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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 /

In The News – SEMO Spotlight: Grant Miller

02:09 pm | Grant Miller, a Music Education Major at Southeast Missouri State University, speaks about his experience interning with Drum Corps International. Read the rest of the article here.…

Jan 18 2020 / Read More »

Mauldin Named As Phantom Regiment Executive Director

02:07 pm | Phantom Regiment is pleased to announce that Stan Mauldin has been hired as the organization’s executive director. “To say we are excited about having Stan join the organization would be an understatement,” said Tim Farrell, who…

Jan 18 2020 / Read More »

2020 DCI Phantom Regiment Block Tickets Now On Sale

02:04 pm | Tickets for Drum Corps International Regionals and World Championships are now available! Get your seats in the Phantom Regiment block and cheer us on surrounded by Phans. PLUS: A portion of every ticket sold through Phantom…

Jan 17 2020 / Read More »

Crown Seeks New Corps Director

01:57 pm | The Carolina Crown Organization is now taking applicants for the Position of Drum Corps Director. Carolina Crown is a world class organization committed to excellence in all they do impacting the lives of all they engage.…

Jan 16 2020 / Read More »

Helwerda Named Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps Director

01:55 pm | Ascend Performing Arts is pleased to announce Jordan Helwerda as Executive Director of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. Jordan Helwerda becomes the 11th Executive Director in the Blue Knights’ long history of performance excellence…

Jan 16 2020 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 Pacific Crest Drum Majors

01:45 pm | Pacific Crest is proud to introduce our drum major team for the 2020 season: Bianca Dulong, Ashley Kocour, and Jessica Galey! This year, Pacific Crest Drum Major auditionees underwent a pre-audition process, submitting videos with both…

Jan 15 2020 / Read More »

Aidan Connolly Joins Colts As Director Of Media & Events

08:05 pm | Aidan Connolly lands back at the Colts for his third time. He marched in the Colts baritone section in 2015. After taking two years off to pursue his journalism degree, he returned to the Colts brass…

Jan 14 2020 / Read More »

Blue Knights Announces Partnership With Percussion Concepts

08:03 pm | We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Mark Emery of Percussion Concepts and our Blue Knights ensembles! Mark taught high school band in Colorado for over 30 years. His attention to detail, strong work…

Jan 14 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 »

Shop AmazonSmile And Support Pioneer

01:43 pm | What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low…

Jan 15 2020 / Read More »

2020 Spartans January Camp Details

07:36 pm | Welcome to January Camp. There are different logistics for this camp so please note the following: Drop off/Registration is still Friday night or early Saturday morning at the Boys Club in Nashua Pick up will take…

Jan 7 2020 / Read More »

Happy Holidays And Welcome 2020

05:53 pm | On behalf of the Spartans organization we would like to wish everyone a happy and joyful holiday season. January Camp weekend will be held on January 17-19, 2020. Details regarding camp will be posted at the…

Dec 23 2019 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – December 15th, 2019

05:01 pm | Merry Christmas! …to you all, especially to those who have been so helpful with Bingo, transportation, Pioneerland, and the Percussion Ensemble! We have much to be thankful for, and it couldn’t have been done without the…

Dec 16 2019 / 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 »

Liberty’s End Of Season Review And Awards Night

06:20 pm | Liberty rounded off the 2019 season at our annual Review and Awards Night, held as usual at Crispin’s Club in Duston. The evening was filled with videos and stories from the year along with performances by…

Dec 28 2019 / Read More »

DCI And DCUK Reaffirm Strategic Partnership

05:26 pm | In 2016 Drum Corps United Kingdom entered into a Strategic Partnership with Drum Corps International, the world leader in producing and sanctioning touring, competitive events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching music ensembles, with…

Dec 18 2019 / Read More »

Juliana 2020 Season

05:21 pm | Juliana will no longer do a field show in 2020. After many conversations with members and staff, it turned out that there is too little capacity within the association to bring a drum corps show to the…

Dec 18 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede December 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

07:59 pm | Every year again … Also this year Resch & Frisch is our sponsor of the month December. We thank you very much for the renewed support and wish you a Merry Christmas! Read the rest of…

Dec 2 2019 / Read More »

Youngstars From Rastede On Travel

06:47 pm | For once the instruments remained packed: the most recent excursion took the offspring of Rasteder Showband to Bremerhaven. There the group visited the climate house. “We were looking for something to suit our new topic in…

Nov 8 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede November 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

08:26 pm | Our sponsor of the month “November” is the company Monacor At MONACOR, we understand sound reinforcement in a very comprehensive sense. Our range is therefore very diverse. In addition to classical systems for sound reinforcement such…

Nov 2 2019 / Read More »

Bronze For The Youngstars

06:29 pm | The Rast der Showband young talent climbs on the winner’s podium at the European Championships in Eschede. The formation was the best group from Germany. The final point was also the highlight of the season: At…

Oct 1 2019 / Read More »

2019 DCE Live Webcast

08:54 pm | This year Drum Corps Europe will again broadcast a live webcast. More information and details about this will be published soon on: www.drumcorpseurope.org/live-webcast/ Drum Corps Europe owes a big thank you to the former Video Vault…

Sep 25 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 »