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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 /

Inside the Arc – Who Needs a Hall of Fame?

One could be forgiven for thinking the whole thing is getting out of hand.  There seems to be no…

Jul 6 2017 /

Support The Blue Knights With An Online Fundraiser

09:04 pm | Do you want to know how you can support Ascend Performing Arts and celebrate special occasions all at the same time? Create a fundraiser on Facebook through some easy steps! STEP 1 1. From a Desktop…

Oct 19 2020 / Read More »

Spirit Of Atlanta Project 21

09:03 pm | Invest in the future of your drum corps! The Project 21 campaign supports Spirit of Atlanta to help the organization meet its financial goals during this 2020 season without a tour, and be positioned to execute…

Oct 19 2020 / Read More »

Honoring Our Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020

04:24 pm | On Saturday, October 17, The Cadets Hall of Fame Committee hosted the Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2020. The evening began an hour earlier with an open social gathering on Zoom in which Cadets Alumni…

Oct 18 2020 / Read More »

March In Our Virtual Halloween Parade

03:40 pm | This fall, embrace the spooky spirit of the season and join The Cadets in our first Virtual Halloween Parade! With social distancing still in place, October 31 may look a bit different this year. As part…

Oct 17 2020 / Read More »

SCV Health & Wellness Committee

05:07 pm | With the evolution of the drum corps activity in the last decade, there has been a higher physical and mental demand asked from every performing member. With the incorporation of dance skills and maneuvering props on…

Oct 15 2020 / Read More »

It’s Prime Day! Support Us With AmazonSmile

04:48 pm | Cadets Arts & Entertainment is an eligible AmazonSmile charitable organization! AmazonSmile gives you the exact same Amazon shopping experience you’re used to (the same products, prices and features), but the AmazonSmile Foundation donates a small portion…

Oct 14 2020 / Read More »

Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Crider

01:30 pm | When I was asked to write about my experience as a Blue Knight, I really didn’t know where to start. I was honestly shocked that I was even selected due to my unique status with the…

Oct 10 2020 / Read More »

5 Months Old, 86 Years Strong

01:29 pm | The 2020 Cadets Story event is just two weeks away, and we are now in the Final Push to the end of our fiscal year October 31. But this isn’t just any fiscal year, it’s actually…

Oct 9 2020 / Read More »

Virtual Spartans

06:57 pm | The Spartans are excited to offer a new, no obligation virtual training program – for all beginner, intermediate, and advanced marching arts enthusiasts from New England and beyond. This is a no cost program from our…

Oct 8 2020 / Read More »

Southwind Director’s Hub – Fall 2020

06:26 pm | Hello Alumni, Friends, and Family, For Southwind, the 2021 Season begins on October 1. Normally we’d be visiting marching band contests all over the Southeast and counting applicant registrations in anticipation of our December audition camps.…

Oct 5 2020 / Read More »

7th Regiment Performing Arts Academy

06:57 pm | 7th Regiment is excited to announce the creation of the 7R Performing Arts Academy (7RPAA). The 7RPAA is a new program offering from the 7RYPAO that acts as a virtual “arts magnet school”. With webinars geared…

Oct 1 2020 / Read More »

Impulse PB&J Challenge

05:59 pm | PB&J tables are a drum corps staple during the season, it’s a quick meal, a snack, dessert, and a feel good food. So during the season hiatus, why not remember one of the favorite things at…

Sep 24 2020 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – July 24th, 2020

05:32 pm | BINGO UPDATE! This Saturday, July 25th will be our fourth Saturday of restarting our Bingo at the United Seniors 4515 W. Forest Home Ave. Our Progressive game is at 58 numbers for $4,000.00 plus! You might…

Jul 30 2020 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 915: Open Class Drum Corps May Be The Perfect Fit

01:56 pm | Students are getting expert instruction and great experiences in Open Class corps, and these groups may be the exact right place for many students. With Dave Eddleman and Tim Heasley. You can listen to us below,…

Jul 19 2020 / Read More »

Join The Together As One Movement

01:28 pm | DCI will look differently this year, but there is still a way for our members, fans, friends, and alumni to experience the collaborative effort and performance entertainment we have come to love over the decades –…

Jul 17 2020 / Read More »

EYitPA Board Of Directors – Summer 2020

05:13 pm | Greetings, Southwind Family. It’s an honor to be able to bring you this letter on behalf of the Empower Youth in the Performing Arts Board of Directors. We recently added four new members to the board:…

Jul 4 2020 / Read More »

DCA Welcomes New Vice President And Treasurer

03:35 pm | Drum Corps Associates is excited and pleased to announce that Dick Fischette has been named Vice President and Scott Snell has accepted the position as Treasurer of DCA. Both Dick and Scott were unanimously voted in…

Oct 17 2020 / Read More »

Battle In The Boroughs Online Live Stream Individual And Ensemble Championships

04:50 pm | The captivating sounds of the Second Annual James A. Lathen Sr. Battle in The Boroughs is going virtual this year, due to COVID-19. With no borders or boundaries limiting the event, this means bigger and better…

Oct 14 2020 / Read More »

Sunrisers Chicken BBQ Dinner

04:47 pm | Please join us for a Chicken BBQ Fundraiser! We welcome the drum corps and Kings Park Community to this special event being held to help raise funds for the Sunrisers! Sponsored in part by Professor’s Caffe…

Oct 14 2020 / Read More »

Francisco Cabrera

09:53 pm | The Bushwackers sadly say goodbye to our friend and alumnus, Francisco Cabrera. Francisco came to Bush in 2014 from Elizabeth High School and served as Assistant Drum Major. He continued to march with several other Bushwackers…

Oct 13 2020 / Read More »

2021 Bushwackers Open House Recap

09:44 pm | The Bushwackers had a successful earlier-than-usual Open House this past weekend, allowing us to take advantage of the still warm(ish) weather so we could rehearse outside in order to maintain safe conditions for the members. We…

Oct 12 2020 / Read More »

What To Expect At The 2021 Hawthorne Caballeros Open House

01:32 pm | We know many of you have questions about Open House. Whether it’s registration, COVID-19 protocols, or day-of logistics, we have you covered. Before Open House First off, if you haven’t done so yet, please register here…

Oct 10 2020 / Read More »

Introducing The Bushwackers 2021 Design Team

08:12 pm | We are excited to announce our 2021 Design Team! Returning as Corps Director is Jim Dugan, who will also be consulting with the design team. Also returning to continue on their previous success are Program/Staff Coordinator…

Oct 6 2020 / Read More »

2021 Bushwackers Open House Reminder

04:01 pm | Get ready for the Open House next weekend! Remember to Register today! Read the rest of the article here.…

Oct 4 2020 / Read More »

DCUK Finals Day Webcast Success

07:27 pm | Saturday 19th September 2020 was scheduled to be the 41st British Drum Corps Championships but thanks to COVID-19 this was not to be. Instead Drum Corps United Kingdom released an hour long Facebook “webcast” and we…

Sep 29 2020 / Read More »

Showband Rastede Expects Instructors From The USA For Training In Wapeldorf

05:48 pm | On the coming weekend, August 15th and 16th, the musicians of Spirit of 52 will come together for their next training camp. They will use the village square in Wapeldorf again for this, because there is…

Aug 12 2020 / Read More »

“Spirit Of 52” Is Preparing For The World Cup Next Year

06:17 pm | The lockdown came a few days before the long-planned training weekend in March. Since then, all rehearsals of the Rastede show band have had to pause. With progressive easing, the young stars were able to get…

Jul 9 2020 / Read More »

Thurston, Markworth Join Unity Music Arranging Team

07:01 pm | IMG Anthem – Unity would like to officially welcome two of the world’s most talented arrangers who will work alongside composer Philip Harper to extend the reach of his inspiring composition into the world of the…

Jun 15 2020 / Read More »

DCUK: Isolation Brass – Performing Canon In D By Johann Pachelbel

09:18 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are please to release the video of their first ever virtual project – DCUK: Isolation Brass – performing Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. Thank you to all that submitted videos and…

May 31 2020 / Read More »

DCUK Cancel 2020 Competitive Season

06:59 pm | Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, nearly four weeks ago DCUK announced that the first two contests of this coming season had been cancelled with the third show on 19th July being highly unlikely to be…

Apr 21 2020 / Read More »

Zoom Keeps Liberty’s Drummers Drumming

06:04 pm | Like youth groups all over the country, Liberty have been unable to meet for a few weeks, and we don’t know when we will be able to next meet up. This has had a big effect…

Apr 16 2020 / Read More »

Liberty 2020/21 Show Announcement

07:20 pm | Liberty are excited to announce our 2020/21 show – The Orphan. The challenging circumstances we are all in has seen so many competitions and performances cancelled….and so we felt we needed to do something POSITIVE….and so…

Apr 1 2020 / 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 »