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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 /

Box Center Episode 2014-05

Episode 2014-05 of the Box Center Podcast is now ready for download! Join DCP Managing News Editor Kevin Gamin…

Feb 25 2014 /

Carolina Crown Joins With Jolesch

06:16 pm | At Carolina Crown, we strive for excellence in everything we do. Therefore, we always look to partner with companies that share our values and hold themselves to the highest of standards when it comes to their…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »

2014 Cadets April 25-27 Rehearsal Moves To Pennington, NJ

06:14 pm | With summer quickly approaching and Spring Training just around the corner, The Cadets are gearing up for one final camp before move-in on May 12. Important note: The location for the April 25-27 rehearsal weekend has…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »

Mark Arnold Selected For DCI Hall Of Fame

06:12 pm | Drum Corps International has announced the 2014 Hall of Fame selectees of honored individuals who have left their mark on the world of marching music. From instructors to designers to innovators, administrators and others, today’s Hall…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »

Cadets Webinar Recap: An Evening With Michael Cesario

08:28 pm | Throughout the off-season, Cadets Director George Hopkins has been hosting a series of webinars every Tuesday evening featuring key staff members and influential figures in The Cadets’ history. On April 15, George was joined by special…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »

Landmark YEA! Merchandise Agreement With MarchingApparel.com

08:25 pm | For the first time in their 80-year history, The Cadets and Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) are proud to announce an official partnership in the merchandise and apparel category with MarchingApparel.com. As part of the…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »

Carolina Crown Founder Voted Into DCI Hall Of Fame

08:23 pm | It is with extreme pleasure, pride and excitement that Carolina Crown acknowledges the selection of our co-founder, long time director and current president of Carolina Crown, Kevin Smith, to the DCI Hall of Fame, Class of…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »

Yamaha Establishes Two Madison Scouts Music Education Scholarships

08:22 pm | Yamaha Corporation of America today announced the establishment of two new scholarships to honor the 30-year relationship between the company and the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. Beginning this season, Yamaha will award one $500…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »

BIG Day Of Giving For Mandarins

08:03 pm | The Sacramento Mandarins will participate in the BIG Day of Giving. For a 24-hour period starting at 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday May 6, you’ll have the opportunity to make an online donation to the Mandarins. The…

Apr 15 2014 / Read More »

2014 Spartans April 19 Rehearsal

06:13 pm | Notice to Brass, Percussion and Guard. The corps will practice Saturday, April 19th from 9AM to 9PM. The brass and percussion will be practicing at the Boys Club and the guard will be at the Nashua…

Apr 12 2014 / Read More »

2014 Raiders Merchandise Available

05:59 pm | Our new 2014 merchandise is in!!! Be one of the first to sport our new ?#?raidergear? and support our summer tour! ?#?raiders14? ?#?eastcoast? http://bit.ly/JS9D00 Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 11 2014 / Read More »

2014 Music City April Guard Auditions

05:54 pm | Winter guard season is over. Come march DRUM CORPS with Music City! Our second round of guard auditions will be held at the April 25-27 camp. Submit an application at www.MusicCityDrumCorps.org for more info. Read the…

Apr 11 2014 / Read More »

2014 Coastal Surge Openings In All Sections

05:47 pm | Are you in search of a summer drum corps home? Do you want to make history? Coastal Surge is the corps for you. 2014 is our inaugural summer of competition and we still have vacancies in…

Apr 11 2014 / Read More »

2014 City Sound Drum Major Promo Video

05:45 pm | Hey Guys!, here is short promo from your new 2014 Drum Major. Check it out! Thanks! Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 11 2014 / Read More »

Blue Sants Add Blanchard As 2014 Front Ensemble Coordinator

05:41 pm | Blue Saints are excited to add Melanie Blanchard as Front Ensemble Coordinator. Having started on bass drum 1987-88 in a parade corps “Les Diamants Bleus” from Mascouchean and moving to pit in 1989 with “Les Dauphins”…

Apr 11 2014 / Read More »

2014 Blue Devils B Color Guard Auditions

05:40 pm | Interested in joining BDB Color Guard? 2014 memberships are being accepted. First camp is April 27th. http://bit.ly/1oGl11u Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 11 2014 / Read More »

Raiders Announce Full 2014 Colorguard Staff

06:37 pm | With our 24th season set to kick into high gear, we are pleased to announce our entire colorguard staff. Leading the way will be the design team of Louis Hellinger and PJ Tankard. They are familiar…

Apr 4 2014 / Read More »

Drum Corps Loses One Of Its Biggest Fans

06:15 pm | Gladys Maye Garr, 87 of Auburn went to watch the Big Corps in heaven on Monday, April 07, 2014. Together with her late husband Mel, they owned and operated Mel Garr Inc. and Melco Cranes for…

Apr 12 2014 / Read More »

2014 Scout House Spring Opening Arena Show

Scout House July 1 2013 parade 05:11 pm | Spectators at the annual Preston Scout House Spring Opening arena show will enjoy entertainment by two widely separated generations of drum and bugle corps enthusiasts: the veteran members of Scout House and the young members of…

Apr 9 2014 / Read More »

First Annual Pembroke Drum Corps Invitational

08:19 pm | The Pembroke Marching Band presents their first annual Drum Corps Invitational held on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Pembroke Jr/Sr High Auditorium in Corfu, NY. The Show this year will include performances by…

Apr 8 2014 / Read More »

2014 Scout House BHoF Buffalo Regional Show

05:17 pm | See Scout House performance at the Buglers Hall of Fame Buffalo Regional Show. Watch the video here.…

Apr 7 2014 / Read More »

2014 High Country Brass Competing As Mini Corps

07:02 pm | Hello everyone! It is official, due to several factors we have decided that we will be competing in mini corps this year at DCA in Rochester. A few changes: -Slightly shorter show -Less drill > More…

Apr 6 2014 / Read More »

Bushwackers To Perform At 2014 Special Olympics

Bush-Brass 06:41 pm | The Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps and the m*Power Special Needs Music Ensemble, both program offerings of SmART Performances, announced today their appearance as featured groups at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games: the largest, most…

Apr 4 2014 / Read More »

Share Your Memories Of Two Drum Corps Giants

06:30 pm | Marching musicians from all eras will share memories, view memorabilia and watch vintage videos during the 3rd annual Black Thursday Pub (see poster in Media picture section) on April 17. The social event salutes Al ‘Abby’…

Apr 4 2014 / Read More »

Reading Buccaneers To Host 10th Annual Spring Preview

Buccaneers 08:33 pm | The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps and the Twin Valley High School Band will host the 10th Annual Spring Preview, a Drum & Bugle Corps Concert, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. The…

Mar 26 2014 / Read More »

Get Your 2014 DCE Tickets Even Sooner

Staffordshire_Knights 09:42 pm | On 1st May, the ticket sales for the DCE European Championships will start again. Don’t want to wait that long? Get a VIP Membership and make sure that you get your tickets before the start of…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

Tribute To Retha Cilliers

2012 Champs168 01:29 pm | A message from our Chairman, Mr Herman Mashaba: “Sadly, our beloved Retha lost her battle with cancer this morning. I know you will all join me in mourning the passing of this great South African.…

Feb 11 2014 / Read More »

Fanfare World Record Attempt In 2014

2013_TMB 05:22 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass in conjunction with the Marching Band Activity United Kingdom Facebook Page are proud to confirm that they will be attempting a new World Record for the longest Fanfare Line in History at Thurrock…

Jan 1 2014 / Read More »

DCE Publishes Corps List For 2014

2011Beatrix 10:04 pm | Drum Corps Europe has published the list of participants for next year. Six European countries will be represented at the DCE European Championships 2014. Corps from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, France and Italy…

Dec 14 2013 / Read More »

South African Field Band Foundation Mandela Tribute

06:37 pm | The South African Field Band Foundation has posted a video on YouTube paying tribute to Nelson Mandela. The video features a photo montage of Mandela accompanied with music performed by SAFBF members. Watch the video here.…

Dec 11 2013 / Read More »

British Drum Corps Championships Returns To Widnes

KidsgroveScouts 08:41 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom is pleased to announce that the 2014 British Drum Corps Championships will be returning to the Select Security Stadium in Widnes, Cheshire (the home of Widnes Vikings Rugby League and Liverpool Ladies…

Dec 5 2013 / Read More »

Mark Bassett New DCE Adjudication Manager

2011TheCompany1 08:38 pm | Mark Bassett has been appointed as the new DCE Adjudication Manager. He succeeds Douglas Caldwell who was the ad interim Adjudication Manager for a few months. Mark started in the activity with a local marching band…

Dec 5 2013 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Entertain At Parade

2013_tmb_champions b 05:56 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass entertained a large enthusiastic crowd at the Southend-on-Sea Lantern Parade on 1 December 2013 as they anchored outside Feelgood’s Restaurant and performed as the parade of around 1,000 lantern carriers walked from Victoria…

Dec 2 2013 / 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 »