Commentary

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 /

Inside the Arc – His Name was Clark

His name was Clark, and he wanted more than anything else to play a horn and make sounds like…

Mar 11 2015 /

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 /

Clash Of The Corps Interview – Catie Toal And Kobina Sampson-Davis

clash-of-the-corps-splash-page-image 03:00 pm | For years, drum corps fans and participants have uttered this phrase: Drum corps – For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible The frustration we’ve felt…

Sep 29 2016 / Read More »

“Clash Of The Corps” Premiering Live On Facebook

clash-of-the-corps-splash-page-image 12:54 pm | Fuse (www.fuse.tv), a national television network for the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience, today announced that Clash of the Corps Executive Producer Dwayne Johnson will host the series’ premiere episode on his official Facebook page…

Sep 29 2016 / Read More »

VanDerpoel And Ramirez Added To 2017 Mandarins Staff

07:11 pm | The Mandarins are pleased to announce new Design Team members Darren VanDerpoel as Percussion Arranger / Caption Head, and Mario Ramirez as Color Guard designer / Caption Head for the 2017 season. Darren VanDerpoel resides in…

Sep 28 2016 / Read More »

2017 Crossmen Registration Now Open

07:09 pm | Thank you for your interest in auditioning at Crossmen! Each year, hundreds of young adults from around the globe make the trip to Dallas, San Antonio, or Houston, Texas to attend one of three Texas eXperience…

Sep 28 2016 / Read More »

Colts Announce Bob Barfield To Lead 2017 Visual Program

07:05 pm | The Colts are pleased to introduce Bob Barfield as visual caption head. Bob brings with him 30+ years of experience in the drum corps activity, having experience as a technician, caption head, and consultant with Carolina…

Sep 28 2016 / Read More »

Carolina Crown Excited To Announce Complete 2017 Percussion Staff

07:02 pm | Carolina Crown is extremely excited to announce the complete 2017 Crown Percussion Team. “Having the majority of the team return will insure that the continued development of the most recent years remains a priority for this…

Sep 28 2016 / Read More »

2017 Cadets Color Guard Design Team

06:59 pm | The Cadets are proud to to announce their color guard design team for the 2017 season with Kristy Templin returning as Caption Supervisor. Joe Heininger will return as Head Designer and Choreographer with John Lemire, Eric…

Sep 28 2016 / Read More »

2016 Bluecoats YAMAHA Pre-owned Equipment Sale

06:24 pm | What is the purchase process? All instruments available immediately will require payment in full before delivery. For all instruments available after the 2015 season, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve instruments, and payment in…

Sep 28 2016 / Read More »

2017 Battalion Experience Clinics & Auditions

06:22 pm | Our 2017 Battalion Experience (BEX) event schedule includes Saturday-only clinics near Salt Lake City, Denver, Las Vegas, and Boise, as well as auditions near Salt Lake City and Denver that take place on a Friday evening…

Sep 28 2016 / Read More »

2017 Columbians Volunteers Needed

05:56 pm | Parents and Friends of the Columbians: As you know the Columbians are growing. This Drum Corps could not /would not exist if not for Volunteers! We have wonderful volunteers that have sacrificed a lot of time…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

2017 Columbians Recruiting Season

05:24 pm | The Columbians will have their merchandise/recruiting booth at several shows this fall . . . including, for the first time, Boise, Idaho! We will have information about the 2017 auditions, camps, etc. We will also have…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

Join The Spartans 2017

06:53 pm | The Spartans are always looking for new members. If you’d like to be part of this world class organization, please fill out the form on this page. We’ll contact you with more information. How to Join…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More »

2017 Legends Auditions

05:52 pm | November 18-20, 2016 – Auditions December 16-18, 2016 – Auditions & Call Backs Brass, Percussion, Color Guard (November only), Assistant Conductor Kalamazoo MI area QUESTIONS For registration related questions, please contact Allison Patrick, Director of Administration…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More »

2017 Music City Audition Camp December 9-11, 2016

07:30 pm | Music City can announce that its weekend-long audition camp will be held on December 9-11 at Freedom Middle School in Franklin, TN (20 miles south of Nashville). The corps will also hold a one-day audition on…

Sep 19 2016 / Read More »

7th Regiment Welcomes Back Design Team For 2017 Season

06:48 pm | 7th Regiment is excited to announce the return of the 2016 Design Team for the 2017 season! Under Program Coordinator Jack Tully, who will be returning for his 7th year as Brass Arranger, the Design Team…

Sep 17 2016 / Read More »

Announcement From The 7th Regiment Board Of Directors

06:25 pm | With sadness and gratitude in our hearts, the Board of Directors for the 7th Regiment Youth Performing Arts Organization would like to announce the resignation of Tim Rall as the Director of 7th Regiment Drum and…

Sep 14 2016 / Read More »

Passing Of A True Great Drum Corps Member

Florida Brass 06:09 pm | Back in 2007 the door opened up one Sunday afternoon at a Florida Brass Drum and Bugle Corps rehearsal and in walks Dick Babino from Englewood, Florida. Dick sat down in the trumpet section and started to play…

Sep 28 2016 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Announce 2017 Percussion Arranger And Caption Head

06:05 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are excited to announce their 2017 Percussion Arranger and Caption Head! Paul Nalesnik is a freelance percussionist and educator based out of central New Jersey. As an educator, he is currently the Caption…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More »

Florida Brass Looking At Great 2016-2017 Season

florida_brass_snares 08:17 pm | The Florida Brass Drum and Bugle Corps is now going on its 14th year and each season the corps is turning out a larger and much more entertaining group in the sunshine state. The Brass started…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Govenaires Travel To China

07:36 pm | After competing in the DCA World Championships, the Govenaires accepted an invitation to participate in the 2016 Shanghai Tourism Festival. This once-in-a-lifetime trip started on Wednesday September 7, and featured various sight-seeing venues and performances. The…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Skyliners Alumni Announce 2017 Staff, New Home, Open House

2012SkyAlumni1 07:00 pm | The New York Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps is ready to kick off the 2017 season in grand style. The 1st rehearsal of the 2017 season will be held on at the corps new home…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More »

Silver Leaves, Magic Winter Guard Marching In Oktoberfest Parade

Scout House Canada Day guard 08:06 pm | Preston Scout House Band Inc.’s Silver Leaves brass ensemble and Magic of Scout House competitive winter guard will march together in the Kitchener/Waterloo Oktoberfest Parade for the first time on Monday, October 10. Magic will also…

Sep 20 2016 / Read More »

Skyliners Announce John Meehan As Brass Arranger

skyliners_drummajor_150905_rochester-0988-zf-2763-62827-1-018_724x482 07:55 pm | The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce that John Meehan will be the corps’ Brass Arranger for the 2017 season. John Meehan works with The Blue Devils organization as Brass Caption Head and…

Sep 20 2016 / Read More »

Justin McAdams Joins 2017 Bushwackers Design Team

07:28 pm | The Bushwackers Drum Corps is excited to welcome Justin McAdams back to the corps in the role of drill designer for the 2017 season. Justin is currently the band director of Phoenixville High School in Pennsylvania…

Sep 19 2016 / Read More »

Liberty At Drum Corps Finals

05:16 pm | Liberty had a great time at DCUK Finals this year. Our best run came in the morning’s Prelims competition where everyone left the field knowing we had just delivered the best performance of the season….and that’s…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

Max Gill Visits Thurrock Marching Brass

14442560_10155396257762316_178520733_n 08:06 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass was excited to welcome a group of friends who included Max Gill, who played Fat Sam in the West End smash hit Bugsy Malone, to their rehearsals. Max brought with him Kara-Jane Morallee…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

British Drum Corps Championships 2016 “Live” Webcast

2014_company 09:18 pm | It is now less than 48 hours until the first Corps takes the field at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes to start the 37th British Drum Corps Championships hosted by Drum Corps United Kingdom. UK…

Sep 15 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Spend Day At Mersea Island Festival

14063816_10154408093370561_8466163640660514064_n 06:26 pm | On Sunday 28 August 2016 Thurrock Marching Brass was asked to join the Mersea Festival event which saw more than 350 disabled youngsters including those with learning difficulties, who had spent a whole week enjoying all…

Sep 3 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass March Clacton Carnival

00 Clacton C 003 07:06 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass entertained a packed 2016 Clacton Carnival on Saturday 13 August 2016 as people lined the sea front route under perfect blue skies. This is an annual trip to the seaside for the young…

Sep 2 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Meets Louis Dowdeswell

Thurrock_Mencap_1 08:18 pm | On Monday 8 August 2016 members of Thurrock Marching Brass attended a High Voltage Big Band rehearsal where Trumpet supremo Louis Dowdeswell gave a masterclass in the art of trumpet playing. The young members were inspired…

Aug 9 2016 / Read More »

Drumline Battle Returns To DCUK Championships 2016

DrumLine Battle UK 06:01 pm | Following the success of the DrumLine Battle held at the 2015 British Drum Corps Championships, Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to announce that for the 2016 Championships the event will be expanded to enable double…

Aug 5 2016 / Read More »

Liberty Drum Corps Is On The Competition Field

04:31 pm | Liberty’s 2016 show, “The Despicable Murder of Miss Trixie Malone” has made it onto the competition field and the members are having lots of fun performing it. The 1920s style show has seen the corps performing…

Aug 3 2016 / 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 »