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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 /

Meet the 2023 Cavaliers Color Guard Staff

05:02 pm | Introducing the talented crew of Color Guard instructors and industry leaders coming in to lead the CCG for our 75th anniversary season. Spearheaded by John Leonard and Markell Allen, this team comes with best-in-class industry experience…

Nov 18 2022 / Read More »

Introducing the 2023 Cavaliers Music Ensemble Specialists

05:01 pm | For our 75th anniversary season, we are thrilled to welcome three experienced pageantry experts as ensemble specialists and consultants. “The Cavaliers are incredibly excited and honored to welcome three master teachers whose names are synonymous with…

Nov 15 2022 / Read More »

Spirit of Atlanta Announces the Appointment of Key Leadership Roles Heading Into 2023 Season

04:54 pm | Spirit of Atlanta’s (SoA) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of two key leadership positions as the organization continues its restructuring process ahead of the 2023 season. First, Spirit of Atlanta board member and communications…

Nov 14 2022 / Read More »

Meet the 2023 Cavaliers Brass Staff

04:35 pm | Introducing the talented group of educators who will be teaching the brass line for our 75th season: Brass Caption Head Keith Tye and Co-Caption Head Matt Owen will be overseeing 16 talented and experienced brass instructors…

Nov 13 2022 / Read More »

NIU Concert Band Festival hosted by Phantom Regiment

04:33 pm | The NIU Concert Band Festival hosted by Phantom Regiment is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your band in one of the best venues in the Midwest. Give your students the opportunity to perform on the big…

Nov 10 2022 / Read More »

Jim Ancona Headlines Boston Crusaders Percussion Staff Additions

04:31 pm | The Boston Crusaders are excited to announce new additions to our percussion staff for the 2023 season! Headlining these additions is accomplished educator Jim Ancona in the new role of Percussion Advisor. Jarod Sullivan (battery) and…

Nov 10 2022 / Read More »

The Troopers Mourn the Loss of Pat Amann

05:01 pm | On Tuesday, October 25th, Pat Amann, a beloved husband, father, son, and friend, unexpectedly passed away. He was 54. Born to Beryl and Jill Amann of Pueblo, Colorado, Pat was a lifelong musician, hunter, and outdoor…

Nov 5 2022 / Read More »

Wilson Named Blue Stars Culinary Director

03:27 pm | The Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce the promotion of Sue Wilson to Culinary Director, a new full-time position in the organization. Sue began working with the Blue Stars’ food program in…

Nov 5 2022 / Read More »

Resignation, Kevin Lowery

08:19 pm | 7th Regiment Youth Performing Arts Organization announces the resignation of Executive Director Kevin Lowery. The board of directors has subsequently appointed Jim O’Neil to the position of Interim Executive Director, effective immediately. Mr. Lowery joined 7th…

Nov 1 2022 / Read More »

Louisiana Stars Opens Search for Corps Director

09:54 pm | The Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps Board of Directors is now opening a search for a corps director. Going into the 2022 competitive season, the Board of Directors appointed Dr. Jeremi Edwards to the position…

Oct 10 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 »

Meet the 2023 Hawthorne Caballeros Design Team

08:12 pm | Mark Monaghan – Percussion Arranger Mark is an NJ-based musician and educator currently holding the middle school band director position at Eisenhower Middle School in Roxbury NJ as well as a percussion specialist for the district.…

Oct 31 2022 / Read More »

New York Skyliners Alumni Corps Prepare for 30th Season

03:46 pm | The New York Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps wants YOU! We always welcome new members in all sections, experienced or not. If you can play a horn or drum, twirl (or carry) a flag or…

Oct 30 2022 / Read More »

2022 Minnesota Brass Banquet Awards

07:06 pm | Minnesota Brass celebrated the 2022 summer season on Saturday, October 22nd. As we embark into a new chapter of Minnesota Brass, some new traditions will take root, and we’ve got our sights on bringing some old…

Oct 27 2022 / Read More »

Cabs Announces Matt Hurley as Co-Show Coordinator

05:03 pm | Matt Hurley will be returning to the Caballeros in his role of Co-Show Coordinator. This will be Matt’s 8th year in this role. Matt brings with him a wealth of Drum Corps experience, having marched in…

Oct 17 2022 / Read More »

2022 Minnesota Brass Potluck Banquet – Saturday, October 22nd

05:09 pm | We invite all Minnesota Brass alumni to join us for an end-of-season celebration! Special thanks to Eric Molho for hosting the banquet at his party room in downtown Minneapolis ? RSVP so Eric knows how many…

Oct 7 2022 / Read More »

2022 Minnesota Brass Annual Town Hall Meeting

05:00 pm | The Minnesota Brass Board of Directors has set the Annual Meeting for 7:30 PM on Tuesday, October 18th on Zoom. The Annual Meeting is open to all who wish to attend. For meeting details and Zoom…

Sep 29 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 »

50th BYBA Annual General Meeting

09:46 am | The 50th AGM will be held on Saturday 28th January 2023 at The Coton Sports and Social Club, 52 Henry Street, Coton, Nuneaton CV11 5SQ . The time to be confirmed but likely to be later…

Nov 8 2022 / Read More »

2022 BYBA League Champions Announced

07:40 pm | The British Youth Band Association are pleased to announce the 2022 League Champions. With a league score of 30.69, an uncontested Beeches secured the title with their performance of Wonderland. This exciting retelling of Alice’s Adventures…

Sep 20 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 »

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 »