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 /

Scott Boerma to Be Inducted in DCI Hall of Fame, Class of 2024

04:07 pm | The Madison Scouts are honored to announce that Scott Boerma, alumnus and long-time music arranger, has been selected for induction to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame. Scott has served passionately in the drum corps…

Apr 12 2024 / Read More »

Phantom Regiment Now Hiring: Medical Team

04:05 pm | Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps is hiring Medical Team members for the 2024 season. Medical team members will be responsible for providing on-site medical support and care to our members during rehearsals and competitions throughout…

Apr 12 2024 / Read More »

On The Back Hash EP. #71- Cadets No More & WGI Winterguard Worlds Preview

04:26 pm | The boys are back this week with a new episode! They discuss the recent news from the Cadets bankruptcy news, and preview the WGI Winterguard World Championships. Cadets Statement: https://cadets.org/cadets-arts-entertainment-cae-files-bankruptcy WGI Guard Schedule: https://www.flomarching.com/events/11562152-2024-wgi-color-guard-world-championships/schedule Read the…

Apr 11 2024 / Read More »

National Sibling Day 2024

04:24 pm | As we honor the special bond between siblings on National Sibling’s Day, Spirit of Atlanta is proud to showcase some of the sibling duos who have graced the corps with their talent, dedication, and undeniable spirit!…

Apr 11 2024 / Read More »

A legendary team assembled as Ensemble Specialists for The Academy 2024

04:23 pm | The Academy is extremely excited to welcome Kevin Welborn, Marc Whitlock, and Derek Fields to the production team for The Academy. These incredible educators are bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the members and…

Apr 11 2024 / Read More »

Jonathan Vanderkolff Inducted to DCI Hall of Fame

04:25 pm | Today, Drum Corps International announced the induction of Bluecoats Artistic Director Jonathan Vanderkolff into the DCI Hall of Fame! Jon’s impact on the drum corps and marching band activity, and the thousands of students, fans and…

Apr 10 2024 / Read More »

FIRST LOOK: TroopCon 2024

07:14 pm | Planning continues for the inaugural TroopCon. The Troopers organization will soon share detailed events’ information as well as open registration. However, we know you are anxious to learn more. Trust us; you will not want to…

Apr 6 2024 / Read More »

Kennith Watts, Nathan Bashline Headline 2024 Audio Team

07:10 pm | We are proud to announce the promotion of Kennith Watts to Audio Caption Head and the addition of Nathan Bashline as Lead Engineer! Kennith and Nathan bring decades of audio engineering experience to the field and…

Apr 5 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 »

Preston Scout House Band Inc. ‘Summer Social’ on June 22

04:28 pm | Members of the community are welcome to attend the Preston Scout House Band Inc. Summer Social afternoon on June 22, featuring an emphasis on photos, videos, news clippings, scrapbooks and other memorabilia emphasizing the social side…

Apr 11 2024 / Read More »

Swing into Spring with the New York Skyliners: April Camp Announcement!

07:25 pm | “We’ve got rhythm, We’ve got music, We’ve got our full corps, Who could ask for anything more?” The New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps is thrilled to announce our first outdoor camp and full corps…

Apr 3 2024 / Read More »

URGENT: Lily Needs Your Help Now!

08:26 pm | Our dear friend Lily Woo, a beloved member of our Skyliner and Crimson King drum corps family, is in desperate need of a kidney donor. Her situation is critical, and time is of the essence. Introducing…

Mar 22 2024 / Read More »

Come see the New York Skyliners this Sunday!

04:03 pm | Get ready this Sunday, Holyoke! The New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps is bringing the beat to the 71st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and we want YOU to join the celebration! Date: March 17,…

Mar 12 2024 / Read More »

Join the New York Skyliners for a Season to Soar!

02:30 pm | Are you ready to be part of something extraordinary? The Skyliners need YOUR passion to make 2024 legendary! Brass Players & Guard Members Wanted! Feel the thrill of the brass, embrace the grace of the guard!…

Mar 10 2024 / Read More »

Join the Skyliners for our March Brass Clinic!

02:26 pm | Elevate Your Sound at the March Brass Clinic with the New York Skyliners! Calling all brass enthusiasts! Join us for an unforgettable weekend at the New York Skyliners March Brass Clinic on March 23rd and 24th,…

Mar 9 2024 / Read More »

Skyliners Unveils First All-Woman Drum Major Team!

02:29 pm | This International Women’s Day, we’re thrilled to share a momentous milestone in the history of the New York Skyliners – the introduction of our FIRST all-woman drum major team! Meet the Trailblazers: Let’s hear it for…

Mar 8 2024 / Read More »

Join us for our 11th Annual Hawthorne Caballeros Golf Outing!

02:18 pm | On May 20th, join us for the 11th Annual Golf Outing! Here are the details: Date: May 20th, 2024 Location: Black Bear Golf Club 138 State Route 23 Franklin NJ 07416 Read the rest of the…

Mar 7 2024 / Read More »

BYBA Council Meeting – 3rd March

05:52 pm | Last Sunday (3rd March) saw the newly-elected BYBA Council meet for the first time since the AGM. Please see below for details of what was discussed Present: Paul Morgan (“PDM”); Andrew Horton (“AWH”); Gary Roylance (“GR”);…

Mar 6 2024 / 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 »

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 »