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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 /

2015 Blue Knights Denver Xperience Camp Preview

05:36 pm | The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps will hold its next BKXperience event in Denver, Colorado on December 19-21, 2014 at Rachel B. Noel Middle School. Check in will begin at 6:00 pm. Please note that…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Help Put A Trailer Under The Blue Stars’ Tree

05:04 pm | We’re about half way to our goal of receiving 100% of Tom Volk’s generous matching challenge of $25,000 for purchasing and outfitting a new equipment trailer. To help us get over the top, the Blue Stars…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Two New Phantom Regiment Items Available In Time For Christmas

05:03 pm | Just in time for Christmas, get your On the Road with the 2014 Phantom Regiment DVD or the Summer of 2015 tee. Must choose First Class or Priority Shipping and order before Friday at Noon CT.…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Supporters Build $25,000 Match To Benefit The Cavaliers

05:01 pm | The holiday season is that special time of year to reflect on where we’ve been, to spend quality time with our family and friends, and to take a deep breath and focus before embarking on the…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Blue Knights Volunteers Sought For December Camp

08:31 pm | The Blue Knights are looking for a little more help with airport shuttle drivers, registration help, food service help, and food donations for the Dec. 19-21 Denver camp. If you can help out and are willing…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

There’s Still Time To Get Phantom Regiment Gifts For Christmas

08:28 pm | If you want your Regiment gifts delivered before Christmas, then you must choose First Class or Priority Mail option (the free shipping option won’t make it in time). Orders MUST be placed by Friday December 19th…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

2015 Pacific Crest/Blue Devils Experience Camp Report

08:25 pm | The highly anticipated Pacific Crest and Blue Devils Experience Camp/Auditions took place this past weekend and provided tremendous results recruiting over 430 students to Pacific Crest’s home base, Diamond Bar High School. Registration began bright and…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Support The Glassmen Alumni Association With Amazon Smile

08:19 pm | Four days remain to order your Christmas gifts from Amazon in time for the holiday with free shipping. When you shop, remember to log in first at smile.amazon.com and designate the Glassmen Alumni Association as your…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Gold Announces 2015 SoCal Audition Sites

08:24 pm | Gold Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce the locations of its 2015 Southern California auditions. Our San Diego area auditions on January 11, 2015 will be held at Grossmont High School in El Cajon.…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

2015 Music City Promo Video

06:44 pm | Membership information and an online application available at www.MusicCityDrumCorps.org. Watch the video here.…

Dec 12 2014 / Read More »

Genesis Is Official Drumline For Austin Spurs

06:36 pm | Genesis is proud to announce that we will be the Official Drumline for Austin Spurs Basketball (formerly the Toros)!!! This is a fantastic opportunity for any of our current or future percussionists to show their stuff…

Dec 12 2014 / Read More »

7th Regiment 2015 Recruitment Video

06:23 pm | 7th Regiment has posted a recruitment video for the 2015 season on their YouTube channel. Watch the video here.…

Dec 12 2014 / Read More »

2015 Gold Promo Video

05:05 pm | JOIN NOW! Auditions Jan 11th – San Diego, CA Jan 18th – Los Angeles, CA TBA – Jacksonville TBA – St.Louis, MO Watch the video here.…

Dec 11 2014 / Read More »

Legends 10th Season Anniversary Campaign

07:08 pm | Friends of Legends – Let me be the first to say THANK YOU for your support towards making life changing experiences possible for everyone that is impacted by a Legends experience. Our mission is “to develop…

Dec 5 2014 / Read More »

Pre-Registration For Gold 2015 Auditions

04:57 pm | Audition packets have been emailed to all those who have fully completed their online pre-registration! If you haven’t registered yet, but would like to, please visit http://GoldDrumCorps.org/Audition. The audition fee for this year is $50. However,…

Dec 4 2014 / Read More »

Blue Devils B Les Miserables Fundraiser

05:40 pm | BD Performing Arts and the Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre are pleased to present a special, non-public performance of Les Misérables for Blue Devils’ friends and family. WHAT Special, non-public performance of Les Misérables for BD friends and…

Dec 3 2014 / Read More »

In The News – Hanging Out With BLP: The Bridgemen

05:38 pm | The Bayonne Bridgemen are just as entertaining over coffee at Amici’s as they are on the field during a performance. A lot of loud laughter and singing could be heard coming from our table at the…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

2015 Hawthorne Caballeros Open House Success

08:56 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros fresh off a very highly successful 2014 season, have reloaded for the 2015 season at a great Open House weekend. All sections were overflowing with returning and potential members who got right down…

Dec 15 2014 / Read More »

2015 DCA Administrative Changes

07:26 pm | Along with the competitive rules changes there were administrative changes, of significance was the end of the appointed position of Class A Coordinator. With the changes in the competitive rules over the last 4 years, both…

Dec 14 2014 / Read More »

2014 DCA Winter Meeting Report

07:27 pm | The 2014 DCA Winter Meeting is complete! Many positive things were accomplished and will change the face and scope of DCA as we move into the future. Much of the meeting revolved around the Rules Congress…

Dec 9 2014 / Read More »

Kilties First Full 2015 Kamp Just Around The Corner

07:44 pm | The Kilties, Wisconsin’s only all-age (16-to-adult) competitive drum and bugle corps, had a very successful open house weekend and are now looking forward to their first full rehearsal kamp weekend, January 10th and 11th, in Racine,…

Dec 8 2014 / Read More »

White Sabers Announce 2015 Program

05:39 pm | “Incantation and Ritual” Segment 1: Incantation Incantation and Dance – John Barnes Chance Segment 2: Ritual Sacrifice The Rite of Spring – Igor Stravinsky Incantation from Quidam – Cirque Du Soleil Read the rest of the…

Nov 30 2014 / Read More »

2015 Skyliners Open House A Success

Skyliners Drum Corps - Scanton Saint Patricks Day_587x540 10:12 pm | The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps’ Open House this past weekend was a tremendous success, and an exciting beginning for the corps’ 70th Anniversary season. After the Skyliners’ return to the field of DCA Competition last…

Nov 26 2014 / Read More »

Bushwackers Name 2015 Drum Major

07:13 pm | The Bushwackers Drum Corps is pleased to welcome back Drum Major Alex Siwa to the podium in 2015. Siwa is reprising his role as Drum Major during the 2014 season, and will also be joining the…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Secure 2015 European Championship Slot

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 08:50 pm | The 2014 Drum Corps United Kingdom (www.dcuk.org.uk) Junior Class British Champions, Thurrock Marching Brass have received confirmation that they have successfully made it into the line-up against the best European Drum Corps at Junior level. This…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Liberty Review Night 2014

07:36 pm | Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness has come to an end and, as usual, it went out with a review night. We reminisced about all that happened this year, from competing in the Indoor Percussion…

Dec 6 2014 / Read More »

Liberty Support Remembrance Sunday

05:41 pm | Liberty were proud to be able to support our local community on Remembrance Sunday by providing musicians to take part in Remembrance Services. Our drumline led the parade through Daventry town centre and our trumpeters played…

Nov 30 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Announce 2015 Program

Press Release Photo 1 - TMB DCUK Finals 05:25 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is pleased to announce their 2015 Summer Corps show entitled “Leo”. This program follows the journey of young cub Leo as he grows into Lion-hood with all the challenges that brings, as well…

Nov 28 2014 / Read More »

UK Marching Band Alliance

2014_company 05:22 pm | For the first time, the leaders of Britain’s major marching band organisations have come together to talk about their groups and look at where they have common ground going forward. During the meeting in Burton-on-Trent; BYBA,…

Nov 28 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Celebrate Jack Petchey Award Winner

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 09:58 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass are delighted to confirm that the November winner for the Jack Petchey Achievement Award goes to Kelsea Mepham. Kelsea has been with us since the first night of our re-launch in October 2010…

Nov 27 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Scoop Top Awards At BYBA I&E

2013_TMB 10:16 pm | Eighteen young members of Thurrock Marching Brass travelled to Staffordshire on Sunday 23 November 2014 to compete in multiple categories and against other competitors from across the UK in the British Youth Band Association Individuals &…

Nov 26 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Lead Remembrance Parade

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 06:23 pm | The honour of leading the South Ockendon Remembrance Parade for the first time in 35 years fell to the youngsters of Thurrock Marching Brass on Sunday 9 November 2014, where they led hundreds of people, young…

Nov 11 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 »