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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 /

Aged Out Podcast 97 – Aged Out Reacts with Colin McNutt (Boston Crusaders 2023)

07:36 pm | The hosts of the Aged Out Podcast, Mike Fantini and Evan Worrell, react to the 2023 Boston Crusaders Drumline from finals week with Boston Crusaders Director of Percussion, Colin McNutt. Read the rest of the article…

Sep 26 2023 / Read More »

Midwest Combine Experience Camp

05:03 pm | The Midwest Combine Experience Camp is designed to give aspiring drum corps members an easy, no-pressure way to learn about the drum & bugle corps activity. Jointly hosted by the seven Midwest corps, instructors and administrators…

Sep 25 2023 / Read More »

Remembering Robert W. Smith

04:45 pm | Yesterday, we learned of the passing of the famed composer and former Troopers arranger, Robert W. Smith. Robert was an icon in the world of bands and drum corps, and he created some of the most…

Sep 22 2023 / Read More »

Blue Stars Celebrate 60 Years in 2024

04:32 pm | What a ride it has been! Throughout the challenges and triumphs of our history, the Blue Stars have continued to thrive and prevail. And now we are excited and proud to march into the 2024 season…

Sep 21 2023 / Read More »

On the Back Hash Ep. #53- Interview with Steven Page

08:41 pm | This week we are joined by Steven Page who is a judge for DCI, WGI, and many other High School Circuits. We pick his brain about adjudicating different shows and his ideas on judging as a…

Sep 20 2023 / Read More »

Mandarins Design team returns for 2024!

05:47 pm | Fantastic news! We have familiar faces returning to the Mandarins as our ENTIRE design team returns for 2024! We are excited to see what this inspiring team puts together for the Year of the Dragon! Check…

Sep 19 2023 / Read More »

Drum Corps Coffee Shop Podcast: Episode 23 – Alex Beltran

05:41 pm | Geroge and Rob sit down with Alex Beltran who is the Boston Crusaders Battery Manager and the Director of United Percussion. Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 19 2023 / Read More »

Aged Out Podcast 96 – Aged Out Reacts with Rudy Garcia (Blue Devils 2023)

05:38 pm | The hosts of the Aged Out Podcast, Mike Fantini and Evan Worrell, react to the 2023 Blue Devils Drumline from finals day with Rudy Garcia…who works there. Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 18 2023 / Read More »

Spartans announce the return of the entire Design Team for 2024!

04:30 pm | Capitalizing on our success from 2023, the Spartans are pleased to announce the return of our entire award-winning Design Team! Register today for our Audition Camps starting in November at spartansdbc.org Read the rest of the…

Sep 21 2023 / Read More »

YOU. SPARTANS. 2024.

05:48 pm | The Spartans organization announces two great opportunities to perform with us in 2024! Register now to join our family. Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps Registration is now open for the 2024 edition of the Spartans Drum…

Aug 24 2023 / Read More »

Spartans announce the 2023 Hall of Fame Recipient: Richard Rigolini

06:55 pm | It is our honor to announce the newest addition to the Albert LaFlamme Memorial Hall of Fame – Richard Rigolini. When you think of the Spartans for the last 25 years you immediately think of Richie…

Jun 30 2023 / Read More »

Announcing Our 2023 Caption Managers!

06:39 pm | 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce its team of educators who will be leading the organization through our 2023 season! “We are so excited to have this amazing group of educators in…

Jun 22 2023 / Read More »

Blue Devils B Announces 2023 Program

04:31 pm | “Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world’s machinery without the need of coal, gas, or any other of the common fuels.” -Nikola Tesla We’ve come so far that it is…

May 26 2023 / Read More »

Blue Devils C Announces 2023 Program

04:28 pm | Get ready to take a walk on the wild side this summer with Blue Devils C as they present their 2023 program – BD C-FARI! This jungle themed drum corps show will transport you to an…

May 25 2023 / Read More »

7R23 Tour Dates

08:46 pm | Hello everyone! Listed below is the long-awaited summer tour dates. As we approach the summer, please keep these dates in mind! Thank you for your patience, we hope everyone is excited for the season! Read the…

May 21 2023 / Read More »

Announcing Our 2023 Student Leadership!

08:44 pm | Presenting our 2023 Student Leadership Team! 7th Regiment is proud to have these students lead their peers through our 2023 season. Drum Major Meredith Holtmeyer is our Drum Major for the 2023 season. Meredith has been…

May 21 2023 / Read More »

Connecticut Hurricanes Comedy Night

05:20 pm | On Friday November 10, laugh all night with 3 hilarious comedians from ! Join us for raffles, prizes, and laughs. All proceeds go towards helping us offset the travel costs of Indianapolis in 2024 Ages 18…

Sep 27 2023 / Read More »

Congrats, Wil & Cherokee

05:00 pm | The RHR family wishes to congratulate our Brass Caption Head Wil Myers, and Bari/Euph Tech Cherokee Miletti-Myers, on tying the knot yesterday (9/23/23)! ?? Join us in sending them love and well-wishes as they embark on…

Sep 24 2023 / Read More »

On A Water Break Podcast: The One About DCA

04:37 pm | The One About DCA. This week we are joined by some fun guests and hosts to talk about DCA or what will now be known as DCI All Age. Join our hosts along with Kevin Gamin…

Sep 22 2023 / Read More »

Fusion Core Open House 2024

04:34 pm | We’re excited to begin our first year as a DCI All-Age Class member and perform at DCI Championships in Indianapolis for the first time in corps history, and we’d love for you to be a part…

Sep 22 2023 / Read More »

Register for our 2024 Open House!

08:43 pm | Join us for our 2024 Open House at Passaic County Technical Institute! Following a great 77th year, we’re so excited to get our 78th year started as a part of DCI’s All-Age Class! Read the rest…

Sep 20 2023 / Read More »

Welcome, John McFarland

08:42 pm | Please join us in giving a warm welcome to John Max McFarland, the newest member of the RHR family! We are thrilled to welcome John as our Front Ensemble Composer & Arranger. A graduate from Western…

Sep 20 2023 / Read More »

Rogues Hollow Regiment Hiring for 2024 Season

05:46 pm | ? Are you ready to be a part of something extraordinary? Ready to be a part of the first year of DCI All-Age with the 2x Class A Champion? Rogues Hollow Regiment is on the lookout…

Sep 19 2023 / Read More »

2023 Open Class Champions

05:37 pm | On Sunday September 3, the Hurricanes performed at the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) World Championship in Rochester, NY and won their second consecutive World Championship in the Open Class Division. They competed against drum corps from…

Sep 18 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 »

Baritone Sax wanted

12:49 pm | Do you want to join us with the latest and hippest orchestra in Zeeland? The Pop Collective is looking to complete a baritone saxophone. The band currently consists of about 22 members and consists of brass,…

Sep 9 2023 / Read More »

Searching for guitarist

12:11 pm | Are you ready to take the stage and make pop and funk heard? The Pop Collective is looking for a guitarist to complete the band. The band currently consists of about 20 members and consists of…

Aug 28 2023 / Read More »

BYBA Announces 2023 League Splits

05:58 pm | Following on from a successful first 3 competitions, BYBA has today announced the splitting of the divisions ready for the second half of the season. For the first half of the season, all bands competed in…

Aug 5 2023 / Read More »

Sunshine and Smiles at Summer Rhythm

06:35 pm | Sunday 2nd July saw the 2023 Summer Rhythm contest take place at Spencer Community Trust FC, Northampton. Although it’s by no means the largest stadium bands will play at this season, show hosts Liberty have found…

Jul 7 2023 / Read More »

Revolution Marches to Their Own Beat

06:44 pm | Sunday 18th July saw the 2023 Music Revolution contest take place in Queensbury, West Yorkshire. Show hosts Revolution must be commended for their perseverance in making this show happen, as several factors had conspired to try…

Jun 25 2023 / Read More »

BYBA Introduces Event Media Policy

04:15 pm | At the British Youth Band Association (BYBA), we are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants, staff, and spectators at our events. As part of our ongoing efforts to protect privacy and…

May 24 2023 / Read More »

Music Revolution 2023

08:35 pm | The highly anticipated Music Revolution competition, scheduled for June 18th, 2023, was set to mark the beginning of the British Youth Band Association (BYBA) circuit. Unfortunately, due to issues outside of host Revolution’s control, the plans…

May 13 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 »