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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 /

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 /

Volunteer For The Blue Knights This Summer

05:14 pm | We could not exist without the tireless effort of our many volunteers–people just like you! Team up with other friends, fans, and alumni to help support the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, Blue Knights Percussion…

May 4 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Camden County Drum Corps Featured In Music Video

05:13 pm | The Camden County-based “Jersey Surf” World Class Drum Corps recently partnered with singer/actress Janina Gavankar to produce her latest music video featuring full musical and percussive orchestration. “Don’t Look Down — #JustAddDrumCorps” debuted last week on…

May 4 2015 / Read More »

Meet The Academy – Part 2

05:12 pm | Greetings Academy fans; Here is the second installment of our series “Meet the Academy.” This week’s edition features three more profiles; our Alumni president, a brand new Academy member and one of the original founders of…

May 4 2015 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard Announces 2015 Program

04:59 pm | The Santa Clara Vanguard reimagines their innovative roots in their 2015 production, “The Spark of Invention”. Inspired by the sweeping and spellbinding genius of inventor Nikola Tesla, the show rockets through a kaleidoscope of ideas, emotions,…

May 2 2015 / Read More »

Gigantic Phantom Regiment Sale Happening Now Through Monday

10:53 am | We’re having a GIGANTIC sale now through Monday! Get up to 40% off all apparel or media. We need to make room for the new merchandise arriving for this summer, so here’s your chance to get…

May 2 2015 / Read More »

Crossmen Announce 2015 Program

10:45 am | ABOVE & BEYOND 2015 Crossmen Musical Selections include: FLY TO PARADISE Eric Whitacre arr. Andrew Markworth JUBAL STEP FROM “ALL RISE Wynton Marsalis/arr. Andrew Markworth ONE DAY I’LL FLY AWAY Joe Sample, Will Jennings/arr. Andrew Markworth…

May 1 2015 / Read More »

2015 YEA! Wine, Beer, & Food Fest

10:43 am | Youth Education in the Arts Annual Wine, Beer & Food Fest is on final approach to being the event of the season! Here are a few of our silent auction items – Vacation For A Week,…

May 1 2015 / Read More »

Blue Stars Looking For 2015 Summer Drivers

10:41 am | Are you interested in driving for the Blue Stars this season? Please take a look at the schedule and click the link to sign up on Volunteer Spot! We need drivers for the corps van and…

May 1 2015 / Read More »

2015 Racine Scouts Staff Announcements

10:50 am | We like to take a moment to introduce 3 new staff members for the summer. Brandon Lesando of Jacksonville, FL Since 2001, Brandon has marched and worked with corps in the DCI and DCA circuits, most…

May 2 2015 / Read More »

Music City April 2015 Camp Video

10:48 am | Music City performs Mars from The Planets at their April 2015 camp. Watch the video here.…

May 1 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Royse City Senior Excels In Drum Corps, Winter Guard

10:34 am | Meet Robert Mueller, an 18-year-old Royse City High School senior who also happens to be the only student in the area to land a spot in drum corps while still serving as a student within the…

Apr 30 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Gladwin Student Earns Spot In Drum Corps International

10:23 am | “If there was such a thing as a professional marching band, this would be it,” said Gladwin High School (GHS) Band Director Ed Falls. Ed, who enjoys watching the Drum Corps International (DCI) competitions each year,…

Apr 28 2015 / Read More »

2015 Spartans May Practice Weekends

10:21 am | May practice weekends are upon us. Practices for the following weekends of May 2, May 9 and May 16 are Saturday and Sunday only at the Mall. Practice will begin at 9AM each Saturday and end…

Apr 28 2015 / Read More »

2015 Columbians Performing At Tri-Cities Fever Game

09:56 am | Want to get a first glimpse of the 2015 Columbians Drum Corps and catch some exciting football action? Come to the Tri-Cites Fever vs. Billings Wolves (indoor football league) game on Saturday, May 23 . .…

Apr 24 2015 / Read More »

Columbians To Perform At May 23rd Tri-Cities Fever Game

07:52 pm | Want to get a first glimpse of the 2015 Columbians Drum Corps and catch some exciting football action? Come to the Tri-Cites Fever vs. Billings Wolves (indoor football league) game on Saturday, May 23 . .…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

2015 Golden Empire Colorguard Auditions

07:50 pm | Indoor season is wrapping up, and the Golden Empire Colorguard is getting back together to prepare for the summer. If you missed the first camp, this Sunday is your second chance to audition. Here’s what you…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

In The News – Drum And Bugle Corps Bring Music To Schuylkill Haven

10:08 am | Drum and bugle corps members as young as 15 filled the auditorium with unique melodies at Music in the Mountains on Saturday night at Blue Mountain High School. Will Koch, 15, of Schuylkill Haven, was nervous…

Apr 25 2015 / Read More »

Join Sonus Brass Theater

09:00 pm | Sonus Brass Theater is an exciting new performance ensemble in Northern Virginia. Sonus Brass Theater is an all-age brass and percussion ensemble that combines the precision and tradition of the marching arts with the entertainment and…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More »

Reading Buccaeers To Host 11th Annual Spring Preview

2011ReadingBuccaneers 07:55 pm | The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps will host the 11th Annual Spring Preview, a Drum & Bugle Corps Concert, on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will take place in the Twin…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

White Sabers To Be Featured At 2nd Annual Drum Corps Invitational

05:17 pm | The White Sabers are proud to be featured in the 2nd Annual Drum Corps Invitational at the Pembroke Jr.Sr. High School! The event is Saturday May 2nd, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Pembroke Jr.Sr. High School…

Apr 20 2015 / Read More »

Magic Of Scout House Sweeps To 2015 NECGC Championship

taste of gold 05:02 pm | Scout House winter guard had the magic touch during the NorthEast Color Guard Circuit (NECGC) contest schedule, sweeping to the championship in the Senior division after finishing in top spot in every caption in every contest…

Apr 19 2015 / Read More »

ushwackers Hosting 2015 Championship Preview

09:21 pm | On Saturday August 22nd, 2015, there is a giant Drum Corps brawl going down in Clifton, New Jersey. Returning to their North Jersey roots, the Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps is hosting this late season, all…

Apr 14 2015 / Read More »

2015 Kilties Outdoor Kamps Begin

09:28 pm | The corps will venture outdoors on April 25th/26th to begin learning the visual aspect of the 2015 production. A few select positions are presently open: * One snare and/or bass drum * * One synthesizer position…

Apr 9 2015 / Read More »

2015 Scout House Black Thursday Pub Night Helps Locals March

Scout House Canada Day guard 09:50 pm | Three young marching arts veterans will share more than $700 to help finance their summer drum and bugle corps activities after a night of fun, food and games during the 4th annual Scout House Black Thursday…

Apr 5 2015 / Read More »

Ndabo And Dingaan’s Day

09:04 pm | Norway’s Stavanger Brass Band, including former Field Band Foundation tutor Ndabo Zulu (24) from Durban, has won the Norwegian national brass band championships. Zulu is currently studying jazz at the University of Stavanger, teaching school bands…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More »

Blue Devils International Corps Goes To Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden 07:02 pm | The Blue Devils International Corps (BDI) will perform at the Cambuur Stadium in Leeuwarden on 27th June. The corps has been brought to Leeuwarden exclusively for the Netherlands by the new event concept Proud, which will…

Mar 16 2015 / Read More »

International Corps Enter ‘Summer Spectacular’ In Woking

2014_company 06:41 pm | The Dutch Corps Jubal from Dordrecht and Juliana from Middelburg, and the Celtic Crusaders from Mullingar, Ireland, have registered for the Woking show on Saturday 4th July. The show is hosted by Cadence Drum & Bugle…

Mar 13 2015 / Read More »

Young Brass Players – Come And Experience Liberty

09:08 pm | Liberty are recruiting young brass players of all standards to take part in our 2015 Summer show – PROTEST! We rehearse on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons, have 3 camps a year and travel around the…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

DCUK & DCE Announce The Line Up For SoundSport Bristol UK

2014_company 07:07 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom & Drum Corps Europe are pleased to announce the line up for the DCI SoundSport Bristol show on Saturday March 21 2015 at the Wise Campus, Filton, Bristol:- Blue Barons Mini Corps…

Feb 6 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 »

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 »