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WDCHOF Member Jack Pratt Passes

John S. “Jack” Pratt, one of the most prolific percussion writers in the drum and bugle corps community, passed away early Monday, April 6 2020 from advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease. He had also undergone triple-bypass heart surgery in December 2000. Because of the effects of the current corona virus pandemic, family members are not […]

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Now Accepting Nominations To The Colts Hall Of Fame

The Colts are now accepting nominations for the Hall Of Fame Class of 2020! Any member of the public may nominate an individual for induction into the Colts Hall of Fame by submitting a letter describing the reasons their nominee should be considered, along with a brief description of the role and history of contributions […]

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In The News – Canton Bluecoats Face Uncertainty After DCI Season Canceled

It was one of the hardest and most emotional phone calls Mike Scott has made. With about 300 Canton Bluecoat corps members, staff and family on the call, the organization’s chief executive officer delivered the season-ending news. Drums Corps International had canceled the 2020 summer tour. Read the rest of the article here.

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In The News – Students Aging Out Of Cancelled Marching Band Competition Given Second Chance

Hundreds of the country’s best marching band members won’t get the chance to show off this year despite having already been preparing for months. COVID-19 brought the Drum Corps International competition to a halt, and for some, they may never get the chance to play in it again. Read the rest of the article here.

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Thoughts From Phantom Regiment Members

After the devastating announcement last week that the 2020 drum corps season had been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we reached out to a few members to hear what they thought of the situation. Here’s what they had to say; “This summer would have been my 5th and final summer with my Phamily. I […]

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Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Tracy Avila

Name: Tracy Avila What year(s) did you march in the Blue Knights? 1988-1990 , 2018 Alumni Corps What section? 1988 Cymbals 1989-1990 Front Ensemble Read the rest of the article here.

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Help The Cavaliers March On Through The Years

2020 is the 72nd year of The Cavaliers existence. That existence and the momentum we have worked so hard to achieve is now threatened by the COVID-19 virus and the cancellation of the 2020 DCI season. The administration and the Board of Directors have enacted a plan to significantly reduce operating expenses but those actions […]

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Help Blue Knights March On To 2021

Events we could never imagine, until it became real. This was a devastating blow to our members AND to the financial stability of Ascend Performing Arts. All major funding sources such as Drums Along the Rockies, performance fees, and Bingo games have been canceled or suspended (learn more about how Ascend is responding to this […]

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2020 DCI Tour Cancellation Corps Announcements

With the cancellation of the 2020 Drum Corps International tour, many member corps have posted their own announcements and information specific to their organizations. Instead of posting each one individually, Drum Corps Planet has collated them in this post for easy reference.

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Member Corps Vote To Cancel 2020 DCI Tour

We know this is a difficult time for everyone as we all respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The events worldwide have impacted Drum Corps International as well, forcing cancellation of the 2020 Summer Tour as of Wednesday, March 25. DCI’s voting membership unanimously reached the difficult decision with great regret after thorough evaluation of numerous […]

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