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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 /

Carolina Crown – Fill My Spot: Erin Griffis

04:51 pm | Crown Age-Out Erin Griffis Wants YOU to Fill Her Trumpet Spot My love for music has always been guaranteed ever since I was born. My family is very musical. My grandpa was a band director (and…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

Blue Stars 2015 Design Team

04:50 pm | The Blue Stars are pleased to announce the design team for the corps’ 2015 season. All designers from 2013 and 2014 are returning to the organization to continue creating our unique style and brand of drum…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

Carolina Crown “Fill My Spot”: Jared Best

08:19 pm | Carolina Crown 2014 Age-Out Jared Best Wants YOU to Fill His Timpani Spot I was fortunate to have a family that, though maybe not all formally educated in music, held music at a high level of…

Sep 17 2014 / Read More »

Henson Appointed To Madison Scouts Board Of Directors

05:04 pm | The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce that alumnus Chuck Henson has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Madison Drum and Bugle Corps Association, the legal entity of the Madison Scouts Drum &…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »

2014 Red & Black Fall Classic Show Information

05:03 pm | Our annual high school marching band show, the Red & Black Fall Classic, sponsored by PG Display and Bob Rogers Travel, is taking place on Saturday September 20. This is the 5th year in partnership with…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »

Gunderson Completes 17-Year Tenure With Pacific Crest

07:03 pm | Program Coordinator Mark Gunderson joined the Pacific Crest staff for the 1997 season. The 2014 season was his final season with the corps. He will now serve on the Pacific Crest Advisory Board. “In early June,…

Sep 15 2014 / Read More »

Kosterman Named Educational Program Director For BKPE

06:58 pm | The Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble is delighted to announce a key addition to the 2015 staff. Rod Kosterman will be joining as the new Educational Program Director for the 2015 season. Rod Kosterman holds a Masters…

Sep 15 2014 / Read More »

Phantom Regiment Names 2015 Design Team, Caption Heads

06:50 pm | Phantom Regiment is pleased to announce the hiring of Jude Boughton, Jeremy Hunt and Rob Ferguson to the design team for next season. They will join Jeremy Earnhardt, Don Hill, Brett Kuhn and Dan Farrell, who…

Sep 13 2014 / Read More »

2015 City Sound Workshop And Audition Schedule

2011CitySound1 05:06 pm | City Sound Drum & Bugle Corps would like to announce its workshop and audition schedule for the 2015 DCI season. The hands-on workshops will be held on November 30, 2014 and December 7, 2014, at Cabrillo…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »

2015 Heat Wave Meet & Greet

Heat_Wave_100x100 06:53 pm | Heat Wave Of Florida will hold its first meeting/meet & greet on December 6th 2014 at 208 West Highland Blvd in Inverness Florida. We invite anyone who has an interest in DCI Drum & Bugle Corps…

Sep 13 2014 / Read More »

Music City Announces 2015 Leadership Team

06:28 pm | Music City is pleased to announce its leadership team for 2015: Dr. Barry Shepherd, executive director; David Boggs, corps director; Marilyn Hoenie, corps manager; Mark Garey, assistant director. Membership applications are already pouring in! Submit yours…

Sep 12 2014 / Read More »

Guardians Name Montoya 2015 Visual Caption Supervisor

06:24 pm | We continue our 2015 staff announcements with the introduction of a new face to the Guardians. The Guardians are extremely excited to bring on Martin Montoya as our Visual Caption Supervisor for the 2015 season. “I’m…

Sep 12 2014 / Read More »

City Sound Announces Loney As 2015 Program Coordinator

2011CitySound3 08:45 pm | City Sound is pleased to announce Darren Loney as Program Coordinator and Brass Caption Head and the return of other valuable brass staff members. City Sound is glad to welcome Mr. Darren Loney as City Sound’s…

Sep 11 2014 / Read More »

Spartans Raising Funds For Tablet For Recruiting Season

07:41 pm | I am looking to raise money for technology that will help the Spartans to tell our story to potential members. Tablets will enable us to better communicate with attendees at our recruiting booths and capture their…

Sep 5 2014 / Read More »

One Direction Concerts-Gold Volunteers Needed

07:03 pm | Gold Drum and Bugle Corps is currently in need of volunteers to work at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA for the upcoming One Direction concerts taking place September 11-13, 2014. Volunteers must be ages 16…

Sep 3 2014 / Read More »

2014 Vanguard Cadets Award Winners

07:52 pm | In the evening after the corps’ performance at the Quarter Finals of the DCI Championships the Vanguard Cadets hosted their annual awards banquet. The following awards were given to some extraordinary young men and women. Congratulations…

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

2015 Shenandoah Sound Recruiting Booth At Woodbridge Show

07:00 pm | Join us at the recruiting booth at the Woodbridge Viking Invitational Band Festival at Woodbridge High School 3001 Old Bridge Road Woodbridge, Virginia 22192 Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 15 2014 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Member Earl Joyce Obituary

Bush-Brass 08:28 pm | Funeral services for World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Earl Joyce Sr. were held the morning of Saturday, September 6 from Lawn Funeral Home in Burbank, Illinois with a funeral mass following at St. Louis…

Sep 10 2014 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Member Frank Lozar Obituary

MinnesotaBrass 08:19 pm | Frank Lozar, inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame as a charter associate member in 2001 then further honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and regular member status in 2005, passed away early Sunday,…

Sep 9 2014 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Member George Bull Obituary

White Sabers 07:44 pm | Funeral services for World Drum Corps Hall of Fame charter member George Bull, one of six individuals inducted in the organization’s first ceremony in 1976, were held on Monday, September 8. He passed away on Wednesday, September…

Sep 5 2014 / Read More »

First Scout House Music Scholarship Winners

Scout House Canada Day 2013 07:13 pm | The inaugural winners of Wilf Blum $1,000 Youth Music Scholarships awarded by Scout House Band through the Waterloo Region boards of education include an elementary school student who is already teaching music theory to younger students;…

Sep 4 2014 / Read More »

Reading Buccaneers Announce Election Of Snook As Corps Director

2011ReadingBuccaneers 07:05 pm | The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps today announced the election of William Snook as Corps Director for a two-year term. Snook succeeds James C. Gruber, who retired from the helm of the Buccaneers organization after…

Sep 4 2014 / Read More »

DCA Weekend Marks Start Of Scout House Field Show Schedule

Scout House Canada Day guard 06:51 pm | Following a well-received performance during the Alumni Spectacular field concert in Rochester, New York on Labour Day weekend, Scout House Band, of Cambridge, Ontario, is heading into a second season of field shows carrying on until…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »

DCA Fans Have Spoken

06:34 pm | While the judges picked Star United as the winning mini-corps last night, our fans chose the Sacramento Freelancers as their favorite! Fans in attendance had the opportunity to vote by text message for their favorite mini-corps,…

Aug 31 2014 / Read More »

2014 DCUK Prelims On UK Fan Network

Beeches DCUK Finals 2012 05:08 pm | This coming Saturday (20th September) is the 35th British Drum Corps Championships which is being held at The Select Security Stadium, Widnes, Cheshire and Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to advised that within 15 minutes…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

World Record Attempt At DCUK Essex Show Confirmed

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 04:54 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass in conjunction with the Marching Band Activity UK Facebook Page entered into the record books today with confirmation that their joint effort to stage the Longest Line of Fanfare Trumpeters (valved Trumpeters) at…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Shine At DCUK Essex

2013_tmb_champions b 08:07 pm | After many months of planning, and for the first time in more than 25 years, Thurrock Marching Brass delivered an elite marching band competition and full day’s entertainment with style at the Aveley Football Club on…

Sep 9 2014 / Read More »

Pearl Designs “Cyborg” Drums For Beatrix’

2011Beatrix 05:23 pm | In the second half of the 2014 season Beatrix’ Drum & Bugle Corps will enter the contest fields with a complete restyled field percussion. With the Drum Corps International Corps the standard covering of the field…

Aug 23 2014 / Read More »

DCE Presents 2014 European Championships Logo

Beeches DCUK Finals 2012 05:47 pm | The DCE European Championships once again has its own logo this year. Artist Peter Franken has created another unique logo for the European drum corps event of the year. As always, the logo adorns the champions’…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Celebrate First Win Of 2014

2013_TMB 06:48 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass, Thurrock’s premier marching and performing arts organisation travelled to Woking in Surrey on Sunday 29 June 2014 for their first competition of the 2014 summer season. Having enjoyed a good dress rehearsal the…

Jul 1 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass At Deneholm School Fete

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 06:26 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass were proud to take part in a community event held at the Deneholm School on Saturday 28 June 2014 where they entertained an appreciative crowd at the school’s annual fete. The weather managed…

Jun 30 2014 / Read More »

Follow The DCUK 2014 Season On The UK Fan Network

Staffordshire_Knights 07:52 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to be able to advise that all 4 of their 2014 summer season contests are being recorded and made available to subscribers of the UK Fan Network within 24 hours…

Jun 16 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 »