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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 /

2016 Blue Devils Holiday Campaign

05:47 pm | Located a short drive from the BD corps hall in Concord, CA, Mars is the Blue Devils’ rehearsal site. The fields of grass, dirt, wind, little shade, and lots of bugs mean so much to the…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Musicians Compete For Spot On Dubuque’s Colts Drum & Bugle Corps

05:46 pm | It’s time for these young musicians to prove themselves. “A world class (drum) line, I was like I really want to march there,” said Hijlco Lankhorst, from the Netherlands. Over 200 teens and young adults from…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Give A Gift Of The Vanguard Experience

05:45 pm | This year, when you make a donation in support of the Santa Clara Vanguard, you aren’t just giving a gift of money – you are giving the gift of the “Vanguard Experience” to 400+ program members…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Blue Stars Capital Campaign Seeks To Replace Vans #givingtuesday

05:44 pm | It’s Giving Tuesday, and the Blue Stars are kicking off an End-of-Year Capital Campaign to raise funds for two new vans for our fleet. WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this campaign a success and honor…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Take Part In Phantom Regiment’s #GivingTuesday Today

05:43 pm | We’ve had our day for giving thanks. We’ve had two days for getting shopping deals. Today, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back! We’re calling on our village of people to show your…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

InSPIRIT: Our Giving Rewards Program

05:42 pm | Spirit of Atlanta is excited to announce the debut of InSPIRIT – our official Giving Rewards program that provides a way to say an extra “Thank You” to all who support our corps. This program is…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Cadets Launching Campaign To Secure New Food Truck

06:23 pm | The last time The Cadets upgraded their food truck was in 2004, and it’s time for a new one! Since then, we have traveled 125,000 miles and we prepared over 1,000,000 meals. We have taken on…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

Kevin Armbruster, An Original Bluecoat, Still Rocking Northeast Ohio

06:15 pm | Kevin Armbruster got his drum corps fix started before age 10, when the Marion Cadets sent their feeder corps to nearby town for a parade. Kevin was hooked, and drum corps was in his future plans…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

2017 Music City Music Arrangers And Drill Designer

07:14 pm | The music arrangers and drill designer for Music City’s 2017 season have been announced. Terry Jolley will be serving as the brass arranger. Terry is from Murfreesboro, TN and has arranged and taught the horn line…

Nov 23 2016 / Read More »

Colt Cadets Announce 2017 Design Team

07:14 pm | The Colt Cadets are proud to announce the design team for the 2017 season. A combination of new and old faces, many of whom are alumni of the organization, will create a strong and dynamic team.…

Nov 17 2016 / Read More »

2017 Incognito Camps & Auditions

07:07 pm | Brass & Percussion Camp December 11th, 2016 11am—5pm Audition January 8th, 2017 11am—5pm Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 17 2016 / Read More »

2017 Spartans November Practice Dates

09:19 pm | The month of November is the start of the 2017 season. Here are more details regarding our November events: November Experience Camp- November 19 and 20. Registration both days starts at 8AM. Nashua Boys and Girls…

Nov 8 2016 / Read More »

Meet The 2017 7th Regiment Caption Head And Coordinators

09:19 pm | Introducing the 7th Regiment Caption Heads and Coordinators for 2017! BATTERY Long-time staff member Brendan Mason will be assuming the role of Battery Caption Head for the 2017 season! 2017 will be Brendan’s 8th season with…

Oct 31 2016 / Read More »

2017 Columbians Audition Materials Posted

09:17 pm | Welcome to the Columbians Family! We hope you are super excited for the 2017 season! The audition materials are now posted in the Corpsdata Library for all sections. To access audition materials, you must first Register…

Oct 31 2016 / Read More »

2017 Vanguard Cadets Brass & Battery Workshop

05:36 pm | What better way to prepare for your 2017 Vanguard Cadets audition than by learning directly from the SCVC staff? The three time DCI Open Class Champions are eager to obtain their fourth title and they want…

Oct 28 2016 / Read More »

Gold Youth Arts Releases New Website

08:17 pm | Gold Youth Arts Organization, Inc. is an Oceanside California based 501(c)3 not for profit educational organization. Gold currently supports the following programs and events Gold Drum & Bugle Corps Gold Drum & Bugle Corps is member…

Oct 26 2016 / Read More »

Help Support The Caballeros Through Amazon.com Holiday Shopping

06:20 pm | Did you know that you can help the Caballeros raise money through all your holiday shopping on Amazon.com? To help support the ‘Cabs,’ please click on the below link and choose Hawthorne Caballeros Drum & Bugle…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

White Sabers Announce Their 2017 Production

09:07 pm | The White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps present their 2017 production: “WaterwayS” It all begins with a single drop. As water drops fall, they collect into puddles and pour into streams and currents. Rains fall from…

Nov 26 2016 / Read More »

Magic Of Scout House Winter Guard Trailer Stolen

Scout House Canada Day guard 08:43 pm | Ventures colour guard, White Sabers drum and bugle corps and other supporters of Magic of Scout House winter guard stepped forward immediately to offer assistance following the recent theft of Magic’s trailer and all the equipment…

Nov 24 2016 / Read More »

Gerard “Bob” Holton Awarded Key To City Of Bayonne

2016_skyliners_wedge_at_prelims_by_elena_dominick 07:54 pm | Congratulations to Gerard “Bob” Holton, President of the New York Skyliners Board of Directors, Skyliner Lifetime member, and Member of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame – to name a few things – on being…

Nov 23 2016 / Read More »

Meet The 2017 Hawthorne Caballeros Executive Management Team

07:22 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are lead by a team of well-respected drum corps individuals. At the 2017 Open House, they will be able to provide answers to all questions, including: What are the financial obligations for the…

Nov 23 2016 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Announces 2017 Color Guard Staff

07:00 pm | Bobbey Biddle, Color Guard Caption Head, Michelle Adcock, Visual Ensemble Coordinator, and the Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to introduce the 2017 Color Guard Staff! Louis Hellinger Louis Hellinger is a NJ resident and has over 20…

Nov 22 2016 / Read More »

Announcing The 2017 Bushwackers Visual Team

06:58 pm | The Bushwackers Drum Corps from Princeton, New Jersey is pleased to announce the visual team for the 2017 edition of the corps! The 2017 visual instructional team will be led by Jordan Fisch, caption head. With…

Nov 21 2016 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Announce 2017 Brass Staff

05:30 pm | John Adcock, Brass Caption Head, Adam Freeman, Music Ensemble Coordinator, and the Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to introduce the 2017 Brass Staff! Robert DeFelice Robert DeFelice is entering his second year with the Caballeros Brass Staff.…

Nov 19 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Lead Remembrance Day Parade

2013_TMB 05:10 pm | With so much going on in our world, Sunday 13 November was a time for a full stop and reflection. An incredibly important entry in the TMB calendar, the young marching band and colourguard were once…

Nov 18 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Parade With Hamleys At Lakeside

Press Release Photo 1 - TMB DCUK Finals 07:17 pm | The excited youngsters of Thurrock Marching Brass were asked by the world famous toy store, Hamleys, to help create some music, fun and attention to a parade from their store at Intu Lakeside, Thurrock through the…

Nov 17 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass November 2016 Jack Petchey Winner

Thurrock_Mencap_1 05:57 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to confirm that the November 2016 winner for the Jack Petchey Achievement Award goes to Kiera Tyler. Kiera has been an exceptional member since joining Thurrock Marching Brass a short while…

Nov 15 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Announces 2017 Program

2013_TMB 09:28 pm | From May 2016, the Thurrock Marching Brass design team started working on what they hope will be an incredibly fun filled field theatrical experience. The show will once again take an historically known subject matter and…

Oct 31 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Bringing Soundsport To Essex In 2017

Thurrock_Mencap_1 05:42 pm | After a successful first experience in the Drum Corps Europe (DCE) Indoor Music Games / Drum Corps International (DCI) Soundsport in 2016, Thurrock Marching Brass is excited to announce that it will be bringing this spectacle…

Oct 29 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Raise The Roof For Other Charities

img_0286 07:04 pm | On Friday 7 October, the management team behind the recently crowned British Cadet Champions, Thurrock Marching Brass put their extensive skills to good use and produced the inaugural concert that brought together some of the best…

Oct 10 2016 / Read More »

Liberty BYBA Finals 2016 Report

09:35 pm | …and so to the last competition of our season – British Youth Band Association Finals. We met at lunchtime and between rain showers managed a couple of full run throughs. We then travelled to Telford in…

Oct 9 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass 2016 British Cadet Class Champions

14495509_10210641496016502_4316753102159975219_n 07:25 pm | The young members of Thurrock Marching Brass, more than 60% of whom had never competed at a National Championships before, set sail for Telford Football Club on Saturday 1 October. By ‘set sail’ we really mean…

Oct 3 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 »