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 /

Baritone Players Wanted For 2017 Pioneer

06:11 pm | The Pioneer Corps is in need of 4 individuals to perform in our Baritone Section for the 2017 Season. Some openings in other sections are also available, but we need musicians of high energy to fill…

Mar 27 2017 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable Episode 599: Catching Up With Herbert Washington

05:24 pm | This rising star in the marching world shares the latest on his work with Avon, Boston Crusaders, and many other groups. This episode sponsored by Halftime Magazine Read the rest of the article here.…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »

Diablo Valley Classic

07:08 pm | During this 60th Anniversary season, there is much to celebrate, and many incredible memories upon which to reflect. As we look back to honor the past, we are also looking forward. With this in mind, we…

Mar 24 2017 / Read More »

Boston Crusaders Choose Remo

05:37 pm | The Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music are excited to announce a new sponsorship and partnership with Remo. The sponsorship is effective immediately and the 2017 Boston Crusaders will perform on Remo drum heads and…

Mar 23 2017 / Read More »

2017 Pacific Crest East Coast Color Guard Audition Announced

05:33 pm | Pacific Crest announces an East Coast color guard audition for the 2017 season. This is a chance for color guard performers to audition for Southern California’s World Class corps without having to make the 3,000 mile…

Mar 23 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Trumpeter Going On World-Class Tour This Summer

05:31 pm | Playing the trumpet defines Fleming Island High senior Matt Gagne. That’s who he is. A trumpet player. Sure, he’s currently taking a full course load, including Advanced Placement and dual-enrollment classes, all while maintaining an A-level…

Mar 23 2017 / Read More »

Stars & Stripes For Everett

10:11 pm | The Seattle Cascades are thrilled to be invited back to Everett this July 4th to participate in the Colors of Freedom Parade. Last year, the corps marched down the streets and earned themselves a first place…

Mar 22 2017 / Read More »

Sign Up To Volunteer For The 2017 Blue Stars

10:08 pm | As we rapidly approach the Spring Training and Touring Season for the 2017 Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps, it is time to begin seriously considering volunteering your time and talents with the corps. From helping…

Mar 22 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Horizon Misses Open Class Designation

07:01 pm | Horizon Drum and Bugle Corps has learned that it was one of many corps that did not receive an open class designation from Drum Corps International. Drum Corps International is a leader in producing and sanctioning…

Mar 24 2017 / Read More »

Battalion Instrument Auction Fundraiser

10:09 pm | Thanks to the generous support of one of our member families, we have two beautiful antique instruments for sale. The proceeds from these unique pieces will support our ongoing instrument campaign. Take a look at the…

Mar 22 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Fool’s Rush 5K And Fun Run For Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps

10:05 pm | Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps is a nonprofit music education and performance group for youth ages 14 to 21. Based in Mobile, the corps (pronounced “core”) competes in the summer as an Open Class group through…

Mar 22 2017 / Read More »

Battalion Announces New Partnership With UVU Green Man Group

06:14 pm | This partnership promises full-tuition scholarships at Utah Valley University for any Battalion Drumline veteran who completes at least one season with the corps and then joins UVU’s Green Man Group. “Having seen and interacted with The…

Mar 21 2017 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 597: John Turner, Judge Administrator For DCI Open Class Corps

06:40 pm | We hear about his work with Open Class Corps and the DCI Rules and Systems Task Force. You can listen to us above, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us…

Mar 19 2017 / Read More »

Meet Incognito’s New Corps Director

06:39 pm | Alex Gray has been the Corps Director since January 2017, having previously served as the Corps’ Percussion Caption Head and President of the Board of Directors. “I am beyond excited to be selected as the new…

Mar 19 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Drum And Bugle Corps To Hold Camp

10:06 pm | The Horizon Drum and Bugle Corps has a big few days ahead with a percussion camp set for Saturday and Sunday and a determination on whether it made an open class designation coming up next week.…

Mar 17 2017 / Read More »

Meet The Leadership: 2017 Vanguard Cadets Drum Majors

08:26 pm | It is our pleasure to announce that the 2017 Vanguard Cadets will be led by Head Drum Major, Joselyne Grace and Assistant Drum Major, Sarah Nishikawa. Both these talented young women served in drum major roles…

Mar 9 2017 / Read More »

First 2017 Concert For Scout House Silver Leaves Brass Ensemble

06:21 pm | Scout House Silver Leaves brass ensemble will salute Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017 with a repertoire including songs known and loved across the country and beyond, starting with the 1st annual Music & Brass concert in…

Mar 21 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Alumni Corps Prepares For Parade Season

08:42 pm | A local drum corps is getting ready for the upcoming season. With only a little more than two months left before Memorial Day, WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc. business manager Jack Kujawa reported, “This…

Mar 20 2017 / Read More »

Bridgemen Performing Arts Announce New Director & Board

08:51 pm | Following last year’s announcement that the Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Corps would end their extremely successful run of performances, spanning over 13 years, the Board of Directors decided that even though the Alumni Corps was taking time…

Mar 16 2017 / Read More »

DCA Welcomes New Class A Corps

08:57 pm | Drum Corps Associates is very pleased and excited to welcome the Southern Knights from Birmingham, Alabama to its ranks. They will be competing in Class A with approximately fifty to sixty members. Last month they were…

Mar 14 2017 / Read More »

4th Annual Hawthorne Caballeros Golf Outing

08:39 pm | The fundraising event that everyone asks about has been scheduled! The Hawthorne Caballeros will be hosting their 4th annual golf outing at Berkshire Valley Golf Course. For full details and updates on the event, check out…

Mar 10 2017 / Read More »

Bridgemen Announce New Performing Arts Organization

06:07 pm | After coming off a very successful and entertaining 2016 farewell tour, which included electrifying performances at the DCI Eastern Classic & the DCI World Championship Semi Finals, the Bayonne Bridgemen are proud to announce the formation…

Mar 3 2017 / Read More »

2017 Hawthorne Caballeros Percussion Rehearsal Recap

07:23 pm | Percussion 2/19 Rehearsal Recap: The Hawthorne Caballeros were able to take advantage of Sunday’s spring like weather. Upon arriving to practice, I was able to see both the battery and front ensemble working their way through…

Feb 22 2017 / Read More »

2018 World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Caribbean Cruise

06:29 pm | All those with an interest in drum and bugle corps activity are welcome aboard the cruise ship Carnival Magic for a World Drum Corps Hall of Fame seven-night eastern Caribbean Cruise, departing from Port Canaveral (Orlando)…

Feb 21 2017 / Read More »

Liberty Announces 2017 Production

08:45 pm | Liberty are pleased to announce their 2017 Summer Production, ‘The Bench’. Throughout the day a range of people use the bench as a place to rest, a place to eat, or a place to meet. However…

Mar 20 2017 / Read More »

FBF Stars Capped At NW University

10:02 pm | On Wednesday 1 March 2017, five Field Band Foundation stars graduated with Diplomas in Music from the University of North West, Potchefstroom. In 2014 Field Band Foundation members Manqoba Mabena, Mashadi Mokoena, Phelelani Mthatyane, Tshiamo Oor…

Mar 17 2017 / Read More »

FBF Woman Crush Wednesday Mashadi Precious Mokoena

07:15 pm | Our Woman crush Wednesday #WCW goes to Mashadi Precious Mokoena – Graduated at the University of North West this year. She obtained a Diploma with distinctions in Music. Mashadi was only 12 years when she joined…

Mar 15 2017 / Read More »

2017 Marching Band Awareness Week

05:48 pm | Marching Band Activity United Kingdom has connected together all styles of bands across the United Kingdom. It’s been a roller coaster that has increasingly made the whole UK activity look towards the future and plan strategically.…

Mar 3 2017 / Read More »

Baleni And Tugwana Aboard

02:12 pm | Former National Union of Mineworkers head Frans Baleni and current City of Johannesburg spokesman Gabu Tugwana have been elected to the Field Band Foundation’s (FBF) Board of Directors. Baleni, who was NUM General Secretary from 2006…

Feb 17 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass December 2016 Update

09:42 pm | December was a very busy month for the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass as they engaged in an enjoyable schedule of events that saw them perform across the community. First live performance of this year’s…

Feb 8 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Meets Marcus Collins

07:08 pm | Thanks to a grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass took to the live theatre to enjoy all the fun and frolics of the panto. This also provided the opportunity…

Feb 7 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass January 2017 Jack Petchey Achievement Award

08:22 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is pleased and proud to confirms that Jessica Reynolds is the worthy winner of the January 2017 Jack Petchey Achievement Award. Jessica joined the organisation shortly after its re-launch in 2010 and has…

Feb 6 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 »