Commentary

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 /

Inside the Arc – Color Pre or Take a Knee

There once was a time in Drum Corps when the color guard was the Gulag to which were sent…

Sep 30 2017 /

Cadets Welcome Member Coordinator

07:06 pm | Cadets Arts & Entertainment is pleased to welcome Israel DeMello to The Cadets Support Staff in the role of Member Coordinator. “I have a deep love for The Cadets,” Israel said. “I have called this corps…

Jan 17 2022 / Read More »

DCI And Spirit Of Atlanta Joint Statement

06:52 pm | As Spirit of Atlanta has examined the task ahead of us to provide the safest and best experience to members, staff, and volunteers, and also in consultation with DCI, we have made the decision to go…

Jan 16 2022 / Read More »

Meet Pacific Crest’s 2022 Drum Majors

06:47 pm | Pacific Crest is proud to introduce our drum major team for the 2022 season: Ashley Kocour, Amy Johnson, and Bridget Barragy! Ashley Kocour Returning for her fifth season is Head Drum Major Ashley Kocour (Palm Desert,…

Jan 15 2022 / Read More »

Spirit Of Atlanta Update

07:17 pm | Spirit of Atlanta would like to update the drum corps community on inappropriate incidents that occurred among youth members during the 2021 Tour, and our actions to ensure incidents like it never happen again. There have…

Jan 14 2022 / Read More »

In The News – Rosemont Again Extends Financial Aid To 7-Time Champion Cavaliers Drum And Bugle Corps

07:02 pm | The village of Rosemont’s 30-plus year relationship with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps has received another vote of confidence and a welcomed infusion of cash. Rosemont Village Board members Monday approved a sponsorship agreement with…

Jan 13 2022 / Read More »

Blue Knights Announce 2022 Drum Majors

06:51 pm | The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the drum major team for the 2022 season! Ethan Masters Ethan Masters is from Missouri City, Texas, and is currently a Senior at Texas A&M…

Jan 11 2022 / Read More »

Statement From Spirit Of Atlanta

06:36 pm | During the 2021 summer tour, inappropriate behaviors occurred among performing members of Spirit of Atlanta that the organization neither condones nor tolerates in any way. We support and commend those that have come forward to report…

Jan 10 2022 / Read More »

That’s A Wrap On 2021

08:55 pm | Thanks to the generous support of alumni, friends, and phamily, Phantom Regiment is headed into 2022 with an additional $45,000+, 20 new Club56 members, and $23,500 in merchandise sales! These gifts help us provide life-changing performing…

Jan 6 2022 / Read More »

Southwind Holds Its First Camp Of The 2022 Season

06:22 pm | After a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Southwind held its first camp of the 2022 Drum Corps International Season at Daphne High School in Daphne, AL. Read the rest of the article here.…

Dec 14 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Muchachos Drum And Bugle Corps Ready To Perform Again

06:20 pm | The Muchachos Drum & Bugle Corps is back. The group made its first appearance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Halloween Parade in Woburn, Mass. “We didn’t do much in 2020 at all,”…

Dec 14 2021 / Read More »

2022 Louisiana Stars Color Guard Staff Announcement

02:01 pm | Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps happily introduces its 2022 color guard staff. Led by caption heads Clayton Benoit and Nicole Frederick, the color guard instructional staff includes a collection of familiar faces as well as…

Dec 6 2021 / Read More »

2022 Louisiana Stars Design And Educational Leadership Team Announcement

08:30 pm | Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce the design and educational leadership team for the 2022 season. The entire team consists of returning designers and instructors who have been a part of developing…

Dec 2 2021 / Read More »

Columbians 2022 Tour Announcement

06:23 pm | The Columbians Drum & Bugle Corps is thrilled to announce our first ever California tour for the 2022 season. We have been putting the pieces in place for several years to ensure we had the infrastructure…

Nov 25 2021 / Read More »

2022 Spartans Thank You And December Camp

07:41 pm | A very big thank you to all staff, volunteers and students who participated in the November Camp. Great work! We now move on to December. Recruiting is still the name of the game. We need you!]…

Nov 22 2021 / Read More »

Louisiana Stars Board Of Directors Announces 2022 Leadership Team

08:06 pm | The Louisiana Stars Board of Directors is happy to announce the interim leadership expansion for the 2022 season. This expansion is the first step in a long-term plan to ensure the future growth and success of…

Nov 10 2021 / Read More »

Spartans Getting Ready For 2021 Winter Camps

07:31 pm | As band season winds down, the winter camp schedule for the corps becomes more of a highlight. Here are the dates we will meet this winter season: November 20 and 21 (Brass and Percussion all weekend.…

Oct 29 2021 / Read More »

Atlanta CV Statement, January 10, 2022

06:49 pm | The Atlanta CV Drum and Bugle Corps has a continued mission of education, excellence, and entertainment. The Corps strives to provide positive experiences and takes seriously the safety and security of our members, staff, and volunteers.…

Jan 11 2022 / Read More »

Mad Plaid Brass Schedule (2022)

06:20 pm | The Mad Plaid Schedule (as of 12/01/2021) Rehearsal location: Racine Eagles Club 319 Hamilton Street Racine, WI 53402 Read the rest of the article here.…

Jan 7 2022 / Read More »

In The News – Marching Their Way Back: Drum Corps Students Look To Raise Funds To Compete With Drum Corps Associates

09:48 pm | The drum beats on. Or at least for about 20 local kids who hope it beats on, as they look forward to marching with Fusion Core, a Drum and Bugle Corps team based out of Jefferson,…

Dec 24 2021 / Read More »

Jordan Jergensen

06:48 pm | We are deeply saddened by the loss of Jordan Jergenson, a longtime member, instructor, and friend of Minnesota Brass, Inc., who passed away unexpectedly in October. Throughout the years, Jordan made a huge impact on the…

Dec 15 2021 / Read More »

2022 White Sabers Show Announced

08:29 pm | Metallurgy, the ancient art and science of modifying metals, gave rise to the study of alchemy. This medieval forerunner of chemistry is based on the supposed “transformation” of matter, particularly converting base metals into gold. Ancient…

Dec 7 2021 / Read More »

‘Tis The Season Of Giving…

06:21 pm | We are asking our friends, family and alumni to make a donation to the corps and in return any donations of $20 or more will receive an exclusive 2021 Bushwackers Christmas Ornament! Be sure to check…

Nov 25 2021 / Read More »

Introducing The 2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Percussion Staff

07:54 pm | Brian Horn – Snare Technician Brian Horn is a marching percussion educator from Somerset, NJ. His marching percussion career started 15 years ago at Immaculata High School in Somerville, NJ. Brian’s first experience with an independent…

Nov 23 2021 / Read More »

Here’s The 2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Visual Staff Lineup

07:38 pm | Kevin Kirby Jr. – Visual Tech “Kirby” has been a part of the Caballeros since 2012. He marched as a tuba player from 2012- 2015. In 2016 he was brought onto the visual team as a…

Nov 22 2021 / Read More »

Liberty Ensembles Win Medals At National Competition

08:30 pm | Liberty had success at the National Individuals and Ensemble Contest! Over the last few weeks Liberty have been working on ensemble pieces for the BYBA/TYMBA online competition….and the hard work paid off with some great performances…

Dec 27 2021 / Read More »

BYBA Southern AGM 2021

06:23 pm | The second BYBA regional AGM took place on Friday 19th November. This time it was the turn of our Southern Region bands. TYMBA The first item on the agenda was the relationship between BYBA and the…

Dec 14 2021 / Read More »

BYBA & TYMBA I&E 2021 Results

08:17 pm | We hope that you enjoyed all of the I&E performances as much as we did – there are certainly some talented performers across BYBA & TYMBA! Here are the full results for the I&E competition. Read…

Nov 28 2021 / Read More »

BYBA Northern AGM 2021

05:19 pm | Friday 12th November saw BYBA Northern Chair Wally Hemmingway host the first regional AGM for 2021. The first item of business was the Regional Officers. First, the regional secretary. The secretary position had been vacant since…

Nov 17 2021 / Read More »

BYBA Northern Region Welcomes Emma Arnett

06:59 pm | Following on from the Northern Region AGM, held on Friday 12th November, BYBA are pleased to welcome Emma Arnett to the role of Northern Region Secretary. Emma has been involved in the marching world since 2011,…

Nov 12 2021 / Read More »

49th BYBA Annual General Meeting

02:13 pm | The 49th AGM will be held on Sunday 16th January 2022 at 6 pm. In view of the uncertainty as to whether there will be further Covid-19 restrictions in effect this winter, which may prevent travel…

Oct 21 2021 / Read More »

2021 BYBA Individuals & Ensembles

05:06 pm | Fancy yourself as the next star of the marching arts? BYBA and TYMBA’s Individuals and Ensembles (I&E) competition is your chance to share your passion and show everyone what you are capable of! Expand the sections…

Oct 6 2021 / Read More »

Song For The Frontline

02:53 pm | The British Youth Band Association (BYBA) and Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association (TYMBA) are pleased to present the Song for the Frontline. This video sees the banding fraternity join together to express their thanks for all…

Sep 26 2021 / 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 »