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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 /

Inside the Arc – The Veterans’ Bequest

One day in the fall of 1960, an older gentleman handed a shiny chrome bugle to a 13 year…

Oct 26 2015 /

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 /

Oregon Crusaders Announces 2017 Percussion Team

05:49 pm | We are incredibly excited to announce the team to take the OC Percussion section to new heights in 2017 and beyond! We have assembled some of the finest, most experienced arrangers, designers, and educators in the…

Jan 18 2017 / Read More »

Blue Knights To Perform In Bahrain 2017

06:19 pm | Ascend Performing Arts has been commissioned to produce a major performance ensemble for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. The trip, scheduled from April 12th – 18th, will take…

Jan 16 2017 / Read More »

Pacific Crest At SCSBOA Winter Conference

06:17 pm | Pacific Crest will have a booth at the upcoming SCSBOA Winter Conference, Friday and Saturday, January 20 – 21. We look forward to talking to Southern California music educators about ways we want to help support…

Jan 16 2017 / Read More »

Leave A Legacy, Buy A Dot

08:18 pm | The New Year brings exciting challenges, and fundraising for our new Blue Knights Food Truck is rolling right along! As you may know, the Blue Knights built their current food truck in 1992, and it is…

Jan 12 2017 / Read More »

Spirit Of Atlanta’s Monthly Giving Program

05:42 pm | The Delta Group was created before the 2016 season as a way for people to provide ongoing support to Spirit of Atlanta and their programs. Originally founded by our Alumni Association, now this group is wholly-owned…

Jan 11 2017 / Read More »

Join The 2017 Crossmen Tour Administrative Team

05:40 pm | Crossmen Drum Corps is currently looking to supplement their tour administrative team for the 2017 season. If you have any questions, or for more information on certain positions, email Crossmen Assistant Corps Director, Joel Moody, at…

Jan 11 2017 / Read More »

The Academy Yard Sale

05:38 pm | On Sunday, January 15, The Academy is moving out of our storage units and into our new warehouse. To help clear some things out, we want to offload some of the materials that we don’t want…

Jan 11 2017 / Read More »

Crossmen To Perform At Super Bowl LI Pre-Game Events In Houston

05:03 pm | In just a few weeks, football fans from all over the world will converge at Houston’s NRG Stadium for the biggest game of the season, and Texas’ only World Class Drum Corps will be there to…

Jan 10 2017 / Read More »

2017 Spartans February Updates And Practice Sessions

05:47 pm | As we build excitement for the 2017 season, here is a list of practice sessions for Brass and Percussion through February. All practices take place at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club. Sunday, January 29th Brass…

Jan 18 2017 / Read More »

Listen To Opening Of “TRIBE”

05:46 pm | Music City has started rehearsing its 2017 production entitled “Tribe.” The corps performed Part 1 of the show for family and friends at the conclusion of its January camp. You can watch a video of the…

Jan 18 2017 / Read More »

2017 Batallion Production Revealed

06:11 pm | We’re excited to officially reveal our 2017 production – “Listen to the Silence” – featuring original music from Shilo Stroman, John Matthews, and Alex Entin. Check out the show trailer above and download our 2017 production…

Jan 17 2017 / Read More »

2017 Blue Saints Open House

06:27 pm | Free music Lessons Dance & Choreography No experience necessary Email Bluesaints52 [at] gmail [dot] com for more information Wednesday Jan 18th from 6 to 8pm at the Montessori School on the corner of Regent St and…

Jan 16 2017 / Read More »

2017 Gold January 15 Audition Schedule & FAQS

08:14 pm | Welcome to the 2017 GOLD Experience and Cast Auditions. We are excited to have you join us for these instructional and audition events. Below is a tentative schedule for our second audition event at Azusa High…

Jan 12 2017 / Read More »

Blue Devils B Crab Feed Fundraiser

08:08 pm | SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLE, MUSIC, DANCING, AND FUN, sponsored by Blue Devils B. 5pm: Doors open 6pm: All-You-Can-Eat Dinner (Salad; Garlic Bread; Pasta; Marinated Crab; Wine with dinner; Dessert) 8pm: Dance For more info, please contact Debbie…

Jan 12 2017 / Read More »

Introducing The 2017 7th Regiment Drum Major: Leslie Abreu

05:19 pm | 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce it’s 2017 Drum Major with the appointment of third year member Leslie Abreu. Leslie got her start in the marching arts at New London High School…

Jan 5 2017 / Read More »

2017 Gold January 7-8 Audition Schedule & FAQS

08:09 pm | Welcome to the 2017 GOLD Experience and Cast Auditions. We are excited to have you join us for these instructional and audition events. Below is a tentative schedule for our first event at Orange Glen High…

Jan 2 2017 / Read More »

2017 Florida Brass Open House

05:10 pm | Florida Brass Drum and Bugle Corps Celebrates its 14th year of entertaining thousands in the sunshine state. Sunday January 29th is the corps “Open House” at 12:30pm At the Lakeland Elks Lodge, 4529 Harden Blvd., Lakeland,…

Jan 10 2017 / Read More »

Scout House Will Use 2017 As Rebuilding Year

08:13 pm | Scout House Band will use 2017 as a rebuilding year, with a regular rehearsal and performance schedule to resume in January, 2018. All current Band members will continue to rehearse regularly in preparation for performances in…

Jan 9 2017 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Drummer John Dowlan Passes

07:10 pm | John Dowlan, a member of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame since 1987, passed away in Weeki Wachee, Florida the morning of Wednesday, December 21 after suffering a series of strokes over the past few…

Dec 31 2016 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Member John Arietano Passes

07:00 pm | World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member John Arietano passed away in early December after struggling with cancer. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996. He was also a member of the Buglers…

Dec 30 2016 / Read More »

Scout House Seeking Band Director/Business Manager

11:24 pm | Preston Scout House Band Inc. is seeking expressions of interest from individuals qualified to serve in the new position of Band Director/Business Manager. Anyone interested should submit a complete resume including qualifications, previous experience and special…

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DCA Holds Winter Meeting And Rules Congress

09:43 pm | Drum Corps Associates recently held their Rules Congress and Winter meeting in Baltimore, Maryland with a few new changes added. The use of all brass instruments was approved by the directors. All brass instruments played by…

Dec 18 2016 / Read More »

First 2017 White Sabers Winter Music Camp: December 17th, 2016

06:22 pm | Did you miss our Open House? Join us at our first Brass & Percussion winter camp. Saturday, December 17th,2016 – 10-5pm Brass & Percussion Only Pembroke Jr/Sr High School Rt 5 & 77 Corfu, NY 14036…

Dec 13 2016 / Read More »

SCVWG Workshop Series Benefits Community

08:17 pm | Just because the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard isn’t fielding a competitive ensemble this season, doesn’t mean exciting things aren’t happening for them. In fact, they have found a new and rewarding way to give back…

Jan 12 2017 / Read More »

20 Years Of Your Foundation – An FBF Fit For Purpose

07:52 pm | Dear Friend of the Foundation The Field Band Foundation has reopened its central offices at the start of our massive “Fit for Purpose” year. This year marks our 20th of making “Music for Life!” – a…

Jan 6 2017 / Read More »

We Will Remember Them

06:57 pm | Liberty’s Drumline were extremely proud to lead the Remembrance Parade through Daventry on Remembrance Sunday. We were also really proud to once again supply a trumpet player to sound Last Post and Reveille at the village…

Dec 30 2016 / Read More »

The Drum Corps United Kingdom 2017 Season Shows

07:38 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to announce that for their 2017 season there will be, once again, 4 regional contests taking place. They are: The 2017 DCUK Contests ~ Sunday 18th June – Barnsley FC…

Dec 17 2016 / Read More »

A Year Of Solid Achievements For The Field Band Foundation

06:30 pm | As 2016 comes to a close, the Field Band Foundation NPC (FBF) looks back on a year of highlights that are even more proudly acknowledged because they were hard but sincerely won. We determinedly focused on…

Dec 14 2016 / Read More »

DCUK And DCI Build Partnership With SoundSport

07:55 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK) are pleased to announce that they are entering into strategic partnership with Drum Corps International (DCI) and, as well as continuing to offer DrumLine Battle™, will now also be integrating SoundSport®…

Dec 6 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Lead Remembrance Day Parade

05:10 pm | With so much going on in our world, Sunday 13 November was a time for a full stop and reflection. An incredibly important entry in the TMB calendar, the young marching band and colourguard were once…

Nov 18 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Parade With Hamleys At Lakeside

07:17 pm | The excited youngsters of Thurrock Marching Brass were asked by the world famous toy store, Hamleys, to help create some music, fun and attention to a parade from their store at Intu Lakeside, Thurrock through the…

Nov 17 2016 / 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 »