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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 Bluecoats DCI Championships In Indianapolis Hotel And Banquet Information

05:59 pm | You’re invited to the 2019 Bluecoats Banquet! Come celebrate what will be an incredible Bluecoats season on Sunday, August 11 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The banquet begins at 12:00pm with a brunch buffet, followed by…

Feb 15 2019 / Read More »

Troopers All-American Street Beat Contest

05:58 pm | Calling all Percussion Composers & Performers: The Troopers want you for our first annual American Street Beat Contest! Your original cadence or “street beat” could win you a Pearl Marching Snare Drum and the opportunity to…

Feb 15 2019 / Read More »

Seattle Cascades Announce 2019 Show

05:57 pm | Seattle Cascades are proud to announce our 2019 production “Off The Grid”. 2019 Design Team Nick Benson- Artistic Director/Program Coordinator Brandon Smith – Brass Arranger Micah Brusse – Percussion Arranger Kaela Shoe- Front Ensemble Arranger Ryan…

Feb 15 2019 / Read More »

As Auditions Wind Down, Excitement Heats Up For 2019 Jersey Surf Corps And Staff

05:55 pm | The Jersey Surf’s January rehearsal camp was the most heavily attended camp of the young 2019 season. Brass and percussion auditionees continued to learn fundamental techniques in music and movement from Jersey Surf staff in addition…

Feb 15 2019 / Read More »

Announcing The 2019 Vanguard Hall Of Fame Class

05:42 pm | Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is honored to announce our 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees. Please join us in welcoming Marilyn Modesitt, George Brown, and Terry Maurer! These three notable individuals join the 26 previously inducted…

Feb 14 2019 / Read More »

Troopers To Partner With McCormick’s

05:41 pm | McCormick’s and the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps are excited to announce an official partnership for the 2019 drum corps season. Their design teams will be collaborating to create custom corps uniforms that will embody the…

Feb 14 2019 / Read More »

Ascend Performing Arts/Blue Knights Alumnus Needs Your Help

05:35 pm | Ascend Note: Ascend has been posting a need for a kidney donor for fellow alumnus, Sandy Ferry, since October. She marched with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from 1960 to 1965. We are posting…

Feb 14 2019 / Read More »

2019 Bluecoats Hall Of Recognition Nominations Now Open

05:33 pm | The 2019 Bluecoats Hall of Recognition nomination form is now open! Nominations are open for the 2019 Bluecoats Hall of Fame, the 2019 Bloo Ribbon Bluecoat, and the 2019 Bluecoats Unsung Hero. Nominations should be submitted…

Feb 14 2019 / Read More »

2019 Spartans Winter/Spring Schedule

07:48 pm | List of upcoming practice days/weekends through April: February Camp- 2/16 and 2/17 (Brass and Percussion Only) April “Welcome Back” One Day Practice- 4/20/19 (Brass, Percussion and Guard) April Camp- 4/26, 4/27 and 4/28 FULL CORPS Read…

Feb 13 2019 / Read More »

Introducing The 2019 Battalion Drum Majors

07:46 pm | The Battalion held auditions for the backbone of the student leadership team – the 2019 drum majors – during the corps’ Utah Audition Event in January. Many talented and qualified candidates applied, and four individuals were…

Feb 13 2019 / Read More »

Help Impulse Replace Stolen Equipment

10:10 pm | On January 21st a major blow was struck to a non-profit youth group when robbers stole roughly $25,000 worth of equipment. The robbers rented a storage unit at A-American self storage in Santa Fe Springs, California.…

Feb 6 2019 / Read More »

Colt Cadets 2019 Spring Rehearsal Schedule

10:07 pm | The Colt Cadets will kick off the 2019 season with the first open rehearsal on Sunday, February 10, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Washington Middle School Dubuque, Iowa. The address of the school is 51…

Feb 6 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Youth Music Group Target Of $25,000 Burglary

05:21 pm | On Jan 21, roughly $25,000 worth of equipment was stolen from Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps, a non-profit youth organization. The burglars rented a storage unit at A-American Self-Storage in Santa Fe Springs, California. They entered…

Feb 3 2019 / Read More »

2019 Pioneer St. Patrick’s Day Parade

06:25 pm | In honor of the corps’ Irish roots, Pioneer is planning to return to the streets on March 17th, 2019 to perform in the Chicago Southside Irish Parade! Participation in the parade will be open to Pioneer…

Jan 28 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen Drum Majors At 2019 DCI Drum Major Seminar

06:39 pm | Watchmen Drum Major Jacobo Herrera attended Drum Corps International “Drum Major Summit” during the 2019 DCI Annual Meeting in Indianapolis on January 11th – 13th. This was the 10th year of the seminar and Watchmen was…

Jan 26 2019 / Read More »

2019 Spartans February Camp Details

06:30 pm | After a snowed out January Camp, we are please to announce the camp plans for February. Camp will take place Feb 15, 16 and 17 at the Nashua Boys Club, Ledge St School and Elm Street…

Jan 25 2019 / Read More »

Sunrisers New Corps Director

07:14 pm | The Sunrisers recently named Pat Patterson as their new Corps Director for the 2019 season. Pat has been a highly successful band director in the Long Island area and brings a wealth of knowledge with him…

Feb 12 2019 / Read More »

Atlanta CV Announces New Fundraising Chair

08:15 pm | Atlanta CV is extremely excited and pleased to welcome Jenney McLean as the new Fundraising Chair for the corps. Jenney is an Atlanta native who has been an active member of the pageantry arts for 14…

Feb 8 2019 / Read More »

Carolina Crown And Reading Buccaneers Announce New Strategic Alliance

05:10 pm | Carolina Crown and Reading Buccaneers have entered into a unique new Strategic Alliance within the drum corps community. “We’re extremely excited to announce and looking forward to the potential opportunities that lie ahead by creating this…

Feb 2 2019 / Read More »

Great Lakes Brass Alliance ‘Explosion In Brass’ Show

05:05 pm | The recently formed Great Lakes Brass Alliance (GLBA) will burst on to the spring show scene with Explosion in Brass, the group’s inaugural show, set to take place at Depew High School in Depew, New York…

Feb 2 2019 / Read More »

Skyliners Announce 2019 Visual Staff

07:36 pm | “This is going to be a strong group, said Tim Moshier, Caption Head. “We have a diverse team with a variety of marching and teaching experience, but we all share the same vision for The Skyliners…

Feb 1 2019 / Read More »

Rescheduled Reilly Raiders 2019 Open House

05:23 pm | The Reilly Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps is holding an Open House for prospective new members to get an up-close-and-personal look at the organization that has a long and stellar history dating back to the 1940s.…

Jan 31 2019 / Read More »

Calling All Prospective Drum Majors

05:22 pm | Calling all prospective Drum Majors! We have begun the process of finding our Drum Majors for the 2019 season! If you are interested, please see the attached information packet and directions! Read the rest of the…

Jan 31 2019 / Read More »

Introducing The 2019 Minnesota Brass Lead Design Team

06:28 pm | Minnesota Brass is proud to announce the lead designers for the 2019 return for the Drum and Bugle Corps. Joel Matuzak will return as creative director, Dr. Ward Miller will be arranging the brass music ,…

Jan 22 2019 / Read More »

First Spirit Member Of Drum Corps International

05:02 pm | We are incredibly proud that we can register our Katharina Lehmann as the first Spirit member of DCI. She was able to secure a vibraphone spot at the Sacramento Mandarin at the callback camp in January.…

Feb 2 2019 / Read More »

FBF Plus Project

07:22 pm | It is the beginning of the year, which means a lot of new projects ahead for PULSE! In preparation for a new round of Educational Band Visits, PULSE is now developing the educational material for 2019.…

Feb 1 2019 / Read More »

A Ronnie Lubner Tribute

06:19 pm | The Field Band Foundation (FBF) joined close family, friends and business associates of the late Mr. Ronnie Lubner for a memorial service held on Thursday, 17 January 2019 at the Houghton Golf Club. The service began…

Jan 21 2019 / Read More »

2019 German Open Registration Process Has Started

05:15 pm | The registration process for the German Open 2019 has started! The German Open 2019 will take place on the 31.08.2019 in the Hamelin Weserberglandstadion. All information about the registration process, start classes and the registration form…

Jan 14 2019 / Read More »

Liberty Gets Younger

06:18 pm | Liberty has been described to us as a great youth club for young people who love music…and that sounds like a great description! As we start 2019, we are taking the opportunity to make sure that…

Jan 7 2019 / Read More »

Starriders Anniversary Reception

05:25 pm | On 07.12.18 exactly 50 years after the founding event of the Turner Spielmannzug in 1968, a festive champagne reception took place in the TUSPO clubhouse. It was looked back on 50 years of music in the…

Dec 23 2018 / Read More »

2018 Starriders November Party

06:29 pm | Already on 03.11.18 on the occasion of the 35th anniversary Starriders celebrated the old party, famous, notorious November party! Many old and active members and friends have come together in the smartest robes and celebrated until…

Dec 17 2018 / Read More »

2018 Liberty Annual Awards Night

06:26 pm | Liberty’s end of season Awards and Review Night was held once again at Crispins Club in Duston. The event celebrates all that the members have experienced and achieved in the last 12 months. With BYBA Individuals…

Dec 17 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 »