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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 /

Join Phantom Regiment On Tour As Part Of The Production Crew

07:48 pm | The Phantom Regiment is currently seeking applicants for our Production Support Crew. Duties include: day-to-day production needs of the corps, prop assembly and maintenance, and/or metronome operation during rehearsals. These roles are for those who meet…

May 23 2019 / Read More »

Seattle Cascades Accepting Applications For 2019 Tour Support Staff

07:47 pm | The Seattle Cascades are now accepting applications for support staff and drivers for the 2019 summer tour. Experience drum corps from the inside, and have a summer you will never forget! Positions available include everything from…

May 23 2019 / Read More »

Run For The Delta 5K

07:46 pm | The Run for the Delta 5K presented by Spirit of Atlanta is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th in beautiful Norcross, GA. The race benefits Spirit of Atlanta and is open to anyone. If you are not…

May 23 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Phantom Regiment Comes To Western Illinois University

07:25 pm | School may be out at Western Illinois University, but the campus is staying busy, as Phantom Regiment is staying on campus for the next couple of weeks. The world-renowned national champion drum and bugle corps will…

May 23 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Kuna High School Band Students Selected For 2019 Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps

07:12 pm | Two high school band students have been awarded the opportunity to tour the country while bettering their musical and marching performance skills with a select group of their peers. Ryan Collins, a senior, and Colton Osborn,…

May 23 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Rosemont Cavaliers Founder Warren Dies At 90

07:04 pm | Rosemont Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps founder Don Warren died early yesterday morning, May 19, at the age of 90. Warren founded the Cavaliers in 1948 for Boy Scout Troop 111 in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.…

May 23 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Troopers Drum And Bugle Corps Starts Training For 2019 Drum Corps International

05:43 pm | The Troopers and Drum Bugle Corps have made their way to Nampa where they will practice for the next month in preparation for the 2019 Drum Corps International Tour. These students come from all over the…

May 23 2019 / Read More »

Colts Announce 2019 Program

05:59 pm | “Redemption is not just about the survival of our soul. It’s about the revival of a soul that was once dead.” — Rebekah Hallberg. Featuring the music of AC/DC, Robert W. Smith, Camille Saint-Saens, Frederic Chopin,…

May 21 2019 / Read More »

Louisiana Stars Announce New Partnership With Ultimate Drill Book

07:39 pm | The 2019 Season will mark an important partnership between Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps and Ultimate Drill Book! Ultimate Drill Book is the provider of the next step in drill used in the marching arts.…

May 23 2019 / Read More »

2019 Spartans June Performances

07:30 pm | The corps is very busy in the month of June.. here is a snapshot of the schedule Saturday June 1- Opening Ceremonies Greeley Park Nashua NH 10AM Sunday June 2- Dorchester Day Parade Dorchester MA 1PM…

May 19 2019 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – May 17th, 2019

07:17 pm | MOVING FORWARD: Pioneerland has soccer being played on it, buses are traveling, and Bingo is running. Now we are beginning to build up our membership base with recruitment…. parades….exhibitions, as well as some great experiences…. We…

May 18 2019 / Read More »

2019 Louisiana Stars Drill Designer Announced

07:05 pm | The Board of Directors and Staff of Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps are pleased to announce our 2019 drill designer – Pat Miller! We are very excited to add Pat to our design team and…

May 16 2019 / Read More »

Blue Devils B Announce 2019 Program

07:35 pm | “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.” —Alexander Graham Bell On March 10, 1876 those were the first words ever spoken on the telephone. This major invention spurred the rapid technological advances that have…

May 10 2019 / Read More »

Battalion Partners With Ultimate Drill Book

07:01 pm | The Battalion is excited to announce a new partnership with Ultimate Drill Book! The corps will start using UDB’s products immediately to begin prepping for the 2019 season. “We’re so excited to partner with Ultimate Drill…

May 6 2019 / Read More »

Blue Devils C Announce 2019 Program

06:45 pm | Blue Devils C is DREAMING about their home state with an all-California themed show! Admire iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood sign, all while swimming, surfing, and enjoying that great California…

May 3 2019 / Read More »

River City Rhythm Unveils Its 2019 Program

06:29 pm | River City Rhythm is excited announce our 2019 show; BREAKING THE NEWS. The importance of the free press is written into the Constitution and woven into our culture and journalists have been here to tell the…

Apr 29 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Avant Garde Drum And Bugle Corps Alumni To Perform At Elks Flag Day Parade

05:44 pm | Spectators at the Saturday, June 8 Saratoga-Wilton Elks Flag Day Parade are in for a musical treat as more than 150 alumni of the former Avant Garde Junior Drum and Bugle Corps are scheduled to entertain…

May 23 2019 / Read More »

In The News – The Sound Of An Era: Event Will Honor History Of Salem’s Drum And Bugle Corps

07:01 pm | The city of Salem is known for many things, from the witch trials and maritime trade to its current status as a tourist destination. But in a couple of weeks, about 400 people will gather to…

May 16 2019 / Read More »

15th Annual Cabs At The Beach

07:19 pm | Kickoff the 2019 DCA season with Cabs by heading down to Wildwood, NJ! Date: June 15th, 2019 Location: Maxwell Field, 401 West Youngs Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260 Gates Open: 6:00pm Show Starts: 7:00pm Tickets: All tickets…

May 10 2019 / Read More »

The 2019 New York Skyliners Alumni

09:28 pm | The New York Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps is currently celebrating their 25th anniversary season. To pay homage to our heritage, this year’s repertoire features songs with a distinct “NYC neighborhood/street” theme. Lead by Brass…

May 8 2019 / Read More »

2019 White Sabers Show Write-up – 007:Becoming Bond

09:19 pm | We are proud to present the 2019 program: 007: Becoming Bond James Bond is a well-known literary and cinematic character that has transcended generations. His swagger and cockiness is only rivaled by his charm and cunning…

May 8 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Special Needs Drums Corps Will Make History At The World Championships

08:25 pm | The first special needs drum and bugle corps is making history this summer as the first differently-abled corps to be invited to compete in the World Championships. The FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps will be…

Apr 30 2019 / Read More »

A Hall Of Famer Soon To Be In Our Midst

06:34 pm | The pleasant news is out. Gord Cupskey will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame as an associate member at the annual banquet and ceremony to be held in Williamsport, PA on Labour…

Apr 29 2019 / Read More »

6th Annual Drum Corps Invitational Set For May 4th

04:24 pm | The place to be on Saturday, May 4th will be the Pembroke Jr/Sr High Gymnasium when the White Sabers debut their 2019 production “Becoming Bond”! Performing along with the White Sabers will be: The Hitmen, Hamburg…

Apr 25 2019 / Read More »

Liberty Are Youth Champions At WGI UK In Essex

07:19 pm | Liberty travelled to Basildon in Essex to compete in the very first WGI Winds Competition to be held in the UK. The judges had been flown in from America and we hoped they would like our…

May 18 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastade May 2019 Sponsor

06:22 pm | Our sponsor of the month May is the company Servlog Archiv- und Materiallogistik . SERVLOG GmbH & Co. KG offers you professional and intelligent logistics solutions for your file storage and material archives. The know-how regarding…

May 2 2019 / Read More »

Liberty Are Youth Champions At IMG Nottingham

08:27 pm | Liberty have started their season a little earlier this year. The corps took part in the Indoor Music Games competition held last weekend at Trinity School in Nottingham. Liberty performed their opener “The Impossible Dream” and…

Apr 30 2019 / Read More »

DCUK Introduces International Class At British Championships

04:29 pm | Over the past few years non UK Corps have made the trip over to the UK to compete at the British Drum Corps Championships and 2019 is no exception. In recent years Corps from Holland and…

Apr 25 2019 / Read More »

DCUK 2019 – Contest Venues Confirmed

09:15 pm | DCUK are pleased to confirm the details of the venues for the 4 regional contests being held in 2019… ~ Sunday 16th June – Dorothy Hyman Stadium, Barnsley, South Yorkshire ~ Sunday 30th June – Woking…

Apr 9 2019 / Read More »

Field Band Foundation Human Rights Day

05:45 pm | This year’s Human Rights Day fills the FBF with awe, determination and pride. We are inspired by how far we’ve come as a nation from the atrocities at Sharpsville to the current state of unification under…

Apr 3 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede April 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

09:03 pm | Our sponsor of the month “April” is the company www.glaserei-herden.de Your specialist for windows, house doors, shutters, venetian blinds and of course glass works of any kind! Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 1 2019 / Read More »

Opportunity For Young Photographer/Videographer At Liberty

06:57 pm | Liberty are looking to find a talented 15-18 year old creative to help us record our journey from our Spring rehearsals through to October’s British Youth Band Championships. This is a great opportunity for a year…

Mar 17 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 »