Commentary

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 /

Inside the Arc – The Veterans’ Bequest

One day in the fall of 1960, an older gentleman handed a shiny chrome bugle to a 13 year…

Oct 26 2015 /

Inside the Arc – “Flags of our Fathers”

Somewhere among my mother’s long-ago stored effects there is a photograph of a 3 year old boy, standing on…

Jul 10 2015 /

Inside the Arc – “The Gods Must Be Crazy”

Big G: “Behold, you are all my peeps. Now go forth and get along with each other.” Crazy G…

Mar 29 2015 /

Inside the Arc – His Name was Clark

His name was Clark, and he wanted more than anything else to play a horn and make sounds like…

Mar 11 2015 /

Cadets Announce 2017 Program

05:16 pm | The Cadets are excited to announce that they will be playing the music of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS as the cornerstone for the 2017 season, with incidental music from Dr. Drew Shanefield, Tom Aungst and Omar Carmenates.…

Apr 30 2017 / Read More »

Madison Scouts Announce 2017 Program

05:15 pm | The Madison Scouts are excited to announce their 2017 production titled “The Last Man Standing” which includes the following musical arrangements and original compositions: Territorial Claim – Pilentze Pee (traditional) and Miraculous Mandarin by Bela Bartok…

Apr 30 2017 / Read More »

“I Am A Blue Devil”

11:26 am | Dear Friend of the Blue Devils, “It makes me so incredibly proud that my daughters are following in my footsteps,” Teresa Saunders declares. You can certainly understand why this Blue Devils Color Guard alum feels such…

Apr 28 2017 / Read More »

Blue Knights Seeking Van Drivers, Cooks For 2017 Tour

11:19 am | We need your help to make the members of the Blue Knights become the very best they can be! Our goal each year is to make every member’s experience an incredible one in which they learn…

Apr 27 2017 / Read More »

2017 Pioneer Down The Road Program

11:15 am | Pioneer needs your generous support to help offset the costs of getting the corps “Down the Road” on the 2017 DCI Tour As you can imagine, the cost of providing meals and transportation for a corps…

Apr 26 2017 / Read More »

Oregon Crusaders Announces 2017 Health And Wellness Team

11:14 am | We are incredibly excited to announce the health and wellness team for the 2017 season! Led by Emily Feck, the health and wellness team will be working to keep this corps on the field and performing…

Apr 26 2017 / Read More »

2017 Blue Stars Job Openings – Assistant Head Cooks

11:12 am | The Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps is actively seeking one or two individuals interested in joining our 2017 Tour food program. Interested parties should have experience in large scale food preparation, maintaining a budget, and…

Apr 26 2017 / Read More »

Paul Rennick Inducted To DCI Hall Of Fame

11:09 am | Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is proud to say “Congratulations” to Santa Clara Vanguard’s Percussion Caption Head and Designer, Paul Rennick! Join us in celebrating Paul’s well-deserved honor of being inducted into the the DCI Hall…

Apr 26 2017 / Read More »

2017 Gold April 29 & 30 Final Auditions

11:08 am | REHEARSAL SUNDAY APRIL 30TH Check in begins at 9:30 am Rehearsal Times 10:00 am to 7:00 pm On your own for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 26 2017 / Read More »

River City Rhythm 2017 Big Cup Golf Tournament

08:30 pm | Monday, June 26, 2017 • 2:00 PM Shotgun Start • Rain or Shine Rum River Hills Golf Club 16659 St Francis Blvd NW Ramsey, MN 55303 OVER $5,000 In Prizes And Tee Gifts Read the rest…

Apr 25 2017 / Read More »

Guardians Expand Brand

08:28 pm | The Guardians Drum and Bugle have announced the creation of many new programs under their nonprofit, the Independent Creative Arts Network (iCAN), as well as an overhaul of merchandise services. REGIONAL DRUM CORPS: HUB CITY GUARDIANS…

Apr 25 2017 / Read More »

Come Take The Leap With MCDC

08:03 pm | Music City will hold auditions for its 44-member color guard at the April 28-30 camp. Approximately 10 positions remain to be filled. The camp will get underway on Friday, April 28 at 8 PM at Freedom…

Apr 20 2017 / Read More »

2017 Spartans April Camp Weekends

08:46 pm | The weekend of April 28, 29 and 30 is a Full Corps weekend. Sleep over weekend and all meals provided. Practice is at the Pheasant Lane Mall starting at 6PM on Friday until 4PM Sunday. Members…

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

Battalion Calling All Drum Corps Alumni In Utah

07:24 pm | Are you a drum corps alumnus living in Utah? We want to get to know you better and involve you in upcoming events we are putting together to build a more interconnected DCI community in the…

Apr 12 2017 / Read More »

2017 Columbians Current Openings

06:54 pm | The Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps currently has one opening for Vibes, Glockenspiel, Rack, (marching) Cymbal, Trumpet, Mellophone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba, and 3 positions in our Color Guard. If you are interested, please click on Register for…

Apr 12 2017 / Read More »

MadBrass To Honor Clyde Stubblefield

09:13 pm | MadBrass, the SoundSport ensemble of Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts, is pleased to announce their 2017 show titled The Funky Drummer, a tribute to Clyde Stubblefield. Clyde was a mainstay drummer of the Madison,…

Apr 11 2017 / Read More »

Two Significant Community Grants Given To Scout House

11:20 am | It didn’t take long for Preston Scout House Band Inc. to acknowledge significant financial support from two long-time donors this year: the annual Spring Ahead free family concert presented as a thank you for continuing community…

Apr 27 2017 / Read More »

Bushwackers 2017 DCA Championship Getaway Special

04:11 pm | In the heart of Rochester, the Radisson Riverside is just a few minutes stroll to the DCA headquarters and Friday night’s I&E / mini corps extravaganza. The Radisson is a great destination while taking in all…

Apr 14 2017 / Read More »

2017 Hawthorne Caballeros Color Guard Auditions Set

09:16 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros will be hosting color guard auditions for the 2017 season on April 29th and April 30th! Returning as caption head is Bobbey Biddle with Michelle Adcock as visual caption supervisor. His staff includes…

Apr 11 2017 / Read More »

2017 White Sabers Colorguard Auditions

09:14 pm | Auditions will be held Saturday, April 22nd from 1-9pm and Sunday, April 23rd from 9am-3pm in Dansville. Both days are mandatory, and overnight accommodations will be available. Audition criteria will include: 3 winter choreography pieces (one…

Apr 11 2017 / Read More »

Bridgemen Performing Arts Org Announces New Programs

05:56 pm | The Bridgemen Performing Arts Organization is happy to announce its new programs along with a new website and Facebook connections. We are introducing the current board and administration through the debut of our new website as…

Apr 9 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Drum Corps Bus Fleet Vandalized Over Weekend

05:13 pm | Vandals trashed the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps’ bus fleet sometime last weekend, damaging two of the 90-year-old organization’s green vehicles. The corps was preparing to leave for a gig in Mankato Saturday morning when they…

Apr 6 2017 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Brass Line Moves Outside To Learn Drill

05:24 pm | That’s right! The Hawthorne Caballeros will officially start learning drill for their 2017 production. This weekend, 4/1-4/2, the Caballeros Brass Line will be the first section to head outside. Our brass members will meet at Kohler…

Mar 29 2017 / Read More »

Introducing The 2017 Bushwackers Color Guard Leadership

05:20 pm | Lauryn Heller and the color guard instructional staff for the 2017 Bushwackers are excited to announce this year’s color guard captains! Each of these corps members goes above and beyond for the corps all throughout the…

Mar 29 2017 / Read More »

UK Activity Life Vice President Presented To Alan Thompson

08:32 pm | At the recent British Winter Guard Championships one special award was presented. 10 years ago the activity in the United Kingdom was in a very different position. Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK) had been the Charity/Not…

Apr 25 2017 / Read More »

New Unit Started In UK – Inspired By Soundsport

07:47 pm | It is with great pleasure that we can announce that, under the banner of the Southern Knights Performing Arts organisation, a new musical ensemble has been setup in Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom. Under the direction…

Apr 17 2017 / Read More »

DCUK 2017 Contest Entry Details

07:38 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to give details of the initial show entries for each of their 2017 events: Sunday 18th June. Venue – Barnsley FC Academy, Barnsley South Yorkshire JUNIOR CLASS Concord AllStars OPEN…

Apr 12 2017 / Read More »

South African Field Band Foundation Salutes Bongani Goliath

08:43 pm | My first involvement in the programme started when I was only 11 years old. At the time I was just a young school boy from the township, highly passionate about bands and drum majorettes but only…

Apr 7 2017 / Read More »

Liberty Announces 2017 Production

08:45 pm | Liberty are pleased to announce their 2017 Summer Production, ‘The Bench’. Throughout the day a range of people use the bench as a place to rest, a place to eat, or a place to meet. However…

Mar 20 2017 / Read More »

FBF Stars Capped At NW University

10:02 pm | On Wednesday 1 March 2017, five Field Band Foundation stars graduated with Diplomas in Music from the University of North West, Potchefstroom. In 2014 Field Band Foundation members Manqoba Mabena, Mashadi Mokoena, Phelelani Mthatyane, Tshiamo Oor…

Mar 17 2017 / Read More »

FBF Woman Crush Wednesday Mashadi Precious Mokoena

07:15 pm | Our Woman crush Wednesday #WCW goes to Mashadi Precious Mokoena – Graduated at the University of North West this year. She obtained a Diploma with distinctions in Music. Mashadi was only 12 years when she joined…

Mar 15 2017 / Read More »

2017 Marching Band Awareness Week

05:48 pm | Marching Band Activity United Kingdom has connected together all styles of bands across the United Kingdom. It’s been a roller coaster that has increasingly made the whole UK activity look towards the future and plan strategically.…

Mar 3 2017 / 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 »