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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 /

Blue Devils Staff Are Here To Help

09:06 pm | Did you know the 19-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils staff are available to work for your marching band? If you need a new show for the fall or you’re looking for instructional staff to support…

Mar 4 2021 / Read More »

A Look Under The Hood Of Our 2021 Production

09:06 pm | While the final details of our 2021 production are still under consideration, we are excited to peel back the curtain and share an audio excerpt of our arrangement of the film soundtrack to “The Rocketeer.” You…

Mar 4 2021 / Read More »

Presenting Our 2021 Program…

09:05 pm | As our community stages one of the greatest comebacks in the history of marching arts, we honor the passion, performance, and perseverance of Phantom Regiment by revisiting one of the most beloved productions in our 65-year…

Mar 4 2021 / Read More »

Jersey Surf Mourns The Loss Of Board Member Gary Wolfrom

09:04 pm | With profound sadness, the Jersey Surf organization joins with our friends from the Black Watch Independent Color Guard in announcing the passing of Surf Board Member, volunteer, supporter and our friend, Gary Wolfrom. Born in Palmyra,…

Mar 4 2021 / Read More »

Call For Nominations For The 2021 Phantom Regiment Hall Of Fame

08:19 pm | We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame! Do you know someone who has made a significant and long-lasting positive impact on the Phantom Regiment? The Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame…

Mar 3 2021 / Read More »

Forward Leadership Announces Educational Team And Curriculum

08:19 pm | Forward Performing Arts welcomes Jason Robb, Katherine Willer, Rachel Montanez, and Ryan Ellis to the Forward Leadership educational team. For information on how to bring a Forward Leadership educator to your school or business, see below.…

Mar 2 2021 / Read More »

2021 Blue Stars Season Information

08:16 pm | We’re excited about getting back to the activity we all love and putting the Blue Stars back on the field in the summer of 2021. The information here is what we know right now about the…

Mar 2 2021 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 968: Marching Roundtable 10 Year Anniversary

08:08 pm | Some highlights from ten years of podcast releases. With Sam Pilafian, Patrick Sheridan, Alfred Watkins, Greg Bimm, Doug Thrower, Tom Rarick, Vince Oliver, Michael Cesario, and Lindsey Vento. You can listen to us below, or if…

Feb 28 2021 / Read More »

Continue With The Tradition

01:56 pm | Want to participate in the 2021 Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Click on the button below to send in your name, preferred instrument, years marched, and your mailing address to the Corps Office. All submissions must…

Mar 5 2021 / Read More »

Louisiana Stars Announces Plans For 2021 Season

01:55 pm | After months of planning and organizational building, the administration and board of directors for Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps are excited to announce our intentions for the summer of 2021. We are launching a summer…

Mar 5 2021 / Read More »

January 2021 Impulse Newsletter

08:00 pm | Message from Board President Hello my fellow supporters of Impulse, Throughout history, great challenges have been met with great creativity and important breakthroughs I am proud to share that IYAO is now part of that ground…

Feb 28 2021 / Read More »

Columbians Announce 2021 Summer Experience

06:18 pm | Since the start of the Pandemic, the Columbians have taken every step possible to look after the safety and wellbeing of our members, staff, and supporters. As difficult as it was, that included canceling our 2020…

Feb 25 2021 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – February, 2021

05:04 pm | This is a time to say THANK YOU! To our close friends and people who have done a lot for you, our Pioneer Family. We have a very long list of people who have and continue…

Feb 20 2021 / Read More »

Impulse Among Us Game Night

06:52 pm | Saturday Feb 20th @ 7PM Sign up to play or just watch the fun. Game Play – Among us Pass-code Given out of Feb 19 @ 7PM Room Link: https://discord.gg/92Xw76UGgJ Read the rest of the article…

Feb 16 2021 / Read More »

2021 Impulse Huntington Beach 4th Of July Mega Zot Corps

05:56 pm | Rehearsal Schedule: Early morning till afternoon. (Subject to Orange County COVID-19 Protocol) Music: Impulse Practice Book & Classic Tunes Date: Sunday July 4, 2021 Possible after party: TBD Read the rest of the article here.…

Feb 11 2021 / Read More »

Impulse Design / Educational Leaders For 2021

05:06 pm | Impulse Youth Arts Organization (IYAO) is pleased to announce our Drum Corps Design / Educational Leaders for 2021. Corps Director Aaron Zeilinger has refocused Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps on Education, Entertainment and social responsibility. Read…

Feb 9 2021 / Read More »

History Academy Events

05:33 pm | Time to mark your calendars… Minnesota Brass is pleased to announce a series of online conversations about our history as a premier drum and bugle corps in the Midwest. We are inviting you to be a…

Feb 23 2021 / Read More »

Announcing The Minnesota Brass Academy

07:19 pm | Minnesota Brass is pleased to announce a series of educational programs for the 2021 winter and spring seasons. We invite you to be a part of a variety of fun opportunities to socialize, learn, teach, or…

Feb 22 2021 / Read More »

2021 Sun Run -Tax Day- 4.01k 10.40k

08:23 pm | Tax time- Get rid of some stress by participating in the Sunrisers Drum & Bugle Corps Virtual “Sun Run”! Location: Anywhere- This is a virtual event. Date: Between Thursday, April 15th and Sunday, April 18th Read…

Feb 17 2021 / Read More »

White Sabers Announce 2021 Production

03:21 pm | Greetings! It has been a long 16 months since the last note rang out at the 2019 DCA World Championships in Williamsport Area High School Football Stadium in Williamsport, Pennsylvania! In those long months we have…

Feb 14 2021 / Read More »

2021 Bushwackers Virtual Brass Camp – Feb. 21

07:38 pm | The Bushwackers are excited to announce our upcoming Virtual Brass camp, featuring special guests Al Chez and Dennis Argul! February 21 from 10 am to 2 pm we will have a virtual camp using Zoom. The…

Feb 10 2021 / Read More »

2021 Hawthorne Caballeros Virtual Camp 3

03:39 pm | Join us for our third virtual camp on Sunday, February 21! All brass and percussion players are welcome to attend. When: Sunday, February 21 at 10am-4pm Where: Virtual! The camp will be held via Zoom. Attendees…

Feb 6 2021 / Read More »

Andrew Angle

06:59 pm | Andrew Angle – a huge personality in the Minnesota Marching Band community and longtime Minnesota Brass Visual Caption Head passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. He is survived by his wife Jessica, whom he met in…

Feb 3 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Let’s Eat!: Patrick’s On Third

05:23 pm | Patrick’s on Third in downtown St. Peter has been drawing an eclectic mix of customers since co-owner John Mayer’s parents bought the historic building in 1988. Named after Mayer’s father, the restaurant and bar, with 32…

Jan 31 2021 / Read More »

Song For The Frontline

09:00 pm | In a time where COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, there are thousands of key workers who have continued to carry out essential duties, providing care and support for those in need. After…

Feb 18 2021 / Read More »

Relaunch For BYBA Southern Region

02:31 pm | Southern bands: this is your time to shine! Following a successful meeting of the Southern Region via Zoom on Friday 22nd January, the Southern Region is all set for an exciting relaunch! Speaking after the meeting,…

Jan 24 2021 / Read More »

Cory Masterclass For Thurrock Marching Brass

06:22 pm | On Saturday 16 January members of Thurrock Marching Brass joined Philip Harper and the Cory Band, the World’s #1 Brass Band and their section leaders in a virtual Brass and Percussion day which saw Philip and…

Jan 20 2021 / Read More »

DCUK Year Book 2020 Available Now As Free Download

06:40 pm | The 2020 will not go down as being a classic year for Drum Corps (or for any of the performing and marching arts!). Thanks to the Coronavirus almost all activities around the World were cancelled/postponed and…

Jan 2 2021 / 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 »

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 »