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Inside the Arc – A little ditty ’bout Chick and Diane

When she was a very young girl, she had a little problem with her wrist and hand, so she…

Apr 7 2018 /

Inside the Arc – Horns, Drums, and Gratitude

It’s just barely visible and you can miss it even after you know it’s there. Still, if you’ve ever…

Nov 9 2017 /

Inside the Arc – Color Pre or Take a Knee

There once was a time in Drum Corps when the color guard was the Gulag to which were sent…

Sep 30 2017 /

Inside the Arc – Who Needs a Hall of Fame?

One could be forgiven for thinking the whole thing is getting out of hand.  There seems to be no…

Jul 6 2017 /

Inside the Arc – We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

Let’s get it straight right away: It’s not the composers and publishers who are ripping off the drum corps.…

Apr 11 2017 /

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 /

In The News – Current, Former Longhorn Band Members Explore Marching Through Drum Corps International

07:15 pm | As the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps’ drumline turned from backfield, they fell behind the tempo of the entire corps. If something wasn’t done fast, their show performance would fall apart. Jack Roberts, a…

Jul 10 2018 / Read More »

Cavaliers Scott Rhebergen Named DCI Volunteer Of The Year

07:08 pm | Drum Corps International (DCI) and Friends of DCI named Cavalier alumnus, volunteer, and Board member Scott Rhebergen as 2018 DCI Volunteer of the Year, along with Santa Clara Vanguard’s Stephenie Herbert and Carolina Crown’s Jim Williams.…

Jul 9 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Marching In Step: Nationally Recognized Troopers Drum Corps Celebrate 60 Years

12:03 pm | Summer is an emotional season for Ruth Anne Atnip and Gabe Gallegos. They’re separated by years — Atnip is 72, Gallegos is 21 — and distance — she is from Casper, he lives in Grand Junction,…

Jul 8 2018 / Read More »

Help Blue Knights Win The 2018 Rocky Mountain Rivalry

12:02 pm | The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps have headed out for their 2018 Drum Corps International summer tour but they still need BK Nation’s help beat the Troopers in the Rocky Mountain Rivalry. Read the rest…

Jul 8 2018 / Read More »

Cavaliers Establish Adolph Degrauwe Legacy Award

11:56 am | On Saturday, June 30, The Cavaliers held the fourth annual Ensuring Our Future Benefit to celebrate 2018, the organization’s 70th Anniversary Year. As a special portion of the event, The Cavaliers unveiled the newly established Adolph…

Jul 7 2018 / Read More »

SCV + Remo

11:54 am | Our friends at Remo supply the SCV percussion section with the tools they need to perform at the best of their abilities. We can’t thank them enough for the incredible products and customer service they provide!…

Jul 7 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Drum Corps International Competition Returns To D.C. Everest

11:51 am | Seven groups from across the country cranked-up the volume to “Eleven” Thursday evening. Organizers said they couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for the event. “We often travel to a different state every day,” said…

Jul 7 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Drum And Bugle Corps Competition Returns To Weston

11:49 am | The Northwoods Encore Drum and Bugle Corps Competition returned to D.C. Everest Junior High Thursday evening, bringing seven different corps to the area to put on a performance and show their talents. Each corps consists of…

Jul 7 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Marching Through

11:53 am | The pulse of the metronome could be heard echoing across the Ontario High School football field all day Friday. More than 150 students, all members of The Battalion Drum & Bugle Corps, from Salt Lake City,…

Jul 7 2018 / Read More »

East Troy Classic – August 1, 2018

09:55 pm | Forward Performing Arts is proud to present the East Troy Classic, a Drum Corps International Open Class event, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. at East Troy High School in East Troy, Wisconsin. The…

Jul 1 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Colt Cadets Drum And Bugle Corps Calls Galva Home For 36 HoursColt Cadets Drum And Bugle Corps Calls Galva Home For 36 Hours

09:30 pm | Galva’s “Summer of Music” welcomed an unexpected guest earlier this week. The Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps — based out of Dubuque, Iowa — pulled into town early Monday morning and spent about 36 hours…

Jun 28 2018 / Read More »

Support River City Rhythm At The 2018 Big Cup Golf Tourney

09:33 pm | Grab Your Friends And Join Us For The RCR 2017 Big Cup Golf Tournament! Monday, June 25, 2018 • 2:00 PM Shotgun Start • Rain or Shine Rum River Hills Golf Club 16659 St Francis Blvd…

Jun 13 2018 / Read More »

Vanguard Cadets Announce 2018 Program

09:19 pm | For millennia, all artists have been captivated by the simple question, “What will happen next?” And when the answer surprises us – a left turn when we expect to go right; silence instead of cacophony –…

Jun 12 2018 / Read More »

Columbians Announce 2018 Program

09:02 pm | The Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce their 2018 program: Danzon! Featuring music from: Danzon No. 2, by Arturo Marquez Havana, by Camila Cabello Bailando, by Enrique Iglesias On The Floor, by Jennifer…

Jun 11 2018 / Read More »

Gold Announces 2018 Program

05:44 pm | GOLD Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to present… GOLD 2018 – Through Our Eyes Set to a score of original music by composer Scott Director, GOLD’S 2018 program Through Our Eyes delves into how people…

Jun 3 2018 / Read More »

2018 Watchmen MDC Report

05:00 pm | Watchmen MDC 2018 weekend in Oceanside, CA at Oceanside High School was a huge success with growth in corps maturity and size. After a brief induction, the corps let loose with a fun meet & greet…

May 31 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Reading Buccaneers’ Classic Will Feature Seven Drum & Bugle Corps Performances At Hempfield High School

11:48 am | Bill Powers remembers a time when central Pennsylvanians could attend several drum and bugle corps shows a summer. The Lancaster Lions hosted an annual summer show at J.P. McCaskey High School, Powers remembers. There were the…

Jul 7 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Pine Hill Drum And Bugle Corps Marks 90th Anniversary

09:04 pm | The Pine Hill Drum and Bugle Corps is the only – if not – the oldest fireman’s drum and bugle corps in New York State according to Drum Major John Stiegler. The affiliate group of the…

Jun 27 2018 / Read More »

In The News – First Sounds On The Susquehanna Drum, Bugle Corps Competition Draws Big Crowd

08:38 pm | The forecast called for rain, but that didn’t deter more than 1,000 people from filling the stands at the Milton Area High School Alumni Stadium for the first Sounds on the Susquehanna drum and bugle corps…

Jun 25 2018 / Read More »

Columbus Saints Join Class A In 2018

06:54 pm | It is with great pleasure that Drum Corps Associates welcome the Columbus Saints from Columbus, Ohio to the Class ranks in 2018. The Saints passed their evaluation and are preparing for the upcoming DCA competition season.…

Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

Welcome To Highland Regiment

06:29 pm | The Highland Regiment from Somerset County, New Jersey is the newest corps competing in Class A. This corps was the idea of Corps Director, Phillip Martin along with a small group of his drum corps friends.…

Jun 16 2018 / Read More »

2018 Scout House Youth Music Scholarship Winner

05:45 pm | Charlotte Lilley, this year’s Wilf Blum Memorial Youth Music Scholarship award winner is not only a gifted musician but is deeply involved at the provincial and national levels in social justice issues and various projects with…

Jun 14 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Kilties To Take ‘Recess’ In 2018, Including Fourth Fest Parade

09:18 pm | The Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps is taking a break in 2018, according to David Pawlak, president of the Kilties Board of Directors, and that includes from the Fourth Fest parade. The group, which started entertaining…

Jun 12 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Leader Of The Band! (Sorry, The ‘Corps’)

01:24 pm | John Mayer walks across the field like he owns it. “Drum Major Mayer, is your corps ready?” the announcer asks him. And for most drum corps, the response from the drum major would be an immediate…

Jun 10 2018 / Read More »

High Score Debut For Liberty

11:07 am | Liberty had a great start to the 2018 season as they put their 2018 show, “The Day They Came” onto the competition field for the first time at the DCUK show in Woking. With 13 of…

Jul 6 2018 / Read More »

2018 Starriders Prep Season Dates

11:04 am | After the summer break, the prep season starts at Starriders. On four Saturdays eagerly tried, tested and rehearsed. Everyone is welcome. Please contact info [at] starriders [dot] de or on the Starriders Facebook page and register…

Jul 6 2018 / Read More »

Another New Section – Brass Band

07:27 pm | Have a go at the Wölper Löwen! After the season has ended, a lot has happened in the club. A junior corps has been re-launched and for the first time an indoor percussion will be launched.…

Jun 21 2018 / Read More »

Move Liberty A Mile

06:24 pm | This Summer Liberty will be travelling 1228 miles across the UK to competitions, camps & concerts. That’s like Lands End to John O’Gaunt and then halfway back again!!! Every time we travel we need to hire…

Jun 19 2018 / Read More »

Neustädter Schützenfest A Great Success

06:56 pm | The Wölper Löwen have successfully mastered the Neustädter Schützenfest 2018. With an outstanding mood among the members and a concentrated performance over all three days, the most intense weekend of the year was once again flying…

Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

Spirit Of 52 Starts New Competition Season

06:00 pm | The show band “Spirit of 52” starts into the new competition season. This weekend is the first appearance in the calendar of musicians and dancers. It goes to the Dutch Middelburg, shares press officer Jennifer Beimbrink.…

Jun 15 2018 / Read More »

35 Years Of Starriders

09:30 pm | Last Saturday, Starriders celebrated their 35th anniversary and 50 years of music at Tuspo Bad Münder. In good weather, Starriders met with friendly clubs and numerous alumni and fans in the stadium in Bad Münder to…

Jun 13 2018 / Read More »

US Journey Begins For Liberty Brass Player

01:19 pm | Every summer since 2014, Liberty members have flown out to the USA to compete with some of the world’s top drum corps in Drum Corps International (DCI); marching music’s major league. This year is no different.…

Jun 10 2018 / 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 »