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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 /

Blue Stars Thanks Cheesehead Challenge Donors

04:52 pm | A heartfelt Thank You to all of the generous people who donated in support of the Blue Stars during The Great Cheesehead Challenge. The friendly competition with the Madison Scouts is a lot of fun, but…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

2014 Pacific Crest Week 6 Schedule

04:51 pm | We’re now at the start of Week 6, which concludes with DCI’s Southeaster Championship in Atlanta, Georgia Monday, July 21 – Show – Lafayette, LA Tuesday, July 22 – Show – Ocean Springs, MS Wednesday, July…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

Out Of This World Finale

04:44 pm | An amazing new drill move, along with some additional music, has been added to the end of Crown’s show, Out of This World. Read about it here and then make sure to see it live this…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

Medical Associates Foundation Grant Fuels Drum Corps Research

Colts_Scarecrow 04:52 pm | The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps was recently honored to receive a grant from the Medical Associates Clinic Foundation of Dubuque in the amount of $21,367.00 to fund a three-year medical research project to study the…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

In The News – Drum Corps International To Perform At Mustang High School

04:50 pm | The Drum Corps International Tour will visit Mustang High School for a 7:30 p.m. performance on Tuesday. Drum Corps International was formed more than 30 years ago and has developed into a nonprofit global youth activity.…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

2014 Street Beat 5k

inspire_arts_and_music_100x100 06:55 pm | About Street Beat 5k Inspire Arts & Music in partnership with Drum Corps International is proud to announce StreetBeat 5k, a run/walk event on August 9, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana! The Street Beat 5k course will…

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

2014 Spartans Tour And Banquet

06:49 pm | We are ready to hit the road. The corps leaves Wednesday night for a two week tour! To follow the scores please go to www.dci.org for show information. We are also glad to announce that the…

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

That One Second – A Family Story

06:45 pm | The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps has been performing their 2014 production “That One Second” for thousands nationwide. The show and its concept that “life is a gift” is continuing to create waves in the…

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

In The News – Drum Corps International Tour Comes To Paw Paw On Saturday

04:46 pm | Legends, a competitive drum and bugle corps based in Kalamazoo, will be among seven bands performing as part of an Drum Corps International Tour performance on Saturday, July 26. The event will begin at 7 p.m.…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

City Sound Boat Sale Fundraiser

2011CitySound3 06:22 pm | To raise funds for City Sound, the corps is selling a boat that was donated to the organization. They have discounted the price for a quick sale. All proceeds from sale will benefit City Sound, a…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

In The News – Local Students Perform In Drum, Bugle Competition

04:25 pm | Two Farmington students are among almost 1,000 musicians from across the U.S. who will perform in a six drum and bugle corps competition at Troy Athens High School July 29. Hunter and Zach Desjarlais will perform…

Jul 20 2014 / Read More »

Music City Prepares For 2014 Second Tour

10:16 am | Music City prepares for tonight’s ensemble rehearsal in perfect weather conditions. The corps is getting tons accomplished during their break between tours. Come check them out at the Nashville show on July 25. Tickets are available…

Jul 18 2014 / Read More »

2014 Fuel Up Legends Campaign Continues

10:14 am | Fuel Up Legends 2014 – Thank you to all donors so far! Make a contribution today at www.youcaring.com/fueluplegends You can also help with getting the word out about this campaign and letting people know how they…

Jul 18 2014 / Read More »

City Sound Completes 2014 Competitive Season

10:12 am | Our competitive season is finished! At our final show at Gahr High School, we scored 50.45, ranking us 6th out of 9. Nationally in Open Class, we are 13th out of 21. We are slowly, but…

Jul 18 2014 / Read More »

2014 7th Regiment Family & Friends Free Performance

10:05 am | The 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps will perform its 2014 show, “Nevsky: Alexander’s Legacy” in exhibition on Sunday, July 20, 2014 4:45 PM New London High School football stadium 490 Jefferson Avenue New London, Connecticut…

Jul 18 2014 / Read More »

Sundaes With Gold This Weekend

05:06 pm | This Sunday, July 20, Gold is holding a Sundaes With Gold event at Montebello High School. We’d like to invite our family and friends to come see our show before we head out on the road…

Jul 16 2014 / Read More »

Bushwackers Remember Gene Bennett, Jr.

04:54 pm | It was a Friday night rehearsal in 1984 when I first met the legendary Gene Bennett. The corps was only entering its 3rd season but the level of talent had blossomed that winter and spring and…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

2014 High Country Brass Report Episode 2

04:49 pm | Baritone player Alex Sylvester gives us the scoop on today’s rehearsal and what we’re working on next. Learn more about High Country Brass at http://highcountrybrass.org Watch the video here.…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

2014 Scout House Pre-Tattoo Social

04:47 pm | Members of all drum and bugle corps in the Cambridge area are welcome (bring along family and friends) to attend the social evening to be held from 7 to 10 pm on Friday night August 8,…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Shenandoah Sound Status For 2014 Season

06:43 pm | The Board of Directors and administration of Shenandoah Sound Drum & Bugle Corps have the unfortunate task of announcing their withdrawal from the 2014 DCA competitive season. This means that Shenandoah Sound will not compete at…

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

Run, Bailey, Run!

04:20 pm | DCA Secretary Glen Johnson with Bailey, who did a great job as runner at the July 19 contest in Secaucus, NJ, sponsored by the local Kiwanis club. Bailey and a couple of her friends from Girl…

Jul 20 2014 / Read More »

Govenaires Looking For Drivers, Front Ensemble Members

Govenaires-Minneapolis-4759-(ZF-8562-29359-1-001) 10:22 am | The Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps’ competitive season is at its halfway point, but there’s still plenty of time to help out and become part of the group. With the season less than two months from…

Jul 18 2014 / Read More »

2014 Hawthorne Caballeros Fundraising Competition

caballeros_100x00 05:08 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are currently in their 68th consecutive season of competition and are having a great year, so far! For this season, the “Cabs” have joined the “Bucs” and “Brass” in a friendly fundraising competition.…

Jul 16 2014 / Read More »

Ontario Marching Arts Units Tuning Up To Reach Critical MASS

11:34 am | An interim planning group is tuning up for the first meeting of the Marching Arts Summit Series (MASS) by seeking input from interested parties in southern Ontario and beyond on the state of marching arts activities.…

Jul 12 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 »

DCUK Welcomes Juliana To 2014 British Championships

KidsgroveScouts 08:54 pm | Juliana Drum & Bugle Corps from Middelburg, The Netherlands will be travelling to the United Kingdom to compete at the DCUK Championships in the Premier (Open) Class. The Corps will arrive on Thursday September 18th and…

May 26 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass To Host DCUK Essex Show

2013_tmb_champions b 07:46 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass brings elite marching band and drum corps to Thurrock. They will now be hosting the first DCUK Show for over 25 years in their own back yard at Aveley Football Club, Mill Road,…

May 21 2014 / Read More »

The Company Used For FA Cup Final

09:40 pm | We got the news about the opportunity to play at the FA cup final between Arsenal and Hull a few weeks before the event. After quickly rounding up 12 willing and free drummers from around the…

May 18 2014 / Read More »

Ticket Sales For 2014 DCE Championships Starts Today

KidsgroveScouts 08:41 pm | The ticket sale for the DCE European Championships will start tonight at 8pm London time (GMT) / 9 pm Amsterdam time (CET). We know from experience that the tickets will sell incredibly fast in the first…

May 1 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Board Strengthened With New Appointment

2013_tmb_champions b 08:32 pm | It gives me great pleasure to confirm that Steve Hall has been appointed as a full Trustee and will sit on the board of Thurrock Marching Brass. Steve was formally appointed on 24 March and will…

May 1 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 »