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 /

Blue Stars Announce 2022 Program

04:19 pm | The 2022 Blue Stars are pleased to announce the 2022 production, Of War & Peace. The show music includes: War and Peace Symphonic Suite by Serge Prokofiev Ballad of an Unknown Boy by Serge Prokofiev Read…

Jun 21 2022 / Read More »

2022 Blue Stars La Crosse Events

03:50 pm | Here’s where and when you can see the Blue Stars in the La Crosse area during the upcoming weeks. All events are subject to change based on weather and other factors. Read the rest of the…

Jun 19 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1101: DCI 50- Remembering Velvet Knights

03:48 pm | We share a conversation about the origin of the corps’ unique look, style, and philosophy that made it a crowd favorite. With Mike McCool, Greg Clarke, Roxanne Narachi, Matt Savage, and Garry Parker You can listen…

Jun 19 2022 / Read More »

Cavaliers Summer Sendoff Ticket Sales Now Open

07:55 pm | Friends and family of the CAPE organization are invited to celebrate The Cavaliers as their summer tour kicks off. Our event coincides with Drum Corps International’s Cavalcade of Brass event at Benedictine University, where you’ll be…

Jun 17 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1100: Meet Two DCI Scholarship Winners

08:53 pm | Meet Brendan Lockie, a drum major for Mandarins, and Lauren Walton, a color guard member of the Spartans. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download…

Jun 15 2022 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1099: DCI 50- Remembering Sky Ryders

08:31 pm | We share stories and memories of this great corps, from that famous rainbow to a trip to Oz. With KC Michel, Alan Mueggenborg, Russ Chandler, and Eric Sheffler You can listen to us below, or if…

Jun 13 2022 / Read More »

Spirit Of Atlanta Welcomes Two New Members To Its Board Of Directors

07:44 pm | Spirit of Atlanta today announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. The board has voted to elect Dr. Sara Womack and Jason Burns to the Spirit Board. “We’re excited to welcome…

Jun 9 2022 / Read More »

Blue Stars Mourn Passing Of Moe Latour

07:39 pm | The Blue Stars are mourning the passing of Blue Stars’ and DCI Hall of Fame member, Moe Latour. Moe was with the Blue Stars from 1974 until 1982, serving as tour manager, assistant director, and executive…

Jun 6 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 »

2022 Louisiana Stars Percussion Staff Announcement

06:50 pm | Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps presents the 2022 percussion instructional staff. Former Assistant Caption Head Gunner Vowell has been named Caption Head for the 2022 season. Vowell has been with the Louisiana Stars since our…

May 22 2022 / Read More »

Blue Devils B Announces 2022 Program

05:40 pm | I am an individual, but I am part of a family. I am flawed, but I am powerful. One person can make a difference. A single vote matters. Never underestimate the strength of the individual. This…

May 20 2022 / Read More »

Blue Devils C Announce 2022 Program

07:26 pm | After 2 years away, Blue Devils C is back in action this summer and incredibly excited to announce their 2022 program – It’s About Time! Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock… At its heart, this year’s program is literally…

May 6 2022 / Read More »

2022 Spartans May Update

06:52 pm | The corps is moving along nicely! April camp was great and one minute of the show was staged . Fantastic work by the students, staff and parents who helped feed/chaperone the corps. May is a busy…

May 5 2022 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – St. Patrick’s Day Review

04:17 pm | As the Corps began its 61st year, we celebrated with a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day party. As we all repeated in the Corps Prayer, “The Togetherness and Friendship we share” was renewed by the 75 members…

Apr 14 2022 / Read More »

2022 Minnesota Brass Show Announcement

04:08 pm | After a successful interest camp in May, everyone was committed to get Minnesota Brass back on the field and on the street this summer. We set out to do 4 parades and 4 shows, but the…

Jun 20 2022 / Read More »

3 Scout House Groups Swing Into Routine, 2 Remain Inactive

07:58 pm | Three Preston Scout Band Inc. groups are back in the swing of their summer rehearsal and performance schedules, but Scout House Alumni Band and Heritage Drill Team will remain inactive following almost three years of inactivity…

Jun 16 2022 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass, Inc. Adds New Board Members

07:38 pm | As of May 2022, Minnesota Brass, Inc. has added two new members to the Board of Directors, Paul Terry and Bridger Herman. Read the rest of the article here.…

Jun 16 2022 / Read More »

DCA Gears Up For 2022 Season

08:00 pm | Drum Corps Associates is back in full force. Starting June 25 and running through the weekend of September 4, the revamped DCA experience will be back in its entirety for the first time since 2019, with…

Jun 14 2022 / Read More »

Columbus Saints Create Drum Corps To HBCU Pipeline

07:53 pm | The Columbus Saints Performing Arts are happy to announce a new relationship with the Wilberforce University Marching Band to create a corps-to-college pipeline for local students. Students seeking a college education and a strong desire to…

Jun 9 2022 / Read More »

2022 DCA Competitive Classes Announced

07:46 pm | We’re happy to announce our 3 competitive classes for the 2022 season with some big surprises! Full details: https://dcacorps.org/corps Got Mini-Corps? Start Your Corps Today: https://dcacorps/minicorps Read the rest of the article here.…

Jun 9 2022 / Read More »

Mickey Kelly

07:40 pm | The Bushwackers mourn the loss of a former staff member and friend Mickey Kelly. Mickey worked with the corps multiple times over the years, most recently on the design team in 2016. An icon in the…

Jun 6 2022 / Read More »

2022 DCA I&E/Mini-Corps

06:32 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…

May 18 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 »

St George’s Day Returns For BYBA Bands

07:13 pm | St George’s Day is the annual day of celebration for England’s patron saint, who is said to have vanquished a dragon and rescued a princess centuries ago. It is celebrated on the 23rd of April each…

Apr 25 2022 / Read More »

Meet The Council: Gary Roylance

11:58 am | Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. This week we are…

Mar 8 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 »