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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 /

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 /

In The News – TRHS Alumnus Competes In Drum Corps International Competition

06:25 pm | Over the summer Three Rivers High School alumnus Chase Dechnik (Class of 2014) took his snare drum and marching talents across the country with Jersey Surf, Drum and Bugle Corps, a “World Class competitive junior drum…

Oct 21 2017 / Read More »

Get To Know The 2018 Phantom Regiment Visual Staff

06:16 pm | The Phantom Regiment is excited to announce the visual staff that will be working with the 2018 Regiment. Get to know them below! Audition dates and information at regiment.org/join Read full staff bios on each staff…

Oct 21 2017 / Read More »

2018 Blue Stars Brass Leadership

06:11 pm | The Blue Stars are pleased to announce the member leadership of their 2018 hornline. These members were selected based on the recommendations of the instructional staff. Their appointment to these leadership positions is a reflection of…

Oct 21 2017 / Read More »

2018 Troopers Nationwide Audition Locations

04:43 pm | The Troopers are pleased to announce several new ways to audition for the corps in 2018. One day brass auditions have been added to the fall schedule in the following areas: -Palmview, TX -San Antonio, TX…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

Madison Scouts Welcome Dave Cooksey And Announce 2018 Brass Team

04:39 pm | The Madison Scouts welcome alumnus Dave Cooksey as Brass Program Advisor to the Scouts brass team under the direction of Chris Tomsa and announce the full brass staff for the 2018 season. The team consists of:…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

2017 Spirit Of Atlanta Friends And Alumni Event

06:27 pm | Join us for our annual social gathering for the entire Spirit of Atlanta family! Alumni, members, staff, supporters and fans are welcome. Enjoy food and drink, mingle with friends, and hear from our leadership about the…

Oct 18 2017 / Read More »

Oregon Crusaders Announces New Directors

06:26 pm | Michael Grimes will be joining the OC team in the newly created Corps Director position. Michael has over 27 years of experience working with numerous drum corps across the country, most recently as the Assistant Director…

Oct 18 2017 / Read More »

Mandarins Announce 2018 Brass Staff

06:25 pm | The Sacramento Mandarins announce the entire 2018 season brass staff under the direction of Tim Snyder as Brass Caption Head, Aaron Wells as Assistant Brass Caption Head, Seth Murphy as Brass Consultant and Key Poulan as…

Oct 18 2017 / Read More »

More 2018 Spartans Staff Updates

08:44 pm | We are very pleased to welcome Dan Pfeiffer as a member of our music team. Dan will be helping us in the area of sound engineering and electronics. We also want to welcome Addison Kaeterle and…

Oct 19 2017 / Read More »

2018 SCVC Design Staff & Caption Managers

08:43 pm | Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 Vanguard Cadets Design Team and Caption Managers! Rob Ripley, Program Coordinator Rick Pina, Assistant Program Coordinator *New Role in 2018* Fred Smith, Music Coordinator/Percussion Arranger…

Oct 19 2017 / Read More »

Columbians Announce Chris Grant As Corps Director

08:41 pm | The Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce Chris Grant as corps director. The position of corps director is new for the 2018 season. Chris previously served as the corps’ percussion caption head. We…

Oct 19 2017 / Read More »

Impulse Welcomes New Corps Director And Assistant Director

06:23 pm | After multiple years as the corps director as well as the President/Executive Director of the Impulse Youth Arts board, Mike Lopez has decided to step away from the corps director position. We thank him for all…

Oct 18 2017 / Read More »

Join The Spartans 2018

09:36 pm | If you’re ready to start your summer of a lifetime with the Spartans, here’s what we need from you. 1. Fill out the signup form We need to know a few things about you, so please…

Oct 4 2017 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 7th Regiment Caption Heads

06:00 pm | 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce its team of educators who will be leading the organization throughout the 2018 Drum Corps International Season! “We are incredibly pleased to have such an amazing…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

2018 Spartans Staff Updates

05:58 pm | We are pleased to announce that Don MacTaggart has taken on the role of Brass Caption Design for the 2018 season. Don has been a part of the team for a number of years now. We…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

Columbians Announce New Executive Director

07:21 pm | The Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce Tom Zarate as the corps’ new Executive Director. Preceding Executive Director was Russ Newbury, holding the position for 5 years. We wish him the very best…

Sep 29 2017 / Read More »

Bridgemen Performing Arts Organization Announces New Programs

05:05 pm | The Bridgemen Performing Arts Organization is happy to announce their 2017/18 Informational Open House, scheduled for November 11, 2017. The open house will be at the Bayonne Senior Center, 16 West 4th Street, located in Bayonne,…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

Kilties Announce 2018 Winter Schedule

04:37 pm | The Kilties will be performing in a variety of events for the 2018 season; including both DCI and DCA competitions, parades, concerts and special events. The Kilties season kicks off with their annual membership / first…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 Bushwackers Key Instructional Staff

05:43 pm | As planning for the 2018 season continues and applications are now open for the next edition of the Bushwackers Drum Corps, we are pleased to announce an expanded instructional leadership team. Lauryn Heller returns to the…

Oct 12 2017 / Read More »

Meet The 2018 Hawthorne Caballeros Design Team

05:18 pm | Matt Hurley – Program Coordinator Matt Hurley is an experienced designer and technician in the marching arts. Matt started his career with the Bayonne Kidets at the age of 8, before marching Bridgemen, Sunrisers, and Emerald…

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Announces 2018 Brass Staff Leadership

05:14 pm | Former Drum Corps Associates (DCA) World Champions Minnesota Brass has named Dr. Ward Miller as its Brass Caption Supervisor for the 2018 season. Miller will be joined by Roque Diaz as Brass Caption Head, and Phil…

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »

Hall Of Fame Member Bill Boerner Passes

06:09 pm | Bill Boerner, a World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member who first played snare drum at age 10 in 1936, passed away during his sleep on October 4, 2017 at age 91. After serving in the…

Oct 8 2017 / Read More »

2018 Bushwackers Open House Registration Begins

06:06 pm | The Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce the details and open registration for the 2018 Open House and information sessions! On November 18 and 19, 2017, the Bushwackers will host its first rehearsal…

Oct 8 2017 / Read More »

Meet Sidney Mautte

07:56 pm | Almost every day everyone of us has problems to solve, projects to finish on time, or obstacles to conquer or tear down. Imagine in our activity of drum corps that you are a member of a…

Oct 2 2017 / Read More »

Starriders Announce 2018 Program

06:20 pm | From the moment you take your mother’s hand for the first time, until the last time you are alive, our hands play an indispensable part of our lives. We use our hands to communicate, create fantastic…

Oct 21 2017 / Read More »

Drum Corps Europe Terminates All Current Activities

08:27 am | Dear all, It is with great regret that we announce today that Drum Corps Europe will terminate all its current activities effective immediately, including DCE Championships, the DMG/DCN competition and Indoor Music Games. This is not…

Oct 19 2017 / Read More »

Showbande Rastede September Sponsor Of The Month – Kürbishof Peters

09:16 pm | If you like pumpkin – this is the right place! The Kürbishof Peters is an agricultural organic farm, which has been active for many years in pumpkin breeding. There grow the pumpkins on the pastures, among…

Oct 17 2017 / Read More »

Starriders DCE Finals And Final Show

04:59 pm | STARRIDERS are now back from their DCE weekend in Kerkrade. ? After a short night and a long bus trip to Kerkrade, it was for STARRIDERS first truck unload. In spite of heavy rain, all of…

Oct 9 2017 / Read More »

2018 Juliana Open House

09:24 pm | What is our new show, what are we going to play and what are the plans for 2018? On Friday, October 20th you can find out. Starting at 20:00 we have a kick off of the…

Oct 4 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Wins Silver At British Championships

06:18 pm | After a long season of performances across the UK the youngsters of Thurrock Marching Brass headed for the first of their two British Championships at the Drum Corps United Kingdom (www.dcuk.org.uk) Finals which were held on…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

2017 Juliana Instruments For Sale

07:32 pm | We will be selling our hornline. The instruments are from Dynasty, the instruments are in great shape. The instruments will be available in December. You can get more information with Harrold the Council. Email him to…

Sep 30 2017 / Read More »

Dave Is Back In The “Magic Valley”

07:18 pm | Yesterday was once again a very special evening for the Starriders family. Almost traditionally this year again a meeting with the former Brass Arranger Dave Hill took place in Bad Münder. Many former but also active…

Sep 29 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 »