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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 /

Seattle Cascades Administration Team – Job Posting

08:27 pm | Position Description: The Seattle Cascades Drum & Bugle Corps are seeking energetic administrators to work with us for the 2020 summer season. Tour assistants will assist in the day to day functions of the Corps. Once…

Nov 2 2019 / Read More »

California State Band Championships

08:31 pm | Our newest Outreach Sponsor for 2019 is California State Band Championships. Thanks to their sponsorship this past summer, 100 students attended Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl free of charge. “This is just another example of…

Nov 1 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 Madison Scouts Administrative Tour Team Leaders

08:20 pm | The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the Administrative Leadership Touring Team for the 2020 season. The administrative team prioritizes health, safety & wellness, and the student experience by supporting student-led culture building, leadership, and the…

Nov 1 2019 / Read More »

Full 2020 Troopers Color Guard Staff Announcement

08:11 pm | We are pleased to announce the 2020 Color Guard staff. Each of these individuals bring cutting edge experience to the Troopers. “I am very excited to welcome these talented individuals to the Troopers instructional team. The…

Oct 30 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 Madison Scouts Brass Team

08:03 pm | The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the Brass Instructional Team for the 2020 season, including: Ross Gordon, Caption Head Dylan Hyman, Assistant Caption Head Scott Carr, Consultant Brent Marquart, Consultant Kat Willer, Intern Read the…

Oct 29 2019 / Read More »

The Giving Season Is Coming: Here Are 3 New Ways You Can Support PR

08:00 pm | While you might be surprised by the holiday decor already donning the aisles of your local department store, at Phantom Regiment we are also busy gearing up for a busy holiday season of giving. As a…

Oct 28 2019 / Read More »

Valenzuela Stepping Down As Phantom Regiment Executive Director

06:38 pm | Phantom Regiment announced today that executive director Rick Valenzuela has resigned from the role he has held for more than 13 years. He will transition out between now and mid-January 2020. “While leading this storied organization…

Oct 25 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Defense In Sex Assault Case Wants Newspaper To Hand Over Accuser’s Video Interview

06:34 pm | The defense attorney for the former drum corps director accused of sexual assault is demanding that a newspaper turn over its unedited video interview of his client’s accuser in order to prepare a proper defense. George…

Oct 25 2019 / Read More »

Columbians Registration for 2020 Season Now Open

08:38 pm | Are you ready for the biggest Columbians drum corps in history? Registration for the 2020 Season is now live! Register now for 2020. Single day audition fee is $40. Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 5 2019 / Read More »

2020 Louisiana Stars Design Team Announced

08:24 pm | The Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps Board of Directors is happy to announce the design team for the 2020 season. Building on the positive momentum of our 2019 season, keeping a consistent design team was…

Nov 2 2019 / Read More »

Colt Cadets Announce 2020 Design Team And Caption Heads

08:28 pm | The Colt Cadets are excited to announce the return of their design team and caption heads for the 2020 season. This will be the second year the team will be working together, and they are all…

Nov 1 2019 / Read More »

For Its 2020 Season, Southwind Makes Big Moves In Brass Caption

08:19 pm | Southwind blew away audiences in 2019 with huge improvement in all its captions and received the honor of the most improved Open Class corps. For the 2020 season, a new caption head in Southwind’s brass shows…

Nov 1 2019 / Read More »

Announcing Southwind’s 2020 Visual Caption Team

08:12 pm | After a strong finish in 2019, Southwind is looking even better for the 2020 season. The corps is proud to announce a strong visual team, headed by Caption Head DJ Fitzgerald. According to Lawrence LeClaire, Southwind…

Oct 30 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen 2020 Caption Head Announcement

06:36 pm | Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce its 2020 Instructional Leadership Team. Returning from 2019, Marcel Barragan (Front Ensemble), Israel (Izzy) Martinez (Visual), Brandon Johnson (Percussion) and Stephanie Rittenhouse (Brass) will bring their considerable…

Oct 25 2019 / Read More »

Drum Roll Please… Southwind Announces 2020 Percussion Staff

06:20 pm | In 2019, Southwind Drum and Bugle made big strides in building its program, earning Most Improved Corps in DCI’s Open Class. One key to the corps’ continued growth? Continuity in its percussion staff. According to Lawrence…

Oct 24 2019 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – October 23rd, 2019

06:18 pm | CARLA RUBUSCH – HOHNSTEIN We regretfully announce the passing of Mrs. Carla Rubusch – Hohnstein who passed away on October 11th, 2019. She was a major force for Pioneer along with her sister, Patty Lonzaga ,…

Oct 24 2019 / Read More »

Columbus Saints Announce Winter Performances

08:41 pm | The Columbus Saints have expanded their winter schedule adding numerous community performances for the end of 2019. With the goal of better supporting local events, providing exciting entertainment while promoting and sustaining our programs we’re asking…

Oct 31 2019 / Read More »

Introducing The 2020 Hawthorne Caballeros Design Team

06:37 pm | Matt Hurley – Program Coordinator Matt Hurley will be returning to the Caballeros in his role of Program Coordinator. This will be Matt’s 5th year in this role. Matt brings with him a wealth of Drum…

Oct 25 2019 / Read More »

Atlanta CV Welcomes New Color Guard Caption Head

07:05 pm | Atlanta CV is excited to announce the appointment of Cody Segers this season as the new Color Guard Caption Head. Cody comes with a lot of experience, not only as a performer, but as an instructor.…

Oct 16 2019 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass, Inver Hills Community College Embark On Partnership

07:04 pm | Minnesota Brass Inc. (MBI) and Inver Hills Community College of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., have embarked on discussions aimed at a music-education partnership that would further their respective missions. “We are thrilled about the potential of…

Oct 16 2019 / Read More »

Atlanta CV Welcomes New Brass Caption Head

08:20 pm | Atlanta CV is thrilled to announce Mark Hoskins will be joining this season as the new Brass Caption Head. Mark comes with impressive credentials. Said Alan Armstrong, Co-Program Coordinator, “We’re ecstatic to have someone with the…

Oct 14 2019 / Read More »

Atlanta CV 2020 Design Team

08:12 pm | Atlanta CV is excited to announce the design team for their 2020 season. Designers Jeff Sacktig, Jair Klarfeld and Matt Manturuk will be returning to join Co-Program Coordinators Alan Armstrong and Rodney Bailey, and caption heads…

Oct 12 2019 / Read More »

Atlanta CV 2019 Wrap Up

06:32 pm | Atlanta CV’s 2019 production Of Gods and Goddesses certainly didn’t disappoint our fans, families, members and staff. Taking home the Michael H. Petrone Memorial Award for 2nd place in Open Class competition at the Drum Corps…

Sep 27 2019 / Read More »

Cabs 2020 Recruiting Schedule

07:40 pm | The Caballeros have begun planning for the 2020 season! We will be on the road this fall talking to potential members and sharing our stories from 2019. If you or your marching band will be at…

Sep 23 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede November 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

08:26 pm | Our sponsor of the month “November” is the company Monacor At MONACOR, we understand sound reinforcement in a very comprehensive sense. Our range is therefore very diverse. In addition to classical systems for sound reinforcement such…

Nov 2 2019 / Read More »

Bronze For The Youngstars

06:29 pm | The Rast der Showband young talent climbs on the winner’s podium at the European Championships in Eschede. The formation was the best group from Germany. The final point was also the highlight of the season: At…

Oct 1 2019 / Read More »

2019 DCE Live Webcast

08:54 pm | This year Drum Corps Europe will again broadcast a live webcast. More information and details about this will be published soon on: www.drumcorpseurope.org/live-webcast/ Drum Corps Europe owes a big thank you to the former Video Vault…

Sep 25 2019 / Read More »

Very Exciting Competition At 2019 DCE Finals

09:09 pm | With the latest scores and rankings known now, it’s going to be very exciting Finals this week! Not only between the 1st and 2nd place, but most certainly for the places 3 until 6! Also at…

Sep 24 2019 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Brings British Title Back Home

06:54 pm | On Saturday 21 September the talented youngsters of Thurrock Marching Brass, with an average age of just over 11 years, travelled to the Select Stadium in Widnes, Lancashire and competed in the Junior Class at the…

Sep 23 2019 / Read More »

Showband Young People Are Counting On The Climate

08:46 pm | The offspring of Showband Rastede wants to present a “climate program” in the coming season. The dancers of the Youngstars had already arranged to collect rubbish in the castle park several times before training. They gave…

Sep 17 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Inbhear Mor Ensemble Are A Big Hit On US Tour

06:39 pm | A Wicklow group has become the first Irish band to perform at a prestigious international event in the United States. Arklow’s Inbhear Mór Performance Ensemble have recently returned from competing at the Drum Corps International competition…

Sep 9 2019 / Read More »

Youngstars Get The Triple In Hameln

09:22 pm | 2019 will go down as the most successful year in the 13-year history of the junior department of Showband Rastede. The formation is also represented with a tent on the Ellernfest. After winning the German championship…

Sep 5 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 »