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 /

2023 Phantom Regiment Auditions

05:23 pm | Countless audition stories begin with, “I didn’t think I was good enough.” The truth is that every Phantom Regiment member began their journey here. Whether you are a seasoned drum corps vet or simply giving it…

Aug 9 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1116: DCI 50- Santa Clara Vanguard On Building Culture

05:21 pm | Mark Nichols and Katie VanDoren of the Vanguard Brass Team talk about the planning and concepts they use to build a culture of success. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take…

Aug 9 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1115: DCI 50- Boston Crusaders: A Paradise Of Electronics Design

05:19 pm | Innovative concepts, arrangements, and sound design make this year’s show special. With Keith Potter, Ryan George, and Michael Zellers You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can…

Aug 9 2022 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard 2022 Props For Sale

09:02 pm | It’s that time of year! We’re selling a wide variety of props and equipment from our 2022 program “Finding Nirvana” that would be a perfect fit for your fall marching band or winter guard and percussion…

Aug 4 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1114: DCI 50- The Battalion Heads To Indy

09:01 pm | Shilo Stroman on the show, the tour, and the corps’ first trip to Indy. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes and…

Aug 4 2022 / Read More »

Troopers Legacy Corps Embraces A Return To Drum Corps

04:58 pm | A chance to revisit the glory days of marching. An opportunity to join a drum corps family if that has been an unrealized dream. Honoring one of Drum Corps International’s most iconic drum and bugle corps.…

Aug 2 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1113: DCI 50- The Academy And “A World Of My Creation”

04:53 pm | Members of The Academy staff talk about creating and teaching their show about Willie Wonka. With Shannon Berkstresser, Steve Vento, Jaime Holly, Cisco Hance, and Ryan Springler. You can listen to us below, or if you…

Aug 2 2022 / Read More »

Phantom Regiment Now Hiring: Drum Corps Director

07:34 pm | Phantom Regiment is searching for a Corps Director to lead all aspects of the drum and bugle corps operations and establish high-quality standards for members, staff, and volunteers for the 2023 season. This position’s primary responsibility…

Aug 1 2022 / Read More »

Spartans Heading To DCI World Championships

06:32 pm | After a successful first season tour down south, the corps is now making its way through the US as it heads to Lucas Oil Stadium for DCI championships. To follow the corps, please go to DCI.ORG…

Jul 30 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1111: DCI 50- River City Rhythm Promotes Inclusion

06:15 pm | The drum major team discusses their job with the corps and how they promote inclusion and diversity within the corps. With Sydney Martin, Anders Peterson, Sophia Fenske, and Red Wilhelm. You can listen to us below,…

Jul 27 2022 / Read More »

THAT! Returns For SoundSport 2022

08:08 pm | Want the opportunity to participate in SoundSport but don’t have the time or desire to spend months rehearsing? Want to be a part of a group that epitomizes the objective of the SoundSport activity; perform an…

Jul 21 2022 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – July 2022

12:49 pm | Are you going to bring your instrument? Play along with alumni of the Kilts, Pioneer, and other corps of old? Why not??? Drum equipment will be available and some horns to be used for the event.…

Jul 14 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1107: DCI 50- Southwind Builds Continuity

12:45 pm | Lawrence LeClaire on the unique challenges of this season and the importance of volunteering. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes and…

Jul 14 2022 / Read More »

The Season Is Here! Let The Summer Games Begin!

03:13 pm | We are preparing our production of “On The Edge” for our first group of performances. Saturday, July 2nd Quincy Ma Sunday, July 3rd Lynn MA Monday, July 4 Parades in Chelmsford MA and Merrimack NH. Then…

Jun 24 2022 / Read More »

Introducing Matt Sieve – Blue Devils C Corps Director

08:04 pm | The name Odello is pretty much synonymous with The Blue Devils, and deservedly so. Over the past 65 years, the Odello family has been an integral part of BDPA, and they always will be – but…

Jun 17 2022 / Read More »

2022 Spartans Parade Season Begins

07:34 pm | The corps participates in a number of parades during the month of June and early July. Be sure to catch us at one of the following events. Read the rest of the article here.…

May 31 2022 / Read More »

DCA To Kick Off Rochester Events With ‘Festival-Like’ Mini-Corps, Individual & Ensemble Contests

04:45 pm | For the first time since 2019, Drum Corps Associates is set to hold its marquee championship events in Rochester, New York. But before the competitive on-field action gets going at the DCA Championships in Rochester, there’s…

Aug 7 2022 / Read More »

Three-Day DCA Championships Return To Rochester In 2022

04:56 pm | For the first time in three years, Drum Corps Associates live events are back and in-person and that means the highly-anticipated return of the season-ending DCA Championships, set for their usual Labor Day weekend dates. The…

Aug 2 2022 / Read More »

White Sabers Introduces 2022 Season Drum Majors

12:48 pm | The White Sabers are proud to announce their 2022 Drum Major Team, Lindsay Lavicka and Holden Taylor. Holden is returning for her second season while this will mark Lindsay’s seventh season with the corps and second…

Jul 14 2022 / Read More »

Opening Day Of The 2022 DCA Season

12:46 pm | Opening day of the 2022 drum corps season was a success welcoming crowds, and corps in the first live DCA competition since 2019! The sounds of booming drums, soothing horns, and colorful flags fill the stadium…

Jul 14 2022 / Read More »

Help Hawthorne Caballeros Get To DCA Championships

12:32 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are facing incredible challenges this year, in addition to combatting high fuel costs while continuing to defend our DCA Championship title. Just as begin the traveling season, our trucks are in need of…

Jul 13 2022 / Read More »

Bring DCA To Your Home In 2022

12:31 pm | Continuing on the success of the 2021 virtual season, we’re excited to announce our new DCA livestreaming package. This new package brings the best of DCA to your home so you can experience the pageantry, and…

Jul 13 2022 / Read More »

New Look For A New Era

12:16 pm | The White Sabers are proud to present our new corps uniforms! We wanted to stay true to the corps’ identity. We elected to create a corps uniform versus a themed uniform. Ben Chaffee, Director We value…

Jul 12 2022 / Read More »

2022 Scout House Scholarship Award Winners

03:01 pm | The two recipients of this year’s Wilf Blum Youth Scholarship awards, offered annually by Preston Scout House Band Inc., managed to make significant progress despite the restrictions on music ensemble activities over the past two years…

Jun 27 2022 / Read More »

New Arrangers For 2022 BYBA Season

05:24 pm | BYBA welcomes three new arrangers onto the scene for the 2022 season. Warwick Corps of Drums and Revolution have both announced changes to their music teams. Warwick Warwick have announced that Abi C-V has arranged their…

Jul 15 2022 / Read More »

Music Revolution – Review

08:02 pm | The 19th of June saw the long-awaited return of contesting to the British Youth Band Association and proof positive that the UK marching band activity is still alive and kicking following its enforced absence. Speaking to…

Jul 1 2022 / Read More »

The European Drum Corps Championships Are Back

07:49 pm | After a 2 year hiatus the European Drum Corps Championships will be returning in 2022 The last event was held in 2019 and on Saturday 24th September 2022 the event will be back and will be…

Jun 9 2022 / Read More »

BYBA Announce Composition Competition

07:59 pm | The British Youth Band Association (BYBA) celebrate their golden anniversary in 2024. To mark the occasion, they are launching a special Composition Competition to find a new march. Read the rest of the article here.…

Jun 3 2022 / Read More »

Musicians Wanted

07:04 pm | We are looking for musicians for our new show orchestra. Currently, the orchestra consists of about 25 musicians. We play contemporary music. From rock and pop to big band music and soul. To complete the group,…

May 24 2022 / Read More »

We Are Going To Start

07:14 pm | On May 27 we will start with the Juliana Show Orchestra. A new part in which we play a variety of music with a new orchestra, from pop to rock and jazz to disco. Do you…

May 19 2022 / Read More »

Scholarship Supports Spartans Season For Liberty’s Lauren Walton

07:38 pm | A Liberty colourguard member is celebrating after being awarded a $1000 scholarship. Lauren Walton, 18, has been performing with Liberty from the age of 11. Currently the guard captain, she has performed with the colourguard for…

Apr 29 2022 / Read More »

Juliana Orchestra

07:37 pm | Juliana is going to start with a new, hip and cool show orchestra. The Juliana Orchestra will be an orchestra with a great diversity of instruments and swinging and cool music. More info to follow! Read…

Apr 29 2022 / 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 »