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 /

Boston Crusaders Staff Announcement: Iain Moyer & Zach Schlicher

06:06 pm | Iain Moyer – Front Ensemble Arranger Dr. Iain Moyer joins Inspire Arts & Music as Front Ensemble Arranger for the Boston Crusaders. Previously, Iain has served on the Percussion Staff of The Cadets since 2007, where…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »

Blue Knights Design Team, Caption Heads Return In 2017

08:47 pm | The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce the return of its entire Design and Caption Head team for the coming 2017 Drum Corps International season. “We are so fortunate to have such…

Aug 23 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Five Band Members Participated In Drum Corps International

06:49 pm | Five Big Purple Marching Band members participated in the Drum Corps International, the marching music’s major league, during the summer. The Drum Corps International (DCI) is a nonprofit global activity for students under 21-years-old to compete…

Aug 21 2016 / Read More »

Season Recap: “The Great Event” Has Arrived

06:43 pm | With the return of the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps back home on August 15th, another incredible season comes to a close. And there were many reasons to celebrate “The Great Event” this 2016 DCI…

Aug 20 2016 / Read More »

Let’s Get Started For 2017

06:41 pm | On the heels of a memorable and fun season, we’re ready to jump right back in and make the 2017 edition of Spirit of Atlanta even better! Are you with us? Step one is to register…

Aug 20 2016 / Read More »

Blue Knights To Host Alumni Corps Project

09:32 pm | Members of the Blue Knights Alumni Association are standing up a committee to determine the interest level of alumni in putting together a reunion performance known as the Blue Knights Alumni Corps project at Drums Along…

Aug 18 2016 / Read More »

2017 Boston Crusaders Brass & Percussion Team – Gino Cipriani & Colin Mcnutt

09:23 pm | Gino Cipriani – Director of Music Gino Cipriani joins Inspire Arts & Music as the Director of Music, which includes the role of Assistant Music Coordinator, and Brass Caption Supervisor. Gino served prior with The Cadets…

Aug 16 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Hargrave Grad Helps Drum Corps Make History At National Competition

09:21 pm | In front of thousands of people at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Hargrave High School graduate Ryan Meadows and his fellow Bluecoat Drum and Bugle Corps members made history. They won the gold medal during the…

Aug 16 2016 / Read More »

Louisiana Stars Flood Relief Drive

06:15 pm | The Louisiana Stars are calling on all our brothers and sisters in the drum corps community to help in a desperate time of need. The widespread flooding in south Louisiana has displaced thousands of families (including…

Aug 24 2016 / Read More »

2017 Columbians Camp Dates

08:45 pm | The tentative camp dates for the 2017 season are now posted in our Calendar section, as well as in Corpsdata. Details for the camps will be posted when available. Read the rest of the article here.…

Aug 23 2016 / Read More »

2016 Music City Season Ends; Prep For 2017 Begins

08:34 pm | Music City gave its final performance of the 2016 season on August 11 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. The corps was once again an audience favorite and placed 27th overall (24th in General Effect).…

Aug 14 2016 / Read More »

2016 Spartans Welcome Home And Moving Forward

08:18 pm | Thank you to everyone who made the 2016 season a memorable one. The year will wrap up with our awards banquet and Hall of Fame reception on Saturday, August 27th. Please view this web site for…

Aug 13 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Avon Lake Hosted The Shoremen Brass Classic Drum Corps International Competition

08:02 pm | The international drum and bugle competition came back to Avon Lake Memorial Stadium for the fifth straight year on August 6. It was their last stop before the finals in Michigan City, Indiana. The thrilling competition…

Aug 9 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Special Performance Held On Steps Of Schermerhorn Symphony Center

06:57 pm | People walking around downtown got an extra special musical treat. The Music City Drum and Bugle Corp had a rare day off on Wednesday from practicing for their show. Instead, they had their picture made and…

Aug 4 2016 / Read More »

In The News – 7th Regiment Practices Music And Marching In New London

06:55 pm | While most kids are on summer vacation, one group of kids are spending their summer running around a football field. The 7th Regiment is a drum corps based in New London. Kids from across the country,…

Aug 4 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Avon Lake Competes In National Drum Corps Competition, August 6

09:30 pm | “The highest level of marching band artistry and athleticism,” is how David Eddleman describes the Shoremen Brass Classic Drum Corps International (DCI) competition to be held at Avon Lake Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. on Saturday,…

Aug 2 2016 / Read More »

Finals Week Is Here

06:04 pm | For the past few years our Alumni, Family & Friends have been able to help the corps on their journey towards championships. We all know how exciting finals week can be, and now we can relive…

Aug 24 2016 / Read More »

2016 Hawthorne Caballeros Peckville, PA Recap

06:01 pm | The Caballeros next stop in their 2016 DCA tour was Peckville, PA for the annual Parade of Champions contest. In this show, the Caballeros placed third with a score of 90.45. For a full recap, see…

Aug 24 2016 / Read More »

Scout House In DCA Alumni Show For 14th Time

Scout House Canada Day guard 05:26 pm | Preston Scout House Band will present its full-motion field show for the 14th time since 2002 at the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Alumni Spectacular in Rochester, New York on Sunday, September 4. Scout House first performed…

Aug 22 2016 / Read More »

2016 Hawthorne Caballeros Williamsport, PA Recap

09:27 pm | Fun fact, did you know that approximately well over 20 Caballero members have come Williamsport-area since 2011? From August 12th through the 14th, the Caballeros setup camp in Williamsport, where the corps co-hosted the Marching Millionaires…

Aug 17 2016 / Read More »

DCA Announces Site Of 2018/2019 Championships

08:26 pm | We are happy to announce that the bids are in and the decision has been made. The site of Drum Corp Associates’ championship weekend will be Williamsport PA for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Several bids…

Aug 14 2016 / Read More »

Reserve Your Room For 2016 DCA Championship Weekend

07:56 pm | Want to go to Rochester for DCA Championships? Well, there is still time and still room. In fact, you can reserve at the Radisson Hotel for a special rate of only $129 for a limited time.…

Aug 10 2016 / Read More »

2016 Hawthorne Caballeros Recap: Kingston, Woodbridge, And Bayonne

08:05 pm | The Caballeros have been busy these past few weeks! On July 23rd, their first stop of the doubleheader weekend was Bayonne, NJ. The competing corps continued their 2016 campaign by posting a 82.25 for second place:…

Aug 9 2016 / Read More »

Meet The Staffieri Family Of The Hurricanes

06:50 pm | In today’s changing times it is very encouraging to see that family ties to our drum corps activity still exist. Many corps have members whose family roots go way back. One such family is the Staffieri…

Aug 4 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Meets Louis Dowdeswell

Thurrock_Mencap_1 08:18 pm | On Monday 8 August 2016 members of Thurrock Marching Brass attended a High Voltage Big Band rehearsal where Trumpet supremo Louis Dowdeswell gave a masterclass in the art of trumpet playing. The young members were inspired…

Aug 9 2016 / Read More »

Drumline Battle Returns To DCUK Championships 2016

DrumLine Battle UK 06:01 pm | Following the success of the DrumLine Battle held at the 2015 British Drum Corps Championships, Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to announce that for the 2016 Championships the event will be expanded to enable double…

Aug 5 2016 / Read More »

Liberty Drum Corps Is On The Competition Field

04:31 pm | Liberty’s 2016 show, “The Despicable Murder of Miss Trixie Malone” has made it onto the competition field and the members are having lots of fun performing it. The 1920s style show has seen the corps performing…

Aug 3 2016 / Read More »

2015-2016 Field Band Foundation Report To Society Highlights

06:00 pm | Highlights of the 2015-2016 Report to Society include: We operated 48 bands in 24 localities and, through an active recruitment campaign, increased average band membership to 140 members each (2014: 137). This year sees active membership…

Jul 15 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Take Gold At Daventry

20160710_160507 07:16 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass travelled to Daventry in Northamptonshire on Sunday 10 July 2016 for their first summer competition on the British Youth Band Association (BYBA) circuit. This was the very first time that the show, entitled…

Jul 12 2016 / Read More »

June 2016 Jack Petchey Leader Award Stephanie Friend

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 06:18 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is pleased to confirm approval of their 2016 Jack Petchey Leader Award, which was nominated in June 2016. The recipient of this award has worked tirelessly over the past several years to pull…

Jul 9 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Supports Mencap Society

Thurrock_Mencap_1 06:02 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass marched and performed a static show at the sports field at Blackshots, Grays, Essex on Sunday 26 June 2016. This set the scene for a full day of fun and sports for youngsters…

Jul 8 2016 / Read More »

60 Years History Of Junior Drum Corps Jong Beatrix

Jong Beatrix 04:28 pm | Ahead of the official celebration of  Jong Beatrix junior drum corps’ 60th anniversary, the corps placed a three minute movie online, describing the 60 year history of this young sister of Beatrix ‘Drum & Bugle Corps. “From Drum…

Jul 1 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 »