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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 /

Welcome Back: The 2019 SCV Design Team

09:18 pm | Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is pleased to introduce the 2019 Santa Clara Vanguard Design Team. Michael Gaines, Creative Director & Drill Designer Scott Koter, Program Coordinator Andy Toth, Visual Program Coordinator Paul Rennick, Music Coordinator…

Sep 25 2018 / Read More »

Darrell Griffin Selected For 2018 Ascend Volunteer Of The Year

09:17 pm | Congratulations to Darrell Griffin, 2018 Lynn Lindstrom Memorial Award, Volunteer of the Year! The Lynn Lindstrom Volunteer Award was established to honor Lynn’s legacy of volunteerism. Lynn Lindstrom, Chairperson for Drums Along the Rockies since 1985,…

Sep 25 2018 / Read More »

Pioneer/DCI Update – September 24th, 2018

09:15 pm | The Pioneer Organization and I are very pleased to announce the members of the “interim” Board of Directors: ? Dr. Cecil Austin; PhD in Education, school administrator, served on several boards, drum corps judge, brass instructor…

Sep 25 2018 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 745: Bluecoats On The Look Of “Session 44”

03:22 pm | Jon Vanderkolff & Michael Raiford give us inside information about the design process that led to the chairs, the 150 different costumes used, the color choices, the use of the singer, the front ensemble’s look and…

Sep 23 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Women Take On Leadership Roles In Casper’s Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps

03:15 pm | In a YouTube video introduced with a Vince Lombardi quote, Wyoming’s place in history as the first place to give Wyoming the right to vote and elect the first woman governor is noted. Add two more…

Sep 22 2018 / Read More »

BD Performing Arts Welcomes Shaun Gallant As Executive Director

09:08 pm | BD Performing Arts is pleased to welcome Shaun Gallant to lead BDPA as Executive Director. Shaun is a drum corps veteran and comes to BDPA from Vanguard Music and Performing Arts where he served as Director…

Sep 21 2018 / Read More »

Cavaliers And McCormick’s, Strategic Partners

09:07 pm | The Cavaliers, the 7-time Drum Corps International (DCI) World Champion, would like to express our gratitude to our longest strategic partner McCormick’s for its exceptional support in 2018. “This nonprofit performing arts organization relies on incredible…

Sep 21 2018 / Read More »

2019 Troopers Design Team

09:05 pm | “It is our privilege to announce our 2019 Design Team. These individuals collectively bring great skill & experience that will establish a solid foundation for our creative programming as well as provide insightful guidance for the…

Sep 21 2018 / Read More »

2019 Spartans Leadership Team

04:41 pm | We are pleased to announce the drum majors and guard captain for the 2019 season. Drum Majors for 2019- Emily Dawson, Matt Mackay and David Marshall Jr. Guard Captain- Casey Saitow. Emily and Matt are returning…

Sep 24 2018 / Read More »

Impact Recruiting For 2019 Program

08:16 pm | IMPACT Drum and Bugle Corps, Florida’s only competitive all-age DCI corps, is searching for cast members for their 2019 program. The group is looking for members of all ages and skill levels in the Brass, Percussion,…

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

Blue Devils B Update For 2019

08:10 pm | Each year BD Performing Arts evaluates all aspects of our organization in order to meet our standards of excellence and vision. Every BDPA program has objectives set by the Board of Directors and executive management that…

Sep 12 2018 / Read More »

Vanguard Cadets Launch California Initiative

06:48 pm | Every year around this time, the Board of Directors and VMAPA Management team take a hard look at each program to make sure VMAPA is staying true to its mission and operating within a budget. Changes…

Sep 5 2018 / Read More »

2018 Gold Awards Banquet

09:32 pm | Each year Gold holds an awards banquet during finals week to celebrate our season and present awards recognizing members for their performance throughout the season. This year’s awards banquet was held on Saturday, August 11, 2018,…

Aug 18 2018 / Read More »

Spartans Getting Ready For 2019

08:29 pm | We are pleased to announce that plans are underway for the winter camp process here at Spartans. To become a member of the corps we ask that you please submit your name and information to us.…

Aug 10 2018 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard From The Field: 2018, Episode 11

08:05 pm | As the season nears its end, the Vanguard Cadets reflect on their journey and prepare for DCI Open Class Championships in Michigan City, IN. Check in with a few members of the corps as they share…

Aug 7 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Drum Corps Duke It Out In Avon Lake

07:56 pm | For the drum and bugle corps that took the field at Avon Lake High School on Saturday, the competition was just another step toward finals in Indianapolis next week. But for some corps members, it was…

Aug 6 2018 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Stakeholder Engagement Report Available

03:19 pm | This summer the Minnesota Brass Board of Directors contracted with Red House Consulting to gather an independent, objective overview of our stakeholder’s perspectives. They have concluded their work and we are pleased to share their final…

Sep 22 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Founder Of Drum Corps For Columbus Youth Receives Life-Saving Organ Donation

07:40 pm | Marshall Cheatham has always been a man on a mission. Fifteen years ago, that took the form of founding the Columbus Saints, a drum and bugle corps aimed at keeping kids off the streets. “We started…

Sep 19 2018 / Read More »

Help MBI Take The Next Step

08:08 pm | Three Leadership positions are available for the 2019 Season. The paid positions of Executive Director, Operations Director and Membership Director are open for the 2019 Season. The potential job descriptions and application information are detailed here.…

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

Long Island Sunrisers Placed On Suspension

08:13 pm | Citing operational & financial concerns, the Long Island Sunrisers placed on suspension until further notice. In accordance with Drum Corps Associates By Laws, DCA has placed the Long Island Sunrisers on suspension from all DCA activities…

Sep 14 2018 / Read More »

Scout House Helps Mark 100th Anniversary Of The End Of WWI

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Sep 13 2018 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Announces Plan To Return To Summer Competition In 2019

05:26 pm | At its August 2018 meeting, the board of directors of Minnesota Brass (MBI) voted to pursue an all-age drum and bugle corps to perform during the summer 2019 season. After many months of refocusing and listening…

Sep 8 2018 / Read More »

In The News – 2 Named Drum Corps World Champions

07:04 pm | Sunday night marked the end of the Drum Corps Associates’ World Championship as two drum and bugle corps walked away with the title of world champions. The Buccaneers, of Reading, were the team to beat in…

Sep 6 2018 / Read More »

Columbus Saints Close Out 2018 Season At DCA Worlds

05:29 pm | The Columbus Saints closed out their 15th anniversary and 1st season competing in Drum Corps Associates with a score of 63.025, a 7 point jump from the previous score on August 18th. This is a milestone…

Sep 4 2018 / Read More »

British Drum Corps Championships Live Webcast

07:55 pm | This Saturday, 22nd September, the DCUK 39th British Drum Corps Championships is taking place at the Select Security Halton Stadium in Widnes, Cheshire, England. On line ticket sales are still open until Thursday night – http://www.dcuk.org.uk/about/tickets.html…

Sep 19 2018 / Read More »

Starriders 2019 Staff

08:07 pm | Starriders are looking forward to this year’s launch of the Staff Team 2019. This team has been working on the season planning for 2019 for several months and is also very involved in the topic of…

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

2018 Starriders Deathcamp No. I

08:03 pm | The weekend of 07.09.-09.09.18 have spent Starriders for their camp in Eschwege. Two hard training days with many changes and a lot of fun are behind us.? The installation of new show elements lets the viewer…

Sep 12 2018 / Read More »

The Final Camp Before National Championships

09:01 pm | As Liberty members pulled into the grounds of Beaumanor Hall, they were greeted by the smell of field lining paint. Our generous volunteers were marking out a rehearsal field. This is where the corps would be…

Sep 10 2018 / Read More »

Starriders Final Show 2018

07:11 pm | Be there when STARRIDERS present their show “HANDS” one last time. ? On 30.09.18 it starts at 15 o’clock in the stadium behind the clubhouse. ?? Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 6 2018 / Read More »

Lion Cadets Are Extended By “Pomponguard”

06:51 pm | In May of this year, the Wölper Löwen re-founded their junior corps – the Löwen Cadets – for kids from the age of nine. In addition to some training sessions, such as in Mardorf on the…

Sep 5 2018 / Read More »

Starriders November Revival Party

06:01 pm | On 03.11.2018 it is so far. We want to celebrate our “November Revival Party” with you. For our 35th anniversary, we want to let it rattle again as it used to.? Read the rest of the…

Sep 5 2018 / Read More »

Results Of The German Open 2018

04:48 pm | On 01.09.2018 the German Open took place in Hameln. 14 clubs from all over Germany started in four special classes in the well-occupied Hamelin Weserberglandstadion. Here are the results: Junior Class: Diamond Cadets Drum & Bugle…

Sep 3 2018 / 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 »