Commentary

Inside the Arc – The Quest

Few are left who know much about it now, and many of them aren’t certain whether it was real…

Nov 19 2019 /

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 /

Aidan Connolly Joins Colts As Director Of Media & Events

08:05 pm | Aidan Connolly lands back at the Colts for his third time. He marched in the Colts baritone section in 2015. After taking two years off to pursue his journalism degree, he returned to the Colts brass…

Jan 14 2020 / Read More »

Blue Knights Announces Partnership With Percussion Concepts

08:03 pm | We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Mark Emery of Percussion Concepts and our Blue Knights ensembles! Mark taught high school band in Colorado for over 30 years. His attention to detail, strong work…

Jan 14 2020 / Read More »

Bonney Lake Winter Guard Premier

07:48 pm | On January 18th the Seattle Cascades, Bonney Lake High School and the Northwest Pageantry Association join forces to hold the premier winter guard event of the 2020 season. The Cascades is cohosting the Premier Event, the…

Jan 13 2020 / Read More »

We Did It!

05:04 pm | Thanks to the generous support of alumni, friends, and phamily, Phantom Regiment is heading into the new decade with an additional $50,934! Their treasured gifts help us provide life-changing performing arts programs like Rockford Rhythm, Educational…

Jan 10 2020 / Read More »

Boston Crusaders, Inspire Guard Partner With Stanbury Uniforms

05:00 pm | Inspire Arts & Music and the Boston Crusaders are excited to announce a new partnership with Stanbury Uniforms for the 2020 season. Under the creative direction of designer Greg Lagola, Stanbury will provide costuming for the…

Jan 9 2020 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 857: Gender Roles In The Marching Arts

09:40 pm | Three students discuss the concerns of transgender and non-binary members and share suggestions on how directors and instructors can best support them. With Kane Romero, Cal Campos, and Sara Bowden. You can listen to us below,…

Jan 5 2020 / Read More »

Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Bigley

09:27 pm | What year(s) did you march in the Blue Knights? I marched trumpet with the drum corps in 2004-2005, and mellophone with the Blue Knights Winter Brass from 2005-2007 Where did you attend high school Columbine High…

Jan 3 2020 / Read More »

Blue Knights Announce 2020 Drum Majors

08:33 pm | The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the Drum Major Team for the 2020 Drum Corps International season! Stephen Scassera is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is 20 years old. This…

Jan 1 2020 / Read More »

2020 Spartans January Camp Details

07:36 pm | Welcome to January Camp. There are different logistics for this camp so please note the following: Drop off/Registration is still Friday night or early Saturday morning at the Boys Club in Nashua Pick up will take…

Jan 7 2020 / Read More »

Happy Holidays And Welcome 2020

05:53 pm | On behalf of the Spartans organization we would like to wish everyone a happy and joyful holiday season. January Camp weekend will be held on January 17-19, 2020. Details regarding camp will be posted at the…

Dec 23 2019 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – December 15th, 2019

05:01 pm | Merry Christmas! …to you all, especially to those who have been so helpful with Bingo, transportation, Pioneerland, and the Percussion Ensemble! We have much to be thankful for, and it couldn’t have been done without the…

Dec 16 2019 / Read More »

Colt Cadets 2020 Spring Rehearsal Schedule

05:36 pm | The Colt Cadets will kick off the 2020 season with the first open rehearsal on Sunday, February 9, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Table Mound Elementary School in Dubuque, Iowa. The address of the school…

Dec 12 2019 / Read More »

Raiders To Launch 20 For 20 Campaign On GivingTuesday

07:56 pm | As we approach the 2020 season, the Raiders Drum Corps is planning for significant growth and expansion. To continue providing the best experience possible for our members, who participate from all over the country, the Raiders…

Dec 2 2019 / Read More »

2020 Spartans December Camp Details

07:00 pm | The corps will be hosting camp #2 the weekend of December 21 and 22 at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club. Brass and Percussion will have practice sessions Saturday and Sunday. Read the rest of the…

Nov 26 2019 / Read More »

2020 Louisiana Stars Color Guard Staff Announced

06:52 pm | We are happy to announce the Louisiana Stars Color Guard staff for the 2020 season! The LSCG staff will continue to be led by returning Caption Head Meredith Owen in her fourth year with the organization.…

Nov 25 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen 2020 November Audition Wrap-Up

07:26 pm | With the marching band season coming to an end in Southern California, Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps held their first audition for the 2020 season on November 17th at Bloomington High School. You could feel the…

Nov 19 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 Hawthorne Caballeros Battery Staff

07:50 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are thrilled to introduce their 2020 battery staff! Kirby Marino – Battery Coordinator Kirby is a percussion educator, adjudicator, and arranger in New Jersey. He started his marching career at Phillipsburg High School…

Jan 13 2020 / Read More »

Introducing The 2020 Bushwackers Design Team

04:58 pm | We are excited to announce the rest of our 2020 Design Team! Returning in a new role, Jim Dugan is serving as Corps Director, and will also be consulting with the design team. Also returning to…

Jan 9 2020 / Read More »

Buell Announces Final Term

08:59 pm | DCA held its Annual meeting in Atlanta Georgia over the first weekend of December to a full house of Directors & Administrators. The meeting kicked off with the nomination and reinstatement of the current Board of…

Jan 2 2020 / Read More »

Florida Brass Adding To Drumline For 2020

06:17 pm | The Florida Brass Drum and Bugle Corps from Brandon, Florida is looking to add to their drum line. If your a snowbird or a full time resident of the Sunshine State, your welcome to join the…

Dec 26 2019 / Read More »

The White Sabers Present

05:59 pm | Our 2020 Program….. The journey continues on January 12th, 2020 @ Arkport Central Schools 9am-4pm #discoverwhitesabers2020 Read the rest of the article here.…

Dec 25 2019 / Read More »

It’s Not Too Late To Check Out White Sabers For 2020

05:57 pm | The White Sabers next rehearsal will be on January 12th @ Arkport Central Schools from 9am – 4pm. Doors open at 8:15am! Come check out what White Sabers 2020 has in store! Read the rest of…

Dec 24 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 White Sabers Coordination Staff

05:48 pm | The White Sabers are excited to announce the coordination staff for the 2020 season! Joe Taylor has agreed to expand his role from visual consultant to Staff Coordinator for the 2020 season! Joe Stork is reprising…

Dec 20 2019 / Read More »

Announcing The 2020 Bushwackers Guard Staff

05:23 pm | We are excited to announce our 2020 Color Guard Staff, returning to follow up last summer’s successful season. Lauryn Heller comes back this year, serving the dual roles of Artistic Coordinator and Caption Supervisor. Lance Boggs…

Dec 18 2019 / Read More »

Liberty’s End Of Season Review And Awards Night

06:20 pm | Liberty rounded off the 2019 season at our annual Review and Awards Night, held as usual at Crispin’s Club in Duston. The evening was filled with videos and stories from the year along with performances by…

Dec 28 2019 / Read More »

DCI And DCUK Reaffirm Strategic Partnership

05:26 pm | In 2016 Drum Corps United Kingdom entered into a Strategic Partnership with Drum Corps International, the world leader in producing and sanctioning touring, competitive events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching music ensembles, with…

Dec 18 2019 / Read More »

Juliana 2020 Season

05:21 pm | Juliana will no longer do a field show in 2020. After many conversations with members and staff, it turned out that there is too little capacity within the association to bring a drum corps show to the…

Dec 18 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede December 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

07:59 pm | Every year again … Also this year Resch & Frisch is our sponsor of the month December. We thank you very much for the renewed support and wish you a Merry Christmas! Read the rest of…

Dec 2 2019 / Read More »

Youngstars From Rastede On Travel

06:47 pm | For once the instruments remained packed: the most recent excursion took the offspring of Rasteder Showband to Bremerhaven. There the group visited the climate house. “We were looking for something to suit our new topic in…

Nov 8 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede November 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

08:26 pm | Our sponsor of the month “November” is the company Monacor At MONACOR, we understand sound reinforcement in a very comprehensive sense. Our range is therefore very diverse. In addition to classical systems for sound reinforcement such…

Nov 2 2019 / Read More »

Bronze For The Youngstars

06:29 pm | The Rast der Showband young talent climbs on the winner’s podium at the European Championships in Eschede. The formation was the best group from Germany. The final point was also the highlight of the season: At…

Oct 1 2019 / Read More »

2019 DCE Live Webcast

08:54 pm | This year Drum Corps Europe will again broadcast a live webcast. More information and details about this will be published soon on: www.drumcorpseurope.org/live-webcast/ Drum Corps Europe owes a big thank you to the former Video Vault…

Sep 25 2019 / 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 »