Commentary

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 /

Marching Roundtable 980: Pacific Crest Pt. 2- Diversity And Communication

08:38 pm | How the corps is supporting the diversity of its members and uses effective communication to help keep members safe. With Stuart Pompel, Diana Peterson, and Chris Henderson You can listen to us below, or if you…

Apr 15 2021 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 979: Pacific Crest On Keeping Members Safe

02:08 pm | How the corps is implementing smart policies in an effective manner to keep members safe on many fronts. With Stuart Pompel, Diana Peterson, and Chris Henderson You can listen to us below, or if you want…

Apr 11 2021 / Read More »

The Academy Paves Way For Participation In The 2021 Indianapolis Events

01:42 pm | Last week, the Board of Directors for the Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts (AAPA) approved a plan that will enable its largest program, The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps to participate in the Drum Corps…

Apr 9 2021 / Read More »

Cavaliers Announce Clif Walker As Front Ensemble Designer And Arranger

08:08 pm | The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps would like to announce that Clif Walker is moving into the role as the lead designer and arranger for the front ensemble of the Corps. Clif had previously been co-designer…

Apr 8 2021 / Read More »

The Basics Block Collection

07:24 pm | Phantom Regiment has been bringing crowds to their feet since 1956. And while a lot’s changed in that time, some things never go out of style. For us, it’s been our corps colors of white, black,…

Apr 7 2021 / Read More »

Honoring Frank Patrisso, Last Cadets Charter Member

07:23 pm | Frank “Babe” Patrisso passed away peacefully in his home on March 26, 2021, at the age of 95. Frank and his two brothers, Nicholas and Ed, were founding members of the Holy Name Fife, Drum &…

Apr 7 2021 / Read More »

2021 Boston Crusaders Performance Schedule Announced

07:21 pm | BAC is back! We’re excited to take the field again this summer on the Drum Corps International “Celebration Tour,” a non-competitive series of shows that will conclude in Indianapolis. While much of the summer is still…

Apr 7 2021 / Read More »

Cadets Announce 2021 Schedule

08:12 pm | This summer, The Cadets will appear alongside four other East-Coast-based drum corps in a series of six events during DCI’s 2021 “Celebration Tour.” These four exciting shows will span the first two weeks of August and…

Apr 6 2021 / Read More »

Registration Is Open For 2021 Spartans Summer Workshops

07:25 pm | We are pleased to announce that registration for our July Workshops is now open at www.spartansdbc.org Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 7 2021 / Read More »

Letters To Home: Rebekah Hinson

08:15 pm | In the days before the internet and smart phones, drum corps members would write letters to home to tell their families about their experiences throughout the summer. For many of us, we consider our time with…

Apr 6 2021 / Read More »

Sign Up For Southwind’s SUMMER BLAST

08:01 pm | Are you ready to march? So are we! Join our summer program and get a head start this summer for 2022! Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 6 2021 / Read More »

2021 Spartans Color Guard Spin Days

07:02 pm | The corps is excited to announce dates for new and returning members to get back into the dancing and spinning of the 2021 season. Spin Days will take place on the following dates: Saturday, April 24…

Apr 5 2021 / Read More »

EYitPA – Board of Directors – Spring 2021

06:58 pm | Greetings, Southwind Family. By now, most fans of the drum and bugle corps activity are aware that DCI has decided to do an abbreviated, non-competitive season with additional health safeguards in place. The board and staff…

Apr 5 2021 / Read More »

2021 Spartan Summer Workshops

08:06 pm | The corps is excited to announce workshops for brass, percussion, woodwinds and guard throughout the month of July 2021. The days of the workshops will be July 10, 17 and 24 and will be held at…

Apr 1 2021 / Read More »

Stars Academy 2021 Color Guard Staff Announced

08:34 pm | We are happy to announce the instructional staff for the color guard track of Stars Academy – our virtual educational program for summer 2021! The color guard instructional staff will continue to be led by Meredith…

Mar 18 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 »

2021 Hawthorne Caballeros Spring Camp 2

08:36 pm | Cabs return to Hawthorne this weekend for our second spring camp! COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect as recommended by CDC (i.e. social distancing, masks, and sanitizing). Color guard will be joining the brass and…

Apr 15 2021 / Read More »

2021 White Sabers April 24th In Person Camp

07:41 pm | 9am-7pm, Genesee Valley Park, Rochester, NY More to come soon! Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 12 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Steve Gadd: From Monroe County To Around The World

02:00 pm | When you talk about the colorful landscape of all the distinct soulful musical genres, it’s safe to say Steve Gadd has explored all of them behind his drum kit. The comfortable corridor of his Upstate New…

Apr 10 2021 / Read More »

Scout House Golf Day 2021

07:26 pm | Again this year, the lead guy behind the effort to organize a Golf Day for all Scout House Band folks and friends is Ken Lewis, phone 519.501.0063 or email: kenlewis401 [at] hotmail [dot] com. He advises…

Apr 7 2021 / Read More »

2021 Hawthorne Caballeros Spring Camp 1

07:20 pm | We are finally heading outside this Saturday for our first spring rehearsal! COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect as recommended by CDC (i.e. social distancing, masks, and sanitizing). When: Saturday, April 10, check in at…

Apr 7 2021 / Read More »

2021 White Sabers April 10th/11th Hybrid Camp

08:03 pm | ANYONE ATTENDING IN PERSON MUST COMPLETE THIS SCREENING Brass in Person/Hybrid, 4/10, 2-6PM, 75 Stutson St, Rochester, NY Guard in Person/Hybrid, 4/10, 2-6PM, Wilson School, 501 Genesee St, Rochester, NY Front Ensemble in Person/Hybrid, 4/11, 10am-1pm,…

Apr 6 2021 / Read More »

8th Annual Hawthorne Caballeros Golf Outing

08:32 pm | Enjoy a day of golf while also supporting the Caballeros! This year’s golf outing is scheduled for Monday, June 7 at the Berkshire Valley Golf Course in Oak Ridge, NJ. The $150 registration fee includes breakfast,…

Apr 2 2021 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass History Academy – Upcoming Event Link

07:48 pm | Minnesota Brass is pleased to announce a continuation of our series of online conversations about our colorful history as a premier drum and bugle corps in the Midwest. We are inviting you to be a part…

Mar 29 2021 / Read More »

What Is Happening With Drum Corps United Kingdom In 2021?

08:35 pm | The Board of DCUK has recently met with their member Corps and part of these discussions were to get an idea of what Corps are planning as the COVID restrictions start to get relaxed. It was…

Apr 2 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 »

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 »