Commentary

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 /

Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Connelly

05:52 pm | Name: Sarah Connelly What year(s) did you march in the Blue Knights? Blue Knights Winter Brass 2007 Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps 2008-2010 Read the rest of the article here.…

Jan 20 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Slow To Clean House, Drum Corps International Wastes No Time Punishing Critic

07:43 pm | As their activity was rocked last year by a series of scandals, leaders at Drum Corps International at times seemed sluggish in response. They delicately avoided in public statements naming a former Pennsylvania corps director accused…

Jan 19 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Allentown Cadets’ Former Leader Calls Sex Assault Accusations ‘Orchestrated Smear’

07:40 pm | George Hopkins, the former director of the Allentown Cadets drum and bugle corps charged with sexually assaulting two women and accused of sexual misconduct by nine others, called the claims an “orchestrated smear” by those who…

Jan 19 2019 / Read More »

Bluecoats Mourn Loss Of Former Member, Instructor, And Volunteer

07:14 pm | Bluecoats are saddened to share the loss of one of their own today. Sheila Bear-Wallace was tragically killed by a gunman while walking her dog in a Cleveland neighborhood park on Thursday, January 17th. Sheila was…

Jan 18 2019 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard From The Field: 2019, Episode 1

07:11 pm | A brand new year means a brand new season of our video series: From The Field! We are so excited to be back, and ready to make some “Vanguard Magic” at our Brass and Percussion callback…

Jan 18 2019 / Read More »

“Drop The Puck On ALS” – January 26th

07:07 pm | Our friends at Rockin4ALS our pleased to announce the 2nd Annual “Drop the Puck on ALS” benefit on Saturday, January 26th at Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, WI. Rockin4ALS was founded in 2000 by Madison Scouts…

Jan 18 2019 / Read More »

Blue Knights Announce 2019 Tour Admin Leadership

07:40 pm | The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the administrative leadership team for the 2019 Drum Corps International Summer National Tour! Abel Cabrera will be Blue Knights Tour Director in 2019 Abel Cabrera…

Jan 17 2019 / Read More »

A Busy Weekend For Bluecoats

07:34 pm | Last weekend was busy for Bluecoats, as our staff, executive team, designers, and even Bluecoats Indoor gathered in Indianapolis for a weekend of fun, rehearsals, and great conversation. The Bluecoats executive team, caption heads, designers, and…

Jan 17 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2019 River City Rhythm Battery Team

07:45 pm | As we embark on RCR’s 5th Anniversary season we are thrilled to introduce our 2019 Battery Percussion Team! This season, Percussion Supervisor/Program Coordinator, Paul Weber and Percussion Caption Head, Patrick Lyons will be joined by consultant…

Jan 19 2019 / Read More »

2019 Spartans January Camp Cancelled Due To Weather

07:36 pm | With a Major Snowstorm coming in during our January Camp weekend, we have decided to cancel our event. We do this with the best intentions of keeping all of our members, staff and volunteers safe. Detailed…

Jan 17 2019 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – January 17th, 2019

07:29 pm | Here is the public communication from DCI dated January 10th, 2019 “After thoughtful deliberation this afternoon, the voting membership of Drum Corps International revoked the membership of Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps. As a result, the…

Jan 17 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2019 River City Rhythm Guard Team

05:51 pm | RCR’s 5th Anniversary season starts in just 4 days and so, in anticipation of this weekend’s audition camp, we are thrilled to announce our 2019 Guard Team! Returning Guard Coordinator/Lead Designer and Choreographer, Seth Pearson will…

Jan 15 2019 / Read More »

2019 Spartans January Camp Details

05:20 pm | Welcome to January Camp! Please note that we are at two locations this camp weekend. The Nashua Boys and Girls Club 1 Positive Place and at the Elm Street School 117Elm Street Nashua. All meals provided…

Jan 14 2019 / Read More »

Gold Video Auditions Available For All 2019 Sections

05:12 pm | Video auditions are still available for openings in all sections for our 2019 season. Please visit JoinGold.org to register. After registering you’ll have access to the audition packet and the video audition instructions. Video audition submissions…

Jan 14 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2019 River City Rhythm Corps Design Team

05:25 pm | Since our inaugural season in 2015, RCR has strived to establish our Corps with a strong standard of excellence both on and off the field. As we prepare for our 5th Anniversary season, River City Rhythm…

Jan 13 2019 / Read More »

Jan 5 & 6 Gold 2019 Cast Audition & Experience Information

05:33 pm | Our second 2019 Cast Audition and Experience Event is coming up this weekend Jan 5 & 6, 2019. The entire GOLD staff wants to welcome everyone attending. Below you will find important information about the weekend…

Jan 4 2019 / Read More »

2019 Reilly Raiders Open House Postponed

07:17 pm | The Reilly Raiders Open House, which was originally scheduled for this Sunday and is the subject of the attached press release, is being postponed due to the impending weather forecast. The event has been rescheduled for…

Jan 18 2019 / Read More »

Continue Your Marching Career With Minnesota Brass

05:52 pm | Drum Corps for All Returns on February 6th. Join us at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 6 at Inver Hills College for our Opening Day 2019. There are openings in Brass, Percussion, Guard and Support staff.…

Jan 15 2019 / Read More »

Reilly Raiders 2019 Open House

05:37 pm | The Reilly Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps is holding an Open House for prospective new members to get an up-close-and-personal look at the organization that has a long and stellar history dating back to the 1940s.…

Jan 13 2019 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Nominates Two For Board Of Directors

06:12 pm | At its December meeting, the Minnesota Brass Board of Directors nominated two candidates to become new members to the board. Brief introductions of Marissa Moeller and Tom Reimer are below. As outlined in the bylaws of…

Dec 31 2018 / Read More »

Bushwackers New Director Named

05:42 pm | The Bushwackers are pleased and excited to announce that Jeff Phipps has been named the new Corps Director for the upcoming 2019 season. Jeff was first exposed to drum corps by his high school drum instructor…

Dec 24 2018 / Read More »

Scout House Recognizes Members With Up To 25 Years Of Service

05:32 pm | Members of the Preston Scout House Band organization were recognized at the annual Christmas banquet on December 8, for years of service ranging from five to 25 years of continuous involvement, dating back to 1993 and…

Dec 22 2018 / Read More »

Skyliners Announce Percussion Staff For The 2019 Season

06:57 pm | The Skyliners are pleased to introduce their Percussion Staff for the coming 2019 season. “We have assembled a young, talented, and energetic group”, said Ian Vanderlinden, Caption Head. Timmy Allen, Staff and Ensemble Coordinator, said, “We…

Dec 18 2018 / Read More »

Katy Matuzak Named MBI Executive Director

06:47 pm | The Minnesota Brass, Inc. board of directors hired Katy Matuzak (formerly Bensen) to serve as executive director of the organization at its meeting on Dec. 17. Her predecessor, Jeremy Semler, is no longer with the organization.…

Dec 18 2018 / Read More »

2019 German Open Registration Process Has Started

05:15 pm | The registration process for the German Open 2019 has started! The German Open 2019 will take place on the 31.08.2019 in the Hamelin Weserberglandstadion. All information about the registration process, start classes and the registration form…

Jan 14 2019 / Read More »

Liberty Gets Younger

06:18 pm | Liberty has been described to us as a great youth club for young people who love music…and that sounds like a great description! As we start 2019, we are taking the opportunity to make sure that…

Jan 7 2019 / Read More »

Starriders Anniversary Reception

05:25 pm | On 07.12.18 exactly 50 years after the founding event of the Turner Spielmannzug in 1968, a festive champagne reception took place in the TUSPO clubhouse. It was looked back on 50 years of music in the…

Dec 23 2018 / Read More »

2018 Starriders November Party

06:29 pm | Already on 03.11.18 on the occasion of the 35th anniversary Starriders celebrated the old party, famous, notorious November party! Many old and active members and friends have come together in the smartest robes and celebrated until…

Dec 17 2018 / Read More »

2018 Liberty Annual Awards Night

06:26 pm | Liberty’s end of season Awards and Review Night was held once again at Crispins Club in Duston. The event celebrates all that the members have experienced and achieved in the last 12 months. With BYBA Individuals…

Dec 17 2018 / Read More »

Liberty Finish Off 2018 Season At BYBA National Championships

06:16 pm | And so the last competitive performance of the year had come around and we were off to Bedford to the BYBA National Championships. It was an extremely wet and cold day, and this presented a whole…

Dec 10 2018 / Read More »

Our American Dream

12:48 pm | Please help us to realize our “American Dream”: Here you can donate for our DCA adventure. Every euro brings us one step closer to our big goal! Thanks in advance. Read the rest of the article…

Dec 4 2018 / Read More »

Order Donuts And Apple Fritters From Juliana

05:25 pm | You’re not going to stand in line for your donuts and apple fritters? No, oh, you can order a lot better at Juliana. We deliver directly via Bliek Meesterbakkers and they also come home for FREE…

Nov 26 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 »