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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 /

Registration Open: 2018 Pacific Crest February Camp

06:45 pm | If you’re interested in auditioning for the last remaining spots, sign up for our February Camp. But it’s also an opportunity for new applicants to audition for the 2018 season. Camp starts Saturday, February 10, at…

Jan 16 2018 / Read More »

Seattle Cascades February Camp Announcements

07:27 pm | February Camp is now the last weekend of the month, Feb. 23 – 25, to avoid a conflict with the Washington Music Educators Association Annual State Conference. February Camp Check-In opens at 6PM on Friday Feb.…

Jan 15 2018 / Read More »

Jersey Surf Announces 2018 Program

07:24 pm | It’s pure. It’s bold. It’s universal. The work of Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) captures the essence and energy of the universe. His genius lies in the ability to simplify the subjects of his paintings into what has…

Jan 15 2018 / Read More »

Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Lee Reiff

04:11 pm | What years did you march in the Blue Knights? I marched Contrabass in 1996 and 1997 and I was the Drum Major in 1998 for the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. Where did you attend…

Jan 13 2018 / Read More »

2018 Academy Tour Food Manager Position Available

06:21 pm | In our ongoing effort to expand the member and volunteer experience, The Academy is seeking to secure a Food Manager for the 2018 season. The Academy Food Manager will be responsible for the day to day…

Jan 9 2018 / Read More »

2018 VMAPA Birthday Brunch

06:20 pm | Happy 51st Birthday Santa Clara Vanguard! Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is proud to celebrate this exciting occasion with a celebratory brunch on Saturday, March 17! The morning affair will consist of a hearty meal with…

Jan 9 2018 / Read More »

Blue Knights Keith Nygaard Memorial Scholarship

06:19 pm | The Keith Nygaard Memorial Scholarship was established in the fall of 2016 to honor the legacy of late Keith Nygaard, “an incredible musician who brought so much joy to this world by inspiring hundreds of young…

Jan 9 2018 / Read More »

Seattle Cascades Expand 2018 Food Services Team

07:53 pm | We are excited to welcome back Michelle Shaffer as our Lead Cook for the 2018 summer season. Michelle will manage our mobile kitchen and food services staff starting with Spring Training, through the end of tour…

Jan 8 2018 / Read More »

Next 2018 Spartans Practice Brass And Percussion January 28th

06:51 pm | Our next brass and percussion practice session will be held at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club from 9AM to 4PM on Sunday, January 28th. New members are welcome. The corps is actively seeking trumpet and…

Jan 16 2018 / Read More »

2018 River City Rhythm Staff Announcement

06:49 pm | RCR is very excited to welcome Brass Supervisor Ben Harloff and Percussion Ensemble Specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Crowell to the RCR family! Each bring extensive knowledge and passion to the field and we are thrilled to have…

Jan 16 2018 / Read More »

Watchmen Announce 2018 Visual Staff

03:56 pm | Watchmen are pleased to announce the Visual Staff team for the 2018 season. Drill Designer Brian Shay is an accomplished veteran designer who has staged hundreds of shows for the international marching arts competitive community. His…

Jan 11 2018 / Read More »

Watchmen Announce 2018 Percussion Staff

05:58 pm | Watchmen are pleased to announce the Percussion Staff team for the 2018 season. David Becker Executive Director (Drum Corps & Indoor Percussion) ADMINISTRATION STAFF David Becker is an active Percussion Instructor and designer based in the…

Jan 4 2018 / Read More »

2018 Spartans Ready For January Camp

08:26 pm | We are very excited to welcome new and old members back to the first camp of 2018! Here are some of the many details: Brass and Percussion register on Saturday January 13th from 8AM to 8:30AM…

Jan 2 2018 / Read More »

Watchmen Announce 2018 Guard Staff

06:06 pm | Watchmen are pleased to announce the Guard Staff team for the 2018 season. Maritza Ramirez Color Guard Caption Head Maritza Ramirez comes to us from Southern California where she has been a part of the color…

Dec 27 2017 / Read More »

Incognito Presents 2018 Program

05:48 pm | Start thinking your happy thoughts and join us as we take you on an adventure to the second star on the right, and straight on ’til morning. In Incognito Drum & Bugle Corps’s 2018 production, you…

Dec 27 2017 / Read More »

Watchmen Announce 2018 Program

05:24 pm | Watchmen winter percussion is proud to announce our 2018 program – ” Umbra Hominis: Shadow of Man “. Underneath every conscious mind lies its opposite: the human subconscious. A chaotic and disorganized dimension of our own…

Dec 25 2017 / Read More »

Greetings From EXCELSIOR

07:16 pm | Greetings from EXCELSIOR It is with little relief but with determination for 2019 that EXCELSIOR announces its inactive status for the 2018 Season. Read the rest of the article here.…

Jan 15 2018 / Read More »

Scout House 80th Anniversary Year Projects

09:49 pm | After winding up 2017 with a lively Christmas banquet and long service award ceremony, Preston Scout House Alumni Band will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of its founding in 1938 with community oriented performances and special…

Jan 6 2018 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Announces 2018 Production

09:07 pm | Why do two colors, one put next to the other, sing? ~ Pablo Picasso Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce our 2018 production, BETWEEN THE LINES, featuring the following musical selections: Green…

Jan 5 2018 / Read More »

The New Year Brings A New Schedule For Minnesota Brass

08:12 pm | Minnesota Brass, the Midwest’s premiere all-age drum and bugle corps, will adopt a weekend-based rehearsal schedule for 2018. The change will expand the geographical reach of the organization by allowing members and staff to commute from…

Jan 1 2018 / Read More »

Skyliners Announces 2018 Brass Staff

06:30 pm | The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps proudly announced their 2018 Brass Staff. SHANE STARTZEL – Brass Caption Head; JOE WILT – Assistant Brass Caption Head and Baritone Tech; MARK HOVER, Trumpet Tech; KIM MILLER, Mellophone Tech;…

Dec 30 2017 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Opens Auditions For Drum Majors

06:19 pm | If you can take direction as well as give it, have a talent for leadership – and are a little stage-struck, too – Minnesota Brass has a job for you. “We are totally excited to have…

Dec 29 2017 / Read More »

Meet Pat Bocker

05:58 pm | Drum Corps Associates made history at the Annual Meeting in December when Pat Bocker was elected to serve as Vice President. Pat has become the first female in the circuits history to ever sit in the…

Dec 28 2017 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Appoint Gloria Pennell As Historian

06:03 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to announce Gloria Pennell as the Hawthorne Caballeros’ Historian! Gloria is 100% Hawthorne in that she spent her first three years marching with the Hawthorne Muchachos in 1971, 1972 (color guard…

Dec 27 2017 / Read More »

Juliana Celebrated Honors

07:18 pm | Every year during the New Year’s reception, members are put in the limelight for their years of dedication. This year was no exception and the group was big again. Extra special was that this year we…

Jan 15 2018 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Bringing Indoor Music Games To Essex

09:36 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to once again support the Indoor Music Games circuit by hosting our second IMG show in 2018. With an enhanced structure and three distinct categories to enjoy, this year’s show looks…

Jan 6 2018 / Read More »

Plans Progressing For Euro DC Championships 2018

09:29 pm | Since the recent announcement by the Drum Corps Europe Foundation, advising they were ceasing operation, the previous DCE Partners from across Europe, UK (DCUK), Ireland (IMBA), Holland (Show sponsors – Jubal/Juliana) & Germany (Show sponsors –…

Jan 6 2018 / Read More »

DCUK Announces 2018 Contest Details

09:10 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to announce that for their 2018 season there will be, once again, 4 regional contests taking place. They are: The 2018 DCUK Contests ~ Sunday 17th June – Barnsley FC…

Jan 5 2018 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass World Record Attempt

06:31 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass in conjunction with Marching Band Activity United Kingdom is proud to confirm that they will be attempting to regain their World Record for the longest fanfare line in History during 2018. For this…

Jan 4 2018 / Read More »

Showbande Rastede January 2018 Sponsor Of The Month

08:30 pm | This is our first sponsor for this year Upstalsboom Landhotel Friesland . With our four-star superior hotel, we welcome you to the Lower Saxony coast on the Jade Bay and look forward to preparing you an…

Jan 2 2018 / Read More »

Plans Progressing For Euro Championships 2018

05:09 pm | Since the recent announcement by the Drum Corps Europe Foundation, advising they were ceasing operation, the previous DCE Partners from across Europe, UK (DCUK), Ireland (IMBA), Holland (Show sponsors – Jubal/Juliana) & Germany (Show sponsors –…

Dec 23 2017 / Read More »

Christmas Bonus Won Sovereign

05:46 pm | Rewe challenged us and we won sovereign !!! On Saturday, 16.12.2017 at 12:00 clock it was pretty tight in the cashier area of ??the Rewe market in Bad Münder. From about 70 members, fans and supporters…

Dec 16 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 »