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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 /

Box Center Episode 2014-10

Episode 2014-10 of the Drum Corps Planet Box Center Podcast is now available for download! This week, the Scout…

Apr 15 2014 /

Box Center Episode 2014-09

Episode 2014-09 of the Drum Corps Planet Box Center podcast is available for download! This week, the Bushwackers announce…

Apr 8 2014 /

Box Center Episode 2014-08

Episode 2014-08 of the Box Center podcast is now available for download! Join DCP Managing News Editor Kevin Gamin…

Apr 1 2014 /

Box Center Episode 2014-07

Episode 7 of the 2014 Box Center podcast season is now ready for download! This week, Drum Corps Planet…

Mar 26 2014 /

Box Center Episode 2014-06

Episode 2014-06 of the Drum Corps Planet Box Center podcast is now available for download! Join DCP Managing News…

Mar 12 2014 /

Cavaliers Announce Ackerson, Lugo As New Leadership Team

04:41 pm | The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce two organizational leadership changes, effective immediately: Corps Director and Assistant Corps Director. Mark Ackerson will serve as the organization’s new Corps Director, taking over from retiring…

Sep 25 2014 / Read More »

2014 Pacific Crest Golf Tournament – Still Time To Register

04:39 pm | Presented by Sentrex Exterminators, Pacific Crest’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament takes place, Friday, October 3rd, at Los Serranos Golf and Country Club in Chino Hills. We start your day with breakfast. Then play 18 holes; try…

Sep 25 2014 / Read More »

Carolina Crown Friends March Together

08:01 pm | Crown bass drummer, Jon Witmer, pictured here to the right, dreamt of marching in drum corps with his best friend, Jared Best. They made that dream happen in 2014 and are looking forward to drawing on…

Sep 24 2014 / Read More »

Ascend Performing Arts 2014 Friendship Cup Marching Band Contest

ascend_performing_arts_100x100 07:56 pm | Friendship Cup Marching Band Contest at Elizabeth High School information has been posted for the upcoming show this weekend. Date of Contest: September 27, 2014 Prelims: 9:00 AM Finals: 3:00 PM Read the rest of the…

Sep 24 2014 / Read More »

2014 Boston Crusaders End Of Year Fundraising Campaign

08:46 pm | HELP JUMPSTART OUR 75th Anniversary. Your contribution could be the difference! http://www.bostoncrusaders.com/support/crusader-club DONATE TODAY- Our fiscal year ends in just a few days. Your support can play a crucial part in launching our historic season. You…

Sep 22 2014 / Read More »

Pacific Crest, Blue Devils Collaborate On December Auditions

2014 Pacific Crest 04:53 pm | Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization (PCYAO) and BD Performing Arts (BDPA) will present a weekend of clinics and auditions this December in Southern California. Presented by System Blue (a division of BDPA), the Pacific Crest and Blue…

Sep 22 2014 / Read More »

2014 Red & Black Fall Classic Show Recap

09:18 pm | Our annual high school marching band show, sponsored by PG Display and Bob Rogers Travel, had 32 bands this past weekend. The weather caused a small delay in the early afternoon, but we were able to…

Sep 21 2014 / Read More »

Cavaliers Open Registrations For 2015 Audition Experience Events

09:13 pm | The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to open registrations for the 2015 Audition Experience events coming to Atlanta, Ga. (November 22-23), Chicago, Ill. (December 5-7), and Austin, Texas (December 13-14). Visit Cavaliers2015.org to get…

Sep 20 2014 / Read More »

Music City Accepting 2015 Staff Applications

08:58 pm | Anyone interested in becoming a new staff member at Music City should email director [at] musiccitydrumcorps [dot] org. Be sure to include a resume. Please share this post with anyone you think might be interested. Thanks.…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

Guardians Welcome Ryan Heath As 2015 Brass Caption Supervisor

08:57 pm | We continue our staffing announcements with another new face to the Guardians. The Guardians are excited to welcome Ryan Heath as the 2015 Brass Caption supervisor! “Ryan brings success to every program he works with. I…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

2015 Genesis Staff Announcement

08:54 pm | Coming off the most successful production to date, “The Art of Darkness”, Genesis is excited to announce that the majority of the creative team and educational team will be back to take on the challenge of…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

2015 City Sound Workshop And Audition Schedule

2011CitySound1 05:06 pm | City Sound Drum & Bugle Corps would like to announce its workshop and audition schedule for the 2015 DCI season. The hands-on workshops will be held on November 30, 2014 and December 7, 2014, at Cabrillo…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »

2015 Heat Wave Meet & Greet

Heat_Wave_100x100 06:53 pm | Heat Wave Of Florida will hold its first meeting/meet & greet on December 6th 2014 at 208 West Highland Blvd in Inverness Florida. We invite anyone who has an interest in DCI Drum & Bugle Corps…

Sep 13 2014 / Read More »

Music City Announces 2015 Leadership Team

06:28 pm | Music City is pleased to announce its leadership team for 2015: Dr. Barry Shepherd, executive director; David Boggs, corps director; Marilyn Hoenie, corps manager; Mark Garey, assistant director. Membership applications are already pouring in! Submit yours…

Sep 12 2014 / Read More »

Guardians Name Montoya 2015 Visual Caption Supervisor

06:24 pm | We continue our 2015 staff announcements with the introduction of a new face to the Guardians. The Guardians are extremely excited to bring on Martin Montoya as our Visual Caption Supervisor for the 2015 season. “I’m…

Sep 12 2014 / Read More »

City Sound Announces Loney As 2015 Program Coordinator

2011CitySound3 08:45 pm | City Sound is pleased to announce Darren Loney as Program Coordinator and Brass Caption Head and the return of other valuable brass staff members. City Sound is glad to welcome Mr. Darren Loney as City Sound’s…

Sep 11 2014 / Read More »

HCB Report Episode 7 – DCA Championships 2014

07:52 pm | High Country Brass travels to Rochester, New York to compete in I&E and Mini Corps competition! Congratulations to all of our I&E Participants, and to our Guard Ensemble and Eric Thomas (Marimba) who took home titles…

Sep 24 2014 / Read More »

New York Skyliners Alumni Announce 2015 Staff, Music

2012SkyAlumni1 06:02 pm | The 2015 season is upon us and the New York Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps have been busy since DCA/Rochester planning for it. The corps is prepared to return to yesteryear and our roots with…

Sep 23 2014 / Read More »

2015 Kilties Membership Open House

09:17 pm | The Kilties, Wisconsin’s only all-age (16-to-adult) competitive drum and bugle corps, will host our annual potential member open house on December 6th and 7th in Racine, WI. This is a time for you to get to…

Sep 21 2014 / Read More »

Sunrisers Name J.D. Shaw 2015 Brass Arranger

09:05 pm | The Sunrisers are pleased to announce that J.D. Shaw has agreed to become the brass arranger/composer for the corps. “I am extremely excited to be part of the new direction of the Sunrisers. Working with a…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »

2015 Shenandoah Sound Recruiting Booth At Woodbridge Show

07:00 pm | Join us at the recruiting booth at the Woodbridge Viking Invitational Band Festival at Woodbridge High School 3001 Old Bridge Road Woodbridge, Virginia 22192 Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 15 2014 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Member Earl Joyce Obituary

Bush-Brass 08:28 pm | Funeral services for World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Earl Joyce Sr. were held the morning of Saturday, September 6 from Lawn Funeral Home in Burbank, Illinois with a funeral mass following at St. Louis…

Sep 10 2014 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Member Frank Lozar Obituary

MinnesotaBrass 08:19 pm | Frank Lozar, inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame as a charter associate member in 2001 then further honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and regular member status in 2005, passed away early Sunday,…

Sep 9 2014 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Member George Bull Obituary

White Sabers 07:44 pm | Funeral services for World Drum Corps Hall of Fame charter member George Bull, one of six individuals inducted in the organization’s first ceremony in 1976, were held on Monday, September 8. He passed away on Wednesday, September…

Sep 5 2014 / Read More »

Liberty Host Local Competition

liberty_drum_corps_100x100 08:00 pm | On Sunday September 14th some of the UK’s top youth marching bands came to Rushden, Northamptonshire for the ‘Drums at the Diamonds’ contest. Liberty Drum Corps and Liberty Juniors hosted this competition, with it being a…

Sep 24 2014 / Read More »

DCUK Championships 2014 Crowns 3 Champions

DCUK at Widnes - Sept 2013 06:28 pm | Saturday 20th September saw the 2014 Drum Corps United Kingdom season come to an exciting climax with the 35th British Drum Corps Championships which was held for the 2nd year running at the fabulous facilities of…

Sep 23 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass 2014 British Junior Champions

Press Release Photo 1 - TMB DCUK Finals 06:11 pm | At a packed Select Stadium in Widnes, Cheshire on Saturday 20 September 2014, Thurrock’s premier marching and performing arts organisation, Thurrock Marching Brass took to the field in competition at the Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK)…

Sep 23 2014 / Read More »

2014 DCE Championships Ticket Sales Close On Tuesday

KidsgroveScouts 09:20 pm | Don’t have tickets yet for the European drum corps event of the year, the DCE European Championships? Order them quickly! The ticket sales for the European Championships close on Tuesday. All European top corps are back…

Sep 21 2014 / Read More »

2014 DCUK Prelims On UK Fan Network

Beeches DCUK Finals 2012 05:08 pm | This coming Saturday (20th September) is the 35th British Drum Corps Championships which is being held at The Select Security Stadium, Widnes, Cheshire and Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to advised that within 15 minutes…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

World Record Attempt At DCUK Essex Show Confirmed

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 04:54 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass in conjunction with the Marching Band Activity UK Facebook Page entered into the record books today with confirmation that their joint effort to stage the Longest Line of Fanfare Trumpeters (valved Trumpeters) at…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Shine At DCUK Essex

2013_tmb_champions b 08:07 pm | After many months of planning, and for the first time in more than 25 years, Thurrock Marching Brass delivered an elite marching band competition and full day’s entertainment with style at the Aveley Football Club on…

Sep 9 2014 / Read More »

Pearl Designs “Cyborg” Drums For Beatrix’

2011Beatrix 05:23 pm | In the second half of the 2014 season Beatrix’ Drum & Bugle Corps will enter the contest fields with a complete restyled field percussion. With the Drum Corps International Corps the standard covering of the field…

Aug 23 2014 / 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 »