Commentary

Inside the Arc – Dave Hill: A Beautiful Mind

It seems clear that some are born with abilities and potential a cut above the rest of us mere…

May 5 2023 /

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 /

Bluecoats 2024 Summer Season & National Tour

09:37 pm | WITH A RENEWED FOCUS ON ARTS EDUCATION, 2024 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: The grand opening of the Bluecoats EN-RICH-MENT Arts Education Center in Downtown Canton. The return of one of the nation’s largest drum corps shows –…

Feb 21 2024 / Read More »

Introducing Our 2024 Drum Majors

07:11 pm | On February 20, 2024, in Member News, News We are proud to introduce our three drum majors who will be leading the corps in 2024! Please welcome Wes Booker, Joe Zishka, and Marielle Chrupcala to the…

Feb 21 2024 / Read More »

Blue Stars Hall of Fame Nominations – Class of 2024

07:06 pm | The Blue Stars Hall of Fame committee is now accepting nominations for the Blue Stars Hall of Fame, Class of 2024. This year, up to three (3) new inductees will join the esteemed members of the…

Feb 21 2024 / Read More »

Carolina Crown to Collaborate with Composer John Mackey

05:44 pm | As excitement for the summer continues to build, we are thrilled to welcome world-renowned composer John Mackey! Mackey has been commissioned to compose an original piece for Crown’s upcoming production. “The addition of John to the…

Feb 19 2024 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1201: Howard Weinstein- Three Things I Wish I Had Known

04:35 pm | Howard shares keys to gaining perspective and getting good advice as he looks back at his early years of teaching. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you…

Feb 18 2024 / Read More »

Announcing Chris McCarthy as Guard Designer & Caption Supervisor

04:08 pm | The Troopers are extremely excited to announce the addition of Chris McCarthy as the Troopers Colorguard Designer and Caption Supervisor. Chris has an extensive background in the Colorguard world. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director…

Feb 16 2024 / Read More »

Show the Troopers Love with Scholarship Support

06:40 pm | Now is the perfect time to show our 2024 Troopers some love! You help us put the best corps on the field when you give to our Mick & Susie McMurry Scholarship fund. This fund provides…

Feb 15 2024 / Read More »

Marching to the Beat of Love: A Spirit Valentine’s Day

07:14 pm | In the world of drum corps, you easily find passion and perseverance, and it’s easy for emotions to run high. At Spirit of Atlanta, this passion extends beyond music and performances, weaving a tapestry of enduring…

Feb 14 2024 / Read More »

Blue Saints Looking For Members

06:35 pm | We are looking for members from ages 12-21. Come be a part of the 72nd edition of The Blue Saints Drum and Bugle Corps. This is a FREE program that promotes discipline, teamwork and builds self…

Feb 15 2024 / Read More »

News From the Top – February, 2024

05:27 pm | Join Us for a Birthday Party for Dr. Cecil Austin Sunday, February 18th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm Meyer’s Restaurant at 4260 South 76th Street in Greenfield, WI A family style broasted chicken and polish sausage…

Feb 5 2024 / Read More »

The Spartans Welcome Brian Murphy as Design and Staff Advisor for the 2024 Season!

06:40 pm | Brian brings a vast background to the Spartans with over 50 years of experience. Most recently Brian was the Program Coordinator and Corps Director for The Cadets for the 2023 season. Brian was also the Visual…

Jan 23 2024 / Read More »

2024 Gold Audition Update – Jan 14-15, 2024

03:48 pm | We are less than 1 week away from our first GOLD Experience and Audition Event of 2024, and I am looking forward to seeing you there! Below are some updates and other important information for the…

Jan 11 2024 / Read More »

Spartans Announce Jan Camp dates and their Brass to the Max performance with Symphony NH!

07:56 pm | The next Spartans Audition camp is Jan 13 -14 for Brass and Percussion only, there will be no Color Guard attendance again until April. The Jan camp will be held at Elm St Middle school in…

Jan 2 2024 / Read More »

2024 Gold Audition Update – Dec 16-17, 2023

05:06 pm | We are less than 1 week away from our first GOLD Experience and Audition Event for the 2024 season, and I am looking forward to seeing you there! Below are some updates and other important information…

Dec 12 2023 / Read More »

Raiders Announce 2024 Design Team

04:13 pm | The Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce our design team for the 2024 season. We couldn’t pull off our 2024 production without this team! Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 20 2023 / Read More »

Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps Launches the “Southwind Legacy Project” to Empower Future Generations of Musicians of both the Spartans and Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps

04:29 pm | The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce the formation of the “Southwind Legacy Project.” This is an exciting partnership between the Spartans and the leadership of Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps. This groundbreaking…

Nov 16 2023 / Read More »

Countdown to February Camp!

04:33 pm | The Countdown has begun. Just one week until our next camp! Save the Date: February 24th and 25th, 2024 Brass Only Saturday – Check-In Begins at 10:30am with rehearsal from 11am to 8pm Full Corps Sunday…

Feb 18 2024 / Read More »

Exciting News! New York Skyliners January Camp Takes Flight in Binghamton, NY!

04:48 pm | The New York Skyliners are setting up camp at the vibrant American Legion Post 80 in Binghamton, NY, this upcoming weekend on January 27th and 28th, 2024! American Legion Post 80 sets the stage for an…

Jan 22 2024 / Read More »

Unveiling the Wings of Transformation: ‘One Day I’ll Fly’ – A Journey with the New York Skyliners in 2024

05:37 pm | The New York Skyliners are set to take audiences on a mesmerizing journey of transformation with their 2024 show, “One Day, I’ll Fly”. Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poignant words, the show explores the beauty of the…

Jan 17 2024 / Read More »

Happy New Year from the New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps!

06:14 pm | Let the echoes of our shared passion for drum corps resonate as we embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. ? Together, we’ll create unforgettable moments, forge lasting connections, and compose a collection of triumphs.…

Jan 1 2024 / Read More »

Wishing You Happy Holidays from the New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps!

05:53 pm | As the festive season unfolds, the New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps extends warm wishes to our incredible community! May the joy of the holidays fill your hearts with laughter, love, and moments to cherish.…

Dec 25 2023 / Read More »

Countdown to New York Skyliners December Camp: Only One Week Away!

04:13 pm | Skyliners, the beat is building, and the excitement is palpable! Can you feel it? In just ONE WEEK, the sounds of our December camp will fill the air at Owego Free Academy, and we want YOU…

Dec 9 2023 / Read More »

Meet the 2024 New York Skyliners Brass Staff!

04:39 pm | In the world of the New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps, where each note is a heartbeat and every melody a legacy, the anticipation is electric. As we gear up for a phenomenal 2024 season,…

Dec 2 2023 / Read More »

Join us for an NFL Fun-Raiser!

04:28 pm | Join us for an afternoon of football and pizza! All proceeds benefit the NJ DCI All-age corps: The Hawthorne Caballeros, the Bushwackers, and Fusion Core! The event starts at 12:30pm with a WILD CARD GAME at…

Nov 30 2023 / Read More »

Outcomes from the 51st AGM of the British Youth Band Association

05:06 pm | The AGM held on 27th September 2024 in Atherstone was well attended, with 20 people in attendance and a further 3 bands being represented by proxy. Before the meeting Paul Morgan outlined his vision and plans…

Feb 5 2024 / Read More »

Details Confirmed for 51st BYBA AGM

04:11 pm | Details have been confirmed for the 51st Annual General Meeting of the British Youth Band Association The AGM will take place on Saturday 27th January 2024 at the Atherstone Red Lion Hotel – 99 Long Street,…

Dec 9 2023 / Read More »

Baritone sax wanted!

04:35 pm | Do you like to join us with the latest and hippest orchestra in Zeeland? The Pop Collective is looking to complete a baritone saxom. The band currently consists of about 22 members and consists of brass,…

Dec 1 2023 / Read More »

2024 BYBA Membership Now Open

04:32 pm | Membership of the British Youth Band Association for 2024 is now open! Join us for our 50th Anniversary year and help us celebrate in style. Membership of BYBA is open to any marching band, however we…

Dec 1 2023 / Read More »

2023 BYBA I&E Postponed

07:40 pm | The 2023 Individuals and Ensembles (I&E) competiton, scheduled for Sunday 19th November, is unfortunately being postponed until the new year. We are currently exploring dates around the end of January and will confirm a new date…

Nov 14 2023 / Read More »

51st BYBA AGM

08:35 pm | The 51st AGM will be held on Saturday 27th January 2024 at a venue to be confirmed in the Midlands. The exact time is also to be confirmed but will be in the afternoon. Further information…

Oct 27 2023 / Read More »

BYBA Individuals and Ensembles 2023

04:33 pm | Fancy yourself as the next Star of the Marching Arts? BYBA’s Individuals and Ensembles (I&E) competition is your chance to stand up and show the rest of the banding world what you’re capable of. We have…

Oct 14 2023 / Read More »

BYBA National Championships 2023

05:23 pm | There’s just under a month to go until the BYBA National Championships take place at Steel Park, Corby, on the 8th October. Bands and corps from across the UK will fight it out for the title…

Sep 16 2023 / 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 »