Commentary

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 /

In The News – Sheridan Graduate To Tour With National Drum Corps

08:15 pm | Victoria Burnett greeted recent visitors to Sheridan High School in a most unusual manner — she came riding down the hall on her unicycle. “I learned to ride the unicycle when I was a sophomore,” said…

May 29 2016 / Read More »

#60for60 Alumni Interview: Will Pitts

06:58 pm | In celebration of 60 years of great drum corps in Rockford, we are bringing you into the lives of the members of Phantom Regiment, highlighting alumni from every decade. This month, we are featuring two of…

May 28 2016 / Read More »

Spring Training Underway For 2016 Blue Knights Season

06:55 pm | Over one hundred members and staff of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corp gathered at Northfield Stapleton Shops on Sunday, May 16th to report for Spring Training. Drum corps members and staff alike traveled from…

May 28 2016 / Read More »

Introducing Pacific Crest’s Manager Of Communications

06:32 pm | We are excited to introduce Nikki Collister as Pacific Crest’s first ever Manager of Communications! Nikki performed with Pacific Crest in 2007 and 2008 as a member of the front ensemble. As a professional writer, she…

May 26 2016 / Read More »

Mandarins Announce 2016 Program

06:31 pm | For their 2016 program, the Mandarins are adhering to a creative design approach that is now in its fifth successful year. Over the course of four movements, the audience should be able to envision the forest…

May 26 2016 / Read More »

Blue Knights 2016 Memorial Day Potluck Picnic

09:10 pm | Mark your calendar for Monday, May 30th from 11am-2pm at Adams City High School for the Memorial Day Picnic with the Blue Knights. The picnic will feature the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps performing their…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Pacific Crest Color Guard Member Wins Scholarship

09:09 pm | Color guard member, Heaven Lindberg, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Diamond Bar Woman’s Club on Wednesday, May 18th. The Diamond Bar Woman’s Club was started in 1963, and since then has been involved in…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

2016 Jersey Surf Call For Volunteers

09:08 pm | Do you miss the call of the open road? Does the smell of exhaust fumes and sunscreen bring back memories of better days? If you’re longing for tour but your marching days are long past, hop…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

2016 Spartans June Events

06:45 pm | Starting with Memorial Day weekend the corps performs every weekend until the end of the DCI season. It is officially busy time! Here is a brief list of our parades and concerts for the next few…

May 27 2016 / Read More »

Guardians Play System Blue Brass In 2016

07:46 pm | The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps will play on System Blue Brass in the 2016 drum corps season. Founded in 2012 and hailing from Houston, TX, the Open Class corps has been a progressive group from…

May 23 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Apache Tuba Player Sets Sight On Prestigious Program

06:36 pm | It’s probably safe to say that Ivan Longoria is a “full blown” brass person. As a tuba player at Gonzales High School, Longoria has his sights (and sight-reading) set on a future with the Genesis Drum…

May 21 2016 / Read More »

Scout House Cadets Win Soundsport Silver At Ontario Provincial Championships

06:16 pm | The Preston Scout House Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps won Silver in the Soundsport Division on Sunday May 15, 2016 at the Drumline Ontario Provincial Championships held at Laurier University in Waterloo. They also showcased their…

May 20 2016 / Read More »

Blue Devils B Announces 2016 Program

07:28 pm | Landing on the moon has been called “The greatest technological achievement in the history of mankind”. Fueled by competition from the Soviet Union, and the leadership of President John F. Kennedy, the US Space Program took…

May 19 2016 / Read More »

Battalion Officially Approved For DCI Tour

07:11 pm | The Battalion has been officially approved to join the 2016 DCI Tour. The following excerpt from Michael Boo’s DCI.org article highlights the growth of DCI’s Open Class and how The Battalion is contributing to the resurgence…

May 18 2016 / Read More »

Columbians Announce 2016 Program

06:52 pm | The 2016 Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps Presents: Clash! Music to be selections from the following: Original Music written by Jeff Chambers Hey Jude, by Lennon-McCartney The Star Spangled Banner Be Thou My Vision Fire and…

May 18 2016 / Read More »

2016 Battalion Percussion Student Leadership Team Announced

06:36 pm | The Battalion’s first ever percussion student leadership team was selected at the corps’ April camp, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to them. Get to know a little bit more about them below!…

May 17 2016 / Read More »

In The News – All-Girl Drum Corps Reunites For One More March

08:17 pm | Maureen McLoone, drum major during the glory years of the Royaleers, last marched down Kings Highway in 1968. But she’ll lead the formation once again Monday as former members of Haddonfield’s pioneering all-girl drum and bugle…

May 29 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Skyliners Announce June 25 Home Event

06:49 pm | On June 25, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps will debut its new production, “Corner of the Sky,” at an event at Lake Lehman High School, 1128 Old Route 115, Lehman. The show is sanctioned…

May 27 2016 / Read More »

Help The Bushwackers Expand Their Fleet

09:12 pm | “You can never have enough horns” is an old saying with the Bushwackers through the years, and now it’s become “You can never have enough storage.” With the addition of electronics in the pit and the…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

2016 World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award

James-Gadd-2_Eastman_2013_PAC 07:38 pm | Two individuals with outstanding lifetime achievements will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame during the organization’s 40th annual ceremony to be held September 3 in Rochester, New York, one of the special…

May 19 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Pittsfield 4th July Parade Fund Raising Ramps Up

07:14 pm | Earlier this year, the committee announced the return of the drum and bugle corps competition, after a decade-long absence, at Wahconah Park for 7 p.m., July 3, the day before the parade. David Hobart, director of…

May 18 2016 / Read More »

2016 Sonus Brass Theater Rehearsal, Saturday, May 21st

07:08 pm | Interested in going to DCI shows like theses fellas? Join us for the next Sonus Brass Theater rehearsal this Saturday, 12 – 6 pm at Marstellar Middle School. Read the rest of the article here.…

May 18 2016 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Announces 2016 Inductees

2012Hurricanes2 04:54 pm | Seven new members of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame to be inducted in September have left their marks on drum and bugle corps activity across the United States, Canada and Europe. The 2016 banquet…

May 12 2016 / Read More »

2016 Hawthorne Caballeros 5/7-5/8 Camp Weekend Recap

07:50 pm | Our next camp will be from 5/14-5/15 and will be in Hawthorne, NJ. The Caballeros are looking for a couple more performers to fill our the corps — brass, colorguard, and front ensemble. For all membership…

May 11 2016 / Read More »

Liberty Lead Off The Waendal International Walk

04:10 pm | Liberty have had a busy week both rehearsing, and getting out to support our community. Our rehearsal this week was sponsored by Richard and Sharon Smith…..and their support meant that we could offer great tuition to…

May 22 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Win Soundsport Silver

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 08:42 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass travelled to the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire on Saturday 30 April 2016 to compete in what is being hailed as the future of indoor competition, the Drum Corps Europe (DCE) / Drum…

May 4 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Leads Scouts In St George’s Day Parade

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 08:28 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass led the St George’s Day Scout Parade in Grays, Essex from Hathaway Academy to Blackshots. Getting into the community is really important for this young group and to perform such an important day…

Apr 24 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Pay Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II

13012662_10209017723857219_2289552717838019886_n 05:26 pm | On Thursday evening 21 April 2016 the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass lead a parade into the Coalhouse Fort in Tilbury with popular march tunes, and then joined forces with the Golden Voices choir as…

Apr 22 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass April 2016 Jack Petchey Award Winner

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 04:45 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to confirm that the April 2016 winner for the Jack Petchey Achievement Award goes to Chloe Honour. Chloe has been an exceptional member since joining Thurrock Marching Brass a short while…

Apr 21 2016 / Read More »

Bertram (“Bertie”) Lubner: 11 March 1931 – 18 April 2016

08:56 pm | It is with profound sadness that the Field Band Foundation marks the death earlier today of its co-founder and Honorary Life President, Mr. Bertie Lubner. From our very beginnings in 1997, Bertie has been an active…

Apr 19 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Supports Bobby Moore Fund For Cancer Relief

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 05:31 pm | With clear skies and a brisk wind, the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass set themselves at the top of Wembley way to start a procession all the way to the Bobby Moore Statue situated at…

Apr 11 2016 / Read More »

Marching Band Activity United Kingdom Celebrates 3 Years

2014_company 09:27 pm | Marching Band Activity United Kingdom (MBAUK) is a refreshing new online area for anyone that loves music and marching to share positive stories and to share information about themselves, their past, or indeed about things they…

Apr 9 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

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 »