Commentary

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 /

Two New Releases For Drum Corps Fans

Colts_Shadows 08:47 pm | Drum Corps World and Sights & Sounds, Inc. recently made available two new products for drum corps fans around the world. The first is the publications’ eighth historic DVD, this one featuring the 1973 Drum Corps…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »

SCV Welcomes New 2015 Brass Staff Members Murphy And Criswell

08:46 pm | The Vanguard is pleased to welcome Taylor Criswell and Shawn Murphy to the corps’ 2015 Brass staff. Second Lieutenant Taylor Criswell currently serves as the Executive Officer with the US Army School of Music in Virginia…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »

In The News – Coral Gables Musician To March In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

08:39 pm | A University of Miami graduate will be adding some local flavor to this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Matthew Marshall, who is a French horn member of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, will…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »

Pioneer Announces 2015 Percussion Staff

08:37 pm | Percussion Arranger/Caption Head – John McFarland Co-Caption Head/Snare Technician – Kenji Okubo Snare Technician – David Edwards Tenor Technician – Nicholas Martiniak Tenor Technician – Ian Conyers Tenor Technician – Ryan Marshall Bass Technician – Josh…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »

Mandarins Fall 2014 VideoLetter

08:35 pm | The Mandarins have released their 2014 Fall VideoLetter on their Vimeo channel. In this edition, the Mandarins finish summer tour, and begin the new season with their Academies. The 1981 Mandarins Color Guard reunites after 33…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »

Bluecoats HBCU Scholarship

08:32 pm | The Bluecoats seek donors to support a scholarship in an effort to reach out to young adults from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The scholarship will apply to the 2015 season and will cover all…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »

Carolina Crown Age-Out Andrew Morgan Says Fill My Spot

05:46 pm | In 2013, when we were in Clovis, California, another tuba player and I were unloading tubas from under the bus. Some young fans came up to us with programs and pens in hand asking if we…

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »

In The News – 25 Minn. Madison Scouts To Escort Santa In Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

05:44 pm | Twenty-five Minnesota alumni from the world-renowned Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps have an important mission with man dressed in red in New York City on Thanksgiving Day. Brent Turner, Cam Kaszas and 23 other former…

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »

Genesis And Tama Brass By Kanstul Team Up In 2015

08:34 pm | Genesis and Tama Brass by Kanstul will be teaming up in 2015! We are excited to announce that we have approved an agreement with Kanstul Brass to outfit the program with a new set of instruments.…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »

Welcome To 2015 Spartans Camp Info

05:45 pm | Registration for the camp weekend will begin at 11AM at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club. The camp will begin at Noon. If you are coming on Sunday only.. registration will be open at 8AM. The…

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »

2015 Legends Staff Announced

05:15 pm | The 2015 Legends Drum & Bugle Corps will be celebrating its 10th Season. “This will be a milestone season for Legends, as we get ready to begin Season 10 this summer,” says Ibe Sodawalla, Executive Director/CEO…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »

Raiders Announce 2015 Guard Staff

06:07 pm | The Raiders Drum And Bugle Corps, a program of A+ Education And Performing Arts, is pleased to announce its Colorguard staff for the 2015 competitive season. The design and instructional staff will be as follows: Alex…

Nov 14 2014 / Read More »

7th Regiment Drum Major Gyorda Returning For 2015

05:54 pm | It’s official!!! We are pleased to announce that our 2014 drum major, Dalton Gyorda, will be returning for the 2015 season!! Have any questions about the open house or the audition process? Send him a message…

Nov 14 2014 / Read More »

2015 Spartans Parents And Family Information Meetings

07:20 pm | The corps will host two meetings over the November Camp weekend for parents and those interested in sponsoring a member of the corps for 2015. The meetings will take place at the Nashua Boys and Girls…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »

Raiders Announce 2015 Design Team

08:42 pm | The Raiders Drum And Bugle Corps, a program of A+ Education And Performing Arts, is pleased to announce the design team for our 2015 production entitled: MIDNIGHT: My Time Of Day. We are pleased to welcome…

Nov 7 2014 / Read More »

Music City Announces 2015 Program

08:37 pm | ANNOUNCING MUSIC CITY’S 2015 PROGRAM! Music City is excited to announce that its 2015 program will be THE PLANETS by Gustav Holst. Enthused by the record-shattering number of applicants planning to audition, the staff is confident…

Nov 7 2014 / Read More »

Bushwackers Announce 2015 Administrative Team

08:44 pm | The Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to welcome back the majority of its Administration Team for the 2015 season. With a few additions and a few lateral moves in leadership, the support and operational…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »

Kilties Announce 2015 Summer Performance Schedule

05:42 pm | The Kilties’ performance schedule is just one reason the corps is excited about 2015! Take a look at the places where you can catch The Kilties in 2015 by clicking this link. Read the rest of…

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »

Bushwackers Announce 2015 Visual Education Team

08:03 pm | The 2015 Bushwackers Visual Education Team is definitely taking CRAZY FUN to a whole new level. With a team of very experienced and unique personalities, the demand for excellence never stops while having a great time…

Nov 18 2014 / Read More »

Bushwackers Announce 2015 Percussion Education Team

07:48 pm | The 2015 Bushwackers Percussion Education Team brings some core returning faces together with some exciting teachers new to the Bushwackers’ percussion program. The result is a high octane group of educators who will offer the Bushwackers…

Nov 17 2014 / Read More »

Bridgemen Organization Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Bridgemen3 07:43 pm | The staff and administration of the Bridgemen cordially invite you to their open house on November 15th and 16th to be held at the Saint Andrews School on Broadway @ 4th Street in beautiful downtown Bayonne.…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »

Govenaires 2015 Staff Openings Announced

Govenaires-Minneapolis-4759-(ZF-8562-29359-1-001) 07:26 pm | Since concluding another successful competitive season last September, the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps is tirelessly working on its show for the upcoming year. With most of the pieces in place and 2015 on the horizon,…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »

Kilties Announce 2015 Staff

07:22 pm | The Kilties are proud to announce their 2015 design and instructional staff: Ed Warren Visual Designer/Visual Caption Supervisor/Show Coordination Rick Kirby Brass Arranger/Composer Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »

Reading Buccaneers Announce 2014 Hall Of Fame Inductees

2011ReadingBuccaneers 06:17 pm | The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps and the Buccaneer Alumni Association announced today that Bobby Jones, Laura Kauffman, Heidi Sarver, Wayne VanOstenbridge, Karen Wildonger and Randy Roy will be inducted into the Buccaneers Hall of…

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Lead Remembrance Parade

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 06:23 pm | The honour of leading the South Ockendon Remembrance Parade for the first time in 35 years fell to the youngsters of Thurrock Marching Brass on Sunday 9 November 2014, where they led hundreds of people, young…

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »

Join Liberty Juniors In 2014

05:51 pm | Liberty Juniors: The award-winning group for primary school kids where your child can learn, make new friends and have fun in the most musical way possible! No musical experience needed, we can teach everyone from scratch!…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Kidsgrove Scouts Announce 2015 Program (UPDATED 2014-10-20)

KidsgroveScouts 08:57 pm | The Kidsgrove Scouts have announced their 2015 program, The Stone Circle: The Myths and Magic of Stonehenge. The Scouts, who will be touring the United States once again in 2015, are looking forward to the upcoming…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

In The News – Northampton’s Liberty Drum Corps Are The New Champions

04:27 pm | Northampton’s Liberty Drum Corps won the A Class Championships at Drum Corps United Kingdom’s National Championships held at Widnes Rugby League stadium. Their routine entitled, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness also won cups for…

Oct 13 2014 / Read More »

The Company Wins 2014 DCE European Championships

2014_company 09:04 pm | The Company are the winners of the DCE European Championships this year. The Corps from Nottingham (UK) dethroned Jubal Drum & Bugle Corps from Dordrecht in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium. The reigning European and Dutch champions…

Sep 28 2014 / Read More »

Liberty Are DCUK A Class Champions 2014

08:51 pm | Last weekend, Liberty competed in their first DCUK Finals since 2010 and it was definitely worth the wait! After a wonderful prelims performance by the members in the morning, the corps were seeded 9th, which when…

Sep 26 2014 / Read More »

Liberty Host Local Competition

liberty_drum_corps_100x100 08:00 pm | On Sunday September 14th some of the UK’s top youth marching bands came to Rushden, Northamptonshire for the ‘Drums at the Diamonds’ contest. Liberty Drum Corps and Liberty Juniors hosted this competition, with it being a…

Sep 24 2014 / Read More »

DCUK Championships 2014 Crowns 3 Champions

DCUK at Widnes - Sept 2013 06:28 pm | Saturday 20th September saw the 2014 Drum Corps United Kingdom season come to an exciting climax with the 35th British Drum Corps Championships which was held for the 2nd year running at the fabulous facilities of…

Sep 23 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 »