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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 /

Audition For The 2022 Blue Stars

08:45 pm | Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the 2022 Blue Stars! Follow the steps below to complete the audition process. Read the rest of the article here.…

Oct 16 2021 / Read More »

Cavaliers Announce Bourbon Raffle Winners

08:06 pm | Without further ado…THANK YOU for participating in The Cavaliers rare bourbon raffle. What a fun event! The live raffle was a real nail biter. We hope you had as much fun over the past 8 weeks…

Oct 14 2021 / Read More »

Now Hiring: Phantom Regiment Academy Director

06:59 pm | Phantom Regiment is searching for an Academy Director to lead the development and execution of all education programs for the organization (not directly related to the drum and bugle corps). This includes, but is not limited…

Oct 13 2021 / Read More »

Tony White Elected To Pacific Crest Board

05:35 pm | Pacific Crest is pleased to share that Tony White has been elected to the organization’s Board of Directors. A nationally-recognized leader in music education and an accomplished musician, White has had an immeasurable impact on music…

Oct 8 2021 / Read More »

Jersey Surf Announces Plans For 30th Anniversary Season & Participation In The 2022 DCI 50th Anniversary Tour

05:17 pm | The Jersey Surf World Class Drum Corps, a Camden County, NJ-based not-for-profit corporation dedicated to creating opportunities for students in the performing arts, is pleased to announce its return to competitive Drum Corps International (DCI) Summer…

Oct 7 2021 / Read More »

23rd Crusader Classic Golf Tournament Recap

04:10 pm | On Friday, September 24th, we were excited to host our 23rd Annual Crusader Classic Golf Tournament at Canterbury Woods Country Club! Over 120 golfers joined us for a round of golf in support of the Boston…

Oct 1 2021 / Read More »

Jersey Surf Joins Sponsoring Organizations Of 2021 Collegiate Marching Band Festival

04:09 pm | The Jersey Surf World Class Drum Corps is pleased to join Vivace Productions, Peak Group Travel and other outstanding companies and organizations as an official sponsor of the 2021 Collegiate Marching Band Festival, taking place this…

Oct 1 2021 / Read More »

Harris Named Blue Stars Director

03:51 pm | Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth is pleased to announce the administrative leadership team for the upcoming season. Long-time administrative team member Brad Harris will take over the role of Director of the Blue Stars Drum…

Sep 30 2021 / Read More »

Southwind Director’s Hub – Fall 2021

07:00 pm | Hello Southwind Friends and Family, As high school and college bands swing back into action, we too start planning for our future. It all begins with our 2022 auditions. A few weeks ago, we opened the…

Oct 13 2021 / Read More »

2022 Spartans Fall Season

07:11 pm | It is that time of year when we start reaching out to area bands and support them in their festivals and competitions. We also use this time to focus on our recruiting events. Read the rest…

Sep 21 2021 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – September, 2021

06:13 pm | KILTIES AT PIONEERLAND The Sound of Music once again filled the Pioneer’s indoor hall (all purpose garage), as the Kilties alumni corps used it for a two day rehearsal. They had about 40 horns and featured…

Sep 19 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Thank You To The Morongo Council

03:03 pm | I would like to thank the Morongo Council for donating $1,900 to sponsor me to march with the Gold Drum & Bugle Corps. I was able to experience being in an open class corps for Drum…

Aug 29 2021 / Read More »

In The News – THMS Band, Winter Guard Alums Show Spartan Spirit

08:52 pm | For­mer TMHS marching band and winter guard performers Megan Cun­ningham, Jasmine Won and Ian Mangan took part in summer workshops in July with the Spartans, continuing a tra­dition of music and performance participation by graduates of…

Aug 23 2021 / Read More »

Spartans Camp Weekends For 2022

02:30 pm | Here is the list of our winter camp weekends for the 2022 winter season. More details will follow as we get closer to each event. Please make sure you register with the corps to receive the…

Aug 18 2021 / Read More »

A Special Brew Of Friendship With All American Brew Works & Impulse

02:22 pm | Before and during the pandemic Impulse formed a Friendship / Fellowship with All American Brew Works (AABW) in Anaheim, CA , independently owned craft brewery and taproom and are made up of veterans who served our…

Aug 17 2021 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – July, 2021

02:45 pm | RACINE KILTIES ALUMNI CORPS AT PIONEERLAND Pioneerland will be the scene for Racine Kilties Alumni Corps’ rehearsal this Friday, July 30th, and Saturday, July 31st. These rehearsals will begin each morning at 9:00am. You are welcome…

Aug 3 2021 / Read More »

Annual Minnesota Brass Town Hall Meeting

04:43 pm | The Minnesota Brass Board of Directors has set the Annual Meeting for 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 3rd at Olsen Thielen (2675 Long Lake Road, Roseville, MN 55113). The agenda for this year’s meeting includes reviewing…

Oct 5 2021 / Read More »

Bushwackers Take 3rd Place

03:41 pm | At the conclusion of DCA’s Virtual 2021 season, the Bushwackers were able to jump a spot at the finish line for a third place finish with a score of 90.3. We were glad to have competitive…

Sep 29 2021 / Read More »

2021 DCA Retrospective

2019 Sunrisers Front Ensemble 06:37 pm | The goal was simple. When Drum Corps Associates set out plans for the summer of 2021, the hope was, of course, to create a positive experience for its members and a compelling product for its fans.…

Sep 20 2021 / Read More »

2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Open House

06:17 pm | Join us for our 2022 Open House at Passaic County Technical Institute! Coming off an undefeated championship season, the corps is excited to start the next chapter of the Hawthorne Caballeros. Open House Dates/Times: Sunday, November…

Sep 19 2021 / Read More »

Cabs Finish Undefeated & DCA Open Class Champions

06:59 pm | Last night at DCA’s Virtual Championships, Caballeros continued their winning streak and placed first in Open Class with a score of 94.65. Cabs also snagged the Best Visual, Best Color Guard, and Best General Effect Captions.…

Sep 5 2021 / Read More »

2021 DCA World Championships Open & Class A Order

03:42 pm | It’s not to late to purchase your livestream pass and enjoy the 2021 DCA World Championships! Visit watch.dcacorps.org to sign-up today and enjoy the end to this unique virtual season! In order of appearance for tonight’s…

Sep 5 2021 / Read More »

One Final Weekend: 2021 DCA

03:10 pm | It all comes down to one final weekend. The 2021 DCA summer season is heading toward its final event, the summer’s culminating weekend, with the DCA Championships. Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 2 2021 / Read More »

Races Heating Up As Championship Competition Nears

08:52 pm | The race is on. The DCA Championships are just around the corner, and the chase for first-place honors, top-three finishes and more is red-hot. With seven weeks of competition in the books and one more to…

Aug 27 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 »

The Autumn Band Series

02:23 pm | After the success of the Band is Back! event held on the 12th September, the British Youth Band Association (BYBA), Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association (TYMBA) and the Indoor Music Games (IMG) have investigated the possibility…

Sep 23 2021 / Read More »

Liberty Is Open For New Members

06:55 pm | Do you know a youngster who loves music or dance? They’d love it at Liberty! Liberty is a youth club for 11-18 year olds & we now have opportunities for even more young people! It’s time…

Sep 18 2021 / Read More »

Review: Band Is Back

05:14 pm | Band is most definitely back in the UK following the British Youth Band (BYBA)’s “Band is Back!” event on September 12th 2021. Six bands made the journey to Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium, Leicester, for a fine…

Sep 15 2021 / Read More »

BYBA Council Meeting – 2nd September

07:00 pm | BYBA Council held another meeting via Zoom on Thursday 2nd September. The main focus for this meeting was the Band is Back! event in September, but there were other items on the agenda as well. Read…

Sep 5 2021 / Read More »

Drum Corps Celebration For East Coast Elite’s Jessica Jex

02:16 pm | Today marks the culmination of the Drum Corps International Celebration. There will be NINE HOURS of performances from some of the best in the marching business. Ahead of this massive finale, we’ve been catching up with…

Aug 16 2021 / Read More »

Band Is Back

08:24 pm | Following several discussions with member bands, the British Youth Band Association (BYBA) are pleased to announce the details for a live event to be held at Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium, Leicester, on Sunday 12th September 2021.…

Aug 9 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 »