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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 /

Chinburg, Birchfield Newest Additions To Spirit Of Atlanta Team

05:08 pm | In the drum corps activity, putting the health and well-being of the members is the top priority. Spirit of Atlanta is excited to announce the latest two members of the 2017 staff who will work directly…

Dec 8 2016 / Read More »

Colts Welcome Gordon Henderson To Design Team

05:45 pm | The Colts are pleased to welcome Gordon Henderson as the brass arranger for the 2017 season. Gordon will be joining the design team, led by Program Coordinator Howard Weinstein, and working closely with Battery Arranger Ben…

Dec 7 2016 / Read More »

2017 Pacific Crest Auditions: Online Registration Ends Thursday

07:38 pm | Registration for the December Experience Camp and 2017 Auditions ends Thursday, December 8th. After that date, you must register at the door, and the price increases to $175. A summer with Pacific Crest is an experience…

Dec 5 2016 / Read More »

Shapiro Elected To WGI Hall Of Fame

07:27 pm | We are thrilled to congratulate Michael Shapiro on his election into the WGI Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor presented to individuals who have influenced WGI history through their achievements and…

Dec 5 2016 / Read More »

Schoeffel Joins 2017 Spirit Of Atlanta Design Team

06:11 pm | Spirit of Atlanta is proud to announce the addition of Geoff Schoeffel to the 2017 design team. Under Geoff’s direction, Spirit will be pushing to the cutting edge of electronic design and integration. Currently, Geoff is…

Dec 3 2016 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard 50th Anniversary Gala Hotel Accommodations

06:09 pm | The Santa Clara Vanguard has a block of hotel rooms available for those attending the 50th Anniversary Gala and DCI WEST at Stanford. We want to encourage you to stay at the Gala Headquarters opening weekend.…

Dec 3 2016 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard 50th Anniversary Gala Tickets On Sale Soon

06:02 pm | We are delighted to announce that you can purchase your tickets on Monday, December 5, 2016 for our Anniversary Gala, with special guest, The Blue Devils, scheduled for June 24, 2017. We are very much looking…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »

Help Keep Dinah Owen’s Legacy Alive In 2017

06:00 pm | Will you donate to help members who need financial assistance to join the drum corps or percussion ensemble? It was a sad day in March, 2014. We lost Dinah Owens, a long-time, committed volunteer for the…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »

2017 Columbus Saints Audition Camp #1

columbus-saints-2017-auditions 06:03 pm | 2017 Auditions are here! Join the Columbus Saints and experience Drum Corps International! Registration opens December 16th with our 1st of 2 Camps. World Class Staff | Regional Tour | Affordable Cost Mark your calendars for Audition…

Dec 7 2016 / Read More »

2017 Spartans December Experience Camp

07:30 pm | The December brass and percussion camp will begin on Saturday, December 10th with 8AM registration. All those attending are reminded to bring your $25.00 camp fee. This is an overnight camp and all meals are provided.…

Dec 5 2016 / Read More »

Condolences For A Spartans Alumni

05:45 pm | The Spartans would like to extend our best wishes to the family of 2008 alumni Dylan Edwards on his sudden passing. Once a Spartan always a Spartan.. the following message is from an alumni and former…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »

2017 Battalion November BEX Event Report

05:37 pm | November marked the beginning of the 2017 season for The Battalion, as the corps completed two successful Battalion Experience (BEX) Clinics in Idaho and Colorado. These events represent half of all of the organization’s BEX clinics…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

2017 Spartans December Events

05:33 pm | There is a lot going on this month.. take a look! Sunday, December 4th Marybeth Sheehan- Spiritual Medium Fundraiser. 6PM Friendship Club Nashua NH. See web site for details. Saturday and Sunday December 10 and 11…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

2017 Music City Music Arrangers And Drill Designer

07:14 pm | The music arrangers and drill designer for Music City’s 2017 season have been announced. Terry Jolley will be serving as the brass arranger. Terry is from Murfreesboro, TN and has arranged and taught the horn line…

Nov 23 2016 / Read More »

Colt Cadets Announce 2017 Design Team

07:14 pm | The Colt Cadets are proud to announce the design team for the 2017 season. A combination of new and old faces, many of whom are alumni of the organization, will create a strong and dynamic team.…

Nov 17 2016 / Read More »

2017 Incognito Camps & Auditions

07:07 pm | Brass & Percussion Camp December 11th, 2016 11am—5pm Audition January 8th, 2017 11am—5pm Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 17 2016 / Read More »

Bushwackers Drum Corps To Offer Four Scholarships

07:41 pm | The Bushwackers Drum Corps is committed to its members who return to the corps year after year to help make the corps stronger. The corps grows with the talent and experience of its members. Thanks to…

Dec 5 2016 / Read More »

2017 Hawthorne Caballeros Open House Report

05:31 pm | We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fall weekend. Coming off a holiday where everyone is with family and friends, returning members where excited to see their second family only a couple days later. Not…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Help Support The Caballeros Through Amazon.com Holiday Shopping

06:20 pm | Did you know that you can help the Caballeros raise money through all your holiday shopping on Amazon.com? To help support the ‘Cabs,’ please click on the below link and choose Hawthorne Caballeros Drum & Bugle…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

White Sabers Announce Their 2017 Production

09:07 pm | The White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps present their 2017 production: “WaterwayS” It all begins with a single drop. As water drops fall, they collect into puddles and pour into streams and currents. Rains fall from…

Nov 26 2016 / Read More »

Magic Of Scout House Winter Guard Trailer Stolen

Scout House Canada Day guard 08:43 pm | Ventures colour guard, White Sabers drum and bugle corps and other supporters of Magic of Scout House winter guard stepped forward immediately to offer assistance following the recent theft of Magic’s trailer and all the equipment…

Nov 24 2016 / Read More »

Gerard “Bob” Holton Awarded Key To City Of Bayonne

2016_skyliners_wedge_at_prelims_by_elena_dominick 07:54 pm | Congratulations to Gerard “Bob” Holton, President of the New York Skyliners Board of Directors, Skyliner Lifetime member, and Member of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame – to name a few things – on being…

Nov 23 2016 / Read More »

Meet The 2017 Hawthorne Caballeros Executive Management Team

07:22 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are lead by a team of well-respected drum corps individuals. At the 2017 Open House, they will be able to provide answers to all questions, including: What are the financial obligations for the…

Nov 23 2016 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Announces 2017 Color Guard Staff

07:00 pm | Bobbey Biddle, Color Guard Caption Head, Michelle Adcock, Visual Ensemble Coordinator, and the Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to introduce the 2017 Color Guard Staff! Louis Hellinger Louis Hellinger is a NJ resident and has over 20…

Nov 22 2016 / Read More »

DCUK And DCI Build Partnership With SoundSport

KidsgroveScouts 07:55 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK) are pleased to announce that they are entering into strategic partnership with Drum Corps International (DCI) and, as well as continuing to offer DrumLine Battle™, will now also be integrating SoundSport®…

Dec 6 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Lead Remembrance Day Parade

2013_TMB 05:10 pm | With so much going on in our world, Sunday 13 November was a time for a full stop and reflection. An incredibly important entry in the TMB calendar, the young marching band and colourguard were once…

Nov 18 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Parade With Hamleys At Lakeside

Press Release Photo 1 - TMB DCUK Finals 07:17 pm | The excited youngsters of Thurrock Marching Brass were asked by the world famous toy store, Hamleys, to help create some music, fun and attention to a parade from their store at Intu Lakeside, Thurrock through the…

Nov 17 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass November 2016 Jack Petchey Winner

Thurrock_Mencap_1 05:57 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to confirm that the November 2016 winner for the Jack Petchey Achievement Award goes to Kiera Tyler. Kiera has been an exceptional member since joining Thurrock Marching Brass a short while…

Nov 15 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Announces 2017 Program

2013_TMB 09:28 pm | From May 2016, the Thurrock Marching Brass design team started working on what they hope will be an incredibly fun filled field theatrical experience. The show will once again take an historically known subject matter and…

Oct 31 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Bringing Soundsport To Essex In 2017

Thurrock_Mencap_1 05:42 pm | After a successful first experience in the Drum Corps Europe (DCE) Indoor Music Games / Drum Corps International (DCI) Soundsport in 2016, Thurrock Marching Brass is excited to announce that it will be bringing this spectacle…

Oct 29 2016 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Raise The Roof For Other Charities

img_0286 07:04 pm | On Friday 7 October, the management team behind the recently crowned British Cadet Champions, Thurrock Marching Brass put their extensive skills to good use and produced the inaugural concert that brought together some of the best…

Oct 10 2016 / Read More »

Liberty BYBA Finals 2016 Report

09:35 pm | …and so to the last competition of our season – British Youth Band Association Finals. We met at lunchtime and between rain showers managed a couple of full run throughs. We then travelled to Telford in…

Oct 9 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 »