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 /

Marching Roundtable 1224: The Blue Devils Present The Romantics

04:09 pm | Scott Chandler explains the layers of design that bring Romantic notions of feeling and self-expression to the field. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download…

Jul 15 2024 / Read More »

On A Water Break – The One About Blue Stars Alumni

04:06 pm | Join our hosting panel as they talk about the BlueStars 60th Alumni Performance with Jeremy Denzer. Get an Inside and behind the scenes look at the marching arts, plus Lex Holland gives us a Gush and…

Jul 14 2024 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1223: DCI Unsung Heroes – The Seamstresses

08:36 pm | Find out how the sewing team gets uniforms and flags ready for the corps. With Barb Glasscoe, Peg Ripley, and Sharon Lock You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with…

Jul 11 2024 / Read More »

On the Back Hash Ep. #81: DCI 2024- Week 2 Recap/Tier Battles/One To Watch

08:34 pm | The season is in full swing and the picture for a finals spot are underway! This week the guys talk about the Flomarching premiere for corps as well as the Tier Battles that are starting to…

Jul 11 2024 / Read More »

The Importance of Wyoming Gives in the Search for Fundraising Dollars

04:35 pm | WyoGives is a powerful, 24-hour online fundraising event serving Wyoming non-profit organizations, including Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps. This day of giving is a program of Wyoming’s Nonprofit Network, an important resource group to which Troopers…

Jul 10 2024 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1222: DCI Unsung Heroes- The Cooks

04:30 pm | Find out how the cooking team feeds the corps all summer. With Becky Nelson of the Phantom Regiment You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download…

Jul 8 2024 / Read More »

Meet The Bus Summer Series | Episode 1 – DCI 2024 Spring Training, Mandarins + Blue Devils Send Off + More!

04:29 pm | Welcome in everybody to The Summer Series Edition of the Meet The Bus Podcast! We’re starting something new again with this one! I’ve talked about this idea of doing a summer series throughout the 2024 DCI…

Jul 7 2024 / Read More »

Doll, Elliott Named Bluecoats Champion Award Recipients

04:32 pm | On Sunday, at the fourth-annual Bluecoats Party in the Plaza Bluecoats CEO Mike Scott announced that the Bluecoats board of directors had named Jeff Doll and Darren Elliott the winners of the 2024 Champion Award. FOunded…

Jul 6 2024 / Read More »

Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps has been selected to march in the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in 2025!

04:23 pm | World Champion Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps has been selected to march in the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®! The Spartans was selected from more than 100 applicants to march in the 2025 Parade. What an…

Jul 4 2024 / Read More »

Blue Devils C Announce 2024 Program

04:24 pm | Presenting an alternative retelling of a renowned children’s story, BDC’s 2024 show “The Gifts We ReCeive” takes you on the journey of a boy and his life as he navigates growing up and growing old. ”The…

May 16 2024 / Read More »

Blue Devils B Announce 2024 Program

04:23 pm | As with how the balance of math and beauty is essential to the inner workings of nature, much of the world operates in juxtapositions and blendings of opposites. With this truth in mind, Blue Devils B…

May 16 2024 / Read More »

Spartans Friends and Family Day: 7/3

04:08 pm | Come see the Spartans only public performance in NH! Friends and Family Day is the perfect opportunity for our friends, family, alumni, and the public to see the Spartans newest production for the first time. This…

Apr 24 2024 / Read More »

Nashua Spring Carnival: 4/23 – 4/27

04:17 pm | Wristband shifts are outlined below: Tue April 23rd 6-10 PM Wed April 24th 6-10 PM Thu April 25th 2-10 PM Fri April 26th 2-10 PM Sat April 27th 12-10 PM Read the rest of the article…

Apr 23 2024 / Read More »

Spartans are excited to announce our 2024 program YOUTOPIA

04:17 pm | We are excited to announce our 2024 program YOUTOPIA. Join us on a journey through the eye of Burning Man. Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 17 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 »

See us in Landisville!

04:06 pm | The Drum Corps Grand Prix was a fantastic kickoff to our season, and we couldn’t be prouder of our performance! But we’re not stopping there! After another productive day of rehearsal today, we’re setting our sights…

Jul 15 2024 / Read More »

2024 New York Skyliners Friends and Family Show this Saturday!

04:04 pm | Don’t miss this amazing free show! The New York Skyliners are bringing their 2024 production, “One Day I’ll Fly”, to Binghamton this Saturday. Join us for Family and Friends Night on July 6th at Chenango Valley…

Jul 2 2024 / Read More »

Scout House awarded two major grants

09:16 pm | Preston Scout House Band Inc. is receiving a major financial boost from two long-standing supporters: the city of Cambridge and the William and Vera Fisher Family Fund, received through the Waterloo Region Community Foundation (WRCF).…

Jun 29 2024 / Read More »

Shop our new Pride Collection!

04:12 pm | Celebrate Pride with our Pride collection – two tanks and two t-shirts are available along with a tote bag! Proceeds from this collection go to an LGTBQ+ Caballeros member scholarship! Shop the collection here: https://hawthornecaballeros.org/product-category/pride-collection/ Read…

Jun 26 2024 / Read More »

Van Drivers Needed

04:11 pm | Calling All Roadies! The New York Skyliners Need YOU Behind the Wheel ????? Our 2024 competitive season is kicking into high gear, and we’re seeking a few amazing volunteers to join our road crew as van…

Jun 18 2024 / Read More »

Seven Scout House members to receive long service pins

04:06 pm | Seven members of Preston Scout House Band Inc. will receive lapel pins marking their years of long service, during the community Summer Social gathering from 1 to 6 pm on June 22. Several hundred former members,…

Jun 10 2024 / Read More »

Barnum Festival June 29, ’24 Shelton High School

04:07 pm | To order by phone call (317) 275-1212 between 9am – 5pm ET, Monday through Friday or email tickets [at] dci [dot] org. Read the rest of the article here.…

Jun 6 2024 / Read More »

Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival Scout House Awards

04:19 pm | Two individual musicians and two high school bands are sharing $900 in prize money awarded in memory of Preston Scout House Band founder Wilf Blum during the Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival’s (KWKMF) recent grand finale concert.…

May 30 2024 / Read More »

Barry Vernon

06:22 pm | BYBA have been made aware that a titan in the marching band community has sadly transcended into that great band hall in the sky. Barry Vernon has been an incredible part of the BYBA history, both…

Apr 25 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 »

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 »