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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 /

Marching Roundtable 751: Mandarins Take Us To “Life Rite After”

06:14 pm | Key Poulan, Mario Ramirez, Ike Jackson, and JW Koester talk about the creation of the show concept, the music, the giant rotating stage, the elaborate costuming, the stilts, the light up rifles, and more! You can…

Oct 15 2018 / Read More »

Erik Kosman Joins Boston Crusaders Design Team As Head Of Audio

07:39 pm | “We are fortunate to bring Erik and his talent into the fold here at Boston. Our design team remains fully intact and adding Erik opens up even more creative opportunities. Mike Zellers and Erik Kosman will…

Oct 13 2018 / Read More »

Crossmen Productions Announces 2019 Crossmen Drum Corps Brass Staff

07:34 pm | Crossmen Productions is excited to announce the 2019 Crossmen Drum Corps Brass Staff! Under the direction of fourth-year Caption Head, Steve Mason, the 2019 Crossmen Brass Staff is comprised of many returning instructional staff members with…

Oct 12 2018 / Read More »

Forward Performing Arts Sponsors The 2018 Wisconsin State Marching Band Championships

07:33 pm | Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts are proud to be a participating sponsor at the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Marching Band Championships to be held October 13, 2018 at Perkins Stadium on the…

Oct 12 2018 / Read More »

Cavaliers Announce 2019 Design And Caption Leadership Teams

07:32 pm | The Cavaliers are pleased to announce our Design and Caption Leadership Teams for the 2019 season, under the guidance of Program Coordinator David McGrath. McGrath, who returns for his sixth year with The Cavaliers and fourth…

Oct 12 2018 / Read More »

Introducing The 2019 Boston Crusaders Drum Majors

07:30 pm | The 2019 Boston Crusaders will be lead by Josh Ballinger, Coral Navarre, and Gavin Schmidt. The three drum majors – chosen from a deep pool of talented candidates – bring outstanding pageantry and drum corps experience,…

Oct 12 2018 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard Performance At San Jose Earthquakes Game

09:35 pm | Sunday, October 21, join Vanguard at Avaya Stadium in San Jose as we help celebrate “Santa Clara Day” with the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team! The Earthquakes’ final regular season home match of 2018 will kick…

Oct 11 2018 / Read More »

Meet The 2019 Madison Scouts Percussion Team

09:31 pm | The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the Percussion Instructional Team for the 2019 season, including: Derrick Shannon III, Percussion Manager Andrew Fortuna, Battery Manager Andrew McAfee, Percussion Ensemble Specialist Chris Murphree, Front Ensemble Manager Read…

Oct 11 2018 / Read More »

Announcing The 2019 7th Regiment Design Team

09:33 pm | 7th Regiment is thrilled to announce its Design Team for the 2019 Drum Corps International Season! Program Coordinator/ Brass Arranger – Jack Tully Drill/Visual Design – Ian Flint Front Ensemble Arranger – Ian Hale Battery Arranger…

Oct 11 2018 / Read More »

2019 Spartans Brass Arranger

09:30 pm | The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps announce today, October 11, 2018, the addition of Aaron Goldberg to the position on Brass Arranger. A native of Boston, Aaron Goldberg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from…

Oct 11 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Fleming Island Student Keeps Drumming

07:55 pm | When most kids come into their parents’ room to tell them they want to play an instrument they may get a little excited, but some will probably wonder if their child will even stick with it.…

Sep 26 2018 / Read More »

2019 Spartans Leadership Team

04:41 pm | We are pleased to announce the drum majors and guard captain for the 2019 season. Drum Majors for 2019- Emily Dawson, Matt Mackay and David Marshall Jr. Guard Captain- Casey Saitow. Emily and Matt are returning…

Sep 24 2018 / Read More »

Impact Recruiting For 2019 Program

08:16 pm | IMPACT Drum and Bugle Corps, Florida’s only competitive all-age DCI corps, is searching for cast members for their 2019 program. The group is looking for members of all ages and skill levels in the Brass, Percussion,…

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

Blue Devils B Update For 2019

08:10 pm | Each year BD Performing Arts evaluates all aspects of our organization in order to meet our standards of excellence and vision. Every BDPA program has objectives set by the Board of Directors and executive management that…

Sep 12 2018 / Read More »

Vanguard Cadets Launch California Initiative

06:48 pm | Every year around this time, the Board of Directors and VMAPA Management team take a hard look at each program to make sure VMAPA is staying true to its mission and operating within a budget. Changes…

Sep 5 2018 / Read More »

2018 Gold Awards Banquet

09:32 pm | Each year Gold holds an awards banquet during finals week to celebrate our season and present awards recognizing members for their performance throughout the season. This year’s awards banquet was held on Saturday, August 11, 2018,…

Aug 18 2018 / Read More »

Caballeros Announce Their 2019 Design Team

09:28 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to introduce the 2019 Hawthorne Caballeros Design Team. Matt Hurley – Program Coordinator Matt Hurley will be returning to the Caballeros in his role of Program Coordinator. This will be Matt’s…

Oct 11 2018 / Read More »

Skyliners Announce Allen As 2019 Staff Coordinator

09:18 pm | The Skyliners are pleased to announce that Timmy Allen will return in 2019 as the Staff and Ensemble Coordinator. “Timmy did a wonderful job as Visual Caption Head last year”, said Corps Director Jeff Crawford. “He…

Oct 10 2018 / Read More »

In The News – A Musical Tribute To Late Teacher At Oktoberfest Parade

05:30 pm | Bass player Tom Nagy recalls when his pal, drummer Donnie McDougall, offered a pretty sweet gig. The pitch was hard to resist. “He said, ‘It’s outside, it will be cold and not only are you not…

Oct 9 2018 / Read More »

Sky Alumni 2019 Open House

05:22 pm | Remember traditional Drum Corps? Remember being blown out of your sneakers with the first notes of the show? Remember hearing tunes you could recognize? The legendary New York Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps remembers, and…

Oct 4 2018 / Read More »

2019 Hawthorne Caballeros Open House

05:11 pm | Join us for our 2019 open house at Passaic County Technical Institute! Dates and Times: Saturday, November 24th, 2018: 10am-6pm Sunday, November 25th, 2018: 10am-4pm Read the rest of the article here.…

Oct 4 2018 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass 2019 Annual Meeting: October 17

05:32 pm | Minnesota Brass Incorporated will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday evening, October 17 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the offices of Olsen-Theilin 2675 Long Lake Rd, Roseville, Minnesota, 55113. The Annual Meeting is required by…

Sep 27 2018 / Read More »

SmART Performances Welcomes Jeff Phipps As Bushwackers Director

07:50 pm | SmART Performances is pleased to welcome Jeff Phipps to lead the Bushwackers Drum Corps as they begin their 37th competitive season. Jeff has been a performer, educator, designer and adjudicator in the marching arts for over…

Sep 26 2018 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Stakeholder Engagement Report Available

03:19 pm | This summer the Minnesota Brass Board of Directors contracted with Red House Consulting to gather an independent, objective overview of our stakeholder’s perspectives. They have concluded their work and we are pleased to share their final…

Sep 22 2018 / Read More »

Starriders Announce 2019 Program

07:37 pm | From the beginning of time, men recognized the unique quality of water and when it was discovered that life could not exist without it, tales of rejuvenation and the magical powers flowed forth. These parables of…

Oct 13 2018 / Read More »

Wölper Löwen Brassband Receives Support From International Lecturers

09:36 pm | Another great milestone is the brass band of the Wölper Löwen, which was founded almost half a year ago. With Fred Meyer she receives an internationally experienced and well-versed lecturer who now counts as a permanent…

Oct 11 2018 / Read More »

Ambassador Of The German Year In America

08:57 pm | We are very proud to announce that we are very proud to announce: With our Drum Corps Associates Tour 2019 we are official ambassador of the Year of America in America! Now is your chance to…

Oct 3 2018 / Read More »

The ‘Friday-For-Finals’

05:34 pm | It was September 25, 2004 when I experienced my first DCE Finals with Jubal. I remember how special Finals Week was, how you all get to the Saturday. The ‘Friday-for-Finals’ is always a magical moment. The…

Sep 27 2018 / Read More »

British Drum Corps Championships Live Webcast

07:55 pm | This Saturday, 22nd September, the DCUK 39th British Drum Corps Championships is taking place at the Select Security Halton Stadium in Widnes, Cheshire, England. On line ticket sales are still open until Thursday night – http://www.dcuk.org.uk/about/tickets.html…

Sep 19 2018 / Read More »

Starriders 2019 Staff

08:07 pm | Starriders are looking forward to this year’s launch of the Staff Team 2019. This team has been working on the season planning for 2019 for several months and is also very involved in the topic of…

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

2018 Starriders Deathcamp No. I

08:03 pm | The weekend of 07.09.-09.09.18 have spent Starriders for their camp in Eschwege. Two hard training days with many changes and a lot of fun are behind us.? The installation of new show elements lets the viewer…

Sep 12 2018 / Read More »

The Final Camp Before National Championships

09:01 pm | As Liberty members pulled into the grounds of Beaumanor Hall, they were greeted by the smell of field lining paint. Our generous volunteers were marking out a rehearsal field. This is where the corps would be…

Sep 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 »