Commentary

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 /

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 /

Download The 2016 Pioneer Tour Book

07:29 pm | Download your PDF copy of the 2016 Pioneer Tour Book today: Click Here Please note – All scheduling and housing information provided in this tour book is tentative and subject to change. Contact the corps direct…

Jun 27 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Vehicle Issues Force Drum And Bugle Corps To Get Creative

05:55 pm | The nationwide tour of the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps brought 150 competitive musicians to Bullhead City for a brief visit last week. It eventually brought their instruments and luggage, too. Read the rest of the…

Jun 26 2016 / Read More »

Friends Of Spirit Newsletter

02:50 pm | The Board of Directors of Friends of Spirit has prepared an informative newsletter to keep everyone up to date on the “State of Spirit” This is part of their plan to be informative and open about…

Jun 25 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Knights Drum And Bugle Corps Plans Reunion In Geneseo

02:49 pm | An army of knights will invade Geneseo, and for many, it’s a homecoming. The alumni of The Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, who made Geneseo their home from 1972 until 1989, have reunited. Read the rest…

Jun 25 2016 / Read More »

Record Number Of Golfers Hit The Links At CrownGOLF 2016

02:31 pm | Crown golfers looked to the skies throughout the morning this past Monday, but the rain stayed away. Week one of June in South Charlotte, NC can be sweltering, but due to the cloud cover and nice…

Jun 23 2016 / Read More »

DCI Capital Classic – Saturday July 9

02:30 pm | Come out and enjoy an evening of music, precision marching and maneuvers, choreography, and colorful pageantry at the 5th Annual DCI Capital Classic hosted by Sacramento Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps. Family entertainment at its BEST!…

Jun 23 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Airman’s Passion Leads To Drum Corps Hall Of Fame

02:28 pm | Standing tight in formation on a hot June summer day in 2004 on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base, then Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Edward Teleky and the rest of The United States Air…

Jun 23 2016 / Read More »

Rockford Rhythm Begins

02:19 pm | The Phantom Regiment and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra are pleased to announce Rockford Rhythm, an exciting new music program in the Rockford region for students ages 12­-16. Presented in partnership with the Phantom Regiment, Rockford Symphony…

Jun 22 2016 / Read More »

Nashville News Channel 5 Visits Music City

05:52 pm | Music City was on the evening news recently here in Nashville! You can take a look at the much appreciated coverage by Nashville’s News Channel 5. Also be sure to come check out the corps in…

Jun 26 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Music City Drum Corps Preps For Competitions

02:51 pm | Dozens of young musicians with the Music City Drum Corps have put in long hours of rehearsals to prepare for marching band competitions across the southeast. About 150 musicians from high schools and colleges throughout the…

Jun 25 2016 / Read More »

2016 Music City Training Camp In Full Swing

09:05 pm | Music City’s color guard and percussion battery have been in training camp since June 5, and the horn line and front ensemble joined in on the action on June 11. The staff is excited about the…

Jun 17 2016 / Read More »

Blue Devils C Announces 2016 Program

07:43 pm | From the streets of Concord, CA, Blue Devils C is here to Protect and Serve with their 2016 Production, “B. D. P. D.” Join us as we present an eclectic and entertaining blend of cop themed…

Jun 7 2016 / Read More »

2016 Spartans June Events

06:45 pm | Starting with Memorial Day weekend the corps performs every weekend until the end of the DCI season. It is officially busy time! Here is a brief list of our parades and concerts for the next few…

May 27 2016 / Read More »

Guardians Play System Blue Brass In 2016

07:46 pm | The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps will play on System Blue Brass in the 2016 drum corps season. Founded in 2012 and hailing from Houston, TX, the Open Class corps has been a progressive group from…

May 23 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Apache Tuba Player Sets Sight On Prestigious Program

06:36 pm | It’s probably safe to say that Ivan Longoria is a “full blown” brass person. As a tuba player at Gonzales High School, Longoria has his sights (and sight-reading) set on a future with the Genesis Drum…

May 21 2016 / Read More »

Scout House Cadets Win Soundsport Silver At Ontario Provincial Championships

06:16 pm | The Preston Scout House Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps won Silver in the Soundsport Division on Sunday May 15, 2016 at the Drumline Ontario Provincial Championships held at Laurier University in Waterloo. They also showcased their…

May 20 2016 / Read More »

Skyliners Organization Alumni Mourn The Loss Of Ray Priester

skyliners_alumni 02:35 pm | The New York Skyliners Organization suffered a tremendous loss on Saturday April 30 with the sudden passing of longtime member of both the competing and Alumni Corps and Post Commander of the Garbarina-Mazarakos American Legion Post…

Jun 24 2016 / Read More »

2016 Hawthorne Caballeros Wildwood, NJ Recap

02:26 pm | The first weekend of the 2016 DCA season is in the books! The Caballeros had a great three-day weekend in Wildwood, check out our video below for a full recap! Be sure to follow us on…

Jun 23 2016 / Read More »

Meet The Beaumont Family

02:14 pm | They say that “Variety is the spice of life”, and the Beaumont family from the Sunrisers have had all the necessary ingredients in place to add to their drum corps credentials. Paul, Cathy, and Lindsay have…

Jun 22 2016 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Get New Endorsement And Marching Percussion

06:19 pm | The Caballeros are proud to announce two upgrades to our percussion equipment: Dream Cymbals and Dynasty Marching Percussion. Dream Cymbals Launched in 2005, Dream cymbals is the partnership of passionate Canadian instrument designers and generations of…

Jun 21 2016 / Read More »

Scout House 2016 Wilf Blum Music Scholarship Award Winners

Scout House Canada Day guard 11:31 am | The two winners of the 2016 Wilf Blum Youth Music Scholarships offered by Preston Scout House Band Inc. of Cambridge will be heading off to post-secondary music programs this fall to add to more than 10…

Jun 14 2016 / Read More »

Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere

07:46 pm | The “Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere” will be held at the Alexandria Area H.S. football field at 6:30 PM on Saturday, June 25. A total of seven marching groups will perform, including all three of Minnesota’s all-age…

Jun 12 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Black Knights Drum And Bugle Corps Eyes Reunion

07:42 pm | Alumni and supporters of the Black Knights Drum and Bugle Corps – of which many Galva area were members – are planning a 50th Anniversary Reunion. The event is Sunday, July 3 at Jumer’s Casino and…

Jun 7 2016 / Read More »

52nd Annual Drum Corps Grand Prix

07:09 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to host the 52nd Annual Drum Corps Grand Prix at Clifton Stadium! Date: July 9th, 2016 Location: Clifton Stadium, 350 Piaget Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011 Gates Open: 5:30pm Show Starts: 6:30pm…

Jun 6 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass June 2016 Jack Petchey Award Winner

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 09:06 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to confirm that the June 2016 winner for the Jack Petchey Achievement Award goes to Demi Kiddell. Demi has been a long standing member and has excelled in all areas that…

Jun 17 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Opens Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 08:49 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass marched their way to the front of the Ockendon Centre to join local residents and the nation in celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s official 90th birthday on Sunday 12 June 2016. With the…

Jun 14 2016 / Read More »

Success For Liberty Drum Corps At Northampton Festival

07:54 pm | This week at Liberty it was all about the music as the corps had entered the Northampton Festival of Performing Arts for the very first time. Thursday’s rehearsal was sponsored by Danish company, Logstor, who work…

Jun 4 2016 / Read More »

Liberty Lead Off The Waendal International Walk

04:10 pm | Liberty have had a busy week both rehearsing, and getting out to support our community. Our rehearsal this week was sponsored by Richard and Sharon Smith…..and their support meant that we could offer great tuition to…

May 22 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Win Soundsport Silver

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 08:42 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass travelled to the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire on Saturday 30 April 2016 to compete in what is being hailed as the future of indoor competition, the Drum Corps Europe (DCE) / Drum…

May 4 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Leads Scouts In St George’s Day Parade

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 08:28 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass led the St George’s Day Scout Parade in Grays, Essex from Hathaway Academy to Blackshots. Getting into the community is really important for this young group and to perform such an important day…

Apr 24 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Pay Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II

13012662_10209017723857219_2289552717838019886_n 05:26 pm | On Thursday evening 21 April 2016 the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass lead a parade into the Coalhouse Fort in Tilbury with popular march tunes, and then joined forces with the Golden Voices choir as…

Apr 22 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass April 2016 Jack Petchey Award Winner

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 04:45 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to confirm that the April 2016 winner for the Jack Petchey Achievement Award goes to Chloe Honour. Chloe has been an exceptional member since joining Thurrock Marching Brass a short while…

Apr 21 2016 / 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 »