Commentary

Inside the Arc – Dave Hill: A Beautiful Mind

It seems clear that some are born with abilities and potential a cut above the rest of us mere…

May 5 2023 /

Inside the Arc – The Book of Norman

Sometime in the fall of 1971, I was walking down Waverly Place in Greenwich Village with a friend. A…

Sep 4 2022 /

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 /

Aged Out Podcast 111 || DCI 2024 Preseason Speculation

06:18 pm | Hosts of The Aged Out Podcast, Michael Fantini and Evan Worrell, speculate on the upcoming DCI 2024 competitive season. Read the rest of the article here.…

Jun 21 2024 / Read More »

On The Back Hash – Ep. #78: DCI 2024 World Class Show Announcements (Part 2)

06:16 pm | We’re back this week looking at the DCI 2024 World Class show announcements. The guys discuss what they like about the show concepts and give their early takes on what they think they will enjoy this…

Jun 21 2024 / Read More »

On A Water Break – The One with Crossmen Alumni and MAASIN

06:13 pm | Join our hosting panel as they talk with MAASIN founder Rand Clayton for Pride Month AND we talk to Scott Litzenberg and some other Crossmen Alumni about their upcoming anniversary performance. Our hosts bring you their…

Jun 21 2024 / Read More »

The Cavaliers Welcome Three Dynamic Additions To 2024 Color Guard Staff

06:10 pm | The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps are proud to announce the addition of three accomplished individuals to their color guard staff for the 2024 season: Chris Cook as Choreographer and Consultant, and Lindsay Kusmierczak and William…

Jun 21 2024 / Read More »

In Memory of Larry Rebillot

08:37 pm | It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved board member Larry Rebillot, who lost his brief battle with cancer this morning. Active within the Bluecoats organization in every decade of our…

Jun 19 2024 / Read More »

Newly Discovered Madison Scouts History Dates Back to 1920

04:12 pm | The Four Lakes Council Boy Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, currently known as the Madison Scouts, has a well-documented history of continuous operations since February 3, 1938. However, recent research efforts of historical archives has uncovered…

Jun 18 2024 / Read More »

Announcing the Troopers Hall of Fame Class of 2024

04:05 pm | The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps are pleased to announce the Hall of Fame class of 2024. Michelle is the very definition of Honor, Loyalty and Dedication. She was a member of the Troopers color guard…

Jun 17 2024 / Read More »

Carolina Crown Hall of Fame, Class of 2024 Inductees

04:03 pm | Throughout the month of May, TeamCROWN members sent in letters of support for the 2024 class of the Carolina Crown Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Committee has reviewed the letters and we are excited…

Jun 16 2024 / Read More »

Blue Devils C Announce 2024 Program

04:24 pm | Presenting an alternative retelling of a renowned children’s story, BDC’s 2024 show “The Gifts We ReCeive” takes you on the journey of a boy and his life as he navigates growing up and growing old. ”The…

May 16 2024 / Read More »

Blue Devils B Announce 2024 Program

04:23 pm | As with how the balance of math and beauty is essential to the inner workings of nature, much of the world operates in juxtapositions and blendings of opposites. With this truth in mind, Blue Devils B…

May 16 2024 / Read More »

Spartans Friends and Family Day: 7/3

04:08 pm | Come see the Spartans only public performance in NH! Friends and Family Day is the perfect opportunity for our friends, family, alumni, and the public to see the Spartans newest production for the first time. This…

Apr 24 2024 / Read More »

Nashua Spring Carnival: 4/23 – 4/27

04:17 pm | Wristband shifts are outlined below: Tue April 23rd 6-10 PM Wed April 24th 6-10 PM Thu April 25th 2-10 PM Fri April 26th 2-10 PM Sat April 27th 12-10 PM Read the rest of the article…

Apr 23 2024 / Read More »

Spartans are excited to announce our 2024 program YOUTOPIA

04:17 pm | We are excited to announce our 2024 program YOUTOPIA. Join us on a journey through the eye of Burning Man. Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 17 2024 / Read More »

Blue Saints Looking For Members

06:35 pm | We are looking for members from ages 12-21. Come be a part of the 72nd edition of The Blue Saints Drum and Bugle Corps. This is a FREE program that promotes discipline, teamwork and builds self…

Feb 15 2024 / Read More »

News From the Top – February, 2024

05:27 pm | Join Us for a Birthday Party for Dr. Cecil Austin Sunday, February 18th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm Meyer’s Restaurant at 4260 South 76th Street in Greenfield, WI A family style broasted chicken and polish sausage…

Feb 5 2024 / Read More »

The Spartans Welcome Brian Murphy as Design and Staff Advisor for the 2024 Season!

06:40 pm | Brian brings a vast background to the Spartans with over 50 years of experience. Most recently Brian was the Program Coordinator and Corps Director for The Cadets for the 2023 season. Brian was also the Visual…

Jan 23 2024 / Read More »

Van Drivers Needed

04:11 pm | Calling All Roadies! The New York Skyliners Need YOU Behind the Wheel ????? Our 2024 competitive season is kicking into high gear, and we’re seeking a few amazing volunteers to join our road crew as van…

Jun 18 2024 / Read More »

Seven Scout House members to receive long service pins

04:06 pm | Seven members of Preston Scout House Band Inc. will receive lapel pins marking their years of long service, during the community Summer Social gathering from 1 to 6 pm on June 22. Several hundred former members,…

Jun 10 2024 / Read More »

Barnum Festival June 29, ’24 Shelton High School

04:07 pm | To order by phone call (317) 275-1212 between 9am – 5pm ET, Monday through Friday or email tickets [at] dci [dot] org. Read the rest of the article here.…

Jun 6 2024 / Read More »

Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival Scout House Awards

04:19 pm | Two individual musicians and two high school bands are sharing $900 in prize money awarded in memory of Preston Scout House Band founder Wilf Blum during the Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival’s (KWKMF) recent grand finale concert.…

May 30 2024 / Read More »

On The Back Hash Ep. #75- DCI 2024: All-Age Show Announcements

04:15 pm | We’re getting ready for the 2024 DCI Season which is only a few weeks away by looking at the show announcements so far! In this episode, the guys look at the All-Age Class and what they…

May 30 2024 / Read More »

Preserving history, remembering Butch

07:22 pm | Our warmest thanks to Bob and Mary Price for donating this stunning Wayne Hiller painting of Skyliners’ legendary Drum Major, Butch Anderson, to the New York Skyliners. Butch Anderson is best remembered as the flamboyant drum…

May 29 2024 / Read More »

Up next, June!

04:33 pm | Day two of our last May camp is in full swing, and we’re already gearing up for next weekend! This is it, now is the time to join the New York Skyliners for the 2024 season!…

May 26 2024 / Read More »

Show Your Skyliner Pride!

04:30 pm | We’ve got some fantastic fundraising opportunities for you to support the corps and look stylish while doing it! Limited-Time Throw Blankets! Only 6 days left to grab these cozy throw blankets! Choose from two awesome designs,…

May 25 2024 / Read More »

Barry Vernon

06:22 pm | BYBA have been made aware that a titan in the marching band community has sadly transcended into that great band hall in the sky. Barry Vernon has been an incredible part of the BYBA history, both…

Apr 25 2024 / Read More »

BYBA Council Meeting – 3rd March

05:52 pm | Last Sunday (3rd March) saw the newly-elected BYBA Council meet for the first time since the AGM. Please see below for details of what was discussed Present: Paul Morgan (“PDM”); Andrew Horton (“AWH”); Gary Roylance (“GR”);…

Mar 6 2024 / Read More »

Outcomes from the 51st AGM of the British Youth Band Association

05:06 pm | The AGM held on 27th September 2024 in Atherstone was well attended, with 20 people in attendance and a further 3 bands being represented by proxy. Before the meeting Paul Morgan outlined his vision and plans…

Feb 5 2024 / Read More »

Details Confirmed for 51st BYBA AGM

04:11 pm | Details have been confirmed for the 51st Annual General Meeting of the British Youth Band Association The AGM will take place on Saturday 27th January 2024 at the Atherstone Red Lion Hotel – 99 Long Street,…

Dec 9 2023 / Read More »

Baritone sax wanted!

04:35 pm | Do you like to join us with the latest and hippest orchestra in Zeeland? The Pop Collective is looking to complete a baritone saxom. The band currently consists of about 22 members and consists of brass,…

Dec 1 2023 / Read More »

2024 BYBA Membership Now Open

04:32 pm | Membership of the British Youth Band Association for 2024 is now open! Join us for our 50th Anniversary year and help us celebrate in style. Membership of BYBA is open to any marching band, however we…

Dec 1 2023 / Read More »

2023 BYBA I&E Postponed

07:40 pm | The 2023 Individuals and Ensembles (I&E) competiton, scheduled for Sunday 19th November, is unfortunately being postponed until the new year. We are currently exploring dates around the end of January and will confirm a new date…

Nov 14 2023 / Read More »

51st BYBA AGM

08:35 pm | The 51st AGM will be held on Saturday 27th January 2024 at a venue to be confirmed in the Midlands. The exact time is also to be confirmed but will be in the afternoon. Further information…

Oct 27 2023 / 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 »