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Inside the Arc – The Book of Norman

Sometime in the fall of 1971, I was walking down Waverly Place in Greenwich Village with a friend. A…

Sep 4 2022 /

Inside the Arc – The Ace of Bugles

As everyone knows, the Greeks had their Mt. Olympus, the Romans their Pantheon, and the Norse their Valhalla, special…

May 26 2021 /

Inside the Arc – Three Who Matter

Today he’d be called a “Dreamer”, qualified for the DACA Program, but those terms didn’t exist in 1947 when…

Jul 4 2020 /

Inside the Arc – The Quest

Few are left who know much about it now, and many of them aren’t certain whether it was real…

Nov 19 2019 /

Inside the Arc – A little ditty ’bout Chick and Diane

When she was a very young girl, she had a little problem with her wrist and hand, so she…

Apr 7 2018 /

Inside the Arc – Horns, Drums, and Gratitude

It’s just barely visible and you can miss it even after you know it’s there. Still, if you’ve ever…

Nov 9 2017 /

2023 Phantom Regiment Audition Registration Now Open

03:09 pm | Start your journey to membership with The Phantom Regiment! Our audition process begins with a simple online application process. From there, you may choose an optional virtual audition. Participating in a virtual audition is an opportunity…

Sep 25 2022 / Read More »

Audition for the 2023 Blue Stars

07:46 pm | Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the 2023 Blue Stars!\ Follow the steps below to begin the audition process. Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 16 2022 / Read More »

2022 Pacific Crest Awards Luncheon

02:54 pm | Celebrating all those who contributed to the 2022 season, more than 240 individuals attended the Pacific Crest Annual Awards Luncheon on Sunday, September 11. Here are some photos from the event: Read the rest of the…

Sep 15 2022 / Read More »

BAC 2023 Begins Now

04:32 pm | Fresh off of a historic summer, the Boston Crusaders are now casting for our 2023 season! Spots are open in all sections including brass, battery, front ensemble, our three-time George Zingali Award-winning color guard, and drum…

Sep 12 2022 / Read More »

Announcing the 2023 Cavaliers Visual Design Team

04:30 pm | In 2023, The Cavaliers welcome a class of Drum Corps International designers with rich world-class experience and a fresh, current perspective. The 2023 design team includes: Jeremy Hunt: Visual Designer John Leonard: Color Guard Caption Supervisor…

Sep 12 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1122: DCI 2022 Wrap-up 4- Behind the Blue

03:04 pm | Six members of the Blue Devils talk about their summer. With Jared Geer, Haydin Pazdur, Shelby Stratton, Alvina Zhang, Daniel Novoa, and Daniel DuBose. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take…

Sep 11 2022 / Read More »

BACBattery to Perform at PASIC 2022

02:44 pm | We are proud to announce that the BACBattery will be performing at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) this year! Our entire battery will travel to Indianapolis in November to perform excerpts from our 2022…

Sep 9 2022 / Read More »

2023 Blue Stars Design Team and Caption Heads

02:32 pm | The Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the outstanding team of designers and educators that will be leading the organization during the 2023 season. Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 8 2022 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Win Drum Corps International Championship

04:21 pm | Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) is incredibly proud to announce that on August 7th, 2022, The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets (SCVC) won the Drum Corps International Open Class Championships! Winning this title through Drum Corps…

Aug 24 2022 / Read More »

Spartans Moving Into 2023

01:38 pm | Thank you for an amazing summer, Spartans. ??? Our 2022 season might be over, but our 2023 registration is now OPEN! Join us on our next journey – camp dates are as follows: November 19th and…

Aug 15 2022 / Read More »

Spartans Heading To DCI World Championships

06:32 pm | After a successful first season tour down south, the corps is now making its way through the US as it heads to Lucas Oil Stadium for DCI championships. To follow the corps, please go to DCI.ORG…

Jul 30 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1111: DCI 50- River City Rhythm Promotes Inclusion

06:15 pm | The drum major team discusses their job with the corps and how they promote inclusion and diversity within the corps. With Sydney Martin, Anders Peterson, Sophia Fenske, and Red Wilhelm. You can listen to us below,…

Jul 27 2022 / Read More »

THAT! Returns For SoundSport 2022

08:08 pm | Want the opportunity to participate in SoundSport but don’t have the time or desire to spend months rehearsing? Want to be a part of a group that epitomizes the objective of the SoundSport activity; perform an…

Jul 21 2022 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – July 2022

12:49 pm | Are you going to bring your instrument? Play along with alumni of the Kilts, Pioneer, and other corps of old? Why not??? Drum equipment will be available and some horns to be used for the event.…

Jul 14 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1107: DCI 50- Southwind Builds Continuity

12:45 pm | Lawrence LeClaire on the unique challenges of this season and the importance of volunteering. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes and…

Jul 14 2022 / Read More »

The Season Is Here! Let The Summer Games Begin!

03:13 pm | We are preparing our production of “On The Edge” for our first group of performances. Saturday, July 2nd Quincy Ma Sunday, July 3rd Lynn MA Monday, July 4 Parades in Chelmsford MA and Merrimack NH. Then…

Jun 24 2022 / Read More »

2023 Hawthorne Caballeros Open House: 11/26-27

04:47 pm | Join us for our 2023 Open House at Passaic County Technical Institute! Coming off a spectacular 76th season, the corps is excited to start the 77th chapter of the Hawthorne Caballeros. Open House Dates/Times: Saturday, November…

Sep 13 2022 / Read More »

Community Foundation provides $1,800 grant to support Scout House

04:33 pm | Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation (CNDCF) has provided an $1,800 grant to help with instruction costs of Scout House Youth Band, formerly known as Preston Scout House Cadets drum and bugle corps. The youth organization…

Sep 12 2022 / Read More »

2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Staff & Marching Member Mark Fisher Hosts Virtual Brass Clinic Series

02:58 pm | Ready to elevate your brass performance skills? Cabs trumpet player and visual staff member Mark Fisher is ready to help! Mark will be hosting a FREE bi-weekly brass clinic series to help high brass players increase…

Sep 7 2022 / Read More »

Caballeros Mourn the Passing of Lou Storck

02:30 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are profoundly heartbroken to share the loss of Lou Storck. Louie has been a part of the Caballeros since 1966, and has worn many hats within this organization- from color guard captain to…

Sep 6 2022 / Read More »

DCA titles awarded to Buccaneers, Hurricanes, Fusion at memorable 2022 finale

02:10 pm | The 2022 Drum Corps Associates summer season came to an exciting and resounding finish Sunday night, as rainy conditions held off and a dozen bright competitive drum corps performances shined through, with three corps ultimately earning…

Sep 5 2022 / Read More »

Buccaneers, Hurricanes, Fusion top class ranks at closely-contested DCA Prelims

01:44 pm | To kick off competitive action at the 2022 Drum Corps Associates World Championships, Reading Buccaneers, Hurricanes and Fusion Core took top marks in their respective classes in Saturday’s key DCA Prelims event. The Prelims featured 12…

Sep 4 2022 / Read More »

Entertainment, camaraderie shine at DCA I&E, Mini-Corps event

05:01 pm | The smell of fresh street food and the sounds of instruments, conversing fans and cheers of approval filled Riverside Convention Center as the city of Rochester came alive Friday night for the opening event of Drum…

Sep 3 2022 / Read More »

DCA receives warm welcome in 2022 Rochester return

04:49 pm | Drum Corps Associates kicked off its long-awaited championship weekend in Rochester, New York with an introductory press conference, held at the Holiday Inn-Downtown Rochester’s Grand Ballroom. Rochester mayor Malik Evans, Monroe County deputy county executive Corinda…

Sep 2 2022 / Read More »

BYBA National Championships 2022

04:50 pm | There’s just a month to go until the BYBA National Championships take place at Steel Park, Corby, on the 2nd October. Bands and corps from across the UK will fight it out for the title of…

Sep 2 2022 / Read More »

Nominations Open For BYBA Awards

01:02 pm | Nominations are now open for BYBA’s end of season awards. Each year, at the National Championships, awards are presented to individuals worthy of special recognition. These awards are the Terry Kemp Memorial Trophy and the Marie…

Aug 27 2022 / Read More »

BYBA Set For Second Half

03:49 pm | After a short summer break, BYBA returns to the competition field in September. There are 3 competitions left until the end of the season; bands have been split out into classes and the stage is set,…

Aug 21 2022 / Read More »

New Arrangers For 2022 BYBA Season

05:24 pm | BYBA welcomes three new arrangers onto the scene for the 2022 season. Warwick Corps of Drums and Revolution have both announced changes to their music teams. Warwick Warwick have announced that Abi C-V has arranged their…

Jul 15 2022 / Read More »

Music Revolution – Review

08:02 pm | The 19th of June saw the long-awaited return of contesting to the British Youth Band Association and proof positive that the UK marching band activity is still alive and kicking following its enforced absence. Speaking to…

Jul 1 2022 / Read More »

The European Drum Corps Championships Are Back

07:49 pm | After a 2 year hiatus the European Drum Corps Championships will be returning in 2022 The last event was held in 2019 and on Saturday 24th September 2022 the event will be back and will be…

Jun 9 2022 / Read More »

BYBA Announce Composition Competition

07:59 pm | The British Youth Band Association (BYBA) celebrate their golden anniversary in 2024. To mark the occasion, they are launching a special Composition Competition to find a new march. Read the rest of the article here.…

Jun 3 2022 / Read More »

Musicians Wanted

07:04 pm | We are looking for musicians for our new show orchestra. Currently, the orchestra consists of about 25 musicians. We play contemporary music. From rock and pop to big band music and soul. To complete the group,…

May 24 2022 / 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »