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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 /

Show Of Shows Needs Your Vote For RAMI Award

06:20 pm | Phantom Regiment’s annual Show of Shows has been nominated for a RAMI (Rockford Area Music Industry) award. Voting is open to the public – so help us win another RAMI by voting today! You can help…

Mar 3 2015 / Read More »

Corps At The Crest Moves To Rose Bowl Stadium For 2015

06:18 pm | Yes, it’s true. Corps at the Crest – Los Angeles, Southern California’s largest Drum Corps International event, is moving to the Rose Bowl on Saturday, June 27, 2015 For the first time since 2010, the Drum…

Mar 3 2015 / Read More »

2015 Spirit Of Atlanta Block Tickets

07:23 pm | DCI Atlanta and Finals block tickets for Spirit of Atlanta are now on sale! Join us in cheering on our beloved corps! Profits from ticket sales go directly into the Spirit of Atlanta scholarship fund. In…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

2015 Bluecoats MARCHED Madness

07:19 pm | Just like fans of college basketball can’t get enough tournament action during March, Bluecoats fans can’t get enough drum corps! We have created our own tournament “bracketology” that pits each year of BLOO against another. Each…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

Annual Glassmen Alumni Association Meeting Recording Available

04:42 pm | Our 2015 annual meeting took place Sunday, March 1. To listen to a recording and view past meeting information, click here. Read the rest of the article here.…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »

In The News – U.S. Marine Drum And Bugle Corps To Perform At MCLB

04:33 pm | Over 100 Marines from the “Commandant’s Own” will showcase their percussion precision in their 81st annual music in motion drill program next week, officials said. The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps will perform its…

Feb 28 2015 / Read More »

Help The Blue Knights In The Front Range Face-off

04:31 pm | Something special is happening this spring in the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association. The three World Class percussion ensembles have teamed up to create a new fundraiser—the Front Range Face Off! The Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble, Rise…

Feb 28 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Rockford Phantom Regiment Drum Corps Icon David Kampschroer Dies At 74

04:28 pm | Dr. David Lee Kampschroer, a “pioneer for the drum corps community,” died Feb. 17 at his home in Lake Lady, Florida. He started his career as a member of Rockford’s Phantom Regiment from 1960 to 1962.…

Feb 28 2015 / Read More »

In Memory Of Albert “Berdie” LaFlamme

04:40 pm | Our Beloved Founder and highly respected Musician & Educator, Albert A. ‘Berdie’ LaFlamme, died February 27, 2015 at his home after a period of declining health. Berdie founded the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps in Milford…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »

Genesis Unveils New Brass Instruments

04:14 pm | Soooo….guess who unveiled their new TAMA Marching Brass by Kanstul tonight? Such an awesome night!!! Feb. Camp is underway in Bastrop! Watch the video here.…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Rhapsody Winter Corps Completes Inaugural Season

Rhapsody Winter Corps 2 08:21 pm | Rhapsody Winter Corps (“Rhapsody”) was pleased to complete their inaugural season at the Arts in Motion Show on February 14, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Rhapsody performed in the Alberta area for their first season with…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »

2015 Spartans Upcoming March Practices

09:06 pm | The corps will be adding one BRASS ONLY practice to its schedule on Sunday March 22nd from 9AM to 4PM. The practice will take at the Boys Club in Nashua. On Sunday March 29th, the BRASS…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

2015 Golden Empire Info Booth

08:53 pm | What do you get when you have a drum major at an info booth with a GoPro and a little free time? A time-lapse video of course! If you haven’t caught us at a PPAACC show…

Feb 21 2015 / Read More »

2015 Florida Xpress Performance Ensemble February Rehearsal

image35 05:44 pm | Things are going well for the newly formed Florida Xpress Performance Ensemble, and they would like to announce their next rehearsal. It will be February 28th, 8a-6p, at Orange Park HS in Orange Park, Florida. The…

Feb 18 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Jonathan Hall Selected To Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps

05:42 pm | If marching band has its own major leagues, then Philadelphia High School senior Jonathan Hall is ready for his first at-bat with the pros. Hall was recently selected to play fifth bass drum in the prestigious…

Feb 18 2015 / Read More »

2015 Heat Wave Of Florida February Camp Itinerary

05:28 pm | Camp Schedule Saturday, February 21st, 2015 09:00-09:30 – Registration 09:30-10:00 – Camp overview / Director’s address 10:00-10:30 – Stretch 10:30-12:00 – Visual Read the rest of the article here.…

Feb 16 2015 / Read More »

4th Annual Scout House Black Thursday Pub Night

Scout House July 1 2013 parade 07:26 pm | The fourth annual Preston Scout House Black Thursday pub night on April 2, 2015 will include a touch of blue for Jessica Smith and Kylie Bradshaw, members of the Ventures Winter Guard of Kitchener, who are…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

The Bushwackers Are Hiring

07:20 pm | The Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps has expanded its scope and size over the past two years, and along with growth comes an increased number of support volunteers needed to keep the Corps operating smoothly. Many…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

Govenaires Finish February Strong, Have Limited Openings

Govenaires-Minneapolis-4759-(ZF-8562-29359-1-001) 03:57 pm | Even though the outdoor temperatures in Minnesota remained sub-freezing on Feb. 21 and 22, the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps’ 2015 season continued to heat up throughout the weekend. A solid core of returning veterans –…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

Update To The 2015 DCA Schedule

08:54 pm | 8/22 Douglasville, GA (Atlanta CV) The location announced was incorrect – the correct location is Rockmart GA 8/22 Somewhere, NJ (Bush) – Somewhere in New Jersey is now defined as Clifton, NJ The official DCA Schedule…

Feb 21 2015 / Read More »

DCA Championships 2016 & 2017

05:41 pm | Again, the team from Visit Rochester comes up with the best plan to host DCA championship weekend. There were several other cities that made a bid and sparked interest but none of them were as attractive…

Feb 18 2015 / Read More »

Meet TeamBush 2015: Spotlight – Tom Heider, Snare Drum

05:22 pm | Meet TeamBush 2015 is a series of introductions to the members, staff, and administration of the Bushwackers Drum Corps. We want to highlight and feature the people who make this Corps unique and exciting. Up Next:…

Feb 14 2015 / Read More »

Skyliners Alumni Present 2015 BHoF “Metro Regional” I&E Show

2012SkyAlumni1 05:09 pm | The N.Y. Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps is once again proud to host one of the four Regional I&E shows (The Metro Regional) as part of the 2015 Bugler’s Hall of Fame 9th annual North…

Feb 13 2015 / Read More »

In The News – ‘I Don’t Let My Blindness Stop Me’

05:48 pm | There were two things that inspired Wayne Tuttle to learn to play the drums: marching bands and Ringo Starr. He recalled growing up in the 1960s, pounding away on his desktop with two rulers while listening…

Feb 6 2015 / Read More »

Young Brass Players – Come And Experience Liberty

09:08 pm | Liberty are recruiting young brass players of all standards to take part in our 2015 Summer show – PROTEST! We rehearse on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons, have 3 camps a year and travel around the…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

DCUK & DCE Announce The Line Up For SoundSport Bristol UK

2014_company 07:07 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom & Drum Corps Europe are pleased to announce the line up for the DCI SoundSport Bristol show on Saturday March 21 2015 at the Wise Campus, Filton, Bristol:- Blue Barons Mini Corps…

Feb 6 2015 / Read More »

Impressive Names At 2015 DCE European Championships

2014_company 07:42 pm | The DCE European Championships can count on an impressive list of participants next year. Alongside familiar names, Drum Corps Europe will also welcome a number of new participants in 2015. 37th Kingswood from Bristol, Blue Diamonds…

Dec 20 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Secure European Championship Slot

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 08:50 pm | The 2014 Drum Corps United Kingdom (www.dcuk.org.uk) Junior Class British Champions, Thurrock Marching Brass have received confirmation that they have successfully made it into the line-up against the best European Drum Corps at Junior level. This…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Liberty Review Night 2014

07:36 pm | Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness has come to an end and, as usual, it went out with a review night. We reminisced about all that happened this year, from competing in the Indoor Percussion…

Dec 6 2014 / Read More »

Liberty Support Remembrance Sunday

05:41 pm | Liberty were proud to be able to support our local community on Remembrance Sunday by providing musicians to take part in Remembrance Services. Our drumline led the parade through Daventry town centre and our trumpeters played…

Nov 30 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Announce 2015 Program

Press Release Photo 1 - TMB DCUK Finals 05:25 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is pleased to announce their 2015 Summer Corps show entitled “Leo”. This program follows the journey of young cub Leo as he grows into Lion-hood with all the challenges that brings, as well…

Nov 28 2014 / Read More »

UK Marching Band Alliance

2014_company 05:22 pm | For the first time, the leaders of Britain’s major marching band organisations have come together to talk about their groups and look at where they have common ground going forward. During the meeting in Burton-on-Trent; BYBA,…

Nov 28 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 »