /

Inside the Arc – “Myron and Vincent”

Were it not for a controversial 1980 mid-season programming change, Myron might very well have gone on to become…

Jan 25 2016 /

Blue Knights Announce 2019 Show: …I Remember Everything

07:56 pm | The Blue Knights are pleased to present their program for the 2019 Drum Corps International summer national tour: “…I Remember Everything”. We are a sum of our memories. Some we accept, celebrate, and cherish. Others we…

Jun 21 2019 / Read More »

In The News – World Famous Drum Corps Performs In Pueblo

07:53 pm | A world famous competition band is performing in the Steel City. The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps spent Wednesday practicing at Pueblo County High school to get ready for the U.S. competition tour. The group…

Jun 21 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Fairfield High School Hosting Summer Music Games In Hamilton

07:52 pm | The rat-a-tat-tat from hundreds of drums will be heard throughout the stadium when six of the nation’s top drum and bugle corps compete June 25 at the Summer Music Games. Hosted by Fairfield High School’s marching…

Jun 21 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Grizzlies Trumpeter Joins Elite Tour

07:49 pm | A Fruitland Grizzlies band member is having a summer he’s certain to always remember, an adventure that was sparked by attending a one-day educational clinic in Nampa late last month. William McComb, an incoming junior who…

Jun 21 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Drum Corps Marching Band Makes Stop In Dubois

07:46 pm | A marching band from Boston is traveling across the country– and made a stop in Clearfield County Tuesday. The Boston Crusaders are a drum corps of 154 people age 16 to 22. “You’ve seen high school…

Jun 21 2019 / Read More »

Jeff Nelsen Of Canadian Brass Visits Bluecoats Spring Training

07:16 pm | The monotony of Spring Training was broken this weekend – the Bluecoats had visitors, lots of them. THE BLUE WAY Interactive Educational Experience brought 100 high school students to Indiana Wesleyan University to rehearse and perform…

Jun 19 2019 / Read More »

Academy Charter – Crossmen’s Official Charter Bus Company

06:52 pm | As Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps leaves the state of Texas for our 2019 Summer Tour, we are excited to announce our great partnership with Academy Charter. With over 30 years of business, Academy Charter is…

Jun 19 2019 / Read More »

Cavaliers 2019 Uniform Reveal

06:45 pm | The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to present the looks for our 2019 program, The Wrong Side of the Tracks. The Cavaliers would like to extend a special thank you to Michael Cesario and…

Jun 19 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Colt Cadets Drum Corp Makes Their Summer Debut

08:11 pm | The Colts and Colt Cadets will be taking the field to debut their summer competition show. The Colts and Colt Cadets are a drum corps music group. These youth musicians practicing day-in and day-out in the…

Jun 24 2019 / Read More »

Colt Cadets Announce 2019 Program

08:00 pm | Grab your binoculars and look to the skies with the 2019 Colt Cadets! Listen for the iconic “Blackbird” by the Beatles used in different ways throughout their program, and experience a peacock personified by Freddie Mercury…

Jun 12 2019 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 808: Meet Scholarship Winner Gwenivere Seegers

07:55 pm | Scholarship winner Gwenivere of Legends Drum and Bugle Corps shares advice for marchers of any kind. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from…

Jun 12 2019 / Read More »

2019 Spartans Local Performances

08:37 pm | The season is about to begin and here is a list of DCI shows/events we will be a part of: June 29- DCI Lawrence MA July 1- DCI Lynn MA July 4- Parades Chelmsford MA, Merrimack…

Jun 11 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Trumpet Her Success

08:35 pm | A young Tewksbury musician will be hitting the road soon, trumpeting her way across the country as part of the elite Spartan’s drum corps. Megan Cunningham, a Tewksbury Memorial High rising junior and trumpet player, auditioned…

Jun 11 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen DM Named Fall 2019 Riverside City College Drum Major

08:25 pm | Congratulations to Ariel McAnulty, one of our 2019 Drum Majors! She was named one of the Drum Majors for the Riverside City College marching band this upcoming Fall season. We are proud to see her furthering…

Jun 10 2019 / Read More »

Columbians Looking For Volunteers For All Days And Tour

08:22 pm | The Columbians are looking for volunteer help for All Days and Tour for the 2019 season. We are looking for food help, chaperones, drivers, admin staff, etc. If you are interested in helping, please follow the…

Jun 10 2019 / Read More »

Gold Drum Corps 15th Anniversary Event

05:04 pm | This summer marks GOLD Drum & Bugle Corps’ 15th season creating music and changing the lives of kids and young adults. We are also excited announce that the Patti’s Way Foundation has become a major supporter…

Jun 9 2019 / Read More »

2019 White Sabers Competitive Season Kicks Off June 22nd

06:40 pm | The official kickoff of the 2019 DCA Competitive season is happening in Milton, PA on June 22nd, at the Sounds on the Susquehanna Show co-sponsored by your very own White Sabers Drum & Bugle Corps. Please…

Jun 15 2019 / Read More »

2019 White Sabers DCA Championship Weekend Ticket Information

06:41 pm | DCA Championships will once again be in Williamsport, PA on Friday, August 30th through Sunday, September 1st. Click the link below for tickets and the most up to date information for the entire championships weekend! Read…

Jun 2 2019 / Read More »

Preston Scout House Building Closed And Locked

08:30 pm | The 80-year relationship between Preston Scout House Band and its home building ended on June 1 with Scouts Canada closing and locking the doors of the historic Preston Scout House building on Queenston Road as required…

May 30 2019 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Announce NJ Marching Band Clinic

07:59 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are excited to host their first marching band clinic in Vernon, NJ! Students of Sussex County will learn from the award-winning staff at Cabs to develop the fundamentals of marching in a fun,…

May 29 2019 / Read More »

Stolen Columbus Saints Equipment Recovered

07:36 pm | The Columbus Saints Drum and Bugle Corps was notified by the Franklin County Sherrif’s Office on Wednesday, May 15 that the ensemble’s stolen trailer had been recovered and was impounded. The Corps took possession of the…

May 28 2019 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Returns To Soundsport In 2019

10:24 pm | On Tuesday May 21 the Minnesota Brass board of directors decided to compete in DCI’s Soundsport instead of DCA for the 2019 Season. The reasons for this are: To create a performance venue whereby smaller groups…

May 26 2019 / Read More »

Scout House Presentation At Cambridge City Hall

06:43 pm | Representatives of all five Preston Scout House Band Inc. member groups participated in a performance and presentation at Cambridge City Hall on May 21, to thank city council for continuing financial support and to update councillors…

May 25 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Avant Garde Drum And Bugle Corps Alumni To Perform At Elks Flag Day Parade

05:44 pm | Spectators at the Saturday, June 8 Saratoga-Wilton Elks Flag Day Parade are in for a musical treat as more than 150 alumni of the former Avant Garde Junior Drum and Bugle Corps are scheduled to entertain…

May 23 2019 / Read More »

Spirit Of 52 At 2019 DutchMusicGames Zoutelande

05:42 pm | At the weekend we had a great start to the contest season. With a score of as many as 66.20, the DutchMusicGames in Zoutelande took second place. The placements in total: 1st Jubal Drum & Bugle…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

South African Field Band Foundation Youth Month Celebrations

06:39 pm | The FBF creates opportunities for the development and self-empowerment of young South Africans through participation in music, dance and active citizenship. As a way of paying homage to the youth of 1976, we will be hosting…

Jun 15 2019 / Read More »

Show and Rasheed Youngstars 2019 German Music Festival Champions

06:02 pm | At least 80 points were needed to bring the title “German Champion” to Rastede. At the end the jury rewarded the appearance of the Youngstars with 83.92 points. The young stars of Showband Rastede have become…

Jun 4 2019 / Read More »

Northampton Borough Council Funds Workshops To Introduce More Young People To Liberty

06:37 pm | We are always really keen at Liberty to make sure that as many young people as possible know all about us. This year, with funding support from Northampton Borough Council, we have been running one-off workshops…

May 25 2019 / Read More »

Liberty Are Youth Champions At WGI UK In Essex

07:19 pm | Liberty travelled to Basildon in Essex to compete in the very first WGI Winds Competition to be held in the UK. The judges had been flown in from America and we hoped they would like our…

May 18 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastade May 2019 Sponsor

06:22 pm | Our sponsor of the month May is the company Servlog Archiv- und Materiallogistik . SERVLOG GmbH & Co. KG offers you professional and intelligent logistics solutions for your file storage and material archives. The know-how regarding…

May 2 2019 / Read More »

Liberty Are Youth Champions At IMG Nottingham

08:27 pm | Liberty have started their season a little earlier this year. The corps took part in the Indoor Music Games competition held last weekend at Trinity School in Nottingham. Liberty performed their opener “The Impossible Dream” and…

Apr 30 2019 / Read More »

DCUK Introduces International Class At British Championships

04:29 pm | Over the past few years non UK Corps have made the trip over to the UK to compete at the British Drum Corps Championships and 2019 is no exception. In recent years Corps from Holland and…

Apr 25 2019 / 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »