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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 /

Carolina Crown Drum Majors Log: Japan

07:10 pm | Read all four of Linda’s blog posts as she takes you on a journey, beginning with Crown’s arrival in Tokyo on Thursday, October 9 through their last performance day in Makuhari, Chiba on Monday, October 13.…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »

Beck To Lead 2015 Pacific Crest Front Ensemble

05:50 pm | Percussion Caption Head Pete Lucero has tapped Jeremy Beck to lead Pacific Crest’s Front Ensemble. Jeremy performed with RCC and the Blue Devils, and taught the front ensemble at Blue Devils B from 2009 through 2013.…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Cavaliers Announce 2015 Design And Caption Leadership Teams

05:48 pm | The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce the Design and Caption Leadership Teams for the upcoming 67th anniversary season. “It’s of paramount importance that our organization is not only driving excellence and consistency…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Medrano And Weber On 2015 Mandarins Design Team

05:14 pm | The Sacramento Mandarins add two new staff members to its visual design team: Lorenzo Medrano and Pete Weber. Every drum corps season begins with a blank canvas, a clean whiteboard, an empty football field. Throughout the…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Top 5 Reasons To Choose Blue Stars Percussion In 2015

09:04 pm | Choosing a drum corps can be a tough decision, and competition is fierce to make a Top 12 finalist percussion section. The Blue Stars are looking for the best and brightest percussion players for the 2015…

Oct 18 2014 / Read More »

Michael Townsend Talks Guard

08:48 pm | If you ask Carolina Crown Guard Designer and Caption Supervisor, Michael Townsend, what his proudest moment has been over the last twelve years working with Carolina Crown, he would tell you that it was “…just making…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

Troopers Announce 2015 Color Guard Caption Supervisor, Head

08:43 pm | Troopers are pleased to announce Jennifer Leseth as Color Guard Caption Supervisor and Gabriel Becerra as Color Guard Caption Head for the upcoming 2015 DCI competitive season. Check out our website for further information. “I couldn’t…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

Colts Return All Caption Heads For 2015 Season

08:37 pm | The Colts are pleased to announce that all of the caption heads from their successful 2014 season will be back to lead our educational programs again for 2015. Returning to lead their instructional staffs in providing…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

Spartans Getting Ready For 2015 November Camp Weekend

09:05 pm | We are pleased to welcome many new and returning members to our first full corps camp weekend. The camp will begin on Saturday, November 22nd at Noon and last until Sunday, November 23rd at 4PM. The…

Oct 18 2014 / Read More »

Guardians Welcome Lipman As 2015 Brass Co-Caption Supervisor

08:41 pm | The Guardians are excited to welcome back Jarrett Lipman as a Brass Co-Caption supervisor with Ryan Heath. “I look forward to returning to work with The Guardians in 2015 and building upon the success from the…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

Drewry Returns As Eruption 2015 Program Coordinator

08:39 pm | We are fortunate to have Chris Drewry returning for another year with Eruption as our Program Coordinator. Chris Drewry began his strong affinity for drum corps in Longview, Washington marching with the Marauders Drum & Bugle…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

Spartans Announce 2015 Program

07:03 pm | The 2015 corps will present: Spartans…At The Gates! more information to follow as we prepare for our 60th anniversary season. Read the rest of the article here.…

Oct 10 2014 / Read More »

Racine Scouts Name McCullough 2015 Visual Caption Head

07:01 pm | The Racine Scouts are proud to announce Zach McCullough as the Visual Caption Head for the 2015 Racine Scouts. This will mark Zach’s second season with The Racine Scouts and his first as Visual Caption Head.…

Oct 10 2014 / Read More »

2015 Music City Audition Camp

06:52 pm | Music City will kick of the new drum corps season when it holds its audition camp on December 12-14 at Freedom Middle School in Franklin, TN (20 miles south of Nashville). Camp registration will start at…

Oct 10 2014 / Read More »

Legends Member Selected For 2015 All-American Band

06:42 pm | Congratulations to Braedon Kibby on being selected for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band! Braedon is a veteran member of Legends Drum & Bugle Corps and Legends Winter Percussion. We are all very proud of…

Oct 10 2014 / Read More »

Eruption Announce Rickey Badua As 2015 Brass Supervisor

03:34 pm | Staff Spotlight: We are proud to have Rickey Badua joining this year as Brass Supervisor. Dr. Rickey H. Badua is currently the Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, CA, where…

Oct 3 2014 / Read More »

Kilties Portraits In Plaid

09:59 pm | Considering joining the Kilties? Learn more about some of our members with our Portraits in Plaid feature. Come back often, more portraits are being added each day! Read the rest of the article here.…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »

White Sabers Announce 2015 Open House

05:47 pm | Having completed our record setting 2014 production Arabian Nights, The White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps is looking forward to their largest and most excited season ever. Come be a part of the 2015 open house!…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

First Rehearsal For Scout House Mini Corps

Scout House July 1 2013 parade 08:50 pm | The new Scout House Band mini corps will Riverdance its way into competition in 2015, with rehearsals starting at the Knights of Columbus building, 333 Speedsville Road, in the Preston neighbourhood of Cambridge on Sunday, October…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

In The News – Drum Corps CD Released

08:46 pm | Four former members of the Mighty St. Joes Drum and Bugle Corps have recently released an album featuring drum solos that were performed during the 1960s. Arguably the most fertile time for talented writers, arrangers and…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

Kilties Announce 2015 Winter/Spring Schedule

04:57 pm | The Kilties have announced their winter/spring rehearsal schedule. Winter rehearsals are held at Gilmore Middle School, 2330 Northwestern Avenue in Racine, WI. Beginning in April, Saturday rehearsals are held at Gilmore and Sunday rehearsals are held…

Oct 16 2014 / Read More »

Robert W. Smith Joins 2015 Bushwackers As Brass Arranger

03:36 pm | The Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to welcome world-renowned composer, drum corps arranger, and DCI Hall of Famer Robert W. Smith to the 2015 Bushwackers Design Team as Brass Arranger and Music Designer. Robert…

Oct 3 2014 / Read More »

Terry Pritchard Named 2015 Bushwackers Visual Designer

08:18 pm | The Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to welcome Terry Pritchard to the 2015 Design and Education Teams as Visual Designer and Caption Supervisor. Better known in drum corps circles as “Animal”, Terry played an…

Oct 1 2014 / Read More »

Ralph Hardimon Joins 2015 Bushwackers Design Team

07:07 pm | The Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to welcome DCI Hall of Famer Ralph Hardimon on board in 2015 as Battery Arranger and Percussion Designer. Hardimon is currently the percussion caption head for the Blue…

Sep 29 2014 / Read More »

Join Liberty Juniors In 2014

05:51 pm | Liberty Juniors: The award-winning group for primary school kids where your child can learn, make new friends and have fun in the most musical way possible! No musical experience needed, we can teach everyone from scratch!…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Kidsgrove Scouts Announce 2015 Program (UPDATED 2014-10-20)

KidsgroveScouts 08:57 pm | The Kidsgrove Scouts have announced their 2015 program, The Stone Circle: The Myths and Magic of Stonehenge. The Scouts, who will be touring the United States once again in 2015, are looking forward to the upcoming…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

In The News – Northampton’s Liberty Drum Corps Are The New Champions

04:27 pm | Northampton’s Liberty Drum Corps won the A Class Championships at Drum Corps United Kingdom’s National Championships held at Widnes Rugby League stadium. Their routine entitled, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness also won cups for…

Oct 13 2014 / Read More »

The Company Wins 2014 DCE European Championships

2014_company 09:04 pm | The Company are the winners of the DCE European Championships this year. The Corps from Nottingham (UK) dethroned Jubal Drum & Bugle Corps from Dordrecht in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium. The reigning European and Dutch champions…

Sep 28 2014 / Read More »

Liberty Are DCUK A Class Champions 2014

08:51 pm | Last weekend, Liberty competed in their first DCUK Finals since 2010 and it was definitely worth the wait! After a wonderful prelims performance by the members in the morning, the corps were seeded 9th, which when…

Sep 26 2014 / Read More »

Liberty Host Local Competition

liberty_drum_corps_100x100 08:00 pm | On Sunday September 14th some of the UK’s top youth marching bands came to Rushden, Northamptonshire for the ‘Drums at the Diamonds’ contest. Liberty Drum Corps and Liberty Juniors hosted this competition, with it being a…

Sep 24 2014 / Read More »

DCUK Championships 2014 Crowns 3 Champions

DCUK at Widnes - Sept 2013 06:28 pm | Saturday 20th September saw the 2014 Drum Corps United Kingdom season come to an exciting climax with the 35th British Drum Corps Championships which was held for the 2nd year running at the fabulous facilities of…

Sep 23 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass 2014 British Junior Champions

Press Release Photo 1 - TMB DCUK Finals 06:11 pm | At a packed Select Stadium in Widnes, Cheshire on Saturday 20 September 2014, Thurrock’s premier marching and performing arts organisation, Thurrock Marching Brass took to the field in competition at the Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK)…

Sep 23 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 »