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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 Bluecoats Indy Headquarters And Banquet Information

09:06 pm | Enjoy Championships week with Bluecoats fans, family, friends, and supporters at the Official Bluecoats Headquarters Hotel for the 2015 Drum Corps International World Championships – the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The Bluecoats have reserved…

Jan 26 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Cranking Up ‘Machine’

09:22 pm | Close to 300 college-age male musicians from around the world made Rosemont Elementary School their home last weekend as they competed for one of the 150 spots in the famed Rosemont-based Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps,…

Jan 24 2015 / Read More »

Thank You To Ascend Volunteers And Sponsors From This Fall

09:17 pm | Since the beginning of this fiscal year (October 1, 2014) we’ve had 122 individuals provide 2,078.5 hours of volunteer service. That is outstanding! These people have helped with various events like our out-of-state BKXperience Camps, our…

Jan 23 2015 / Read More »

Suit up, Glassmen

09:16 pm | After Glassmen Inc. declared bankruptcy a little over a year ago, some alumni requested that we make jackets available again. It took some work, but the GAA board was able to make this happen. Check out…

Jan 23 2015 / Read More »

Scouts Honor – Theatrical On Demand

09:13 pm | Chuck Henson (the voice of Bands of America) talks about how YOU can request your own movie theater screening of the award winning, documentary feature film “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” through Theatrical On Demand…

Jan 23 2015 / Read More »

Jersey Surf Announce 2015 Program

09:12 pm | Jersey Surf brings audiences along with them into the bright summer sun with their 2015 production, SUNSURFING. For their 25th Anniversary season, the corps will draw upon their own name to produce a spectacular show featuring…

Jan 23 2015 / Read More »

Bluecoats 2015 January Offseason Update Video

09:05 pm | It’s here! Check out our January Offseason Update! Watch the video here.…

Jan 23 2015 / Read More »

Ascend Performing Arts To Support 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships

07:32 pm | Ascend Performing Arts has been commissioned to produce a performance ensemble for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado in February. Scheduled from February 2-15, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are…

Jan 22 2015 / Read More »

Florida Xpress Announces Second 2015 Rehearsal

09:32 pm | Coming off a successful first rehearsal, the newly formed Florida Xpress Performance Ensemble would like to announce their second rehearsal. FXPE will be a DCI SoundSport® style marching group. It will be February 14th, 8a-6p, at…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

2015 Blue Devils B Crab Feed

09:20 pm | Saturday, March 28, 2015 – SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLE, MUSIC, DANCING & FUN 5pm: Doors open 6pm: Dinner (Salad; Garlic Bread; Pasta; Marinated Crab; Wine with dinner; Dessert) 8pm: Dance Contra Costa County Fairgrounds (SUNSET HALL) 1201…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Music City Announces 2015 Drum Majors

09:14 pm | Music City is happy to announce the drum majors for the 2015 season. Pictured are Lane French from Harrodsburg, KY; Lee Hopson (head drum major) from Corinth, MS; Claire Albrecht from Franklin, TN; and Jeremiah Wooten…

Jan 23 2015 / Read More »

Guardians Announce 2015 Program

09:10 pm | The Guardians have posted a video announcement of their 2015 show on YouTube. Watch the video here.…

Jan 23 2015 / Read More »

2015 Golden Empire January Camp Pictures

golden_empire_100x100 09:08 pm | Here are some images from the January camp. If you missed auditions, it’s not too late to get involved. There are still some spots open…submit your interest to see if there is a spot for you!…

Jan 23 2015 / Read More »

7th Regiment Posts 2015 January Camp Recap Video

09:03 pm | A quick recap of camp this past weekend. Great job everyone! We are still looking for colorguard and trumpets! Watch the video here.…

Jan 23 2015 / Read More »

2015 Spartans February Winter Camp For Brass And Percussion

05:09 pm | The corps will be meeting again the weekend of February 13, 14 and 15. Camp will start at 10PM on Friday at the Boys and Girls Club in Nashua and end on Sunday, February 15th at…

Jan 20 2015 / Read More »

Florida Xpress Performance Ensemble

06:47 pm | A new musical group, Florida Xpress Performance Ensemble is forming in the North Florida area. FXPE will be a DCI SoundSport® style marching group. The first audition/rehearsal is Saturday, January 24th, 9a-5p, at Orange Park High…

Jan 19 2015 / Read More »

Scout House Creates Competitive Winter Guard

Scout House Canada Day guard 09:22 pm | The new Magic of Scout House winter guard is putting the final touches on its floor routine in preparation for appearances in southern Ontario and on the Northeast Color Guard Contest (NECGC) circuit, beginning with a…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Trumpeter Plays National Anthem Every Morning At VA

09:19 pm | A few of mornings ago, it was just a degree above zero. I wondered if Frank Panepento was really going to be outside by the giant old flag pole outside the Batavia VA Hospital, brass trumpet…

Jan 23 2015 / Read More »

Join The Renegades For The 2015 Chinese New Year’s Parade

SF Renegades - Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade (Jonathan Bergmann) 07:34 pm | The San Francisco Renegades 2015 season explodes onto the scene March 7 as they take to the streets of San Francisco in the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade. Celebrating their 14th year participating in this…

Jan 22 2015 / Read More »

Sneak Peek At DCA 2015 Schedule

07:03 pm | What do New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia, Connecticut, and North Carolina all have in common? It’s easy! The tentative DCA schedule has corps performing in each of these states. Though the dates…

Jan 13 2015 / Read More »

Skyliners Expands Brass Staff For 2015

Skyliners2014_Rochester_DCA_Parade_986x402 05:57 pm | The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to announce their Brass Staff for the 2015 season. They have expanded staff in all sections to build upon the successes of last season. BRASS. With Brass Arranger…

Jan 11 2015 / Read More »

Rocketeers Announce Return Of Peterson As Director/Arranger

rocketeers_100x100 09:58 pm | The Rocketeers are please to announce the return of Thomas Peterson as Director/Arranger for the 2015 season. Thomas is a charter member of The Rocketeers as well as previously marching in the Blue Stars, Music City…

Jan 8 2015 / Read More »

Doors Wide Open For 2015 Scout House Recruiting Day Events

Scout House Canada Day guard 09:23 pm | Scout House Band is throwing the doors wide open on Sunday, February 8 to welcome everyone interested in joining the group to sit in on section rehearsals, join in an ensemble performance and enjoy some refreshments…

Jan 8 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Paul L. “Peanut” Peregrim Jr.

05:10 pm | Paul L. “Peanut” Peregrim Jr., 59, of the Landings in Halfmoon, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 13, 1955, in Glens Falls, and was the…

Jan 5 2015 / Read More »

Impressive Names At 2015 DCE European Championships

2014_company 07:42 pm | The DCE European Championships can count on an impressive list of participants next year. Alongside familiar names, Drum Corps Europe will also welcome a number of new participants in 2015. 37th Kingswood from Bristol, Blue Diamonds…

Dec 20 2014 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Secure 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 »

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 »