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Reading Buccaneers To Receive 2017 Pagoda Award

Berks Arts Council will honor Berks County’s championship drum and bugle corps, the Reading Buccaneers, with the 2017 Pagoda Award for Excellence in the Arts for 60 years of unparalleled performance excellence at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 3, at DoubleTree by Hilton Reading. The Pagoda Award coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Reading Buccaneers […]

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2017 Hawthorne Caballeros Host Successful Camp Weekend

It has been a while since there has been a news update on the 2017 campaign. Our December camp was snowed out, but that didn’t mean progress stopped! Brass and percussion members continued to receive instruction until everyone met again at North Warren Regional HS on 1/14-1/15. Both brass and percussion sections continued to work […]

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In The News – Sacred Heart University Band And CT Hurricanes Form Partnership

Sacred Heart University’s band program and the CT Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps have formed a new educational partnership to strengthen the musical education opportunities each organization provides its members. “Both SHU and the CT Hurricanes share the goal of providing quality educational experiences,” said Keith Johnston, the University’s director of bands. “The Hurricanes have […]

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2017 Florida Brass Open House

Florida Brass Drum and Bugle Corps Celebrates its 14th year of entertaining thousands in the sunshine state. Sunday January 29th is the corps “Open House” at 12:30pm At the Lakeland Elks Lodge, 4529 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33183 High school band and college band members are always welcome. REFRESHMENTS, FUN AND ALOT OF GOOD OLD […]

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Scout House Will Use 2017 As Rebuilding Year

Scout House Band will use 2017 as a rebuilding year, with a regular rehearsal and performance schedule to resume in January, 2018. All current Band members will continue to rehearse regularly in preparation for performances in street parades and concerts as the Silver Leaves ensemble and percussion accompaniment. Read the rest of the article here.

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World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Drummer John Dowlan Passes

John Dowlan, a member of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame since 1987, passed away in Weeki Wachee, Florida the morning of Wednesday, December 21 after suffering a series of strokes over the past few years. He was nicknamed the ‘baron of back sticking’ after developing the technique in the late 1940s, then teaching […]

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World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Member John Arietano Passes

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member John Arietano passed away in early December after struggling with cancer. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996. He was also a member of the Buglers Hall of Fame, inducted in June, 2005. He had been taking part in drum corps activities continuously since he […]

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Scout House Seeking Band Director/Business Manager

Preston Scout House Band Inc. is seeking expressions of interest from individuals qualified to serve in the new position of Band Director/Business Manager. Anyone interested should submit a complete resume including qualifications, previous experience and special skills to the Scout House Board of Directors secretary at email scouthousesecretary [at] yahoo [dot] ca no later than […]

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DCA Returns To Long Island For The First Time In 20 Years

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DCA Holds Winter Meeting And Rules Congress

Drum Corps Associates recently held their Rules Congress and Winter meeting in Baltimore, Maryland with a few new changes added. The use of all brass instruments was approved by the directors. All brass instruments played by buzzing of the lips, made of metal and pitched in any key, and any number of valves may be […]

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