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 /

Jersey Surf Presents: “MarimbaPad™” Practice Instrument

06:34 pm | An old proverb reminds us that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” When the COVID-19 virus began to take hold during the winter of 2020, members of the Jersey Surf instructional team quickly discovered a real…

Nov 19 2021 / Read More »

2021 Phantom Regiment Holiday Gift Guides

06:21 pm | Looking for just the right gift for the Phantom Regiment fan or member in your life? The Phan Shop has you covered! Whether you buy directly from us or through our Amazon Smile links below, you’ll…

Nov 18 2021 / Read More »

2021 Phantom Regiment HOF Gala & Auction Was A HUGE Success

05:21 pm | What a night! This past Saturday night we honored 3 individuals who have made a significant, long-lasting, and positive impact on the Phantom Regiment organization. Ken and Barb Janowski (as a couple) and Patrick Seidling. This…

Nov 17 2021 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1046: Utilizing Bass Guitar In Marching Ensembles

05:36 pm | Shilo Stroman of The Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps shares advice on the most effective way to include bass guitar in your show. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us…

Nov 14 2021 / Read More »

Preschedule Your Colorado Gives Day Donation Today

05:29 pm | Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, Dec. 7 but you can schedule your donations beginning today! Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Ascend Performing Arts and it will count toward earning us a part of the…

Nov 14 2021 / Read More »

Cadets Announce New Volunteer Coordinator For 2022

07:19 pm | The Cadets organization would like to say a very special thank-you to Cheryl Rogers (second from right in the image above), who has recently taken a step back from her role as Volunteer Coordinator, a volunteer…

Nov 13 2021 / Read More »

WDCHOF Member Art Mura Passes

06:12 pm | A celebration of life will be held in the near future for World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHoF) member Art Mura, who passed away November 5, 2021. His brother Al was already a member, inducted…

Nov 11 2021 / Read More »

Spirit Of Atlanta Hall Of Fame Nominations

08:04 pm | Nominations are now open for the 2022 Spirit of Atlanta Hall of Fame. To submit your nominee for the Hall of Fame, download the form below and submit to Ross Iddings at rossiddings [at] gmail [dot]…

Nov 10 2021 / Read More »

Louisiana Stars Board Of Directors Announces 2022 Leadership Team

08:06 pm | The Louisiana Stars Board of Directors is happy to announce the interim leadership expansion for the 2022 season. This expansion is the first step in a long-term plan to ensure the future growth and success of…

Nov 10 2021 / Read More »

Spartans Getting Ready For 2021 Winter Camps

07:31 pm | As band season winds down, the winter camp schedule for the corps becomes more of a highlight. Here are the dates we will meet this winter season: November 20 and 21 (Brass and Percussion all weekend.…

Oct 29 2021 / Read More »

Columbians Registration Now Open For The 2022 Season

02:09 pm | Registration is now open for the Columbians 2022 season. Auditions will be held in Seattle, Spokane, Portland and Tri-Cities. The Columbians are looking forward to a very exciting 2022 season with a much anticipated longer tour and…

Oct 21 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 »

Hawthorne Caballeros Announces 2022 Caption Heads

06:56 pm | Joshua Jenkins – Brass Caption Head Joshua (JJ) Jenkins is a performer and educator from Fairfield, New Jersey. Currently, JJ is the Director of Bands at Ramsey High School in Ramsey, New Jersey. At Ramsey, JJ…

Nov 12 2021 / Read More »

White Sabers Participate In FLX Gives

06:54 pm | FLXGives helps build awareness and support for nonprofits like nothing else. In 2020, nearly $160,000 was raised through 1282 donors benefiting over 80 local nonprofits. Support The White Sabers this giving season at #FLXGives, a 24-hour…

Nov 12 2021 / Read More »

Meet The 2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Design Team

06:10 pm | Matt Hurley – Show Coordinator Matt Hurley will be returning to the Caballeros in his role of Show Coordinator. This will be Matt’s 7th year in this role. Matt brings with him a wealth of Drum…

Nov 11 2021 / Read More »

Tom Beebe Named DCA’s Newest Staff Member

1980 Crossmen 08:03 pm | Drum Corps Associates President John Carr recently announced the appointment of Mr. Tom Beebe to the DCA staff. Tom will assume the role of chairperson for the I&E, Mini Corps, and Alumni Spectacular over DCA Championship…

Oct 30 2021 / Read More »

2022 Bushwackers Directors

02:46 pm | The Bushwackers would like to announce the return of our Directors for 2022. Jim Dugan will lead the corps as executive director. Jim has been involved with the corps on and off for 25+ years. Jim…

Oct 24 2021 / Read More »

The White Sabers Drums & Bugle Corps Returns To The Field For The 2022 DCA Competitive Season.

02:01 pm | Open House for the 2022 Corps will be held Sunday, November 28th. Purple Lancers Bingo Hall Finger Lakes Mall, Clark St. Rd., Auburn, NY 13021 Join us in any of the following sections: Battery Percussion Brass…

Oct 20 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 »

BYBA Northern AGM 2021

05:19 pm | Friday 12th November saw BYBA Northern Chair Wally Hemmingway host the first regional AGM for 2021. The first item of business was the Regional Officers. First, the regional secretary. The secretary position had been vacant since…

Nov 17 2021 / Read More »

BYBA Northern Region Welcomes Emma Arnett

06:59 pm | Following on from the Northern Region AGM, held on Friday 12th November, BYBA are pleased to welcome Emma Arnett to the role of Northern Region Secretary. Emma has been involved in the marching world since 2011,…

Nov 12 2021 / Read More »

49th BYBA Annual General Meeting

02:13 pm | The 49th AGM will be held on Sunday 16th January 2022 at 6 pm. In view of the uncertainty as to whether there will be further Covid-19 restrictions in effect this winter, which may prevent travel…

Oct 21 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 »

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 »