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Inside the Arc – A little ditty ’bout Chick and Diane

When she was a very young girl, she had a little problem with her wrist and hand, so she…

Apr 7 2018 /

Inside the Arc – Horns, Drums, and Gratitude

It’s just barely visible and you can miss it even after you know it’s there. Still, if you’ve ever…

Nov 9 2017 /

Inside the Arc – Color Pre or Take a Knee

There once was a time in Drum Corps when the color guard was the Gulag to which were sent…

Sep 30 2017 /

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 /

In The News – The Mandarins: Ready For Drum Corp International Competition With Some Hoosier Help

03:05 pm | A band from the west coast will be competing in one of the most prestigious marching band competitions in Indianapolis this weekend with some Hoosier help. The Mandarins, one of the best drum corps groups in…

Aug 12 2019 / Read More »

In The News – What It Takes To Be A Drum Corps Champion

03:03 pm | This year’s Drum Corps International World Championships take place tonight through Saturday in Indianapolis. They’re kind of a big deal. Maybe you’ve seen some of these competitive drum and bugle corps musical marching ensembles. They combine…

Aug 12 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Bluecoats Win Drum & Bugle Corp Show In Akron

02:48 pm | In true Bloo fashion, the Canton Bluecoats wowed the crowd and the judges. The hometown favorites, who garner huge cheers of “Bloo” from their adoring fans, earned top spot besting second place finisher Santa Clara Vanguard…

Aug 9 2019 / Read More »

The Home Stretch

02:38 pm | With only days left in the 2019 season, The Cavaliers have made every moment count and each show more memorable than the last. The corps performed their way across the northern part of the East Coast…

Aug 8 2019 / Read More »

Madison Scouts 2019 Member Awards

02:37 pm | Madison Scout of the Year: Nathan Czech Nathan is 4 year member of the Madison Scouts as conductor and is a music education major at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Brass MVP: Jacob Sampson Rookie of…

Aug 8 2019 / Read More »

Colts Announce 2019 Hall Of Fame

02:10 pm | The Colts Youth Organization is proud to announce its 2019 Hall Of Fame Inductees: Kent Crawford James J (J.J.) Miller Emily Neuendorf Peggy Swift Read the rest of the article here.…

Aug 7 2019 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard From The Field: 2019, Episode 10

02:05 pm | The 2019 Santa Clara Vanguard Color Guard has been twirling their way across the country this summer making memories and performing their hearts out. Find out what makes this group so special in our latest episode…

Aug 7 2019 / Read More »

Own A Piece Of Cadets History

09:02 pm | Being a member of The Cadets does not end after the final performance at the World Championships. The memories of being a Cadet stay with members for the rest of their lives. In this historical season…

Aug 5 2019 / Read More »

Thank You From The Spartans

03:08 pm | It has been an awesome season and we want to thank everyone who helped make the 2019 Championship season a grand success. Stay tuned for details regarding our 2020 winter camp schedule. Read the rest of…

Aug 12 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Newmarket’s Champion Drum, Bugle Corps Demanded Dedication

03:06 pm | The concept of the drum corps traces its roots to the American tradition of the Drum and Fife from the 1800s and bugle bands of the early 1900s. Today, those drum and bugle corps have evolved,…

Aug 12 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Drum Corps Stays In Hastings During National Tour

03:02 pm | The Hastings High School Marching Band spent last week at band camp near Dowling, but the sound of brass and drums still resonated in parts of the city. The East Coast Percussion – Raiders Drum and…

Aug 12 2019 / Read More »

Drum Corps International Takes Over IWU

02:50 pm | The sound of horns, drums, xylophones and other instruments echoed from Indiana Wesleyan University’s (IWU) Wildcat Stadium Tuesday night as musicians from across the country performed at the Drum Corps International (DCI) Open Class World Championships…

Aug 9 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Taking A Closer Look At Michigan’s Legends Drum Corps

02:45 pm | For nearly a half century, Drum Corps International, Marching Music’s Major League, has been the leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers. Thirteen original founding…

Aug 9 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Minnesota Band Rehearses In Sheldon

08:56 pm | The Sheldon High School football field echoed with the sound of music Monday morning but not from high school band marching band rehearsal. The River City Rhythm Drum & Bugle Corps, which consists of about 80…

Aug 5 2019 / Read More »

Passing Of Rachel Ann Abendschein

08:41 pm | Rachel Ann Abendschein, 15, of Tavares, passed away suddenly on July 31, 2019. She was born on October 31, 2003 to Michael D. and Amber Jo Abendschein (nee Van Besien). Rachel was a member of the…

Aug 4 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Hear The Horns Of River City Rhythm

08:37 pm | Imagine the sound — 14 trumpets, 10 mellophones, 14 baritones and eight tubas! The horns of the Twin Cities-based River City Rhythm drum and bugle corps, along with director Bo Hoover and drum major Katherine Stone,…

Aug 4 2019 / Read More »

White Sabers Tie For Second In Kingston

08:54 pm | After dodging the elements throughout the day, the show started after a lengthy delay and in the end, the White Sabers came out tied for second with the Bushwackers with a score of 80.850. The Hawthorne…

Aug 5 2019 / Read More »

In The News – 57th Annual Parade Of Champions

05:32 pm | Drummers from all over the East Coast came to Lackawanna County to compete. The 57th annual Parade of Champions was held Saturday night at John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium in Peckville. Eight drum corps took part…

Jul 30 2019 / Read More »

Your Help Is Needed

03:55 pm | Good Day White Saber nation! We are just days away from the big show in Peckville, PA, and we can use your help. A few of our members are struggling to maintain their financial requirements, couple…

Jul 25 2019 / Read More »

Local Scout House Performance Event July 25th

07:14 pm | Performance dates for the Band are few so, plan to attend this upcoming evening performance. Mill Race Park address: 38 Water Street N (Galt) Easy to find – in behind Frank’s Hot Dogs take out on…

Jul 20 2019 / Read More »

Schedule For The Maple City Sound Event In Hornell This Weekend

09:41 pm | Please make plans to join us for our first full performance of “Becoming Bond” this Saturday, July 13th in Hornell, NY. The show schedule is as follows: · 7pm National Anthems USA- Canada Burlington Teen Tour…

Jul 9 2019 / Read More »

55th Annual Drum Corps Grand Prix

09:39 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to present the 55th Annual Drum Corps Grand Prix! Join us on Saturday, July 13th to see the best DCA drum corps compete head to head in a showdown like no…

Jul 9 2019 / Read More »

Ma Nature Wins

04:24 pm | Ma Nature wins that one! Unfortunately, the long weekend did not end quite the way we hoped it would, by getting to perform our COMPLETE show for the first time this season, but, it did prove…

Jul 7 2019 / Read More »

Happy 4th Of July

10:09 pm | As a majority of the corps is on the “Tour de’ Maryland” (5 parades around the Baltimore Beltway), and the remainder of the corps, and many of our staff, participate in a parade in upstate New…

Jul 4 2019 / Read More »

Music Connects Across Borders

02:00 pm | There was a lot to talk about at the beginning of August in the program “Plattenkiste” at NDR 1 Niedersachsen. Morena Stolle, Robin Clausing and Carsten Helms talked with presenter Martina Gilica about Showband Rastede, which…

Aug 6 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede August 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

08:39 pm | Our sponsor of the month “August” is the company Ventaluxx Immobilien WE FULFILL LIVING DREAMS! Read the rest of The article here.…

Aug 1 2019 / Read More »

New 2019 DCE Championships Package Deals, Program Book

09:46 pm | Drum Corps Europe has blocked 165 hotel rooms in Enschede. In order to give fans more choice in booking them, Drum Corps Europe introduces new package deals: hotel room + premium seat single hotel rooms (without…

Jul 9 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede July 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

09:10 pm | Our sponsor for the month of July is that Upstalsboom Landhotel Friesland . With our four-star superior hotel, we welcome you to the Lower Saxony coast on the Jade Bay and look forward to making your…

Jul 2 2019 / Read More »

Weekend Camp Helps To Bring More Success For Liberty

05:07 pm | This time of the year is incredibly busy for lots of organisations like Liberty, as Summer rehearsals lead into the outdoor competition season. To prepare the members to perform at the Summer Rhythm competition, Liberty held…

Jun 29 2019 / Read More »

Spirit Of 52 At 2019 DutchMusicGames Zoutelande

05:42 pm | At the weekend we had a great start to the contest season. With a score of as many as 66.20, the DutchMusicGames in Zoutelande took second place. The placements in total: 1st Jubal Drum & Bugle…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

South African Field Band Foundation Youth Month Celebrations

06:39 pm | The FBF creates opportunities for the development and self-empowerment of young South Africans through participation in music, dance and active citizenship. As a way of paying homage to the youth of 1976, we will be hosting…

Jun 15 2019 / Read More »

Show and Rasheed Youngstars 2019 German Music Festival Champions

06:02 pm | At least 80 points were needed to bring the title “German Champion” to Rastede. At the end the jury rewarded the appearance of the Youngstars with 83.92 points. The young stars of Showband Rastede have become…

Jun 4 2019 / 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 »