Commentary

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 /

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 /

Blue Knights-Bahrain Daily Blog Post (4.16.17)

06:23 pm | SHOW DAY!! There’s always an air of excitement among everyone on a show day. Even breakfast was exciting (but hey….When is a beautiful buffet in a foreign country not super exciting?). Rehearsal at the track was…

Apr 17 2017 / Read More »

Blue Knights-Bahrain Daily Blog Post (4.15.17)

04:23 pm | Apparently day 2 was the day the jetlag set in for a lot of us, which made for an interesting day! However, we were still able to tighten some more things down to make our show…

Apr 16 2017 / Read More »

Blue Knights-Bahrain Daily Blog Post (4.14.16)

04:19 pm | Today. Was. Hot! But amazing! Up early for a beautiful breakfast at the hotel, where there were legitimately too many options…. Good thing we have a couple days to try it all, believe me, I will…

Apr 15 2017 / Read More »

Forward Performing Arts Partners With Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra On Mad Dash 5K

04:09 pm | Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts are pleased to be partnered with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO) for the Mad Dash 5K for Music Education. The inaugural running of a Mad Dash 5K event…

Apr 14 2017 / Read More »

Best Of BD

04:08 pm | As part of the celebration of 60 years of the Blue Devils, you will decide the Best of BD. Vote now for the best Brass, Percussion, Color Guard, Visual, and Overall productions. (You can change your…

Apr 14 2017 / Read More »

Spirit Of Atlanta’s 2017 Capital Campaign Underway

08:07 pm | Feeding our members, staff and supporters properly is always one of the most important roles of the drum corps. That’s why Spirit of Atlanta, and our parent company Friends of Spirit Inc., are so excited about…

Apr 13 2017 / Read More »

Blue Knights-Bahrain Daily Blog Post (4.12.16)

08:04 pm | Guttentag from Frankfurt! Well, it’s safe to say…. I slept! A little…. Sort of, well dozed, for a second. But I did catch up on some new movies that I hadn’t yet gotten a chance to…

Apr 13 2017 / Read More »

Support The 2017 Blue Stars Annual Campaign

07:16 pm | We would like to thank everyone who has contributed towards our 2017 Annual Campaign. We have received donations of approximately $15,000 to date. Timothy and DeLisa Kviz will match the first $25,000 of donations to the…

Apr 12 2017 / Read More »

Battalion Calling All Drum Corps Alumni In Utah

07:24 pm | Are you a drum corps alumnus living in Utah? We want to get to know you better and involve you in upcoming events we are putting together to build a more interconnected DCI community in the…

Apr 12 2017 / Read More »

2017 Columbians Current Openings

06:54 pm | The Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps currently has one opening for Vibes, Glockenspiel, Rack, (marching) Cymbal, Trumpet, Mellophone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba, and 3 positions in our Color Guard. If you are interested, please click on Register for…

Apr 12 2017 / Read More »

MadBrass To Honor Clyde Stubblefield

09:13 pm | MadBrass, the SoundSport ensemble of Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts, is pleased to announce their 2017 show titled The Funky Drummer, a tribute to Clyde Stubblefield. Clyde was a mainstay drummer of the Madison,…

Apr 11 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Table Mound Elementary School Cadets Celebrate 50 Years

05:53 pm | Brass fanfare, echoing snare drums and colorful flags whirled inside Table Mound Elementary School in Dubuque, as the Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps set to kick off its 2017 season, marking its 50th anniversary. The…

Apr 9 2017 / Read More »

Spartans Carnival 2017: Nashua, NH

05:46 pm | We’re hosting another carnival! Our last event was such a success that we’re doing it again! Please come visit the Spartans Carnival in Nasuha, NH in April. Get on some rides, play a few games, and…

Apr 8 2017 / Read More »

Watchmen Introduce 2017 Drum Majors & Conductors

07:42 am | Three outstanding candidates selected after an intense three months of audition process. The Watchmen would like to welcome to the podium our 2017 drum majors and conductors that were selected at our March audition weekend.  …

Apr 5 2017 / Read More »

Guardians Seek Athletic Trainer For 2017

07:38 am | Demonstrate an ability to perform the following functions regarding athletic injuries: prevention,assessment, treatment, (including first aid) and reconditioning as set forth by the NATA Board of Certification. Provide athletic training services to members, staff, and volunteers…

Apr 5 2017 / Read More »

Meet The Battalion 2017 Brass Student Leadership

08:49 pm | The Battalion’s 2017 brass student leadership team was selected at the corps’ March brass camp, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to them. Get to know a little bit more about them below!…

Apr 3 2017 / Read More »

Bushwackers 2017 DCA Championship Getaway Special

04:11 pm | In the heart of Rochester, the Radisson Riverside is just a few minutes stroll to the DCA headquarters and Friday night’s I&E / mini corps extravaganza. The Radisson is a great destination while taking in all…

Apr 14 2017 / Read More »

2017 Hawthorne Caballeros Color Guard Auditions Set

09:16 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros will be hosting color guard auditions for the 2017 season on April 29th and April 30th! Returning as caption head is Bobbey Biddle with Michelle Adcock as visual caption supervisor. His staff includes…

Apr 11 2017 / Read More »

2017 White Sabers Colorguard Auditions

09:14 pm | Auditions will be held Saturday, April 22nd from 1-9pm and Sunday, April 23rd from 9am-3pm in Dansville. Both days are mandatory, and overnight accommodations will be available. Audition criteria will include: 3 winter choreography pieces (one…

Apr 11 2017 / Read More »

Bridgemen Performing Arts Org Announces New Programs

05:56 pm | The Bridgemen Performing Arts Organization is happy to announce its new programs along with a new website and Facebook connections. We are introducing the current board and administration through the debut of our new website as…

Apr 9 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Drum Corps Bus Fleet Vandalized Over Weekend

05:13 pm | Vandals trashed the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps’ bus fleet sometime last weekend, damaging two of the 90-year-old organization’s green vehicles. The corps was preparing to leave for a gig in Mankato Saturday morning when they…

Apr 6 2017 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Brass Line Moves Outside To Learn Drill

05:24 pm | That’s right! The Hawthorne Caballeros will officially start learning drill for their 2017 production. This weekend, 4/1-4/2, the Caballeros Brass Line will be the first section to head outside. Our brass members will meet at Kohler…

Mar 29 2017 / Read More »

Introducing The 2017 Bushwackers Color Guard Leadership

05:20 pm | Lauryn Heller and the color guard instructional staff for the 2017 Bushwackers are excited to announce this year’s color guard captains! Each of these corps members goes above and beyond for the corps all throughout the…

Mar 29 2017 / Read More »

Reading Buccaneers To Host 13th Annual Spring Preview Concert

05:39 pm | The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps, in partnership with the Twin Valley High School Band program, will host the 13th Annual Spring Preview, a Drum & Bugle Corps Concert, on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at…

Mar 28 2017 / Read More »

New Unit Started In UK – Inspired By Soundsport

07:47 pm | It is with great pleasure that we can announce that, under the banner of the Southern Knights Performing Arts organisation, a new musical ensemble has been setup in Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom. Under the direction…

Apr 17 2017 / Read More »

DCUK 2017 Contest Entry Details

07:38 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to give details of the initial show entries for each of their 2017 events: Sunday 18th June. Venue – Barnsley FC Academy, Barnsley South Yorkshire JUNIOR CLASS Concord AllStars OPEN…

Apr 12 2017 / Read More »

South African Field Band Foundation Salutes Bongani Goliath

08:43 pm | My first involvement in the programme started when I was only 11 years old. At the time I was just a young school boy from the township, highly passionate about bands and drum majorettes but only…

Apr 7 2017 / Read More »

Liberty Announces 2017 Production

08:45 pm | Liberty are pleased to announce their 2017 Summer Production, ‘The Bench’. Throughout the day a range of people use the bench as a place to rest, a place to eat, or a place to meet. However…

Mar 20 2017 / Read More »

FBF Stars Capped At NW University

10:02 pm | On Wednesday 1 March 2017, five Field Band Foundation stars graduated with Diplomas in Music from the University of North West, Potchefstroom. In 2014 Field Band Foundation members Manqoba Mabena, Mashadi Mokoena, Phelelani Mthatyane, Tshiamo Oor…

Mar 17 2017 / Read More »

FBF Woman Crush Wednesday Mashadi Precious Mokoena

07:15 pm | Our Woman crush Wednesday #WCW goes to Mashadi Precious Mokoena – Graduated at the University of North West this year. She obtained a Diploma with distinctions in Music. Mashadi was only 12 years when she joined…

Mar 15 2017 / Read More »

2017 Marching Band Awareness Week

05:48 pm | Marching Band Activity United Kingdom has connected together all styles of bands across the United Kingdom. It’s been a roller coaster that has increasingly made the whole UK activity look towards the future and plan strategically.…

Mar 3 2017 / Read More »

Baleni And Tugwana Aboard

02:12 pm | Former National Union of Mineworkers head Frans Baleni and current City of Johannesburg spokesman Gabu Tugwana have been elected to the Field Band Foundation’s (FBF) Board of Directors. Baleni, who was NUM General Secretary from 2006…

Feb 17 2017 / 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 »