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Inside the Arc – A little ditty ’bout Chick and Diane

When she was a very young girl, she had a little problem with her wrist and hand, so she…

Apr 7 2018 /

Inside the Arc – Horns, Drums, and Gratitude

It’s just barely visible and you can miss it even after you know it’s there. Still, if you’ve ever…

Nov 9 2017 /

Inside the Arc – Color Pre or Take a Knee

There once was a time in Drum Corps when the color guard was the Gulag to which were sent…

Sep 30 2017 /

Inside the Arc – Who Needs a Hall of Fame?

One could be forgiven for thinking the whole thing is getting out of hand.  There seems to be no…

Jul 6 2017 /

Inside the Arc – We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

Let’s get it straight right away: It’s not the composers and publishers who are ripping off the drum corps.…

Apr 11 2017 /

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 /

Help Ascend While You Shop

08:23 pm | King Soopers is changing the way it will allow Ascend Performing Arts to earn a percentage of your grocery purchases! In order to facilitate this change, Ascend has officially enrolled in Kroeger’s Community Rewards Program. Read…

Mar 24 2019 / Read More »

Ascend Announces New Volunteer Coordinator

08:20 pm | Ascend Performing Arts is excited to announce our new Volunteer Coordinator: Laura Achilles! Laura has called Colorado her home since 1979, living in various places along the front range. She’s a huge Denver Broncos fan and…

Mar 22 2019 / Read More »

2019 Vanguard End Of Season Banquet

07:33 pm | You’re invited to come celebrate with us at the 2nd Annual Vanguard End of Season Banquet in Indianapolis on Sunday, August 11! The morning after DCI World Class Finals, we will be hosting this special event…

Mar 21 2019 / Read More »

Seattle Cascades Welcome Errick Prince

06:04 pm | Seattle Cascades are thrilled to announce the addition of Brass Consultant Errick Prince to our 2019 Educational Staff. Errick is an experienced music educator and instructor. He has taught multiple years on the Brass Staffs of…

Mar 20 2019 / Read More »

2019 Boston Crusaders March Production Camp Recap

07:51 pm | The Boston Crusaders celebrated St. Paddy’s day in the great state of Texas, finishing off a brass only weekend production camp. Once again our host, The Colony High School, made our stay productive and memorable. Thank…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

2019 Tickets: ON SALE NOW

07:49 pm | Tickets for your favorite Phantom Regiment shows are now on sale, including Regiment Sponsored Events, Drum Corps International Regionals & World Championships! Secure your seats NOW and cheer on Phantom Regiment surrounded by Phans. Read the…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

It’s Time For Blue Stars HoopsMania

06:37 pm | College Basketball’s National Championship Tournament is about to begin, and we have an opportunity for you to win big cash prizes and support the Blue Stars in the process – you cannot lose. Get your ticket…

Mar 18 2019 / Read More »

2019 Seattle Cascades April Full Corps Camp

07:00 pm | We are pleased to announce that our April Camp will be held at Mountain View Middle School in Bonney Lake, WA. We welcome back our Colorguard and Percussion section to our April camp. This is a…

Mar 17 2019 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – March 21st, 2019

08:19 pm | EXCITING ? INCREDIBLE ? AWESOME!!! I am still feeling all of these at the same time at and from our Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Corps’ day ran as smoothly as a mid-tour contest day.…

Mar 22 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen Partner With Ultimate Drill Book

07:41 pm | Watchmen is extremely excited to introduce our newest partnership with Ultimate Drill Book. Just as the season is ramping up for the corps 2019 field show. This year our members will have full access to the…

Mar 21 2019 / Read More »

Impact Recruiting For 2019 Season

06:46 pm | IMPACT Drum and Bugle Corps is looking to round out our cast and fill open positions for the 2019 competitive season! Open spots are still available in: Brass, Percussion (frontline / Battery,) and Color guard. We…

Mar 16 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen Announce 2019 Production

06:27 pm | Entering in their sixth year of existence, the Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps is stronger than ever. Starting as a brass ensemble in 2013, Watchmen has grown into a full size open class corps and will…

Mar 15 2019 / Read More »

Southwind 2019 Preview

05:18 pm | This summer, Southwind unlocks drama with an exciting new show. Take a look and see. By all indications, this will be Southwind’s breakout year. A few open positions still remain. To learn more, contact us at…

Mar 14 2019 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – March 6th, 2019

09:28 pm | TEN DAYS LEFT…before the St. Patrick’s Day! We have 72 people so far and more are welcome! FLYING IN?…We can help you with pick-ups at both O’Hare and Milwaukee airports. But you will need to call…

Mar 7 2019 / Read More »

Announcing 7th Regiment’s 2019 Visual Staff

09:09 pm | 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce its visual staff for the 2019 Drum Corps International Season! Read the rest of the article here.…

Feb 27 2019 / Read More »

2019 Colt Cadets March Weekend Rehearsal Details

07:41 pm | The March weekend rehearsal for the 2019 Colt Cadets will be held March 15 – 17. The camp is tentatively set to be held at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Dubuque, Iowa. If using a GPS,…

Feb 21 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Columbus Youth Drum Corps ‘Devastated’ By Theft Of Trailer Full Of Instruments

06:44 pm | The Columbus Saints drum corps uses music to make change. “For young people, we use it as a tool to help them socialize, help them build life skills like personal responsibility, teamwork,” says Executive Director LeRon…

Mar 16 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Niagara Militaires Keeping Proud Drum Corps Tradition Alive

06:42 pm | If you’ve been to a parade in Niagara during the past 12 years or so, you’ve probably seen them: marching in colourful uniforms with sashes, trumpets and trombones gleaming as they play. You’ve probably also had…

Mar 16 2019 / Read More »

A Scout House Passing Of Significance

09:15 pm | With the passing of Don Barwell, late Thursday afternoon (Feb. 28), the following are the arrangements for this respected and dear family member of the Preston Scout House Alumni Band. Don will be resting at Corbett’s…

Mar 2 2019 / Read More »

Sunrisers New Corps Director

07:14 pm | The Sunrisers recently named Pat Patterson as their new Corps Director for the 2019 season. Pat has been a highly successful band director in the Long Island area and brings a wealth of knowledge with him…

Feb 12 2019 / Read More »

Atlanta CV Announces New Fundraising Chair

08:15 pm | Atlanta CV is extremely excited and pleased to welcome Jenney McLean as the new Fundraising Chair for the corps. Jenney is an Atlanta native who has been an active member of the pageantry arts for 14…

Feb 8 2019 / Read More »

Carolina Crown And Reading Buccaneers Announce New Strategic Alliance

05:10 pm | Carolina Crown and Reading Buccaneers have entered into a unique new Strategic Alliance within the drum corps community. “We’re extremely excited to announce and looking forward to the potential opportunities that lie ahead by creating this…

Feb 2 2019 / Read More »

Great Lakes Brass Alliance ‘Explosion In Brass’ Show

05:05 pm | The recently formed Great Lakes Brass Alliance (GLBA) will burst on to the spring show scene with Explosion in Brass, the group’s inaugural show, set to take place at Depew High School in Depew, New York…

Feb 2 2019 / Read More »

Skyliners Announce 2019 Visual Staff

07:36 pm | “This is going to be a strong group, said Tim Moshier, Caption Head. “We have a diverse team with a variety of marching and teaching experience, but we all share the same vision for The Skyliners…

Feb 1 2019 / Read More »

Opportunity For Young Photographer/Videographer At Liberty

06:57 pm | Liberty are looking to find a talented 15-18 year old creative to help us record our journey from our Spring rehearsals through to October’s British Youth Band Championships. This is a great opportunity for a year…

Mar 17 2019 / Read More »

2019 Liberty Show Announcement

06:31 pm | Liberty are delighted to announce their 2019 Summer production – “The American Dream” The show opens as people from across Europe arrive at Ellis Island emigrating to a better life in the “New World”. We follow…

Mar 15 2019 / Read More »

Field Band Foundation Creating Employment Opportunities

09:30 pm | Through the joyful and transformational power of music, the Field Band Foundation (FBF) aims to prepare self-confident youth to contribute to society in meaningful ways. The combination of our advantageous presence and platform which engage over…

Mar 12 2019 / Read More »

Showband Looking For Trailer

10:16 am | Who does not know that: actually you only wanted to buy tealights and in the parking lot you ask yourself, how do you get all the stuff in the car? This is how we are doing…

Mar 8 2019 / Read More »

Marching Band Awareness Week Returns

08:01 pm | Launched in 2013 by Marching Band Activity United Kingdom, the Awareness Week runs annually on the first week of May and has seen the most successful series of promotion of Marching bands across all social networks.…

Mar 5 2019 / Read More »

Spirit Of 52 To Lead Parade In Paris Disneyland

07:57 pm | Also in 2019, the show band “Spirit of 52” Rastede will participate again in various competitions after their great success last year. At the annual general meeting in the club home among other things, the renewed…

Mar 5 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede March 2019 Sponsor

09:21 pm | Our sponsor of the month “March” is the Opel Autohaus Heidrich Whether new or used cars, spare parts and inspections that Opel Autohaus Heidrich is the contact for everything around the Opel! We thank you very…

Mar 3 2019 / Read More »

Spirit Of 52 Cancels 2019 US Tour

05:28 pm | The show band “Spirit of 52” Rastede has canceled their planned US tour this autumn. The trip is to be postponed and possibly take place in 2021, said Showband chairman Carsten Helms on Monday at the…

Feb 22 2019 / 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 »