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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 /

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 /

Meet The 2018 Oregon Crusaders Design Team

08:30 pm | OC18 is just around the corner, and with it comes some exciting updates from us. Today we want you to meet the team behind the show for this season, which includes familiar names and some new…

Sep 11 2017 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 645: DCI 2017 – Unsung Heroes Of The Activity

08:27 pm | Lisa Andriese and Jen Shetland of Vanguard Cadets kept them fed and healthy all summer. You can listen to us above, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes.…

Sep 10 2017 / Read More »

2017 Phantom Regiment Hall Of Fame Inductees

08:05 pm | Phantom Regiment is pleased to announce two inductees to its Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Longtime volunteers Barb Glasscoe and Mark Patterson were elected from numerous outstanding nominations and will be honored during a ceremony…

Sep 9 2017 / Read More »

Blue Stars Announces 2018 Design Team And Caption Heads

08:02 pm | The Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the outstanding team of designers and educators that will be leading the organization through the 2018 season. “We are incredibly pleased to have amazing team…

Sep 8 2017 / Read More »

Betty Yoder Retires After 21 Years Of Service With Pacific Crest

08:01 pm | Pacific Crest’s Office Manager & Bookkeeper, Betty Yoder, retired on August 31st, after 21 years with Pacific Crest. Betty came aboard in 1996, the year her son, DJ, performed with Pacific Crest. She was an active…

Sep 8 2017 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 644: DCI 2017 – Fan Interviews

06:10 pm | Tim talks with fans on Saturday in the Souvie Area at Lucas Oil. You can listen to us above, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes. Read the…

Sep 6 2017 / Read More »

Lead Staff In Place For The 2018 Academy Season

08:38 pm | The Academy is in the midst of preparing for what is sure to be another stellar season for the corps. The first step of assembling the primary leadership within the design team and instructional staff is…

Sep 5 2017 / Read More »

Blue Knights Announce Design Team, Caption Heads For 2018 Season

08:33 pm | The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce its Design Team and Caption Head Team for the coming 2018 Drum Corps International season. “We are so fortunate to have such incredible educators and…

Sep 5 2017 / Read More »

Announcing The Battalion 2018 Design Team

07:58 pm | Fresh off a successful 2017 season, The Battalion is pleased to announce our design team for the 2018 season: 2018 Design Team Shilo Stroman – Artistic Director, Composer and Arranger Alex Entin – Percussion Composer and…

Sep 7 2017 / Read More »

2018 Music City Audition Dates Set

06:09 pm | Music City is excited to announce the dates for its three audition opportunities for the 2018 corps. Auditions will be held in Memphis on Sunday, November 19, in Knoxville on Sunday, November 26, and the weekend…

Sep 6 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Hopkinsville Grad Briefly Returns For Drum Corps Program

08:26 pm | A 2014 Hopkinsville High School graduate came home over the summer while on tour playing with the Music City Drum Corps for his last year. Music City Drum Corps is based in Nashville and spends all…

Sep 4 2017 / Read More »

Become A 2018 River City Rhythm Member

06:03 pm | Thank you for your interest in RCR! Sign up below to be the first to receive camp and audition information for RCR 2018, coming soon! RCR Camps are a great opportunity for you to spend an…

Aug 30 2017 / Read More »

2018 Legends Registration

05:59 pm | If you are interested in becoming a member of Legends 2018, complete your registration form and submit payment. ? $100 – New Member Registration Fee $50 – Returning Member Registration Fee? Read the rest of the…

Aug 30 2017 / Read More »

2018 Spartans Leadership Team

05:32 pm | We are pleased to announce the Drum Majors and Guard Captains for this upcoming season. The 2018 Drum Majors will be Emily Dawson and Matt MacKay. The Guard Captains will be Casey Saitow and Danielle Beaulieu.…

Aug 28 2017 / Read More »

River City Rhythm Scores Big At DCI Performers Showcase

05:29 pm | It was an eventful day for members representing RCR at the DCI Performers Showcase throughout Downtown Indianapolis last Wednesday! DCI hosts the yearly event the day prior to World Championships Preliminary competition. As with previous years,…

Aug 20 2017 / Read More »

Thank You 2017 River City Rhythm Age-Outs

05:03 pm | “goodbye” and thank you to our 2017 class of age-outs. Combined, they have 17 years of RCR Drum Corps experience and brought a wealth of knowledge, experience and wisdom to our 2017 season! In addition, five…

Aug 18 2017 / Read More »

The Skyliners Announces Skyliners Performance Ensemble

08:18 pm | The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to announce the formation of their “Skyliners Performance Ensemble.” This group will perform at parades and other public events, primarily from September through March. The Skyliners Ensemble Staff…

Sep 9 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Drums Corps Associates World Championship Good For Rochester Economy

08:21 pm | Thousands of people are expected to come to Rochester as it once again hosts the Drum Corps Associates World Championships this weekend. This marks the 19th time Rochester has hosted the event. That’s more than any…

Sep 4 2017 / Read More »

Kilties At DCA Individual & Ensemble Competition

08:14 pm | Congratulations to all our members that competed in the DCA Individual & Ensemble competition last night! Thank you for representing our corps and giving your all. If you are at the event today in Rochester, NY,…

Sep 3 2017 / Read More »

2017 Bush Push

05:29 pm | For the past few years our Alumni, Family & Friends have been able to help the corps on their journey towards championships. We all know how exciting finals week can be, and now we can relive…

Aug 29 2017 / Read More »

Dansville White Sabers Have Strong Showing In Reading, PA

05:33 pm | The Dansville White Sabers strong competitive season continued in Reading, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, August 26. The corps, boasting 110 members on the field, once again proved its dominance on the circuit this season scoring a…

Aug 28 2017 / Read More »

2017 DCA Prelims Schedule

05:30 pm | Due at Gate Performance Time Performance Order 1:42PM 2:00PM 1. Cincinnati Tradition 2:00PM 2:18PM 2. Chops, Inc. 2:18PM 2:36PM 3. Erie Thunderbirds 2:36PM 2:54PM 4. Southern Knights 2:54PM 3:12PM 5. Carolina Gold Read the rest of…

Aug 28 2017 / Read More »

2017 DCA I&E And Mini Corps Schedule

07:31 pm | Mini Corps Schedule – Empire Room 9:00 PM National Anthems featuring the White Sabers Honor Guard 9:15 PM Tri Valley Brass 9:30 PM Brig Juice 9:45 PM Bridgemen 10:00 PM Freelancers 10:15 PM Star United 10:40…

Aug 25 2017 / Read More »

Al Chez joins New York Skyliners Alumni 2018 Instructional Staff

07:19 pm | The 2018 season is not far away and the New York Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps is already in the planning stages. Director Jim Stanko is pleased to announce that Al Chez will take over…

Aug 24 2017 / Read More »

DCUK Sponsor International Meeting At DCI Championships

07:15 pm | Each year Drum Corps personnel from across the world travel to the USA in August to attend the Drum Corps International World Championships. For the past few years at this event – held at Lucas Oil…

Aug 23 2017 / Read More »

DCUK “Appear” In Every DCI Championships Performance

05:36 pm | You may not have been aware but during every Corps performance at the Drum Corps International World Championships at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on 10th, 11th and 12th August 2017 DCUK made…

Aug 20 2017 / Read More »

SA’s Top 10 Field Bands Live In Parys

04:58 pm | Celebrate the Field Band Foundation’s 20th year, and enjoy spectacular 15-minute performances by SA’s top 10 Field Bands… Read the rest of the article here.…

Aug 11 2017 / Read More »

Book A Field Band Performance

08:57 pm | The Field Band Foundation operates over 40 bands consisting of more than 6 000 members in 22 localities across South Africa. Each field band has an average of two rehearsals a week and 15 public performances…

Aug 10 2017 / Read More »

Drum Corps United Kingdom Launch Hall Of Fame

06:18 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom is pleased to announce that it is introducing its own Hall Of Fame as a way of honouring the “legends” of the UK Drum Corps activity ensuring they are remembered for the…

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

Maskandi Fundi Jams With FBF

07:05 pm | Maskandi guitarist Manqobizizwe Ncala shared tips about this SA music type with Field Band Foundation tutors during an FBF leadership workshop on 23 June. Ncala’s passion for the genre led him to begin studying the indigenous…

Jun 30 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass June 2017 Jack Petchey Award Winner

06:53 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is pleased and proud to confirm Isabella Reynolds as the worthy winner of the June 2017 Jack Petchey Achievement Award. Isabella is an active member of the colourguard, the section that brings the…

Jun 29 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Academy Returns To WGUK For The 2018 Season

06:32 pm | After a two year absence from the Winterguard United Kingdom circuit Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to announce that its colourguard, performing under the name of Thurrock Academy, will be returning to the WGUK circuit and…

Jun 28 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 »