Commentary

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 /

Troopers Mourn Loss of Susie McMurry

07:26 pm | “It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to the beautiful soul that was Susie McMurry. Her incredible generosity and support of the Troopers have been instrumental in reshaping the organization, and we will be…

Feb 1 2023 / Read More »

Cadets Announce Food Team Leads for 2023

07:24 pm | It takes a talented team of generous, diligent people to sustain The Cadets through a season – people who volunteer their time and hard work to keep our members and staff well nourished through the rigors…

Jan 26 2023 / Read More »

Jersey Surf Members Launch Sneaker Drive Fundraiser to Assist with 2023 Tour Fees

07:22 pm | The performers of the Jersey Surf World Class Drum Corps (www.jerseysurf.org) are holding an athletic shoe drive fundraiser from February 1 through June 15, 2023 to raise money to offset costs of participation in the 2023…

Jan 26 2023 / Read More »

Announcing the 1st Annual Texas Crusader Classic

07:19 pm | As we get ready for the 25th Annual Crusader Classic this fall, we’re excited to announce a second tournament in San Antonio, Texas! While the corps prepares during their April rehearsal camp, join us on the…

Jan 26 2023 / Read More »

Introducing Pacific Crest’s 2023 Drum Majors

05:10 pm | Following a comprehensive audition process, Pacific Crest is proud to announce our drum major team for the 2023 season: Amy Johnson, Bridget Barragy, Justine Nava, and Steven Medina! Amy Johnson Drum Major Amy Johnson (Meridian, ID)…

Jan 16 2023 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1142: Making Breathing Exercises Fun

04:31 pm | The Colts Brass Staff shares advice to help your musicians sound better and enjoy the process of improving. With David Abrams, Chad Miller, Michael Miller, and Kara Metzger. You can listen to us below, or if…

Jan 8 2023 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame Supporting Scholars

12:38 pm | Karina Howey is a polymath, carrying a double major at the University of Michigan in Nuclear Engineering and Percussion Performance, in addition to serving as on-field conductor of the Blue Stars for the past two competition…

Jan 5 2023 / Read More »

Blue Knights Announce 2023 Drum Majors

06:30 pm | Laynie Metskar DRUM MAJOR Laynie Metsker is from Milford, Ohio, and is a sophomore at the University of Colorado Boulder studying Music Education and Bassoon Performance. At CU, she holds leadership positions in the Golden Buffalo…

Dec 31 2022 / Read More »

Bluecoats Launches Rhythm IN BLUE as SoundSport® Ensemble

11:48 am | In 2023, Rhythm IN BLUE will bring the Bluecoats Experience to any performer 18+. The Rhythm IN BLUE season will operate with a lesser time and financial commitment to performers and will culminate with a performance…

Jan 17 2023 / Read More »

Gold Experience and Audition – 1/14-1/15, 2023

12:44 pm | We are less than 1 week away from our second GOLD Experience and Audition Event for the 2023 season! Below are some updates and other important information for the upcoming event. Read the rest of the…

Jan 13 2023 / 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 »

Kory Esterberg Nominated to MBI Board

04:15 pm | At its recent meeting, Minnesota Brass’ Board of Directors nominated Kory Esterberg to become a new member of the board. As outlined in the bylaws of the organization, the boards’ nomination need to be ratified by…

Jan 19 2023 / Read More »

Mad Plaid Concert Brass Announcement

04:06 pm | Dear Kiltie Fans and Friends! Mad Plaid Brass is looking for experienced horn players to join our ensemble. MAD PLAID BRASS is a sit-down Concert Bugle Corps, featuring an assortment of both Kiltie and contemporary charts.…

Jan 16 2023 / Read More »

White Sabers Rebrand Ahead of 2023 Season

07:15 pm | 2022 was an important year in both White Sabers and Drum Corps Associates history. For the White Sabers, The Corps officially relocated from Dansville, NY to the Rochester suburb of Gates, NY. And for DCA, the…

Dec 25 2022 / Read More »

Cabs Announces 2023 Brass Team

04:26 pm | Kyle Risch – Brass Caption Head Kyle Risch, Conductor, is in his tenth year as a public school educator and seventh with the Hawthorne Caballeros. He currently resides at Stetson Middle School where he teaches all…

Dec 18 2022 / Read More »

Cabs Announces 2023 Caption Heads

04:12 pm | Taylor Aves – Color Guard Co-Caption Head Taylor is incredibly excited to be returning as color guard caption head for the 2023 season! Taylor marched with the Mechanicsburg Color Guard in the Scholastic A, Open, and…

Nov 22 2022 / Read More »

Introducing the 2023 Hawthorne Caballeros Battery Staff

04:51 pm | Kirby Marino – Battery Coordinator Kirby is a percussion educator and arranger based in New Jersey. He started his marching career at Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He then went on to march quads…

Nov 19 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 »

Introducing Marching Bands United Kingdom

07:28 pm | Introducing Marching Bands United Kingdom an independent platform helping to promote the banding activity nationally and locally. Connecting thousands of musicians between hundreds of Marching and Brass Bands from across the musical spectrum. Helping to promote community events…

Jan 26 2023 / Read More »

Open Rehearsal

04:38 pm | Friday 13 January we will hold an open rehearsal of the Juliana Orchestra. After a successful performance in De Spot, we will continue in the new year to ensure that we can do more performances in…

Dec 19 2022 / Read More »

DCUK 2023 is not far away

03:28 pm | The DCUK Board recently met with the 2022 Members Corps and discussed their plans for next summer and are now pleased to advise that there are 3 contests scheduled for the 2023 season plus the British…

Dec 17 2022 / Read More »

MPAUK Safeguarding and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion sessions

03:14 pm | For 2023, as part of the conditions of membership for both DCUK (& our sister organisation Winter Guard United Kingdom), Member Organisations are now required to attend introductory online sessions on two very important subjects. The…

Dec 16 2022 / Read More »

2022 Individuals and Ensembles

05:01 pm | Saturday 26th November saw the 2022 BYBA & TYMBA Individuals and Ensembles competition take place. There were 71 entries from 20 bands across both associations. We hope that you enjoyed all of the performances as much…

Nov 26 2022 / Read More »

10 december: Juliana & Friends

05:01 pm | Since 1933, this Middelburg music association can be seen and heard in Middelburg. For the past year, the association has taken a completely different tack. They will show this for the first time on December 10.…

Nov 20 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 »

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 »