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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 /

In The News – Volunteers Of Santa Clara Vanguard Weave The Past To The Present

12:11 am | On Oct. 19, Stephenie Hebert and Susan Macias, longtime volunteers of Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA), folded T-shirts. They were preparing for the upcoming Oct. 21 Quakes Santa Clara Day at Avaya Stadium. At the…

Nov 11 2018 / Read More »

Cavaliers Announce 2019 Brass Team

10:36 am | The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2019 Brass Educational Team, under the direction of Kevin LeBoeuf, Drew Dickey, and Claire Pittman. “Last year, we welcomed Kevin and many new brass educators…

Nov 9 2018 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 757: IN STEP – Women Of DCI

10:35 am | Genevieve Geisler and Robin Lanning talk about this new initiative and how you can get help. You can listen to us above, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from…

Nov 9 2018 / Read More »

VMAPA Holiday Gift Wrap-A-Palooza Fundraiser Is Back

10:23 am | ‘Tis the season to be jolly and help raise funds for Vanguard Music and Performing Arts! Once again, we are getting in the Holiday spirit by gearing up for our annual Gift Wrap-a-Palooza Fundraiser, and we…

Nov 8 2018 / Read More »

Colts 2019 DCI World Championships Hotel

10:20 am | The Colts are pleased to once again be offering some of the best Drum Corps International World Championships hotel accommodations to our families, alumni, fans, and friends. The DCI World Championships will be held in Indianapolis,…

Nov 8 2018 / Read More »

2018 Forward Performing Arts Annual Meeting

06:23 pm | The Forward Performing Arts, Inc. (FPA) announces its 2018 annual meeting on Saturday, November 17, 2018. As a required meeting of the association by-laws, this annual gathering will include a recap of the association’s 2018 fiscal…

Nov 6 2018 / Read More »

Clark Gardner Joins Seattle Cascades As Ensemble Consultant

06:25 pm | The Seattle Cascades are excited to welcome Clark Gardner as an Ensemble Consultant for the 2019 Season. Clark studied percussion with J.C. Combs at Wichita State University and has an extensive drum corps background, including the…

Nov 5 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Report: Drum Corps Leader Threw Things At Work, Called Women ‘Little Girls’

06:09 pm | George Hopkins threw things when angry. He dated employees and then ranted about their breakups on his blog. He often called women “little girls.” And he did it all while running a nonprofit tasked with enriching…

Nov 5 2018 / Read More »

Announcing 7th Regiment’s 2019 Caption Managers

10:37 am | 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce its team of educators who will be leading the organization throughout the 2019 Drum Corps International Season! “We are so excited to have this amazing team…

Nov 9 2018 / Read More »

2019 Heat Wave Brass Education Team

08:46 pm | Stathis Linardos Brass Caption Head Stathis Linardos is an original member of the Heat Wave Brass team. He began as a high brass technician and is now entering his third season as caption head. Stathis Linardos…

Nov 7 2018 / Read More »

Getting Ready For 2019 Spartans November Camp

08:45 pm | November camp (November 16, 17 and 18) is fast approaching and information will be sent to all registered applicants via your corps data account. The camp will start at 6PM Friday and end at 4PM on…

Nov 7 2018 / Read More »

Columbians 2019 Registration Information

06:22 pm | Registration for the Columbians 2019 season is now open! Please follow this link for details on our new audition process and the audition camps. Read the rest of the article here.…

Oct 29 2018 / Read More »

2019 Vanguard Cadets Audition Info

07:55 pm | We’re extremely excited to know that you’re interested in spending your summer as a member of the Vanguard Cadets! Whether it’s your first time auditioning or you’re hoping to return to the organization for another season,…

Oct 19 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 »

White Sabers Excited to Announce 2019 Caption Heads

12:09 am | The White Sabers are pleased to announce their design team and Caption Heads for the 2019 season! Ben Chaffee will return as the Show Coordinator and Brass Arranger for his fifteenth season with the White Sabers.…

Nov 11 2018 / Read More »

Bushwackers Announce 2019 Brass Caption Head

10:39 am | Edward Griffin is currently a student at Rutgers University, where he is student teaching and completing a double-major in Music Education and Music Performance. At Rutgers, Eddie has studied euphonium and brass pedagogy with Aaron Vanderweele,…

Nov 9 2018 / Read More »

Meet The 2019 Hawthorne Caballeros Color Guard Staff

08:44 pm | The Caballeros are pleased to present their 2019 Color Guard Team! Laura Saad – Choreographer & Instructor Laura is excited to return to the Hawthorne Caballeros color guard for her third season! Her marching experience includes…

Nov 7 2018 / Read More »

Meet The 2019 Cabs Percussion Staff

06:22 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are thrilled to introduce their 2019 percussion staff! Carlos Vazquez – Snare Technician Carlos is a graduate of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he double-majored in Music Education and Psychology…

Nov 6 2018 / Read More »

Florida Brass Alumni And Concert Corps 2018-2019 Season

07:14 pm | The Florida Brass Corps will be performing at a variety of concerts in the sunshine state during the next several months. With over 20 songs now in their books including a sleigh full of Christmas songs.…

Oct 29 2018 / Read More »

2019 Minnesota Brass Leadership Team Announced

06:23 pm | Former Minnesota Brass (MBI) performing member Jeremy Semler has been selected to serve as the organization’s executive director for 2019. In this role Semler will oversee all of the organization’s ensembles and lead the summer drum…

Oct 29 2018 / Read More »

Meet The Caballeros 2019 Brass Staff

07:12 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are thrilled to announce their brass staff for the 2019 season! Joshua Jenkins – Brass Caption Head Joshua (JJ) Jenkins has his BA in Music Education from Ithaca College where he studied French…

Oct 28 2018 / Read More »

A Message from The Kilties Creative Staff

07:54 pm | Many of the members of the staff at the Kilties are parents with young children we hope to one day see performing on the field. Recent news out of the Cadets, Pioneer, and others has left…

Oct 19 2018 / Read More »

Showband Rastede November 2018 Sponsor Of The Month

05:06 pm | Our sponsor of the month November is Brasserie Rastede. Whether family celebration, company party, club celebration, asparagus or kale food. The Brasserie Rastede creates the perfect setting for your celebration and takes care of everything! Read…

Nov 4 2018 / Read More »

Starriders Workshop 2018

04:24 pm | This year’s workshop is on the books and was an absolute success again. A big thank you to everyone who made this weekend so special.? All sections worked on two days of basics and technique to…

Nov 2 2018 / Read More »

Oldstars Colorguard

07:12 pm | Some of the former Colorguard Starriders have teamed up to become active again and rejoice in the fun of dancing together. # justforfun Even if the time is missing for an active season, they do not…

Nov 1 2018 / Read More »

Juliana Concert Evening On 3 November

06:39 pm | We are 85 years old and that is why on November 3 we will hold a concert evening in the concert & auditorium in Middelburg. It will be an evening full of music from all parts…

Oct 30 2018 / Read More »

Juliana Flag & Battle

06:55 pm | Starting in January, Juliana will start a special project for people with an (intellectual) disability. Juliana Flag & Battle is an opportunity for these people to come into contact with music and dance. Together with other…

Oct 29 2018 / Read More »

Starrider’s Season Review 2018

07:58 pm | The Starriders Youtube team is pleased to be able to show you a small season review today. The result is a video that summarizes the highlights of our 2018 season. Read the rest of the article…

Oct 20 2018 / Read More »

Starriders Music Selection 2019 – Playlist

07:03 pm | Through our new YouTube Channel , we’ve created a playlist for you that includes all of the original tracks that Starriders are using for their upcoming show “Fountain of Youth” next season. Have fun listening. Read…

Oct 16 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 »

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 »