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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 /

Inside the Arc – The Veterans’ Bequest

One day in the fall of 1960, an older gentleman handed a shiny chrome bugle to a 13 year…

Oct 26 2015 /

Submit Your 2018 VMAPA Hall Of Fame Nominations

06:28 pm | The time has come once again to submit your nominations for the VMAPA Hall of Fame! Established in 2012, the VMAPA Hall of Fame serves to recognize and honor volunteers, staff and performers of Vanguard Music…

Dec 14 2017 / Read More »

Video Highlights From 2018 Music City December Audition Camp

06:25 pm | Music City’s executive director Kent Baker discusses the corps’ December audition camp in this highlights video and encourages new prospective members to consider auditioning. You can also find a photo gallery from the camp on the…

Dec 14 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Musicians Hopeful For Future With The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps

06:19 pm | Auditions were held Saturday for Casper’s internationally known, “Troopers Drum and Bugle Corp”. Some musicians attended try-outs for their second time with the award winning champion group. Read the rest of the article here.…

Dec 13 2017 / Read More »

Pioneer Announces 2018 Program

06:17 pm | This show was conceived by our Program Coordinator, Mr. Dave Campbell and assisted by his Design Team of Pioneer Caption Heads. Containing historic mythology along with current fantasy conceptions, the show will be enhanced with vivid…

Dec 13 2017 / Read More »

Carolina Crown Seeks Athletic Trainer

06:14 pm | Carolina Crown has an opening for an Athletic Trainer for the 2018 season! This position will require a full-time commitment from May 19 through August 11 to handle the Head Athletic Trainer responsibilities for our spring…

Dec 13 2017 / Read More »

2017 Colorado Gives Day Success For Ascend Performing Arts

05:26 pm | The 2017 Colorado Gives Day was a tremendous success thanks to the generous support of the “BK Nation”! We are pleased to report we made a good start in reaching our overall fundraising goals for the…

Dec 13 2017 / Read More »

Salina, Brown Selected To Lead 2018 Jersey Surf As Drum Majors

05:19 pm | With a combination of leadership skills and multiple years of experience as talented and passionate members of the Jersey Surf team, 2018 Drum Majors Dante Salina and Connor Brown will join forces to help propel the…

Dec 11 2017 / Read More »

2018 Blue Stars January Musician Camps

06:40 pm | The Blue Stars have successfully completed its first round of auditions in Indiana, Minnesota, Virginia, Texas, Florida, and California. We are extremely pleased with the turnout and talent, and can’t wait to get started working on…

Dec 10 2017 / Read More »

A Food Truck For 7th Regiment

05:28 pm | Back in the good ol’ days, we could fire up a couple stovetops and an oven and more than manage to feed our members, staff, and volunteers. Nowadays, it takes a whole lot more to feed…

Dec 13 2017 / Read More »

2018 Gold Audition Update – Audition Locations

06:30 pm | The 2018 Gold Drum and Bugle Corps auditions are quickly approaching! We are excited to have you join us for these instructional and audition events. Please note… Your registration fee covers both San Diego and LA/OC…

Dec 10 2017 / Read More »

2018 SCV/SCVC Local Brass Workshop

05:25 pm | This Sunday, Dec. 10th, the SCVC Brass & Visual Staff will be hosting a FREE workshop day for potential SCV/SCVC Brass players! For those preparing to audition for the Vanguard Cadets on Dec. 15-17, this is…

Dec 7 2017 / Read More »

2018 Southwind Brass Instructional Staff

06:35 pm | Dell Trotter, a resident of Perkinston, Miss., has been the brass caption head of Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps since the 2016 season. Trotter earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Delta State University, where he…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »

2018 Heat Wave Admin Staff

06:31 pm | Jonathan Otero Executive Director Jonathan returns to Heat Wave for his 4th consecutive year. At the end of the 2016 season, Jonathan was appointed Executive Director and CEO of Heat Wave of Florida, Inc. Jonathan has…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »

Colt Cadets Design Team Returns For 2018

06:27 pm | The Colt Cadets are excited to announce that their entire design team will be returning for the 2018 season! The team brings with them experience spanning several decades across various fields in the arts, including performing,…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »

2018 Battalion Experience Clinics & Auditions

06:22 pm | Our 2018 Battalion Experience (BEX) event schedule includes clinics near Salt Lake City and Denver, as well as auditions near Salt Lake City and Denver. All events will be on Friday evening and all day Saturday.…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »

Raiders Announce 2018 Percussion Staff

06:38 pm | We’re extremely pleased to introduce our percussion staff for the 2018 season: Anthony Matthews – Battery Arranger/Caption Head Damien Escarpeta – Assistant Caption Head Glenn Dawson – Front Ensemble Arranger Jason Crafts – Percussion Consultant/Tenor Tech…

Nov 22 2017 / Read More »

Caballeros Add Ian Hale As Percussion Consultant For 2018 Season

06:23 pm | The Caballeros are proud to welcome Ian Hale as a percussion consultant to their 2018 percussion staff. Ian Hale received degrees in percussion performance from the University of Calgary and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where…

Dec 14 2017 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 Bushwackers Visual Staff

06:16 pm | The Bushwackers Drum Corps is excited to announce the visual staff for the 2018 season! Our next rehearsal for brass and percussion is December 16-17, 2017. Register for the next rehearsal or sign up for more…

Dec 9 2017 / Read More »

Meet The Capone Family

06:14 pm | Traditions come in a great many ways such as holidays, sports, traditions within families, and many more too numerous to name. Our activity of drum corps also have traditions that have been carried on through the…

Dec 9 2017 / Read More »

Design Team Creates ‘What’s Next’ For Minnesota Brass

06:11 pm | Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps has announced its design team for the 2018 season. Todd Tanji, executive director, will serve as staff coordinator for the program and lead a highly experienced team of drum-corps professionals.…

Dec 8 2017 / Read More »

DCA Holds Annual Meeting

06:08 pm | Drum Corps Associates held its annual winter meeting in Williamsport, Pennsylvania over the first weekend in December as Williamsport will play host to the 2018 and 2019 DCA World Championships. For the first time in DCA…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »

2018 White Sabers December Camp Information

06:12 pm | Our next camp weekend is December 9th and 10th. This is a Brass and Percussion weekend only. Saturday rehearsal will be held in Dansville, and Sunday rehearsal will be held in Arkport. Please register for camp…

Dec 1 2017 / Read More »

Meet The Armstrong Family

07:33 pm | In today’s crazy world it is very challenging at times to raise a family, no less a family with four children. One way to overcome some of those challenges is by doing things together. In our…

Nov 29 2017 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Host Successful 2018 Open House

07:09 pm | The 2018 season kicked off with one of the most successful open houses in recent Caballeros history. It was great seeing all the returning vets coupled with all the excited prospective members. The administrative team, along…

Nov 29 2017 / Read More »

Starriders Challenged For Christmas Bet

06:21 pm | This year, Starriders will be challenged by REWE Markt Bad Münder for the Christmas bet. The REWE Market bets that Starriders will not be able to send 50 costumed Santa Clauses into the market singing the…

Dec 9 2017 / Read More »

Jong Jubal Presents 2018 Caption Heads

05:29 pm | Jong Jubal drum & bugle corps can proudly present the Caption Head team for 2018, which consists of both recurring and new faces. Ronald Wassink Caption Head Brass Ronald Wassink returns after a few years as…

Dec 7 2017 / Read More »

Do You Want The Best View?

05:59 pm | For the new season we are still looking for a number of people to complete the group, including someone who will have the best view all year round: A drum major! Do you have musical experience…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »

Showband Rastede December 2017 Sponsor Of The Month

06:13 pm | Our sponsor of the month “December” Resch & Frisch Resch & Frisch delivers bread and pastries, pastry specialties and pastries, as well as pizzas and snacks frozen to your home. Read the rest of the article…

Dec 1 2017 / Read More »

European Marching Band Activity Facebook Page

07:46 pm | The administration team of Marching Band Activity United Kingdom are pleased to announce the launch of the European Marching Band Activity Facebook Page. Launched as an independent voluntary information news network, connecting thousands of musicians between…

Nov 29 2017 / Read More »

The Starting Signal For The 2018 Starriders Season Has Fallen

05:48 pm | Last weekend it was finally time … STARRIDERS opened the doors to the season 2018! Two impressive training days, with a lot of theory and basics, are behind the diligent participants. After Saturday ended with smoking…

Nov 27 2017 / Read More »

Starriders Workshop 2017

05:58 pm | WOW !!!! What a great workshop weekend! What a success for Starriders and the Drum Corps scene! Already on Friday evening the Starriders clubhouse was filled with life … The first members from own ranks, as…

Nov 13 2017 / Read More »

Showband Rastede Accompanies Bad Zwischenahn Lantern Procession

03:25 pm | On 10.11.2017 Spirit of 52 was the first time to accompany the youngstars at the kindergarten at the vicarage in Bad Zwischenahn to accompany the lantern procession musically. Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 11 2017 / 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 »