Commentary

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 /

Inside the Arc – Color Pre or Take a Knee

There once was a time in Drum Corps when the color guard was the Gulag to which were sent…

Sep 30 2017 /

Bluecoats Introduces Inaugural Class Of Bluecoats Fellows

2019 Bluecoats 08:09 pm | Built as a centerpiece initiative of the Bluecoats 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Bluecoats Fellowship aims to create a pathway to a more diverse and inclusive world in the marching arts. Bluecoats Fellows are individuals who are…

May 9 2022 / Read More »

CAE Releases 2021 Annual Report & Financials

07:06 pm | The Board of Directors for Cadets Arts & Entertainment, Inc. (CAE) has approved the release of the organization’s Annual Report for 2021, along with the organization’s tax return. “Hundreds of donors have placed their faith in…

Apr 30 2022 / Read More »

Bret Kuhn And Richard Saucedo Inducted Into The DCI Hall Of Fame

07:24 pm | Today, Drum Corps International unveiled their three 2022 Hall of Fame inductees, to be awarded at this year’s DCI World Championships. Of the three winners, two are former leaders within the Rosemont Cavaliers organization: Bret Kuhn,…

Apr 28 2022 / Read More »

Boston Crusaders Giving Day 2022 Is On May 22nd

07:10 pm | Giving Day kicks off the 2022 season with celebration of all things BAC, just as the corps begins their first full day of move-ins! This season marks 50 years of DCI and as a charter member…

Apr 27 2022 / Read More »

2022 World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Associate Members

08:13 pm | Six new associate members will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame during the 2022 banquet and ceremony to be held in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in November. Associate members have dedicated at least…

Apr 26 2022 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Class Of 2022 Inductees

07:26 pm | Six new Regular members from Canada and the United States will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame during the 2022 banquet and ceremony to be held in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in November.…

Apr 25 2022 / Read More »

2022 Tour Of Champions – Northern Illinois Tickets Now On Sale

07:02 pm | The sounds of brass and beating drums return to DeKalb and NIU Huskie Stadium on July 9, 2022, promising to bring excitement and pageantry to the campus of Northern Illinois University. Phantom Regiment is proud to…

Apr 24 2022 / Read More »

BD Performing Arts Introduces New Leadership

06:51 pm | BD Performing Arts (BDPA) is pleased to announce that Jim Verrett will be joining the organization as Chief Executive Officer in early May 2022. Shaun Gallant, who has been with BDPA since 2018, is stepping down…

Apr 22 2022 / Read More »

Blue Devils C Announce 2022 Program

07:26 pm | After 2 years away, Blue Devils C is back in action this summer and incredibly excited to announce their 2022 program – It’s About Time! Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock… At its heart, this year’s program is literally…

May 6 2022 / Read More »

2022 Spartans May Update

06:52 pm | The corps is moving along nicely! April camp was great and one minute of the show was staged . Fantastic work by the students, staff and parents who helped feed/chaperone the corps. May is a busy…

May 5 2022 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – St. Patrick’s Day Review

04:17 pm | As the Corps began its 61st year, we celebrated with a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day party. As we all repeated in the Corps Prayer, “The Togetherness and Friendship we share” was renewed by the 75 members…

Apr 14 2022 / Read More »

2022 Spartans Spring Season To Begin

07:47 pm | April camps will be here soon. Last minute sign ups are welcome. From these camps forward ALL sections should be in attendance The camps for the month of April are : April 23 and 24- Starts…

Mar 21 2022 / Read More »

2022 Spartans Brass Open House

12:23 pm | On Sunday, March 20th at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club, we will be hosting a brass rehearsal day. The day will begin at 9AM and end at 5PM. We ask everyone to bring a bag…

Mar 9 2022 / Read More »

2022 Louisiana Stars Brass Staff Announcement

08:34 pm | Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps presents the 2022 brass instructional staff. Our returning team of educators led by veteran caption head Eric Gaudet is excited to return to continue the growth of the Louisiana Stars…

Feb 24 2022 / Read More »

Congratulations, Jonathan Miller

08:16 pm | The 7th Regiment Youth Performing Arts Organization extends a heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Miller’s election to the position of Vice President! During the Annual Meeting, held on February 20th, 2022, Dr. Miller was elected to…

Feb 23 2022 / Read More »

2022 Spartans March 20th Brass Only Practice Scheduled

09:07 pm | We also want to inform all brass players, that we have added a BRASS ONLY practice to the schedule on March 20th from 9 to 4 at the Nashua Boys Club. We are still looking to…

Feb 20 2022 / Read More »

Grand Prix 2022 Tickets On Sale

07:40 pm | We’re two months away from the 56th Annual Drum Corps Grand Prix. This is one of DCA’s most popular competitions. Get your tickets before we’re sold out! When: Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 6:30pm (Gates open…

May 8 2022 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass, Inc. Inducted Into The Minnesota Music Hall Of Fame

07:30 pm | Minnesota Brass, Inc. is honored to announce it has been inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. This esteemed award recognizes MBI’s 75 years of excellence across multiple ensembles and an undeniable contribution to Minnesota’s…

May 2 2022 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Summer 2022 Interest Camp May 14th

07:15 pm | It’s been a while, hasn’t it? COVID took away multiple winter and summer seasons, but it’s time we get back outside and we need you! To gauge interest among members new and old, we’ll be holding…

Apr 25 2022 / Read More »

Preston Scout House Leader Tom Weiler Passes

06:27 pm | Memorial mass for Tom Weiler, who initiated and helped administrate Preston Scout House Alumni Band activities for 30 years, was held at St. Clement’s Parish in Cambridge on April 13, 2022. At age 76, he passed…

Apr 21 2022 / Read More »

Jim Dugan To Join World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame

05:06 pm | The Bushwackers are excited to announce that our Executive Director, Jim Dugan, will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame this fall. Jim began his tenure with the Bushwackers in 1983 as a…

Apr 19 2022 / Read More »

2022 DCA Championships Preview

04:38 pm | For the first time in three years, Drum Corps Associates live events are back and in-person and that means the highly-anticipated return of the season-ending DCA Championships, set for their usual Labor Day weekend dates. The…

Apr 16 2022 / Read More »

2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Color Guard Auditions

03:44 pm | Join our award-winning color guard this summer! Our 2022 color guard auditions will be held April 30th and May 1st. Can’t make that weekend? We are also accepting video auditions! (Video auditions must be submitted no…

Apr 12 2022 / Read More »

In The News – Remaining Reading Buccaneers’ Founder Reflects On A Legacy Of Victory And Family

09:13 pm | It’s carefully crafted chaos: a whirlwind of sound and movement. The music seems magnetic, its rhythm guiding the black-clad ensemble of drummers and trumpeters as they glide across the field. Dancers twirl purple flags, swirling and…

Mar 31 2022 / Read More »

Scholarship Supports Spartans Season For Liberty’s Lauren Walton

07:38 pm | A Liberty colourguard member is celebrating after being awarded a $1000 scholarship. Lauren Walton, 18, has been performing with Liberty from the age of 11. Currently the guard captain, she has performed with the colourguard for…

Apr 29 2022 / Read More »

Juliana Orchestra

07:37 pm | Juliana is going to start with a new, hip and cool show orchestra. The Juliana Orchestra will be an orchestra with a great diversity of instruments and swinging and cool music. More info to follow! Read…

Apr 29 2022 / Read More »

St George’s Day Returns For BYBA Bands

07:13 pm | St George’s Day is the annual day of celebration for England’s patron saint, who is said to have vanquished a dragon and rescued a princess centuries ago. It is celebrated on the 23rd of April each…

Apr 25 2022 / Read More »

Meet The Council: Gary Roylance

11:58 am | Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. This week we are…

Mar 8 2022 / Read More »

Meet The Council: Clive Burd

06:17 pm | Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. This week we are…

Feb 21 2022 / Read More »

Meet The Council: Lisa Valentine

06:17 pm | Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. This week we are…

Feb 14 2022 / Read More »

Meet The Council: Luke Taylor

07:24 pm | Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. This week we are…

Feb 7 2022 / Read More »

Meet The Council: Andrew Horton

01:08 pm | Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. This week we are…

Feb 1 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 »