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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 /

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 /

Meet The 2016 Boston Crusaders Drum Majors

05:11 pm | We are pleased to announce that Aidan Williams and Mark Hambleton will lead the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps in 2016. With a combined 8 years of drum corps experience, we couldn’t think of better…

Sep 2 2015 / Read More »

Mandarins Add Premier Staff To Mandarins Academy

07:10 pm | The Sacramento Mandarins appoint two premier instructors in order to accommodate the expanding Mandarins Academy—Director Milt Gee and Assistant Director Marvin Reed. The Mandarins Academy is a series of rehearsal sessions for youth in order to…

Aug 31 2015 / Read More »

2016 Phantom Regiment Audition Information Posted

09:21 pm | You can now take the first step to becoming a member of the 2016 Phantom Regiment! Our audition information and registration is now posted. See you in November! Read the rest of the article here.…

Aug 30 2015 / Read More »

Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight — Alex Factor

09:19 pm | Recent drum corps alumnus Alex Factor may have only aged out from the corps in 2014, but since then he’s been dedicated to helping with all facets of Ascend Performing Arts, from assisting with camp and…

Aug 30 2015 / Read More »

2016 Boston Crusaders Auditions

08:50 am | REGISTER TODAY to become a Crusader in 2016! Find out information on camps, get connected with Caption Heads, and interact with veterans of the 2016 season. VISIT: www.joinbostoncrusaders.com Read the rest of the article here.…

Aug 28 2015 / Read More »

Become A STAR Donor

05:55 pm | STAR Donors and their generosity have allowed us the flexibility to maintain our program membership fees as some of the most affordable in each activity! Without our STAR Donors support, the Vanguard and Vanguard Cadets would…

Aug 27 2015 / Read More »

Inspire Arts Welcomes New COO/Executive Director

09:03 pm | Inspire Arts & Music, parent organization of the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, welcomes Chris Holland as the new COO/Executive Director. Chris is an alumnus of the Boston Crusaders having participated for nine seasons from…

Aug 26 2015 / Read More »

Registration Open: 2015 Pacific Crest Golf Tournament

09:00 pm | Support Pacific Crest by playing in our Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament takes place, Friday, October 2nd, at Los Serranos Golf and Country Club in Chino Hills. We start your day with breakfast. Then play…

Aug 26 2015 / Read More »

In The News – TD Bank Donates $2,103 To The Spartans Drum And Bugle Corps

07:13 pm | As part of its “Bring Change” campaign, TD Bank’s Penny Arcade served as a designated hub to support the Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps, according to a press statement. TD invited people to participate in a…

Aug 31 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Drum & Bugle Corps Wins Silver In International Competitions

09:18 pm | The University of North Georgia (UNG) Drum and Bugle Corps received the silver medal for overall performance at two international competitions this summer. Comprising 40 members, the UNG Drum and Bugle Corps offers UNG students, non-UNG…

Aug 30 2015 / Read More »

Vanguard Cadets Award Winners For 2015

08:52 am | The Vanguard Cadets held their 2015 Award Banquet the evening after the corps’ performance at the Quarter Finals of the DCI Championships at the Buca de Beppo Restaurant in Downtown Indianapolis. It was a joyful evening…

Aug 28 2015 / Read More »

Condolences To The Gold Family

05:49 pm | It is with a heavy heart we announce that yesterday morning, we lost two members of our Gold family. Lizette Garcia (color guard) and Lupe Acosta (trumpet) were killed while traveling as passengers in a car…

Aug 25 2015 / Read More »

ATL SoundSport Team To Perform In 2016

10:37 pm | The ATL Sound Sport Team will be performing in Sound Sport starting in the summer of 2016. The cost to participate will be very low. The informational meeting and official starting – organizational meeting for the…

Aug 14 2015 / Read More »

Great Year For 2015 Spartans

09:10 pm | Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2015 season happen. The members of the corps worked with the highest level of dedication and our volunteer staff went above and beyond to make sure all of…

Aug 9 2015 / Read More »

Battalion Applies For 2016 DCI Open Class Membership

04:33 pm | Dear friends, Today marks another pivotal milestone in our rapidly accelerating march to our first competitive season. The Battalion Drum & Bugle Corps has officially applied to join the 2016 Drum Corps International Tour as an…

Aug 6 2015 / Read More »

SCVC 2015: National Tour

07:47 pm | Once again, the Vanguard Cadets are proving that they are a force to be reckoned with. After posting record scores for this time of year and placing first in each competition so far on their National…

Aug 3 2015 / Read More »

2015 DCA I & E Schedules

05:20 pm | Whether you are scheduled to perform in Individual and Ensemble (I&E) events this weekend in Rochester, or you just want to watch the greatness, please see the attached schedules. Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 2 2015 / Read More »

Bushwackers And Sunrisers “Race to Rochester”

07:17 pm | For over 34 years, these two storied Drum Corps have battled it out on the field. Both Corps have won six World Championships. Both Corps have hard working, passionate, and dedicated members whose blood sweat and…

Aug 31 2015 / Read More »

2015 DCA Prelims Schedule

07:08 pm | The competition between the corps has been fierce this year, especially over the past 2 weeks. YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE PRELIMS SCHEDULE, HERE IT IS! Who will be moving on to finals on Sunday? Who…

Aug 31 2015 / Read More »

Drum Corps Planet LIVE! From The Stands 2015 DCA Coverage

2011ReadingBuccaneers 11:49 am | Whether you will be on the field, in the stands, watching your TV, or following online, be sure to join Drum Corps Planet as we once again provide LIVE! From the Stands coverage of the 2015 Drum Corps…

Aug 31 2015 / Read More »

Bushwackers Instrument And Equipment Sales And Rentals

08:54 am | Does your band program need an extra Tuba for the fall? Or Mellophones? A Marimba? Did you like the props we used during our summer show? Think a set of our flags would work great in…

Aug 28 2015 / Read More »

Kidsgrove Scouts Return To DCA In 2015

KidsgroveScouts 07:59 pm | American history will show that there have been British invasions to our country during the Revolutionary War and during the 1960’s with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the rest of the British musicians who followed. Fans…

Aug 23 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Drum Corps Expo Showcases Top Competition

07:52 pm | The 31st annual Drum Corps Expo is making some noise as four drum corps from the Midwest look to be named the top band. Groups from Minnesota and Wisconsin tried to impress crowds and judges with…

Aug 23 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Govenaires Hosting Drum Corps Expo

07:24 pm | Drum and bugle corps fans, listen up: You’ve still got time to catch some world-class performers close to home. The Governaires, the corps that touts itself as the “oldest competing drum corps in the world,” is…

Aug 22 2015 / Read More »

Help DCE Keeping The Live Webcast On Air

2014_company 09:23 pm | Drum Corps Europe has started a crowdfunding campaign in order to keep the live webcast of the DCE European Championships going. Earlier this summer, DCE sounded the alarm about the costs of the popular webcast. Drum…

Aug 30 2015 / Read More »

Southern Knights Celebrate 25th Anniverary Of DCA Trip

Southern Knights 1990 05:50 pm | In 1990 the Southern Knights Drum & Bugle Corps from Brighton, England embarked on a 3 week trip to the USA to be the first European Corps to compete at the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) World…

Aug 25 2015 / Read More »

Marching Band Activity United Kingdom Continues To Grow

2014_company 07:56 pm | Marching Band Activity United Kingdom continues to grow in followers. Launched in May 2013 as an Voluntary Independent Information and News Network has seen thousands of connections between hundreds of Bands and Musicians Sharing Information and…

Aug 23 2015 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass March Clacton Carnival

2013_TMB 09:52 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass entertained a packed 2015 Clacton Carnival on Saturday 8 August 2015 as people lined the sea front route under perfect blue skies. This is the third successive year that the young marching band…

Aug 11 2015 / Read More »

DCUK Rolls Into Town In Leicester – A Review

2014_company 05:56 pm | Saffron Lane Stadium in Leicester has seen many DCUK spectacular events over the years and on Sunday 19th July the end of the first half of the 2015 season was no exception. The journey to Leicester…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

2015 UK International Summer Spectacular Review

KidsgroveScouts 04:14 pm | I was quite excited to be asked to write a review on the International Summer Spectacular, held in Woking, UK on the 4th July 2015, I must have been because I started scribbling my thoughts down…

Jul 26 2015 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Busy In The Community Again

2013_tmb_champions b 05:46 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass has been incredibly active in the community over the past 10 days with a number of local community engagements, and an official Jack Petchey Achievement Award Presentation too. Starting on Saturday 11 July,…

Jul 21 2015 / Read More »

Opportunities To Join Liberty

02:27 pm | Liberty are now on a short Summer break and will be back at the end of August….so this is a great time to think about joining! We have opportunities in all sections: Brass, Dance, Percussion, Keyboard…

Jul 17 2015 / 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 »