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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 /

Inside the Arc – We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

Let’s get it straight right away: It’s not the composers and publishers who are ripping off the drum corps.…

Apr 11 2017 /

WDCHF Member Bill Hayes, 1925-2020

08:41 pm | Funeral services for World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHoF) member Bill Hayes will be held on Tuesday, February 18 at 1 pm at Tilghman Funeral Home, 52 Main Street, New Egypt, New Jersey, with burial…

Feb 14 2020 / Read More »

Bloo20 Internships & Support Positions Available

08:01 pm | We just posted our 2020 internship positions! We’re looking to create an intern team that will play an active and in-depth role in the execution of our summer tour and the development of our organization! The…

Feb 12 2020 / Read More »

YEA! Charts A New Pathway Forward For The Cadets And USBands

07:51 pm | Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) today announced that The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps will begin operating as an independent non-for-profit organization with a newly constituted Board of Directors, bylaws and governance structure, beginning March…

Feb 11 2020 / Read More »

Blue Knights Announce 2020 Brass Staff

07:25 pm | Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the Brass Staff for the 2020 season! Keith Tye will return to the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps as Brass Caption Head for the 2020…

Feb 9 2020 / Read More »

Sit In The 2020 Vanguard Ticket Block

08:06 am | This season, the Santa Clara Vanguard will perform 27 shows across 15 states as they travel along the 2020 DCI competitive tour, and once again we have set aside a block of tickets at select events…

Feb 8 2020 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 866: DCI Rewatch – 1995 Madison Scouts

06:50 pm | Mike Bishop and friends discuss the energy and performance quality of “A Drum Corps Fan’s Dream.” With Daniel Montoya, Jr. and Jennifer Barton You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us…

Feb 5 2020 / Read More »

Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Izaak Mendoza

06:42 pm | Name: Izaak Mendoza What year(s) did you march in the Blue Knights? 2008 – 2010 What section? I was Drum Major alongside my partner, Blue Knights Executive Director Jordan Helwerda all three years! I also was…

Feb 5 2020 / Read More »

Preserve The Experience For Our Blue Knights

05:21 pm | Donating to Ascend Performing Arts in your Will, Trust, or insurance will bolster the sustainability and longevity of our organization for generations. WHAT IS A PLANNED GIFT? A planned gift is an impactful deferred gift made…

Feb 3 2020 / Read More »

Raiders Present 2020 Program

02:34 pm | This production will feature the music of Fiona Apple and Vienna Teng, with original compositions by Key Poulan, Dan Bryan, and Travis Peterman. Visual design and staging, Program Coordinator: Marc Garside Color guard design: Thomas Van…

Feb 9 2020 / Read More »

A Brand New Rhythm IN BLUE

08:39 pm | Previously an alumni program of Bluecoats, Rhythm IN BLUE is now open to any student 18+ who can commute to Ohio for an Audition Experience Camp, rehearsals and performances. For the last eight years, the program…

Jan 29 2020 / Read More »

In The News – The Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps

06:46 pm | Tonight, we head to camp with the world champion Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps out of Nashua. The group is hoping to defend their title this year and are already working hard to prove they have…

Jan 28 2020 / Read More »

Southwind Flags For Sale

09:38 pm | Southwind is selling flags from its 2019 production, “Caged,” and its 2018 production, “The Guitarist.” Mail southwind [at] southwind [dot] org for more information. Read the rest of the article here.…

Jan 22 2020 / Read More »

2020 Spartans February Camp And On Going Recruiting

07:48 pm | The February Camp Schedule is different than the past winter camps. Saturday, February 22 is BRASS ONLY at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club (8AM registration) Sunday, February 23 is BRASS and PERCUSSION at the Boys…

Jan 21 2020 / Read More »

A New Rhythm IN BLUE

08:24 pm | In 2020 Rhythm IN BLUE is shifting its focus and opening the ensemble to any performer 18 or older. The program was previously an ensemble managed by the Bluecoats Alumni Council, but will now be operated…

Jan 20 2020 / Read More »

Columbians To Host Brass & Brews Fundraiser Feb. 29th

08:20 pm | The Columbians Drums & Bugle Corps is excited to host its 2nd Annual Brass & Brews Fundraiser on Saturday, February 29th. The event will feature 10+ breweries, cider houses, and distilleries from across the Mid-Columbia. Along…

Jan 20 2020 / Read More »

Southwind Names Its 2020 Drum Majors

01:56 pm | Southwind is already gearing up for a strong 2020 season, with an even more ambitious program, and a staff that’s prepared to take the corps to the next level. And Southwind’s four drum majors will be…

Jan 16 2020 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 Hawthorne Caballeros Visual Team

02:18 pm | Quamel Francis – Visual Choreographer Quamel started marching competitively in 2010 with Excelsior Drum and Bugle Corps. He then went on to join the Hawthorne Caballeros in 2012 and has completed 7 seasons with the corps!…

Jan 19 2020 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 Hawthorne Caballeros Battery Staff

07:50 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are thrilled to introduce their 2020 battery staff! Kirby Marino – Battery Coordinator Kirby is a percussion educator, adjudicator, and arranger in New Jersey. He started his marching career at Phillipsburg High School…

Jan 13 2020 / Read More »

Introducing The 2020 Bushwackers Design Team

04:58 pm | We are excited to announce the rest of our 2020 Design Team! Returning in a new role, Jim Dugan is serving as Corps Director, and will also be consulting with the design team. Also returning to…

Jan 9 2020 / Read More »

Buell Announces Final Term

08:59 pm | DCA held its Annual meeting in Atlanta Georgia over the first weekend of December to a full house of Directors & Administrators. The meeting kicked off with the nomination and reinstatement of the current Board of…

Jan 2 2020 / Read More »

Florida Brass Adding To Drumline For 2020

06:17 pm | The Florida Brass Drum and Bugle Corps from Brandon, Florida is looking to add to their drum line. If your a snowbird or a full time resident of the Sunshine State, your welcome to join the…

Dec 26 2019 / Read More »

The White Sabers Present

05:59 pm | Our 2020 Program….. The journey continues on January 12th, 2020 @ Arkport Central Schools 9am-4pm #discoverwhitesabers2020 Read the rest of the article here.…

Dec 25 2019 / Read More »

It’s Not Too Late To Check Out White Sabers For 2020

05:57 pm | The White Sabers next rehearsal will be on January 12th @ Arkport Central Schools from 9am – 4pm. Doors open at 8:15am! Come check out what White Sabers 2020 has in store! Read the rest of…

Dec 24 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 White Sabers Coordination Staff

05:48 pm | The White Sabers are excited to announce the coordination staff for the 2020 season! Joe Taylor has agreed to expand his role from visual consultant to Staff Coordinator for the 2020 season! Joe Stork is reprising…

Dec 20 2019 / Read More »

Marjon In DCI

08:38 pm | Last summer I played the trumpet at the Sacramento Mandarins, a DCI corps from Sacramento, California. This year I will also be on the road for three months with this corps. When I started in 2007…

Feb 14 2020 / Read More »

Big Stage For Young Show Band

07:59 pm | An eventful weekend lies behind the youth department of the show band Rastede. In the Schauspielhaus Hannover, the young stars performed at the closing event for the youth culture award. The group was awarded this prize…

Feb 12 2020 / Read More »

Contest Wijchen

07:28 pm | Johan Friso became second with his very first indoor show in Wijchen. Although it was sometimes a little awkward for members and staff, the members had a super fun day. On the way there the necessary…

Feb 9 2020 / Read More »

A Nice Day For Slag & Vlag

06:18 pm | On Saturday, February 1, a number of members of Slag & Vlag visited the Zeeland locations of Philadelhia to show what exactly they are doing and to give a performance at each location. The group gathered…

Feb 5 2020 / Read More »

Show and Rastede February 2020 Sponsor Of The Month

05:15 pm | Our first sponsor of the month was our sponsor of the month in October 2019. So another repeat offender. At MONACOR we understand PA technology in a very comprehensive sense. Our range is therefore very diverse.…

Feb 3 2020 / Read More »

TMB And Cory Band In Development Partnership Deal

06:08 pm | The World’s Number One Ranked Brass Band, the Cory Band from South Wales, and the 2019 Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK) Junior Class British Champions enter into a Development Partnership deal which will see the Cory…

Jan 31 2020 / Read More »

Euro Partners To Organise 2020 European Championships

04:50 pm | Following the announcement by Drum Corps Europe on their website that they would not be running the European Music Games Finals in September 2020, the remaining European Drum Corps Partners (Dutch Music Games, Drum Corps United…

Jan 24 2020 / Read More »

No European Music Games Finals In 2020

04:44 pm | The DCE team has worked with great pleasure on the future of drum corps in Europe the last couple of years. We did that together with the participating drum corps, partners, sponsors, stadium management and fans.…

Jan 24 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 »