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 /

1961-1962 Norwood Park Imperials Reunion

02:21 pm | The 1961-62 members of the Norwood Park Imperials Brass and Percussion Sections are getting together on Saturday, March 11th at Sam Tessitore’s factory. Let’s get together! If you have not been contacted, please call Roman Blenski…

Feb 17 2017 / Read More »

Clay Wachholz Joins Forward Performing Arts

02:14 pm | Forward Performing Arts welcomes Clay Wachholz in the role of Educational Outreach Director. Mr. Wachholz holds a bachelor of arts degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master of music degree from…

Feb 17 2017 / Read More »

Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca Coffee

02:11 pm | Blue Knights Alum, Rebecca Coffee, recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and completed her student teaching at Legend High School under the guidance of Mr. Orlando Otis. We took a few moments with this…

Feb 17 2017 / Read More »

Boston Crusaders Inks New Deal With Band Shoppe

04:52 pm | The Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music are proud to announce the renewal of our sponsorship with Band Shoppe for the historic 45th season of Drum Corps International. “The Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts &…

Feb 16 2017 / Read More »

Cadets Seeking Athletic Trainers, Transportation Manager

08:19 pm | We’re looking for two important additions to The Cadets’ tour this summer, an Athletic Trainer and a Transportation Manager. We can’t get down the road without these two members of our team, literally and figuratively. Keep…

Feb 15 2017 / Read More »

Why I Volunteer: Kay Bratton

08:15 pm | Kay Bratton already had several years of drum corps volunteer experience prior to joining the Pacific Crest support staff. Though her daughter aged out of Pacific Crest in 2016, Kay plans to return for the 2017…

Feb 15 2017 / Read More »

Volunteer With Vanguard In 2017

08:14 pm | Vanguard volunteers serve as the heart of our organization. Made up of parents, friends, alumni and fans, they generously offer their time in a variety of ways including: preparing meals, fitting and washing uniforms, driving corps…

Feb 15 2017 / Read More »

Mad Dash 5K Announced For 2017

05:40 pm | Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the dates and open registration for the Mad Dash 5K for Music Education. The nation-wide run/walk is entering its second year with six confirmed run…

Feb 14 2017 / Read More »

Incognito Announces Drum Major For The 2017 Season

06:28 pm | ANTHONY “VANDORUS” CHAVEZ This is Anthony’s third year as Drum Major of Incognito Drum & Bugle Corps, making him the longest tenured drum major in our corps history! Anthony started with Incognito in 2014 on bass…

Feb 19 2017 / Read More »

Gold Brass Experience 2/19 Weather Update

02:18 pm | A note from our executive director: GOLD Family, Heavy rains are forecast for this weekend. Please note that we have secured indoor rehearsal facilities at Azusa High School for Sunday’s Brass Experience Event. With that said,…

Feb 17 2017 / Read More »

Video And Pics From 2017 Music City February Camp

02:17 pm | Music City held a very successful rehearsal camp for brass and percussion on February 10-12. Thank you food moms and instructional staff for all of your hard work. Check out a photo gallery and a highlights…

Feb 17 2017 / Read More »

2017 Spartans March And April Practice Sessions

02:15 pm | We are ready for February camp and looking ahead to the next few practice sessions before we head outside. Lets take a look at our upcoming practice sessions: Sunday, March 5 Boys Club 9 to 4…

Feb 17 2017 / Read More »

Watchmen Announce 2017 Program

08:21 pm | Watchmen Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to present our 2017 Production To Valhalla Join Watchmen as we embark on an immersive journey across vast seas, epic battles, and ancient paths to greatness on our way…

Feb 15 2017 / Read More »

Battalion Introduces 2017 Drum Majors & Conductors

08:17 pm | The Battalion’s 2017 drum majors and conductors were selected at the corps’ January Battalion Experience Audition Event in Utah, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to them. Get to know a little bit…

Feb 15 2017 / Read More »

Don’t Miss The River City Rhythm Marching Arts Clinic

05:37 pm | Are you in the eastern Wisconsin area and interested in learning more about the marching arts? Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for brass, woodwind and colorguard performers between the ages of 15 – 21 to come…

Feb 14 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Colt Cadets 50th Anniversary Season

07:13 pm | Talented young performers hoping to one day be part of the world renowned Dubuque Colts, like 13-year-old Brandt Crocker of Mitchellville. “I play trombone, baritone, trumpet, bass, guitar, and piano,” he said. For him, this is…

Feb 13 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Kilties Taking A Break From Competing In 2017

07:15 pm | The Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps will be taking a break from competition in 2017. The organization made the announcement on its Facebook page earlier this month, stating that the Kilties were making the adjustment to…

Feb 13 2017 / Read More »

Bushwackers Announce 2017 Program

08:12 pm | The Bushwackers are thrilled to present their 2017 production, Where We Belong. All of us travel down the path of life to find that place where we truly belong. This journey is a theme that reappears…

Feb 6 2017 / Read More »

Meet The Mataruga Family

03:03 pm | It has been said that ” good things come in small packages, small can be better than large, and size doesn’t matter “. This month the DCA Families in Drum Corps Tour travels to Troy, New…

Feb 3 2017 / Read More »

Scout House Band Rebuilding In 2017

07:23 pm | Preston Scout House Band will use 2017 as a rebuilding year, with a regular rehearsal and performance schedule to resume in January 2018. A rebuilding team will examine and implement various strategies to boost membership in…

Feb 2 2017 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Recap 1/22 Brass Rehearsal

05:07 pm | It has been a busy time for the Hawthorne Caballeros. 1/22 Brass Recap It was good to be around the horn line after being unable to attend the last couple of rehearsals. Upon walking in I…

Feb 1 2017 / Read More »

From Drum Major To Corps Director

06:03 pm | Every day we are faced with decisions we have to make. Right or wrong, good or bad we make them in the best interest of ourselves or our families. Shortly after last season’s DCA Championships, Brian…

Jan 29 2017 / Read More »

Kiltie Kamp February 4-5, 2017

07:34 pm | The Kilties will hold a Weekend Kamp on February 4th and 5th at Gilmore Middle School, 2330 Northwestern Avenue in Racine, WI. Potential members are invited to attend this event along with veterans and alumni. Lodging…

Jan 28 2017 / Read More »

Kilties Release 2017 Schedule

07:26 pm | The Kilties will be performing in a variety of events for the 2017 season; including both DCI and DCA competitions, parades, concerts and special events. The Kilties season kicks off with their annual membership/first rehearsal weekend…

Jan 27 2017 / Read More »

Baleni And Tugwana Aboard

02:12 pm | Former National Union of Mineworkers head Frans Baleni and current City of Johannesburg spokesman Gabu Tugwana have been elected to the Field Band Foundation’s (FBF) Board of Directors. Baleni, who was NUM General Secretary from 2006…

Feb 17 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass December 2016 Update

09:42 pm | December was a very busy month for the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass as they engaged in an enjoyable schedule of events that saw them perform across the community. First live performance of this year’s…

Feb 8 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Meets Marcus Collins

07:08 pm | Thanks to a grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass took to the live theatre to enjoy all the fun and frolics of the panto. This also provided the opportunity…

Feb 7 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass January 2017 Jack Petchey Achievement Award

08:22 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is pleased and proud to confirms that Jessica Reynolds is the worthy winner of the January 2017 Jack Petchey Achievement Award. Jessica joined the organisation shortly after its re-launch in 2010 and has…

Feb 6 2017 / Read More »

SCVWG Workshop Series Benefits Community

08:17 pm | Just because the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard isn’t fielding a competitive ensemble this season, doesn’t mean exciting things aren’t happening for them. In fact, they have found a new and rewarding way to give back…

Jan 12 2017 / Read More »

20 Years Of Your Foundation – An FBF Fit For Purpose

07:52 pm | Dear Friend of the Foundation The Field Band Foundation has reopened its central offices at the start of our massive “Fit for Purpose” year. This year marks our 20th of making “Music for Life!” – a…

Jan 6 2017 / Read More »

We Will Remember Them

06:57 pm | Liberty’s Drumline were extremely proud to lead the Remembrance Parade through Daventry on Remembrance Sunday. We were also really proud to once again supply a trumpet player to sound Last Post and Reveille at the village…

Dec 30 2016 / Read More »

The Drum Corps United Kingdom 2017 Season Shows

07:38 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to announce that for their 2017 season there will be, once again, 4 regional contests taking place. They are: The 2017 DCUK Contests ~ Sunday 18th June – Barnsley FC…

Dec 17 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »