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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 /

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 /

2015 Carolina Crown Hall Of Fame Finalists

05:02 pm | The eight Crown Hall of Fame Finalists. Click on their name or photograph to review nomination letters: Michael Klesch Brass Arranger and Music Director, 2003-present Laurie Oakley Food truck manager and volunteer, 2012-present Doug Madar Crown…

May 23 2015 / Read More »

2015 Phantom Regiment Spring Training Week 1

05:00 pm | Chers Phans, Salut! I am thrilled to say that the 2015 season has begun for the Phantom Regiment! We just finished our boot camp period, during which we wake up an hour before breakfast to run…

May 23 2015 / Read More »

Carolina Crown Announces 2015 Program

04:55 pm | The Crown Organization is pleased to present its 2015 show, INFERNO. Read about the show design concept and musical selections here, and look for upcoming stories from Spring Training as we get closer to the June…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

SCV:Backstage Summer 2015 Preview

04:54 pm | SCV:Backstage is back for Summer ’15, airing every episode on YouTube, covering both the Vanguard and the Vanguard Cadets as they progress through their summer tour and competitive seasons. Stay tuned to our website (http://SCVanguard.org), Facebook,…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

Spots Available In 2015 Oregon Crusaders Guard

04:50 pm | Memorial weekend is upon us and then… move-ins! And OC still has a few spots left for ambitious and extremely talented colorguard members. Join us in The Midnight Garden! Read the rest of the article here.…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

2015 Drums On Parade “Preshow Tailgate” Tickets Available

04:49 pm | Tickets are now available for the ever-popular Drums on Parade “Preshow Tailgate”. This year’s themed pint glass is a salute to the 1975 DCI World Champions. A ticket gets you food, beverage, and a commemorative glass.…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

2015 We The People

04:46 pm | Over Memorial Day weekend the expansive front lawn of the sprawling Camden County Technical School Gloucester Township Campus in Sicklerville, NJ will be transformed into a sea of red, white and blue as hundreds of American…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

YEA! Offering Opportunities In Three Key Positions

04:43 pm | Since the beginning of the year, we have been running without three key staff members. HOW CAN THAT BE? Well… We have great people who have taken on additional tasks We’ve looked to save a bit…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

Southwind Announce 2015 Program

04:53 pm | Coming this summer: The best celebrations in life are measured “By The Numbers”. Read the rest of the article here.…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

Raiders Announce 2015 Program

04:51 pm | In preparation for our 25th anniversary tour, we are excited to announce some changes to our 2015 production. As we travel through life, we are constantly reflecting on our past, analyzing our present and looking into…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

Louisiana Stars Announces 2015 Visual Staff

04:47 pm | We are pleased to announce some familiar as well as new faces to our 2015 Louisiana Stars Visual Staff! Returning from our 2014 inaugural year are: Tim Darbonne – Visual Supervisor/Designer Performing Experience – Blue Devils…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Austin Drum Corps Teaches Members More Than Music

04:44 pm | Standing in the bed of a white pickup truck, head drum major John Filippone moved his white-gloved hands with brisk authority. At his command, 132 high-stepping musicians, and the truck, bounced in time with the theme…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

Blue Saints Announce 2015 Program

04:37 pm | The 2015 Blue Saints present: “The Demon of Seville” Featuring the arrangements: The Barber Of Seville -Gioachino Rossini Ballad Of Sweeney Todd -Stephen Sondheim Not While I’m Around -Stephen Sondheim Piano Sonata No. 14 ‘Moonlight’ Op…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

Blue Devils C Announces 2015 Program

04:33 pm | John, Paul, George, and Ringo! …and a horn line, drum line, and color guard! The Beatles are on tour again in 2015, at least via the Blue Devils C Corps! Including some of the British band’s…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

7th Regiment May 2015 Newsletter

04:30 pm | 7th Regiment has published their May 2015 newsletter on the ISSUU web platform. Read the newsletter here.…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

2015 Spartants June Parades And More

04:29 pm | Along with practice weekends, we have a few parade performances and a concert that we mix into the schedule. The June performance dates are: Saturday, June 6 Greely Park Nashua Summer Music Festival 10AM(Concert). Sunday, June…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

2015 “Cabs At The Beach” Tickets Now Available

05:04 pm | Tickets are Going Fast! See You at the Beach! Read the rest of the article here.…

May 23 2015 / Read More »

Bushwackers Announce 2015 Program

04:59 pm | London 1890. The dawn of a new era in society and technology. New inventions, new methods, and new ideas sparked what became one of the most pivotal moments in the history of the human race: The…

May 23 2015 / Read More »

Introducing The 2015 World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Inductees

2012SkyAlumni1 04:53 pm | The seven new World Drum Corps Hall of Fame members who will be inducted in September have made contributions to drum and bugle corps activity from coast to coast across North America and around the world…

May 18 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Drum And Bugle Corps Bring Music To Schuylkill Haven

10:08 am | Drum and bugle corps members as young as 15 filled the auditorium with unique melodies at Music in the Mountains on Saturday night at Blue Mountain High School. Will Koch, 15, of Schuylkill Haven, was nervous…

Apr 25 2015 / Read More »

Join Sonus Brass Theater

09:00 pm | Sonus Brass Theater is an exciting new performance ensemble in Northern Virginia. Sonus Brass Theater is an all-age brass and percussion ensemble that combines the precision and tradition of the marching arts with the entertainment and…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More »

Reading Buccaeers To Host 11th Annual Spring Preview

2011ReadingBuccaneers 07:55 pm | The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps will host the 11th Annual Spring Preview, a Drum & Bugle Corps Concert, on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will take place in the Twin…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

White Sabers To Be Featured At 2nd Annual Drum Corps Invitational

05:17 pm | The White Sabers are proud to be featured in the 2nd Annual Drum Corps Invitational at the Pembroke Jr.Sr. High School! The event is Saturday May 2nd, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Pembroke Jr.Sr. High School…

Apr 20 2015 / Read More »

Magic Of Scout House Sweeps To 2015 NECGC Championship

taste of gold 05:02 pm | Scout House winter guard had the magic touch during the NorthEast Color Guard Circuit (NECGC) contest schedule, sweeping to the championship in the Senior division after finishing in top spot in every caption in every contest…

Apr 19 2015 / Read More »

Busy Times At Liberty

04:27 pm | It’s been a busy Spring at Liberty…..we’ve led off the Waendal International Walk, played “When the Saints go marching in” a gazillion times at Northampton Saints Rugby Union matches, have opened a local school fete, have…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

Ndabo And Dingaan’s Day

09:04 pm | Norway’s Stavanger Brass Band, including former Field Band Foundation tutor Ndabo Zulu (24) from Durban, has won the Norwegian national brass band championships. Zulu is currently studying jazz at the University of Stavanger, teaching school bands…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More »

Blue Devils International Corps Goes To Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden 07:02 pm | The Blue Devils International Corps (BDI) will perform at the Cambuur Stadium in Leeuwarden on 27th June. The corps has been brought to Leeuwarden exclusively for the Netherlands by the new event concept Proud, which will…

Mar 16 2015 / Read More »

International Corps Enter ‘Summer Spectacular’ In Woking

2014_company 06:41 pm | The Dutch Corps Jubal from Dordrecht and Juliana from Middelburg, and the Celtic Crusaders from Mullingar, Ireland, have registered for the Woking show on Saturday 4th July. The show is hosted by Cadence Drum & Bugle…

Mar 13 2015 / Read More »

Young Brass Players – Come And Experience Liberty

09:08 pm | Liberty are recruiting young brass players of all standards to take part in our 2015 Summer show – PROTEST! We rehearse on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons, have 3 camps a year and travel around the…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

DCUK & DCE Announce The Line Up For SoundSport Bristol UK

2014_company 07:07 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom & Drum Corps Europe are pleased to announce the line up for the DCI SoundSport Bristol show on Saturday March 21 2015 at the Wise Campus, Filton, Bristol:- Blue Barons Mini Corps…

Feb 6 2015 / Read More »

Impressive Names At 2015 DCE European Championships

2014_company 07:42 pm | The DCE European Championships can count on an impressive list of participants next year. Alongside familiar names, Drum Corps Europe will also welcome a number of new participants in 2015. 37th Kingswood from Bristol, Blue Diamonds…

Dec 20 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Secure European Championship Slot

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 08:50 pm | The 2014 Drum Corps United Kingdom (www.dcuk.org.uk) Junior Class British Champions, Thurrock Marching Brass have received confirmation that they have successfully made it into the line-up against the best European Drum Corps at Junior level. This…

Dec 16 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 »