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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 /

Inside the Arc – “Flags of our Fathers”

Somewhere among my mother’s long-ago stored effects there is a photograph of a 3 year old boy, standing on…

Jul 10 2015 /

Welcoming Don Click To The 2018 Pacific Crest Design Team

08:48 pm | Pacific Crest welcomes Don Click to the 2018 Design Team. Don will work alongside Program Coordinator, Steven Estudillo, as our Design Coordinator. Don is co-founder of Independent World Class percussion group Music City Mystique, and remains…

Oct 16 2017 / Read More »

2018 Youth Brass & Percussion Ensemble Auditions

05:57 pm | Vanguard Music and Performing Arts envisions a world in which everyone has access to valuable life-transforming experiences through performing arts. That is why we are very excited to announce auditions for the 2018 seasons of our…

Oct 14 2017 / Read More »

Forward Performing Arts Supports The Wisconsin State Marching Band Championships

05:47 pm | Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts are proud to be a participating sponsor at the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Marching Band Championships to be held October 14, 2017 at Perkins Stadium on the…

Oct 13 2017 / Read More »

Santa Clara Vanguard Alumni In Action: Blast! The Music Of Disney

05:42 pm | Six Santa Clara Vanguard alumni recently wrapped up a three month, nationwide tour of Japan performing as cast members in a new Disney-themed spinoff of the hit musical sensation, Blast! We caught up with Benji Baker…

Oct 13 2017 / Read More »

Meet Pioneer’s 2018 Brass Arranger

05:46 pm | We are pleased to introduce you to our new brass arranger: Mr. Rob Stein! Rob is an experienced writer, designer, adjudicator, educator and performer. Over 200 marching bands and drum corps across 40 states have used…

Oct 12 2017 / Read More »

Cascades Attend Boeing’s Family Day

05:37 pm | The Seattle Cascades were invited by Boeing to join them in their biannual Family Day in Seattle, Washington! Directors and Board Members spent the day educating employees and students about the opportunities that the Seattle Cascades…

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »

Colts Announce Visual Team For 2018

05:34 pm | The Colts are proud to announce their visual caption head and visual design team for the 2018 season. Returning to the Colts for his second year as visual caption head will be Bob Barfield. New to…

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »

Cavaliers Welcome LeBoeuf To Lead 2018 Brass Team

05:31 pm | The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2018 Brass Educational Team and welcome Kevin LeBoeuf as Caption Manager. Michael Martin will continue to serve as The Cavaliers’ Brass Arranger and Caption Supervisor…

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »

Join The Spartans 2018

09:36 pm | If you’re ready to start your summer of a lifetime with the Spartans, here’s what we need from you. 1. Fill out the signup form We need to know a few things about you, so please…

Oct 4 2017 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 7th Regiment Caption Heads

06:00 pm | 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce its team of educators who will be leading the organization throughout the 2018 Drum Corps International Season! “We are incredibly pleased to have such an amazing…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

2018 Spartans Staff Updates

05:58 pm | We are pleased to announce that Don MacTaggart has taken on the role of Brass Caption Design for the 2018 season. Don has been a part of the team for a number of years now. We…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

Columbians Announce New Executive Director

07:21 pm | The Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce Tom Zarate as the corps’ new Executive Director. Preceding Executive Director was Russ Newbury, holding the position for 5 years. We wish him the very best…

Sep 29 2017 / Read More »

2018 Gold Auditions

06:51 pm | San Diego Area December 16-17, 2017 Los Angeles Area January 6-7, 2018 Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 27 2017 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 7th Regiment Design Team

05:57 pm | 7th Regiment is thrilled to announce its Design Team for the 2018 Drum Corps International Season! “7th Regiment is fortunate to have such an amazing group of people overseeing the design of this year’s program,” said…

Sep 26 2017 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 647: DCI 2017 – Open Class Impresses

06:00 pm | John Turner talks the great Open Class performances and his role this summer. You can listen to us above, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes. Read the…

Sep 17 2017 / Read More »

Announcing The Battalion 2018 Design Team

07:58 pm | Fresh off a successful 2017 season, The Battalion is pleased to announce our design team for the 2018 season: 2018 Design Team Shilo Stroman – Artistic Director, Composer and Arranger Alex Entin – Percussion Composer and…

Sep 7 2017 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 Bushwackers Key Instructional Staff

05:43 pm | As planning for the 2018 season continues and applications are now open for the next edition of the Bushwackers Drum Corps, we are pleased to announce an expanded instructional leadership team. Lauryn Heller returns to the…

Oct 12 2017 / Read More »

Meet The 2018 Hawthorne Caballeros Design Team

05:18 pm | Matt Hurley – Program Coordinator Matt Hurley is an experienced designer and technician in the marching arts. Matt started his career with the Bayonne Kidets at the age of 8, before marching Bridgemen, Sunrisers, and Emerald…

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Announces 2018 Brass Staff Leadership

05:14 pm | Former Drum Corps Associates (DCA) World Champions Minnesota Brass has named Dr. Ward Miller as its Brass Caption Supervisor for the 2018 season. Miller will be joined by Roque Diaz as Brass Caption Head, and Phil…

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »

Hall Of Fame Member Bill Boerner Passes

06:09 pm | Bill Boerner, a World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member who first played snare drum at age 10 in 1936, passed away during his sleep on October 4, 2017 at age 91. After serving in the…

Oct 8 2017 / Read More »

2018 Bushwackers Open House Registration Begins

06:06 pm | The Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce the details and open registration for the 2018 Open House and information sessions! On November 18 and 19, 2017, the Bushwackers will host its first rehearsal…

Oct 8 2017 / Read More »

Meet Sidney Mautte

07:56 pm | Almost every day everyone of us has problems to solve, projects to finish on time, or obstacles to conquer or tear down. Imagine in our activity of drum corps that you are a member of a…

Oct 2 2017 / Read More »

St. Rita’s Brassmen Alumni Announce New Director

07:09 pm | The St. Rita’s Brassmen Alumni are pleased to announce Billy Di Paolo as their new Director. He is a Long Island Sunriser Hall of Fame member and has been with the Brassmen Alumni since its inception.…

Sep 28 2017 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 650: DCA Wrap-Up, Pt. 2

06:46 pm | Al, David, and John on the season, the championships, and memorable moments. You can listen to us above, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes. Read the rest…

Sep 27 2017 / Read More »

Starriders DCE Finals And Final Show

04:59 pm | STARRIDERS are now back from their DCE weekend in Kerkrade. ? After a short night and a long bus trip to Kerkrade, it was for STARRIDERS first truck unload. In spite of heavy rain, all of…

Oct 9 2017 / Read More »

2018 Juliana Open House

09:24 pm | What is our new show, what are we going to play and what are the plans for 2018? On Friday, October 20th you can find out. Starting at 20:00 we have a kick off of the…

Oct 4 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Wins Silver At British Championships

06:18 pm | After a long season of performances across the UK the youngsters of Thurrock Marching Brass headed for the first of their two British Championships at the Drum Corps United Kingdom (www.dcuk.org.uk) Finals which were held on…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

2017 Juliana Instruments For Sale

07:32 pm | We will be selling our hornline. The instruments are from Dynasty, the instruments are in great shape. The instruments will be available in December. You can get more information with Harrold the Council. Email him to…

Sep 30 2017 / Read More »

Dave Is Back In The “Magic Valley”

07:18 pm | Yesterday was once again a very special evening for the Starriders family. Almost traditionally this year again a meeting with the former Brass Arranger Dave Hill took place in Bad Münder. Many former but also active…

Sep 29 2017 / Read More »

Royal Drummers Add To Busy Weekend For Liberty

07:04 pm | Drum Corps UK Finals in Widnes is always the start of a special weekend at Liberty as we perform twice on the Saturday and then travel to Stafford for the final contest of the season before…

Sep 28 2017 / Read More »

Wölper Löwen Open Rehearsal 2017

07:01 pm | Our drumcorps season is nearly over. This coming Saturday, we will be presenting “Behind BLUE Eyes” at the DCE Championships in Kerkrade for the last time and will try to build on the successes of recent…

Sep 28 2017 / Read More »

DCUK Championships 2017 – Live Webcast

06:40 pm | The 2017 British Drum Corps Championships are now less than two days away, and we have some exciting news from our on-line video portal – UK Fan Network… This Saturday they will be LIVE from the…

Sep 21 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 »