Commentary

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 /

Cadets All Access 2016 – January Camp

04:47 pm | As per usual in the winter months, The Cadets’ Jan. 29-31 rehearsal weekend was all about new music. The Cadets continued their work on “Appian Way” and learned some new additions and changes to “Villa Borghese,”…

Feb 4 2016 / Read More »

2016 Jersey Surf Summer Tour Internship Opportunities

04:46 pm | Currently Available Internships Communications / Public Relations / Social Media / Marketing Interns Develops journalistic and social media content for the official Jersey Surf website (www.JerseySurf.org), social media platforms, and various print publications. Content will be…

Feb 4 2016 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard Announces 2016 SCV Hall Of Fame Class

07:58 pm | The Santa Clara Vanguard is honored to announce our 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees. They are: Bob Kalkofen, Bud Romo, Curt Moore, and Robert Carson. These four gentlemen join sixteen previously-inducted SCV Hall of Fame members,…

Feb 3 2016 / Read More »

YEA! Job Opening: Executive Assistant

05:51 pm | We are seeking an excellent Executive Assistant skilled at communicating with program managers, funders, music directors and other high-profile persons to support our CEO. Resourceful and displaying initiative, the ideal candidate is tech savvy and possesses…

Feb 2 2016 / Read More »

Myron Rosander SCV And SCVC Memorial Scholarships

05:49 pm | With the permission of the Rosander family, Vanguard has established an on-going Myron Rosander Memorial Scholarship for three current members of SCV or SCVC. Members with a minimum of one-year experience in either corps are eligible…

Feb 2 2016 / Read More »

2016 Pacific Crest January Camp

05:16 pm | In this first Inside Pacific Crest for 2016, we hear from Program Director Seth Murphy and Head Drum Major Sabrina Thompson. Watch the video here.…

Feb 1 2016 / Read More »

Madison Scouts Announce Bill Howard’s Passing

Madison_Scouts_14_Group 10:06 pm | Today, the Madison Scouts mourn the passing of Bill Howard, a founding father of Drum Corps International and father figure to hundreds of Madison Scouts. Bill’s extensive involvement with the corps dates back to the 1950s…

Jan 31 2016 / Read More »

Poor Joins Spirit Of Atlanta Brass Team

04:38 pm | Spirit of Atlanta is proud to announce that Dr. Andrew Poor has joined the 2016 brass education team in the role of co-brass supervisor. Chris Moore, Director of Spirit of Atlanta commented “I am very excited…

Jan 30 2016 / Read More »

2016 Spartans Brass Openings Still Available

07:59 pm | The corps is still seeking members for our 2016 brass section. We are looking for 2 trumpets, 2 mellophones, 1 tuba and 2 baritones. If you or someone you know is interested please contact us at…

Feb 3 2016 / Read More »

2016 Blue Devils B Crab Feed

05:50 pm | Saturday, March 19, 2016 – SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLE, MUSIC, DANCING, AND FUN 5pm: Doors open 6pm: All-You-Can-Eat Dinner (Salad; Garlic Bread; Pasta; Marinated Crab; Wine with dinner; Dessert) 8pm: Dance Contra Costa County Fairgrounds (SUNSET HALL)…

Feb 2 2016 / Read More »

Florida Xpress Adds Colorguard For Second Season

07:04 pm | New Xpress Guard instructor, Nicholas O’Brien, is originally from Anaheim, California but currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he is completing his studies in Music Education at the University of North Florida. He began his performing…

Jan 27 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Danville Grad To Play In Drum, Bugle Corps

06:44 pm | A Danville graduate is striving to make his dreams come true, but he can’t do it alone. Lucas Hunt has always dreamed of being part of a drum corps. A veteran of the Danville Admiral Band…

Dec 28 2015 / Read More »

2016 Spartans January Camp

06:38 pm | Happy New Year and welcome to January Camp. Camp begins with registration at 8AM on Saturday January 16th at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club. Camp will end Sunday at 4PM on January 17th. This is…

Dec 28 2015 / Read More »

2016 Spartans Brass And Percussion One Day Practice Session

06:57 pm | A reminder that we have a one day practice session for brass and percussion on Sunday, December 27th from 10AM to 4PM. Practice will be at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club. Please bring a bag…

Dec 21 2015 / Read More »

Updated 2016 Spartans Schedule Details

06:00 pm | To better work with holiday schedules and the beginning of the new year, we have made an adjustment to the January practice schedule: One day practice for Brass and Percussion will be Sunday, December 27th 10AM…

Dec 14 2015 / Read More »

Battalion Announces Its 2016 Production

05:10 pm | The Battalion announces its 2016 production titled “Run To You”, featuring the music of Pentatonix, Andy Akiho, and Philip Glass. The process to audition for the corps is underway. Battalion Experience Audition Events will be held…

Dec 7 2015 / Read More »

2016 To Be Last One For The Bridgemen Alumni Corps

Bridgemen3 08:01 pm | The Bridgemen Board of Directors recently announced that the coming 2016 season will be the last for the Alumni corps due to potential membership and practice facility issues that were presented to the corps. Director George Lavelle recommended…

Feb 3 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Morgantown American Legion Presents Donation To Reading Buccaneers

05:13 pm | On Jan. 26, the Morgantown American Legion Post 537 legionnaires presented Dan Wildonger, assistant director of the Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps with a donation of $1,000. In 2014, Post 537 entered into a sponsorship…

Feb 1 2016 / Read More »

Bushwackers To Host Color Guard Spin Clinic On March 13

04:35 pm | On March 13, the Bushwackers are inviting everyone interested in color guard to join us for another FREE spin clinic on Sunday, March 13, in Princeton, New Jersey. Lauryn Heller, color guard caption manager for the…

Jan 30 2016 / Read More »

Govenaires To Perform At 2016 Shanghai Tourism Festival

Govenaires-19787 05:08 pm | The Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce our invitation to the 2016 Shanghai Tourism Festival this coming September! This once-in-a-lifetime trip starts on Wednesday, September 7, and will feature various sight-seeing opportunities and…

Jan 21 2016 / Read More »

Cadets & C2 Seek Administrative Staff

05:36 pm | In conjunction with the start of the new year and the approaching summer competitive seasons, The Cadets and Cadets2 each open the search for an Operations Manager. “Here at Youth Education in the Arts, we have…

Jan 20 2016 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Plans For 40th Anniversary

SkylinersAlumni2015 05:42 pm | The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame is moving forward on several fronts in 2016, marking its 40th anniversary year with a revitalized associate member program, permanent structure and funding for its youth scholarship program, an…

Jan 19 2016 / Read More »

Park City Pride Alumni Corps To End 12 Season Run

2010ParkCityPride 06:08 pm | At a meeting of Corps management held January 14, 2016 a decision was made to discontinue operations of the Park City Pride Combined Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps from Bridgeport, CT. The decision was made after…

Jan 18 2016 / Read More »

In The News – World Champion Drum Corps Marches On New Season

06:05 pm | The White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps marched on Pembroke High School over the weekend for their first rehearsal camp of the season. Based in Dansville, the corps annually competes in the Drum Corps Associate (DCA)…

Jan 18 2016 / Read More »

2015 Thurrock Marching Brass Jack Petchey Leader Award Confirmed

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 04:53 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is pleased to confirm approval of their 2015 Jack Petchey Leader Award, which was nominated in November 2015. The recipient of this award has worked tirelessly throughout the initial set up stages as…

Feb 4 2016 / Read More »

The British Are Coming!

IMG_3691 06:16 pm | System Blue today announces an exciting partnership with Kidsgrove Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. Effective today, they will play exclusively on System Blue Brass instruments. As one of Britain’s most prolific drum and bugle corps and…

Jan 26 2016 / Read More »

Field Band Foundation Chairman Takes Leave Of Absence

06:07 pm | The board of the Field Band Foundation has accepted a request of Herman Mashaba to take a leave of absence as chairman – but remain a director – while he stands as a candidate in the…

Jan 18 2016 / Read More »

2015 Liberty End Of Season Celebrations

04:03 pm | Liberty held its 7th Annual Review Night on November 20th to celebrate all that was achieved in our 2015 season. Throughout the evening the packed room of parents and friends saw montage videos of all the…

Jan 2 2016 / Read More »

UK Fan Network Is Back On 21st December

2014_company 09:55 pm | After 3 months “off air” the UK Fan Network (UKFN) will be back with you once more from Monday 21st December, bringing the best in UK Drum Corps and Winter Guard. The UKFN team haven’t been…

Dec 20 2015 / Read More »

Seven Countries Represented At DCE Championships 2016

KidsgroveScouts 06:12 pm | Drum Corps Europe has published the list of participants for the DCE European Championships. A record number of seven countries will be represented next year at the Parkstad Limburg Stadium in Kerkrade – the Netherlands. 22…

Dec 15 2015 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Enjoys Most Successful I&E To Date

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 08:42 pm | On Sunday 29 November 2015 members of Thurrock Marching Brass traveled to Leicester to compete in the British Youth Band Association (www.byba.org.uk) UK Individuals & Ensembles competition where they would pit their talents against youngsters from…

Dec 9 2015 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Forms Carpet Guard For Special Man

2013_TMB 05:32 pm | When founder Dave Loader first invited excited youngsters to take up an instrument ON 18 October 1973 and prepare to march their way into the history books, the very first lad through the door to do…

Dec 8 2015 / 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 »