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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 /

Inside the Arc – “Myron and Vincent”

Were it not for a controversial 1980 mid-season programming change, Myron might very well have gone on to become…

Jan 25 2016 /

Registration Live For The Cavaliers 2020 Audition Experience

05:31 pm | We completed the 2019 Drum Corps International (DCI) summer tour with our highest score of the season and a remarkable third place finish in the brass caption…and we’re JUST GETTING STARTED. We know you have what…

Sep 14 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Vose Inducted Into World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame

05:24 pm | Resident David Vose was inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30. Other inductees of the WDCHOF include legendary drummers Steve Gadd and Billy Cobham. Also inducted in this class…

Sep 13 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Everything I Need To Know, I Learned In High School Marching Band

05:22 pm | Band geek, band nerd…we’ve heard them all. I say we, because I am one…and I embrace it! When I was asked by boss and former color guard member Megan Jurgemeyer, to turn more In-depth stories, my…

Sep 13 2019 / Read More »

Music City 2020 Design Team Embraces New Bold Culture

08:52 pm | Music City Drum Corps launches its 2020 season with a revitalized design team featuring a new group of award-winning Nashville professionals who will join key returning designers. Shane Gwaltney will lead the team as program coordinator.…

Sep 12 2019 / Read More »

Mandarins Academy Begins Fall Season

06:19 pm | The first session of the 12th year of Mandarins Academy is already here. Check-in is at 12 noon on Sunday, September 8, with instruction from 12:30-4pm, at Sacramento State’s Capistrano Hall. Once again, Mandarins Academy benefits…

Sep 11 2019 / Read More »

Colts Announce 2020 Music Team

06:16 pm | The Colts are proud to announce their 2020 music team. Returning as program coordinator for his second year will be WGI Hall of Famer and Music City Mystique founder Don Click. Also returning for his fourth…

Sep 11 2019 / Read More »

Bluecoats Instruction, Design, And Production Teams Gear Up For 2020

06:13 pm | Following a magical 2019 drum corps season, the Bluecoats organization has begun preparations for another whirlwind summer of drum corps. Fans can expect a lot of the same – another 10,000+ mile tour across the US,…

Sep 11 2019 / Read More »

2020 Blue Stars Design Team And Caption Heads

06:10 pm | The Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the outstanding team of designers and educators that will be leading the organization during the 2020 season. “We are incredibly excited to see this group…

Sep 11 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Percussion Is Murphy’s Passion

05:19 pm | Grace Murphy wasn’t sure she liked marching band when she tried it out at Old Orchard Beach High School in ninth grade, but her decision to keep with it through college has greatly impacted her entire…

Sep 13 2019 / Read More »

7th Regiment Equipment And Uniforms For Sale

06:06 pm | 7R is selling a wide array of items from the past few seasons! To inquire about availability or for more information, please email director [at] 7thregiment [dot] org. Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 11 2019 / Read More »

In The News – SBRHS Grad Is A World Champion

04:39 pm | David Marshall, Jr., a 2018 graduate of Somerset Berkley Regional High School where he was a drum major for the Blue Raider Marching Band, was one of the leaders of the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps…

Aug 22 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Webb City Senior Competes With Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps

10:23 pm | Anna Struble has no limits when it comes to her incredible passion for music, and she doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. Struble, a 17-year-old senior at Webb City High School, has played percussion…

Aug 18 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Megan Cunningham Part Of Championship Team

10:22 pm | Megan Cunningham of Tewksbury will head back to school this fall as a World Champion af­ter winning the title as a member of the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps at the Drum Corps Interna­tion­al (DCI) Open…

Aug 18 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Conquest Drum And Bugle Corps Captures Silver Medal To Cap Inaugural Season

10:20 pm | They may be the new kids on the block, but Conquest Drum and Bugle Corps is hanging tough and capturing honors. The corps was awarded a silver rating earlier this month at the SoundSport International Music…

Aug 18 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Spartans Bring World Championship Title To Nashua

07:20 pm | For the first time in 12 years, the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps of Nashua brought home the title of world champions. Returning from a monthlong tour that culminated with the ultimate win at the Drum…

Aug 15 2019 / Read More »

Thank You From The Spartans

03:08 pm | It has been an awesome season and we want to thank everyone who helped make the 2019 Championship season a grand success. Stay tuned for details regarding our 2020 winter camp schedule. Read the rest of…

Aug 12 2019 / Read More »

2020 Caballeros Open House

05:22 pm | Join us for our 2020 open house at Passaic County Technical Institute! Dates: Saturday, November 30th, 2019 Sunday, December 1st, 2019 Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 15 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Differently Abled Drum Corps Makes History At World Championships

06:36 pm | The FREE Players Drum and Bugle Corps made history Labor Day weekend. The Long Island, New York-area drum corps is the first differently abled group of its kind in the world — and they were invited…

Sep 9 2019 / Read More »

In The News – ‘Local’ Team Takes Fourth In Drum Corps Open Class World Championships

06:30 pm | Out of ten corps competing in the Open Class World Championship finals this past weekend at the Williamsport Area High School, the White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps took fourth place with a score of 91.950.…

Sep 9 2019 / Read More »

2019 Drum Corps Associates Championship Wrap-Up

03:55 pm | As we put 2019 to bed we have yet again seen the Reading Buccaneers dominate and take home the title. The 2019 show was brilliantly written and worked in all ways. Carolina Gold brought the Class…

Sep 8 2019 / Read More »

A Tip Of The Shako To Sponsors, Fans And Volunteers

08:55 pm | As Minnesota Brass puts the lid on a highly successful 2019 season – finishing second at the DCI SoundSport International Music & Food Festival in Indianapolis in August – the organization would like to thank its…

Sep 3 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Free Players Drum And Bugle Corps Perform In Williamsport

08:53 pm | Music filled the air in Williamsport this weekend as bands gathered from all over the country. One of those bands has been making history for the last decade, adding one more accomplishment to the list by…

Sep 3 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Special Needs Drum Corps From Long Island Gives History-Making Performance At World Championships

08:49 pm | A special needs drum corps from Long Island is making history this Labor Day weekend. They were invited to perform and compete at the drum corps world championships in Williamsport, Pennsylvania back in April. Thanks to…

Sep 3 2019 / Read More »

Caballeros Finish 3rd In Williamsport With A 95.2

08:47 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros threw down at the DCA Championships weekend in Williamsport, PA this past Labor Day weekend, finishing 3rd with a score of 95.2. The weekend began on Friday when the corps rehearsed throughout the…

Sep 3 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Inbhear Mor Ensemble Are A Big Hit On US Tour

06:39 pm | A Wicklow group has become the first Irish band to perform at a prestigious international event in the United States. Arklow’s Inbhear Mór Performance Ensemble have recently returned from competing at the Drum Corps International competition…

Sep 9 2019 / Read More »

Youngstars Get The Triple In Hameln

09:22 pm | 2019 will go down as the most successful year in the 13-year history of the junior department of Showband Rastede. The formation is also represented with a tent on the Ellernfest. After winning the German championship…

Sep 5 2019 / Read More »

DCE Renews Strategic Partnership With DCI

08:34 pm | Drum Corps Europe is pleased to announce their renewed strategic partnership with Drum Corps International. The contract was signed during the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis last month. DCE is looking forward to a close cooperation…

Sep 2 2019 / Read More »

2019 European Music Games Finals Sections 113 And 114 Sold Out

06:52 pm | Ticket sales for the European Music Games Finals is now well in motion! The sections 113 and 114 are sold out and section 314 is well on his way. Now is the right time to ensure…

Aug 14 2019 / Read More »

Music Connects Across Borders

02:00 pm | There was a lot to talk about at the beginning of August in the program “Plattenkiste” at NDR 1 Niedersachsen. Morena Stolle, Robin Clausing and Carsten Helms talked with presenter Martina Gilica about Showband Rastede, which…

Aug 6 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede August 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

08:39 pm | Our sponsor of the month “August” is the company Ventaluxx Immobilien WE FULFILL LIVING DREAMS! Read the rest of The article here.…

Aug 1 2019 / Read More »

New 2019 DCE Championships Package Deals, Program Book

09:46 pm | Drum Corps Europe has blocked 165 hotel rooms in Enschede. In order to give fans more choice in booking them, Drum Corps Europe introduces new package deals: hotel room + premium seat single hotel rooms (without…

Jul 9 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede July 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

09:10 pm | Our sponsor for the month of July is that Upstalsboom Landhotel Friesland . With our four-star superior hotel, we welcome you to the Lower Saxony coast on the Jade Bay and look forward to making your…

Jul 2 2019 / 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 »