Commentary

Inside the Arc – The Quest

Few are left who know much about it now, and many of them aren’t certain whether it was real…

Nov 19 2019 /

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 /

Message From Ascend Performing Arts: Black Lives Matter

08:40 pm | Black lives matter. We are devastated that Black Americans remain victims of racism and violence after hundreds of years of subjugation. The murder of George Floyd is only the latest example that justice in America is…

Jun 2 2020 / Read More »

Our Commitment To The Black Lives Matter Movement

08:36 pm | The Madison Scouts family grieves with communities affected by the latest tragedies in our country, driven by systemic racism. As educators, it is our duty to establish a standard by which all people are treated equally…

Jun 2 2020 / Read More »

A Statement From The Cavaliers

08:26 pm | Let us be clear: Black Lives Do Matter. The Cavaliers strives to be an organization that is safe, welcoming, and inclusive for people from diverse backgrounds. Yet still, members of our brotherhood continue to experience the…

Jun 1 2020 / Read More »

Our Shared Values – Equality, Diversity, Tolerance And Peace

08:24 pm | We at the Seattle Cascades are horrified by the recent indignant deaths?of George Floyd, ?Ahmaud?Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless other African Americans and people of color throughout our nation’s history. The Seattle Cascades was founded on…

Jun 1 2020 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 901: DCI Rewatch- Santa Clara Vanguard 1989

09:08 pm | Lisa Tatum and Ryan Springler on “The Phantom of the Opera,” a beloved show with great music, amazing velocity, and a disappearing corps. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us…

May 31 2020 / Read More »

For Tonight’s Scores…

07:10 pm | What do you mean? There won’t be any scores for The Cavaliers for the 2020 season. The season is cancelled. Has your creative mind gone mad after spending too much time in COVID-19 quarantine? No, we…

May 30 2020 / Read More »

Congratulations 2020 Blue Stars Graduates

07:08 pm | Congratulations to the Blue Stars’ members graduating from College and High School in 2020. We wish we could honor you in person, but know that your hard work is recognized and celebrated. Finis Coronat Opus! Read…

May 30 2020 / Read More »

Run Along The Rockies With Us This Year

07:06 pm | Welcome to the Inaugural Run Along the Rockies Virtual 5k race, supporting the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, along with Ascend Performing Arts. Registration is open from June 1 until July 12, 2020, coinciding with…

May 30 2020 / Read More »

A Note To Our Community

08:38 pm | At Louisiana Stars, we have seen the events surrounding our country and hear the pain of people of color. Our hearts go out to this community and we stand with you. We understand that it is…

Jun 2 2020 / Read More »

Paint With Nash

07:11 pm | With Watchmen Drum & Bugle Corps 2020 season being on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which means my (Michael Nash) duty as Tour Manager was also on hiatus. What will I do with all of…

May 30 2020 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – April 20th, 2020

06:56 pm | No one would have ever thought that the words above would be as relevant to our lives as they are today. My grandparents often spoke about the depression years of the 1930’s. My parents often mentioned…

Apr 21 2020 / Read More »

2020 DCI Tour Cancellation Corps Announcements

10:04 pm | With the cancellation of the 2020 Drum Corps International tour, many member corps have posted their own announcements and information specific to their organizations. Instead of posting each one individually, Drum Corps Planet has collated them…

Mar 26 2020 / Read More »

Member Corps Vote To Cancel 2020 DCI Tour

12:09 pm | We know this is a difficult time for everyone as we all respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The events worldwide have impacted Drum Corps International as well, forcing cancellation of the 2020 Summer Tour as of…

Mar 26 2020 / Read More »

In The News – A Marching Band In Quarantine

09:18 pm | Michelle Ho, an industrial design major at SF State, is one of many students who have been asked to leave their on campus apartment by school administration. SF State’s campus has been effectively shut down due…

Mar 24 2020 / Read More »

Louisiana Stars Cancels 2020 Camp Activities Until End Of May

09:19 pm | Upon discussion with and guidance from Drum Corps International, under the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control, and in compliance with the President’s Guidelines 0316, Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps will be cancelling the…

Mar 19 2020 / Read More »

2020 Spartans April Camps Postponed

06:55 pm | Due to the Corona Virus alerts and guidelines, we will NOT be having the April 18th and April 25th weekend camps. It is our hope, that we will meet the first weekend of May. Read the…

Mar 18 2020 / Read More »

White Sabers May Virtual Camp A Huge Success

05:57 pm | On Saturday May, 16th the White Sabers held their first Virtual Camp online! It was a huge success. They had nearly 60 registered participants throughout the day which started with a full corps zoom meeting where…

May 20 2020 / Read More »

2020 White Sabers May Virtual Camp

05:23 pm | Hello all, We are very excited to take our virtual camp experience to the next level with a free, live, no commitment, FUN, educational experience on May 16th, from 10am-1pm. Read the rest of the article…

May 6 2020 / Read More »

Introducing The Hawthorne Puzzl-eros

05:50 pm | Happy May, Caballero fans! What better way to share some of our favorite moments from years past than with a quick puzzle! Enjoy this easy puzzle to reveal a fan-favorite photo from 2019. Wishing you all…

May 3 2020 / Read More »

2020 Minnesota Brass Summer Rehearsals On Hold

04:57 pm | Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and cancelling of the DCI summer schedule, summer rehearsals for Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps are on hold. The hope is that there remains an option for a limited performance…

Apr 22 2020 / Read More »

2020 White Sabers Virtual April Camp

07:21 pm | The White Sabers are excited to continue furthering our members’ performance abilities virtually! All members or prospective members can now submit videos for feedback from our staff. We welcome all to participate in our Virtual April…

Apr 1 2020 / Read More »

Columbus Saints End Of 2020 Competitive Season COVID-19

06:23 pm | In line with the decision made by Drum Corps International, and Drum Corps Associates, the Columbus Saints Performing Arts Inc is ending all competitive activities for the season. Public health restrictions permitting, we will reorganize to…

Mar 30 2020 / Read More »

2020 DCA Tour Cancellation Corps Announcements

06:06 pm | As with the DCI corps, we are compiling the 2020 Drum Corps Associates tour cancellation announcements into a single article for easy access and reference.…

Mar 30 2020 / Read More »

Cancellation Of Drum Corps Associates 2020 Season

05:55 pm | It is with great sadness that Drum Corps Associates has made the difficult decision to cancel its upcoming 2020 season. The events worldwide with the COVID-19 crisis have impacted our strategic partners both at Winter Guard…

Mar 30 2020 / Read More »

DCUK: Isolation Brass – Performing Canon In D By Johann Pachelbel

09:18 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are please to release the video of their first ever virtual project – DCUK: Isolation Brass – performing Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. Thank you to all that submitted videos and…

May 31 2020 / Read More »

DCUK Cancel 2020 Competitive Season

06:59 pm | Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, nearly four weeks ago DCUK announced that the first two contests of this coming season had been cancelled with the third show on 19th July being highly unlikely to be…

Apr 21 2020 / Read More »

Zoom Keeps Liberty’s Drummers Drumming

06:04 pm | Like youth groups all over the country, Liberty have been unable to meet for a few weeks, and we don’t know when we will be able to next meet up. This has had a big effect…

Apr 16 2020 / Read More »

Liberty 2020/21 Show Announcement

07:20 pm | Liberty are excited to announce our 2020/21 show – The Orphan. The challenging circumstances we are all in has seen so many competitions and performances cancelled….and so we felt we needed to do something POSITIVE….and so…

Apr 1 2020 / Read More »

Field Band Foundation COVID-19 Communique

07:25 pm | The Field Band Foundation is completely and proudly aligned to the principles and intentions of the President’s call for a lock-down from tonight until 16 April. The primary focus of our preparations has been the securing…

Mar 26 2020 / Read More »

Field Band Foundation Statement On The Corona Virus Pandemic

04:16 pm | The Field Band Foundation responds to the President’s call for cooperation and solidarity as South Africa faces the challenges of the Corona Virus. We are committed to taking responsible and positive actions to endorse the call…

Mar 20 2020 / Read More »

Kim In DCI

08:11 pm | A few weeks ago I traveled to Arizona to do an audition at The Academy. I really enjoyed my first DCI adventure in 2018 with Oregon Crusaders, so I decided that I definitely wanted to go…

Mar 2 2020 / Read More »

Showband Rastade March 2020 Sponsor Of The Month

07:25 pm | Our sponsor of the month of March is the ACADEMY driving school Kogler. The Academy Driving School Kogler offers you professional driving school lessons at three locations in Rastede, Wiefelstede and Varel and guarantees you the…

Mar 1 2020 / 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 »