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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 /

2019 Blue Stars January Musician Camps

09:55 pm | The Blue Stars have successfully completed its first round of auditions in Indiana, Minnesota, Virginia, Texas, Florida, and California. We are extremely pleased with the turnout and talent, and can’t wait to get started working on…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

Maggie Whiteman Joins Seattle Cascades As Drum Major Consultant

09:53 pm | We are thrilled to welcome back Seattle Cascades Alumni Maggie Whiteman as our 2019 Drum Major Consultant. Maggie will be responsible for all aspects of our 2019 Drum Major Program, including our Audition Process, and developing…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

2019 Music City Nashville Auditions Are Huge Success

09:51 pm | Music City Drum Corps’ audition camp held December 7-9 was wildly successful despite wintry weather that kept many from attending. As expected, the talent level was the highest ever for a Music City audition camp. Thank…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

Cavaliers Thank Lugo, Look For Executive Director In 2019

06:18 pm | The Cavaliers would like to extend our appreciation to Chris Lugo, who recently resigned as the organization’s Executive Director. After a brief leave of absence, Lugo submitted his letter of resignation to the Board of Directors,…

Dec 10 2018 / Read More »

Kelli Kampschroer-Antoine Elected To Blue Stars Board Of Directors

05:50 pm | On November 16, Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc. held its annual general membership meeting. At the meeting, three individuals were elected to serve 3-year terms on the organization’s board of directors. Kelli Kampschroer-Antoine was…

Dec 9 2018 / Read More »

Meet The 2019 Madison Scouts Color Guard Team

05:45 pm | The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the Color Guard Instructional Team for the 2019 season, including: Michael Turner, Caption Manager Jeffrey Cash, Color Guard Tech Ron Dettman, Color Guard Tech Will Frankenberger, Color Guard Tech…

Dec 8 2018 / Read More »

2018 Colorado Gives Day Success For Ascend Performing Arts

05:43 pm | Thank you to our donors who supported Ascend Performing Arts in Colorado’s largest nonprofit fundraiser, Colorado Gives Day, this past Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Our supporters helped to raise over $26,000! The funds you helped to…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

2019 Seattle Cascades December Audition Camp Location Announced

08:17 pm | We are pleased to announce that our December Audition Camp will be held at Explorer Middle School in Everett, WA. See the map information below for details. Get your Drum Corps on! December Audition Camp begins…

Dec 6 2018 / Read More »

Watchmen Cymbal Legacy

09:54 pm | Watchmen is pleased to announce the design team is adding a cymbal line for the 2019, this is a first in the corps history. Come be a part of history and be a part of the…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

Watchmen Welcomes New Brass Caption Head

06:14 pm | The Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce Stephanie Rittenhouse as our 2019 Brass Caption Head. Stephanie Rittenhouse is a music educator and holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from California State University Fullerton.…

Dec 10 2018 / Read More »

Meet The 2019 Battalion Educational Staff

12:46 pm | The Battalion is pleased to announce our education staff leadership team for the 2019 season: 2019 Education Staff Leadership Team Mark Hartman – Program Director John A. Matthews II – Brass Caption Head Melissa Primavera –…

Dec 4 2018 / Read More »

Exciting News For Watchmen 2019

07:29 pm | December 15th at the Bloomington High School Theater, Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps will be holding their 2019 Season Opener / Audition, Meet and Greet. Come meet the staff, hear about the exciting 2019 production being…

Dec 2 2018 / Read More »

2019 Impulse Staff

08:26 pm | The IMPULSE staff is dedicated to the education and growth of each member. The staff is made up of educators and professionals who provide the foundation for the success of the corps. Consisting of credentialed teachers,…

Nov 28 2018 / Read More »

Exciting News From River City Rhythm

04:30 pm | As RCR kicks off our Drumline’s 10th Anniversary and Corps’ 5th Anniversary Season respectively, we are very excited to announce some very exciting changes to our Executive Staff… BEAU HANSEN, has accepted a newly created role…

Nov 25 2018 / Read More »

Watchmen Announce 2019 Caption Heads

04:14 pm | On the heels of the recent announcement of the new 2019 drill designer, Ryan H. Turner, Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce their 2019 Instructional Leadership Team. Returning from 2018, Marcel Barragan (Front…

Nov 23 2018 / Read More »

Southwind Announces Its 2019 Design Staff

05:22 pm | After returning to Open Class Finals in the past two seasons, Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps took a big first step toward even bigger and better things with new additions to its design staff. Ken G.…

Nov 21 2018 / Read More »

Skyliners Announce Visual Caption Head For 2019 Season

06:22 pm | The Skyliners are excited to welcome Tim Moshier as the Visual Caption Head for the 2019 season. Tim began his drum corps career in 2013 with the 2013 and 2014 Class A World Champion White Sabers…

Dec 10 2018 / Read More »

2019 Kilties Program Notes – Open House

05:46 pm | After a long and productive open house weekend, I and the rest of the staff are excited for what 2019 has to bring. December 1st and 2nd brought some challenges due to weather and scheduling, but…

Dec 8 2018 / Read More »

Long Island Sunrisers Fully Reinstated For 2019 season

12:49 pm | At the Annual DCA meeting held over the 1st weekend in December the Executive Board fully reinstated the Long Island Sunrisers for the 2019 Season. The corps was suspended from DCA immediately following the 2018 championships…

Dec 4 2018 / Read More »

Kilties Announce Return To The Field In 2019

08:17 pm | The Racine Kilties are excited to announce their return to the competitive field in 2019. The official public show announcement is coming soon and will be revealed on the Corps’ Facebook page and website. The next…

Dec 2 2018 / Read More »

Hurricanes Name New Executive Director

06:41 pm | The Connecticut Hurricanes are pleased to announce that Greg Sember has been appointed as their new Executive Director for the 2019 DCA season. Greg works as a high school chemistry teacher and is the Assistant Band…

Dec 1 2018 / Read More »

2019 White Sabers Staff Announcement

08:21 pm | As the White Sabers begin the 2019 season, life has intervened and we will unfortunately be without the talent of Jason Nealy as our Color Guard Caption Head. We wish Jason all the best moving forward…

Nov 28 2018 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Presents ‘Wings 4 Things’

06:20 pm | You now have a new way to help support Minnesota Brass AND enjoy delicious wings! Visit participating Buffalo Wild Wings, and 10% of your tab will come back to our organization! Just mention you are there…

Nov 27 2018 / Read More »

Buccaneers Present Navigator Award To Joel L. Miller

04:36 pm | The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps presented the Navigator Award to Buccaneers Hall of Fame member Joel L. Miller, of Wernersville, PA, at the corps’ annual year-end banquet, held Saturday night at the Inn at…

Nov 25 2018 / Read More »

Liberty Finish Off 2018 Season At BYBA National Championships

06:16 pm | And so the last competitive performance of the year had come around and we were off to Bedford to the BYBA National Championships. It was an extremely wet and cold day, and this presented a whole…

Dec 10 2018 / Read More »

Our American Dream

12:48 pm | Please help us to realize our “American Dream”: Here you can donate for our DCA adventure. Every euro brings us one step closer to our big goal! Thanks in advance. Read the rest of the article…

Dec 4 2018 / Read More »

Order Donuts And Apple Fritters From Juliana

05:25 pm | You’re not going to stand in line for your donuts and apple fritters? No, oh, you can order a lot better at Juliana. We deliver directly via Bliek Meesterbakkers and they also come home for FREE…

Nov 26 2018 / Read More »

Music Kids Information Evening November 30

04:32 pm | On November 30 there is an introductory evening of Music Kids. Music lessons for children from 7 years. Do you want to dance, drum or blow? Then come by and meet Music Kids. Free Music lessons…

Nov 25 2018 / Read More »

Juliana Flag & Battle: Second Information Evening

08:20 pm | The previous information evening was a great success. Nearly 30 people came to see and participate. That is why we decided to hold an information evening. Would you like to make music together, play on drums…

Nov 12 2018 / Read More »

Showband Rastede November 2018 Sponsor Of The Month

05:06 pm | Our sponsor of the month November is Brasserie Rastede. Whether family celebration, company party, club celebration, asparagus or kale food. The Brasserie Rastede creates the perfect setting for your celebration and takes care of everything! Read…

Nov 4 2018 / Read More »

Starriders Workshop 2018

04:24 pm | This year’s workshop is on the books and was an absolute success again. A big thank you to everyone who made this weekend so special.? All sections worked on two days of basics and technique to…

Nov 2 2018 / Read More »

Oldstars Colorguard

07:12 pm | Some of the former Colorguard Starriders have teamed up to become active again and rejoice in the fun of dancing together. # justforfun Even if the time is missing for an active season, they do not…

Nov 1 2018 / 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 »