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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 /

Remembering Martin Rochford

08:53 pm | Pacific Crest has lost its founding Board Member, Dr. Martin Rochford, who passed away earlier this week after a battling a long illness. Dr. Rochford purchased Pacific Crest’s first set of brass instruments in 1993. He…

May 5 2016 / Read More »

Blue Devils Announce 2016 Program

08:53 pm | William Shakespeare is continually praised as a great philosopher, psychologist, and poet — the rich fabric of his plays bears this out. THE TEMPEST, written in 1611, was Shakespeare’s last major work, his genius demonstrated in…

May 5 2016 / Read More »

Crossmen Big Give S.A. Update

08:40 pm | Unfortunately due to a massive server failure The Big Give S.A. has suspended donations for the rest of May 3rd. The campaign will begin again tomorrow, May 4th from 6 A.M – 8 P.M. to give…

May 3 2016 / Read More »

Carolina Crown Puts Best Foot Forward

08:38 pm | First-year recipients of CrownCARES benevolence included Samaritan Ministry of Winston-Salem, a downtown homeless shelter and soup kitchen and the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School District Music Program. Through a generous donation of time and sharing of revenue…

May 3 2016 / Read More »

Cadets Put “Awakening” Intro On The Field

06:04 pm | The Cadets held their final pre-season rehearsal weekend April 29 – May 1 at Hopewell Valley Central High School in Pennington, N.J. After a full season of winterguard, members of the color guard finally rejoined the…

May 2 2016 / Read More »

Buy Tickets Now For 2016 Spirit Of Atlanta Hall Of Fame Events

05:55 pm | Tickets are now available online for Spirit of Atlanta’s inaugural Hall of Fame events, Saturday June 25th. The night features two special events, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and the 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert featuring…

May 2 2016 / Read More »

Blue Stars Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016

05:52 pm | Each year, the Blue Stars take time to honor those people that contributed and sacrificed tirelessly to make the organization what it is today – and who shape what it can and will be in the…

May 2 2016 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard Announces 2016 Program

09:01 pm | The Santa Clara Vanguard presents the beauty, majesty, chaos, and power of the natural world in their 2016 production: FORCE OF NATURE. Everything around us is subject to the ever-changing events of renewal and emergence. Order…

May 1 2016 / Read More »

2016 Music City April Camp Report

09:00 pm | Music City had a very exciting rehearsal camp on April 22-24. Over 160 were in attendance. The color guard was able to complete its auditions for the season. There is a photo gallery from the camp…

May 1 2016 / Read More »

Spartans @ Nashua Carnival This Weekend

04:46 pm | Come visit the carnival at Nashua High South! Enjoy a hot dog & benefit The Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps. Get out have some fun and support the Spartans. The carnival runs through Sunday! Location Nashua…

Apr 28 2016 / Read More »

2016 Columbians Volunteers Needed

06:55 pm | The Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps are looking for volunteers to help out this summer. We have a need for food prep/serving for All Days from June 13 – 30. Our tour consists of three parts.…

Apr 26 2016 / Read More »

Columbians 2016 April Camp Show And Tell/Parent Meeting

05:22 pm | We’re looking forward to an exciting April camp this weekend (April 22-24). We’ll have a Show and Tell on Sunday afternoon from 1:30-3:00, with a parent meeting at 3pm, at Enterprise Middle School. Read the rest…

Apr 22 2016 / Read More »

Gold Schedule Update: Change To 4/24 Site

05:21 pm | We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to circumstances outside of our control, the location for our rehearsal and final guard auditions on Sunday, April 24 has been changed. All activities for Sunday 4/24 will now…

Apr 22 2016 / Read More »

2016 Golden Empire Color Guard 2nd Auditions

05:54 pm | Who: Current GE guard/percussion members and interested guard applicants What: GE Guard 2nd Auditions/GE Percussion Sectionals When: Sunday 4/24, 9am-4pm Where: Bakersfield College Gym 1801 Panorama Dr. Bakersfield, CA 93305 Read the rest of the article…

Apr 20 2016 / Read More »

2016 Spartans April Full Corps Camps

04:41 pm | April Camp #1- Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24 Pheasant Lane Mall. Full Corps camp begins at 9AM and ends at 4PM on Sunday. All meals provided. Sleep over is ONLY Saturday night. Members should…

Apr 18 2016 / Read More »

2016 Spartans April Full Corps Practice Session

05:41 pm | On April 17th from 9AM to 4PM the corps will have its first full corps practice session. Brass and Percussion at the Nashua Boys Club and the guard will meet at the Elm Street School in…

Apr 12 2016 / Read More »

Sonus Brass Theater Rehearsal, Saturday, May 7th

08:51 pm | Join us for the next Sonus Brass Theater rehearsal this Saturday, 12 – 6 pm at Marstellar Middle School. More music, more fun! Read the rest of the article here.…

May 5 2016 / Read More »

Bridgemen Alumni Corps To Perform For The Last Time

bridgemen 06:13 pm | The Bridgemen Board of Directors recently announced that the coming 2016 season will be the last for the Alumni corps due to membership and practice facility issues that were presenting the corps for this coming year.…

May 2 2016 / Read More »

2016 Hawthorne Caballeros April Camp Weekend Recap Video

07:59 pm | WELCOME BACK, COLORGUARD! The Caballeros took major strides in putting the show on the field. We are very excited to get back to Wildwood to showcase this year’s production. Our 4/30-5/1 camp weekend will be in…

Apr 29 2016 / Read More »

3rd Annual Pembroke Marching Dragons Drum Corps Invitational

08:26 pm | Saturday, April 30th, the Pembroke Marching Dragons will be host their third annual “Drum Corps Invitational” in the High School Auditorium @ 7:00pm. The Pembroke Marching Band will perform as well as many VERY talented groups…

Apr 24 2016 / Read More »

Bushwackers Announce 2016 Color Guard Instructional Team

05:56 pm | The Bushwackers are excited to announce the additions of Daniel Krasner, Lance Boggs, Danielle Marone, and Samantha Burns to the Color Guard instructional staff for the 2016 season. These great additions join Color Guard Coordinator Mickey…

Apr 20 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Silver Sabres Drum Corps Seeks Alums

04:43 pm | The Silver Sabres, a drum corps that represented Beaver County in the early to mid-1970s, is looking to reunite one last time. The group plans to march in the Memorial Day parade May 30 in Beaver…

Apr 18 2016 / Read More »

In The News – Drum And Bugle Corps Perform At Blue Mountain

08:34 pm | Art Raudenbush, Orwigsburg, said the first time he was asked to play with a drum and bugle corps was in the late 1960s. At first, he thought he was being called to repair a television set.…

Apr 17 2016 / Read More »

Shenandoah Sound Presents Woodbridge Alive Drumline Battle

08:29 pm | Spend a day celebrating the arts in Prince William County at Woodbridge Alive on April 30th! Shenandoah Sound and Sound United present Drumline Battle! at the Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge Campus. Read the rest of…

Apr 15 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Win Soundsport Silver

Thurrock DCUK Woking 1 08:42 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass travelled to the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire on Saturday 30 April 2016 to compete in what is being hailed as the future of indoor competition, the Drum Corps Europe (DCE) / Drum…

May 4 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Leads Scouts In St George’s Day Parade

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 08:28 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass led the St George’s Day Scout Parade in Grays, Essex from Hathaway Academy to Blackshots. Getting into the community is really important for this young group and to perform such an important day…

Apr 24 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Pay Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II

13012662_10209017723857219_2289552717838019886_n 05:26 pm | On Thursday evening 21 April 2016 the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass lead a parade into the Coalhouse Fort in Tilbury with popular march tunes, and then joined forces with the Golden Voices choir as…

Apr 22 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass April 2016 Jack Petchey Award Winner

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 04:45 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to confirm that the April 2016 winner for the Jack Petchey Achievement Award goes to Chloe Honour. Chloe has been an exceptional member since joining Thurrock Marching Brass a short while…

Apr 21 2016 / Read More »

Bertram (“Bertie”) Lubner: 11 March 1931 – 18 April 2016

08:56 pm | It is with profound sadness that the Field Band Foundation marks the death earlier today of its co-founder and Honorary Life President, Mr. Bertie Lubner. From our very beginnings in 1997, Bertie has been an active…

Apr 19 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Supports Bobby Moore Fund For Cancer Relief

TMB Lions - DCE Championships 05:31 pm | With clear skies and a brisk wind, the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass set themselves at the top of Wembley way to start a procession all the way to the Bobby Moore Statue situated at…

Apr 11 2016 / Read More »

Marching Band Activity United Kingdom Celebrates 3 Years

2014_company 09:27 pm | Marching Band Activity United Kingdom (MBAUK) is a refreshing new online area for anyone that loves music and marching to share positive stories and to share information about themselves, their past, or indeed about things they…

Apr 9 2016 / Read More »

Liberty Drum Corps Presents The Despicable Murder Of Miss Trixie Malone

08:31 pm | Liberty Drum Corps are looking forward to putting their “Speakeasy” based 1920s show onto the competition field in 2016. The show will include 1920’s style arrangements of contemporary music…..the show opener is “All About that Bass”.…

Mar 28 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 »