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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 /

Madison Scouts Announce Boerma As Music Director

05:18 pm | The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce that Scott Boerma will serve as the corps’ Music Director and Brass Arranger. After serving as the music arranger for the Madison Scouts from 1989-2006, Scott returns in 2015…

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »

Fry’s Community Rewards Program

07:34 pm | Friends of The Academy and residents of Arizona. This is a special urgent announcement that we would like you to RENEW or BEGIN assigning The Academy as your recipient organization with the Fry’s Community Rewards Program.…

Aug 20 2014 / Read More »

In The News – Concord’s Blue Devils Win Drum Corps Championship For 16th Time

07:33 pm | The Blue Devils continue to prove themselves to be no standard-issue drum and bugle corps — always pushing their performances beyond the once-strict adherence to a straightforward gaze and precise, military-style movement. Instead, the A Corps…

Aug 20 2014 / Read More »

Sparling Appointed Madison Scouts Percussion Director

07:30 pm | The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the appointment of James Sparling as Percussion Director and Arranger. James has been with the Scouts since the 2012 season, recently serving as caption head and arranger. In addition…

Aug 20 2014 / Read More »

Thank You To 2014 CrownBOOSTER Group

07:24 pm | Over 100 Crown parents, donors, fans and friends came through this summer and sponsored meals, snacks and even Tang for our members. Thank you so much for boosting Crown to an Out of This World summer.…

Aug 20 2014 / Read More »

In The News – Judge Helps Reunite Drummer With Instrument During Competition

07:26 pm | The Carolina Crown marching band was performing at Lucas Oil Stadium during the Drum Corps International competition in Indianapolis when snare drummer Ryan Hall dropped his instrument. Hall had to continue his routine without the drum,…

Aug 18 2014 / Read More »

Pacific Crest Closes 2014 Funding Gap

07:24 pm | Pacific Crest donors successfully closed the funding gap for the 2014 season, surpassing our Tour Fund goal of $55,500! Member fees make up only 63% of our operating budget. Thank you to all our supporters for…

Aug 18 2014 / Read More »

Mandarins Entertainment With Oakland Raiders

08:46 pm | Mandarins Entertainment drummers will perform at Oakland Raiders games, starting with the preseason games on August 15 and 28. These are both home games and will be televised. We’ll have twelve drumline members for the first…

Aug 17 2014 / Read More »

Fundraising At The Rose Bowl This Fall

08:17 pm | Our Drum Corps season may be over but that only means one thing….time to start getting ready for the new season! During the Fall, Gold Drum and Bugle Corps will continue with efforts in helping our…

Aug 16 2014 / Read More »

Genesis Thanks 2014 Members

06:55 pm | A special thank you to all of our members for a huge 2014! Our Darkness descended on stadiums across the country and we made so many new friends along the way. We made a very big…

Aug 15 2014 / Read More »

Congratulations 7th Regiment Director Tim Rall

04:48 pm | We would like to congratulate our Director, Tim Rall on being chosen Outstanding Director of the Year by his fellow Open Class Directors. Tim’s dedication to 7th Regiment is reflected in all aspects of the corps.…

Aug 15 2014 / Read More »

2014 Spartans Season Wraps Up

06:38 pm | Congratulations to the members of the 2014 drum corps. Your hard work and dedication to the corps is appreciated. We also want to thank our many fans and family members who sponsored a mile, cooked a…

Aug 11 2014 / Read More »

Legends Finishes In 7th Place In DCI Open Class Championships

06:11 pm | Congratulations Legends on finishing in 7th place at DCI Open Class Finals with a score of 73.675! Read the rest of the article here.…

Aug 8 2014 / Read More »

Music City Posts 2014 Clear Lake, IA Standstill Video

03:48 pm | Music City performs Red Pony at a stand still performance in Clear Lake, IA on July 31, 2014. Watch the video here.…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »

2014 SCVonTour Blog – Vanguard Cadets: Updates & Pics From The Road

03:36 pm | Vanguard Cadets met one last time at the Corps Hall in Santa Clara, loaded buses and departed for their cross country tour. Family and Friends were on hand to send off the Corps. Over the next…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »

2014 Gold Tour Schedule Update, 7/31-8/3

03:34 pm | Due to some minor circumstance changes while on the road, we’ve had to make a few adjustments to our tour schedule for the next few days. We’ve done our best to preserve as much of the…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »

Arrangements For Red Corso

05:16 pm | For those of you that would like to pay last respects to DCA treasurer Michael “Red” Corso: Visitation will be on Sunday, August 24, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM at: Woodlawn-Gattone Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Ave…

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »

Red Corso Passes

07:28 pm | Our lifelong friend, Michael “Red” Corso passed away early this morning. Red was DCA’s longest-serving officer, first elected Treasurer in 1974, and continually re-elected for the last 40 years. This is a tragic loss for his…

Aug 20 2014 / Read More »

Watch 2014 DCA Finals LIVE Online

08:06 pm | If you want to see Finals on the DCA Fan Network, the system is now open for orders! Price is $35 if you have a DCA Fan Network subscription. $50 for non-subscribers. Go to http://dca.thefannetwork.org/store/service/display and…

Aug 19 2014 / Read More »

Red Corso

07:22 pm | We’re terribly sad to announce that our long-time friend and DCA treasurer Michael “Red” Corso is in a Rhode Island hospital fighting for his life. Red took a nasty fall yesterday, and his condition is grave.…

Aug 18 2014 / Read More »

In The News – Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Competing At DCA Scranton Show

04:51 pm | The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is scheduled to compete at the local Drum Corps Associates show in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 16th. The Skyliners are based in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area and rehearse at Wyoming…

Aug 14 2014 / Read More »

Scout House Back At DCA Alumni Spectacular For The 12th Time

Scout House Canada Day guard 06:08 pm | Scout House Band, of Cambridge, Ontario, will be returning to Rochester, New York on Labor Day weekend to perform in the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Alumni Spectacular field show for the 12th time since its debut…

Aug 13 2014 / Read More »

Skyliners Welcomes Joey Pero

Skyliners Drum Corps - Scranton Saint Patricks Parade On the Move 800x522 06:47 pm | The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps are proud to welcome Joey Pero, Buglers Hall of Fame Member and Trumpet Player Extraordinaire, to spend the upcoming Scranton, Pennsylvania weekend with them (August 16 – 17, 2014). The…

Aug 11 2014 / Read More »

Test Drive Fundraiser Tops Up Scout House Tank

06:44 pm | Test car drivers and other supporters topped up the Scout House financial tank with more than $2,000 in revenue during the recent Drive A Ford fundraiser for the Scout House Cadets and Band. Ridgehill Ford Sales,…

Aug 11 2014 / Read More »

DCE Presents 2014 European Championships Logo

Beeches DCUK Finals 2012 05:47 pm | The DCE European Championships once again has its own logo this year. Artist Peter Franken has created another unique logo for the European drum corps event of the year. As always, the logo adorns the champions’…

Jul 30 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 »

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 »