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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 /

In The News – ‘Clash Of The Corps’ Blue Devils Bring The Parade

05:26 pm | Six cities into their summer tour, after kicking off the competitive season mid-June, the Blue Devils of Clash of the Corps took a much-needed day off. Being in Drum Corps International is a full-time summer commitment…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

2017 Academy Las Vegas Area Open House Details

05:19 pm | Join us at the Las Vegas Open House on Sunday, November 20th. The Open House sessions are an opportunity for prospective members, parents, and fans to learn about many of the plans for the 2017 season,…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

Blue Knights 2016: Another Strong, Record Setting Year

05:14 pm | Success in the Blue Knights organization can measured in many ways…primarily through the growth of the individual member, collectively as a team both on and off the field, and through the member’s continued success in life.…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

Colts Monthly Giving

07:57 pm | The words of Vincent Van Gogh could not be more appropriately applied than to the fundamental of monthly giving. And the title of Paul Hilaro’s Van Gogh-inspired artwork could be an anthem for anyone who’s ever…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Still Time To Support Phantom Regiment $60for60 Challenge

07:43 pm | There’s still time to join our #60for60 campaign and help us end our 60th Anniversary strong! Our $60 for 60 campaign (#60for60) is aimed at raising $60 from anyone and everyone who has been touched by…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

2017 Spirit Of Atlanta Audition Packets Now Available

07:40 pm | Spirit of Atlanta has released the official audition packets for our upcoming 2017 season. These contain the required audition materials for all who are auditioning for positions in brass, percussion, or conductor. They also contain the…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

In The News – ‘Clash Of The Corps’ Is Putting DCI Stereotypes To Rest

07:38 pm | Each section of Drum Corps International is known for its own personalities. In the music world, trumpet players are considered loud and egotistical. Meanwhile the color guard are seen as nerdy, and snare lines are thought…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Pursifull and Mathews Join 2017 Madison Scouts Design Team

05:57 pm | The Madison Scouts welcome Jack Pursifull as visual designer and Van Mathews as music coordinator to the 2017 design team. “Jack brings to us extensive design experience from the world of competitive marching band and indoor…

Sep 21 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 »

2017 Spartans Welcome Mr Michael Keough, Music Caption

06:01 pm | We are proud to announce the addition of Mr. Michael Keough to our music staff. Mike is the current King Philip Regional Middle School Band Director. He is also the music arranger and brass and woodwind…

Aug 30 2016 / Read More »

Time To Make 2017 Spartans Happen

07:36 pm | The corps will be recruiting at the following New England Band Events: Saturday September 17th Medford MA Saturday October 1st North Andover MA Saturday October 8th Salem NH Saturday October 15th Sanford Maine Saturday October 22…

Aug 29 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 »

New All-Age Corps Forms In NJ

high-reg-one 06:59 pm | Highland Arts, Inc. is pleased to announce its first program, Highland Regiment, is forming now in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties, New Jersey! Highland Regiment draws its inspiration from the musical and pageantry traditions of the Scottish…

Sep 18 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 »