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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 /

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 /

Join The 2016 Pacific Crest

07:02 pm | Now is the time to reserve your spot at our December Experience Camp and Auditions. New this year, the experience is split into two Southern California weekends December 12 – 13, 2015 Percussion and Color Guard…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

2015 Blue Stars Stage Props For Sale

06:59 pm | As the 2015 season heads back to Indianapolis for DCI Championship weekend, we are hoping to find a home for our 2015 SIDE SHOW props. These custom designed stage platforms, curtains, and skirts are available for…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

NightBEAT Maxes Out New Venue

05:55 pm | The US Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and eight top drum corps descended upon Winston-Salem, NC last night for the 27th edition of NightBEAT presents The Tour of Champions. A record crowd filled Wake Forest University’s…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Public Invited To Drum Corps Rehearsals

05:51 pm | As the competition heats up on Drum Corps International’s 2015 Summer Tour, corps are inviting fans and neighbors to come out to watch them rehearse for Drums Along the Mohawk on Wednesday, July 29. The 2015…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

2015 Blue Knights Member Spotlight: Adora Choquette

05:49 pm | She is small in stature, but big in heart. Texas-native Adora Choquette (pronounced Sho-Ket, despite what some announcers may proclaim) is one of the Blue Knights’ drum majors and big fan of cute puppies. No stranger…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

2015 Pacific Crest Week 7 And Allentown

04:10 pm | Week 7 culminates with a long-running DCI tradition in Allentown, PA. Sunday, July 26 – Rehearsal – John Hardin HS, Elizabethtown, KY Monday, July 27 – Rehearsal – Watkins Memorial HS, Pataskala, OH Tuesday, July 28…

Jul 26 2015 / Read More »

2015 Phantom Regiment Rehearsal Updates

04:09 pm | Chers Phans, Good afternoon! Here is a recap of the first part of the week. After pushing our performance to the next level at the San Antonio regional, the corps was ready for some down time.…

Jul 26 2015 / Read More »

Meet The Academy – Issue 5

05:28 pm | We are just over three weeks away from finals in Indianapolis! It has been an incredible journey so far and the best is yet to come. The Academy’s show “A Step In Time” is thrilling crowds…

Jul 25 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Watch Legends Drum And Bugle Corps

07:01 pm | Legends Drum and Bugle Corps, the Kalamazoo-based ensemble comprised of young musicians age 14 to 21, is having its best summer ever, says Ibe Sodawalla, who founded the group in 2006. Legends is currently ranked third…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

In The News – GINW Band Learns From “Major League” Drum Corps

05:34 pm | Setting the tempo for marching band season, local kids get a taste of the big leagues. With band camp starting soon at Grand Island Northwest, what a way to inspire local high kids, by seeing a…

Jul 21 2015 / Read More »

2015 Spartans Tour, Banquet And Donating A Mile

04:59 pm | It is hard to believe, but tour is here! The corps will be leaving on Wednesday, July 22nd. Our tour and scores can be followed at www.dci.org We also want to thank all of our sponsors…

Jul 20 2015 / Read More »

In The News – National Drum Corps Show Returns To Stadium

02:42 pm | Talented drum corps from across the country, as well as Canada and the Netherlands, will descend on Avon Lake during the fourth annual Shoremen Brass Classic Drum Corps International (DCI) competition July 31 at 7 p.m.…

Jul 18 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Corps Gets A Send Off

02:23 pm | Odessa’s Western Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps won’t have much time for playing around this weekend. Following a Thursday evening send off and food fundraiser at Floyd Gwin Park, the group was set to leave today…

Jul 17 2015 / Read More »

SCVC 2015: Local Performances, SoCal Open Class Tour, And California Farewell

02:21 pm | The Vanguard Cadets have been hard at work in Northern CA with all-day rehearsals and local performances. After about two weeks of “9 to 9? rehearsals as they call them, the Corps debuted their new uniforms…

Jul 17 2015 / Read More »

Gold Stolen Equipment Replacement Fund

09:57 pm | Sometime on the night of Monday, July 13, 2015/early morning of Tuesday, July 14, 2015, our equipment trailer was broken into and several horns and other pieces of equipment were stolen. We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign…

Jul 15 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Louisiana’s Only Drum And Bugle Sets Out To ‘Strut Its Stuff’ During Midwest Tour

10:13 pm | Rain was no deterrent to the drummers of Louisiana Stars, Lafayette’s own drum and bugle corps, as they took shelter under the overhang of Cajun Field during a recent practice session. Some drummers beat their tenor…

Jul 12 2015 / Read More »

6th Annual Scout House Invitational Tattoo

Scout House Canada Day guard 05:03 pm | Popular marching arts groups from Ontario, New York and Pennsylvania will help salute the 50th anniversary of Canada’s national flag during the sixth annual Scout House Invitational Tattoo, to be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015…

Jul 20 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Fairfield Resident Elected Into The World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame

02:12 pm | Kenton Clarke, longtime resident of Fairfield, was recently elected into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame. The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame members have made contributions to drum and bugle corps activity from coast…

Jul 16 2015 / Read More »

2015 Championship Preview

07:58 pm | The Bushwackers Present the 2015 Championship Preview! Saturday, August 22 – Clifton Stadium – 350 Piaget Ave.- Clifton, NJ and now featuring: Bushwackers, Buccaneers, Garfield Cadets Alumni, and the David Letterman Show’s own AL CHEZ with his…

Jul 14 2015 / Read More »

July 18 Service For World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Member Al Mura

Caballeros 10:22 pm | Albert J. Mura, a member of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame since 1989, passed away Friday, July 10 at age 92, surrounded by his loving family. Music was a vital and driving force in…

Jul 13 2015 / Read More »

2015 Hawthorne Caballeros In Secaucus This Weekend

10:19 pm | The Caballeros Next Performance is this weekend… We would love to have our friends and Fans come support these great charities and See the changes the corps has made to improve this week. Hope to see…

Jul 13 2015 / Read More »

Bridgemen Tournament: A Golden Celebration

Bridgemen1 04:18 pm | It has been 50 years since the Bridgemen first marched up Broadway. Most, if not all of those original members reserve their spot on 9th street for all the parades and make their way down to…

Jul 3 2015 / Read More »

DCA Judge Griffin Passes Away

06:42 pm | It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of one of our own, Eddie Griffin, a DCA judge. Our condolences to Marty Griffin, also a DCA adjudicator and the entire Griffin family on their…

Jun 27 2015 / Read More »

Skyliners Extend Director’s Term

Skyliners Brass May 2015 02:38 pm | The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps announced that the organization has extended Director Larry Carbonell’s term through the end of the 2017 season. Larry Carbonell was instrumental in revitalizing the Skyliners Drum Corps in May 2013,…

Jun 18 2015 / Read More »

DCUK Rolls Into Town In Leicester – A Review

2014_company 05:56 pm | Saffron Lane Stadium in Leicester has seen many DCUK spectacular events over the years and on Sunday 19th July the end of the first half of the 2015 season was no exception. The journey to Leicester…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

2015 UK International Summer Spectacular Review

KidsgroveScouts 04:14 pm | I was quite excited to be asked to write a review on the International Summer Spectacular, held in Woking, UK on the 4th July 2015, I must have been because I started scribbling my thoughts down…

Jul 26 2015 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Busy In The Community Again

2013_tmb_champions b 05:46 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass has been incredibly active in the community over the past 10 days with a number of local community engagements, and an official Jack Petchey Achievement Award Presentation too. Starting on Saturday 11 July,…

Jul 21 2015 / Read More »

Opportunities To Join Liberty

02:27 pm | Liberty are now on a short Summer break and will be back at the end of August….so this is a great time to think about joining! We have opportunities in all sections: Brass, Dance, Percussion, Keyboard…

Jul 17 2015 / Read More »

Vibrant 2015 Field Band Foundation Regional Championships

10:17 pm | Annual regional championships of the Field Band Foundation were held in Thabazimbi’s Regorogile township on Saturday, 11 July 2015. Field Bands from Thabazimbi, Blouberg, Musina, Rustenburg, Cullinan, and Hammanskraal showcased the results of their consistent endeavour…

Jul 13 2015 / Read More »

DCUK Woking And Gold Medal For Thurrock Marching Brass

IMG_1174 06:04 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass arrived early to DCUK Woking on Saturday 4 July 2015 to allow some lucky members to participate in the World Champion talent pool that made up the Blue Devils International touring corps for…

Jul 7 2015 / Read More »

Field Band Foundation 2014 Report To Society

07:06 pm | The Foundation’s 84-page 2014 Report to Society is available for reading and download on the homepage of our website at www.fieldband.org.za. With professional editorial direction by WHAM! Media, artwork and production by Ogilvy & Mather (Durban),…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

Podcast Of Chai FM Interview About The FBF

06:08 pm | Paula Levin on being editor of Jewish Life; Ilan Godfrey on his photo-documentary, Legacy of a Mine and Paul Pereira on The Field Band Foundation. Read the rest of the article here.…

Jun 9 2015 / 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 »