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Bluecoats Introduces Inaugural Class Of Bluecoats Fellows

2019 Bluecoats

Built as a centerpiece initiative of the Bluecoats 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Bluecoats Fellowship aims to create a pathway to a more diverse and inclusive world in the marching arts. Bluecoats Fellows are individuals who are a part of, or are committed to supporting, traditionally under-represented communities in marching arts design, and are selected by […]

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2022 World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Associate Members

Six new associate members will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame during the 2022 banquet and ceremony to be held in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in November. Associate members have dedicated at least five consecutive years of service to any drum and bugle corps as a performer or in a support role. […]

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World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Class Of 2022 Inductees

Six new Regular members from Canada and the United States will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame during the 2022 banquet and ceremony to be held in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in November. The entire Hall of Fame class of 2022 includes inductees in five categories: Regular, Associate, President’s Choice, International and […]

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Preston Scout House Leader Tom Weiler Passes

Memorial mass for Tom Weiler, who initiated and helped administrate Preston Scout House Alumni Band activities for 30 years, was held at St. Clement’s Parish in Cambridge on April 13, 2022. At age 76, he passed away unexpectedly at Cambridge Memorial Hospital while undergoing treatment for melanoma cancer. The family welcomes donations to the Canadian […]

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2022 DCA Championships Preview

For the first time in three years, Drum Corps Associates live events are back and in-person and that means the highly-anticipated return of the season-ending DCA Championships, set for their usual Labor Day weekend dates. The three-day event, slated to be held in Rochester, New York, will feature a variety of exciting performance mediums and […]

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DCA Shares Experiences From Distinguished Women Leaders

MaryMason McWhorter Huber isn’t shy about describing her experience as a drum corps performer. It wasn’t great. “It was so glamorous to me (growing up); I thought, ‘I have to do that,’” she said. “And then, unfortunately, it wasn’t the experience I was hoping it would be.”

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Celebration Of Life For ‘Robby’ Robinson

1980 Crossmen

A celebration of the life of World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Harold ‘Robby’ Robinson will take place April 9, 2022. He died peacefully at age 83 at his home in Gordonville, Pennsylvania on Valentine’s Day February 14. He was also a member of the Crossmen Hall of Fame and the Drum Corps International […]

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Kenny ‘Ace’ Petersen Passes Away In Florida

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Kenny “Ace” Petersen, whose remarkable career as one of the drum corps community’s top soprano soloists began in 1947, passed away at age 90 in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday February19. Visitation will take place from 10 am to noon on March 5 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church […]

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Robby Robinson, Crossmen Founding Director, Passes Away

1980 Crossmen

A World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member since 2008, Harold “Robby” Robinson, Sr. passed away at age 84 on Valentine’s Day February 14, surrounded by family members. He had been experiencing major organ failure a few days previously while a patient at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania. A memorial service and celebration of life […]

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Bob Holton Passes After Decades Of Drum Corps Service

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Bob Holton, who spent more than 30 years serving New York Skyliners and other prominent drum and bugle corps, passed away overnight on February 14 at age 86 at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey. He had been inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992. Born […]

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