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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 Knights Mourn The Passing Of Hall Of Famer, Marian Newcomer

05:34 pm | The Blue Knights family is saddened by the loss of the Blue Knights Hall of Famer and long-time volunteer, Marian Newcomer. She passed away at the Julia Temple Healthcare Center in the loving arms of her…

Dec 17 2021 / Read More »

Ask Me Anything With Phantom Regiment CEO Dr. Todd Snead

01:38 pm | Want to know more about our new CEO and his path to Phantom Regiment? Interested in hearing about the many PR programs that impact young people and our community? Or are you curious how the PR…

Dec 16 2021 / Read More »

Chris Henderson Promoted To Pacific Crest Corps Director

01:45 pm | Pacific Crest is excited to share that longtime staff member and alumnus Chris Henderson has been promoted to Corps Director. Henderson’s involvement with Pacific Crest spans over 15 years. After performing with the corps from 2005-2008,…

Dec 15 2021 / Read More »

New World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame President Neal Smith

02:10 pm | Neal Smith, of Canton, Massachusetts is the new president of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHoF). Outgoing president Rich Templin announced Smith’s appointment during the group’s annual banquet and induction ceremony held in late…

Dec 14 2021 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1052: How To Pay For Drum Corps

06:48 pm | Work smarter, now harder! In about an hour you can learn strategies to get this done in record time. This free presentation is endorsed by Drum Corps International. With Paul Richardson You can listen to us…

Dec 12 2021 / Read More »

Blue Knights Announce 2022 Tour Schedule

06:47 pm | The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps are pleased to announce their tour schedule for the 2022 season! The Blue Knights will be performing in 18 different states, at 25 different shows. After a shortened tour…

Dec 12 2021 / Read More »

Three 2021 World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Scholarship Recipients

02:26 pm | The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHoF) presented $500 scholarship awards to each of three recipients during the annual induction ceremony and banquet held recently in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The three female winners, all currently…

Dec 9 2021 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1051: Sondheim On A Football Field

08:53 pm | Frank Dorritie, Charlie Poole, and Tom Lizotte take us behind the scenes for the 27th Lancers 1986 show “A Sondheim Suite.” You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you,…

Dec 8 2021 / Read More »

Southwind Holds Its First Camp Of The 2022 Season

06:22 pm | After a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Southwind held its first camp of the 2022 Drum Corps International Season at Daphne High School in Daphne, AL. Read the rest of the article here.…

Dec 14 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Muchachos Drum And Bugle Corps Ready To Perform Again

06:20 pm | The Muchachos Drum & Bugle Corps is back. The group made its first appearance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Halloween Parade in Woburn, Mass. “We didn’t do much in 2020 at all,”…

Dec 14 2021 / Read More »

2022 Louisiana Stars Color Guard Staff Announcement

02:01 pm | Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps happily introduces its 2022 color guard staff. Led by caption heads Clayton Benoit and Nicole Frederick, the color guard instructional staff includes a collection of familiar faces as well as…

Dec 6 2021 / Read More »

2022 Louisiana Stars Design And Educational Leadership Team Announcement

08:30 pm | Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce the design and educational leadership team for the 2022 season. The entire team consists of returning designers and instructors who have been a part of developing…

Dec 2 2021 / Read More »

Columbians 2022 Tour Announcement

06:23 pm | The Columbians Drum & Bugle Corps is thrilled to announce our first ever California tour for the 2022 season. We have been putting the pieces in place for several years to ensure we had the infrastructure…

Nov 25 2021 / Read More »

2022 Spartans Thank You And December Camp

07:41 pm | A very big thank you to all staff, volunteers and students who participated in the November Camp. Great work! We now move on to December. Recruiting is still the name of the game. We need you!]…

Nov 22 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 »

Jordan Jergensen

06:48 pm | We are deeply saddened by the loss of Jordan Jergenson, a longtime member, instructor, and friend of Minnesota Brass, Inc., who passed away unexpectedly in October. Throughout the years, Jordan made a huge impact on the…

Dec 15 2021 / Read More »

2022 White Sabers Show Announced

08:29 pm | Metallurgy, the ancient art and science of modifying metals, gave rise to the study of alchemy. This medieval forerunner of chemistry is based on the supposed “transformation” of matter, particularly converting base metals into gold. Ancient…

Dec 7 2021 / Read More »

‘Tis The Season Of Giving…

06:21 pm | We are asking our friends, family and alumni to make a donation to the corps and in return any donations of $20 or more will receive an exclusive 2021 Bushwackers Christmas Ornament! Be sure to check…

Nov 25 2021 / Read More »

Introducing The 2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Percussion Staff

07:54 pm | Brian Horn – Snare Technician Brian Horn is a marching percussion educator from Somerset, NJ. His marching percussion career started 15 years ago at Immaculata High School in Somerville, NJ. Brian’s first experience with an independent…

Nov 23 2021 / Read More »

Here’s The 2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Visual Staff Lineup

07:38 pm | Kevin Kirby Jr. – Visual Tech “Kirby” has been a part of the Caballeros since 2012. He marched as a tuba player from 2012- 2015. In 2016 he was brought onto the visual team as a…

Nov 22 2021 / Read More »

2022 Cabs Color Guard Team Announced

07:19 pm | PJ Tankard – Instructor This is PJ Tankard’s fourth summer with the HCCG. As a high school student, he was a member of the Elizabeth High School Marching Band. His marching experience includes Alter Ego (IO),…

Nov 21 2021 / Read More »

Introducing The 2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Brass Staff

07:58 pm | Kevin Horne – High Brass Technician Kevin Horne is currently the Band Director at Bangor Area High School in Bangor, PA, where he leads two concert ensembles, two jazz ensembles, marching band, pit orchestra, basketball band…

Nov 20 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 »

BYBA Southern AGM 2021

06:23 pm | The second BYBA regional AGM took place on Friday 19th November. This time it was the turn of our Southern Region bands. TYMBA The first item on the agenda was the relationship between BYBA and the…

Dec 14 2021 / Read More »

BYBA & TYMBA I&E 2021 Results

08:17 pm | We hope that you enjoyed all of the I&E performances as much as we did – there are certainly some talented performers across BYBA & TYMBA! Here are the full results for the I&E competition. Read…

Nov 28 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 »

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 »