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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 /

Boston Crusaders Announce 2018 Program

08:12 pm | Musical Selections Include: Salvation is Created – Pavel Tchesnokov A Breathless Alleluia – Philip Wilby Marimba Spiritual – Minoru Miki Sensemaya – Silvestre Revueltas Extinguished – Ryan George, Colin McNutt, Iain Moyer, Michael Zellers End Credits…

May 25 2018 / Read More »

New Bluecoats Summer Spin Clinics

08:10 pm | After an incredible first year of Bluecoats Indoor – a World Class WGI winterguard – we’re eager to offer year-round colorguard programming at Bluecoats! In order to bring together the summer Bluecoats Color Guard and the…

May 25 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Phantom Regiment Comes To Macomb

08:09 pm | Phantom Regiment is in Macomb. The world-renowned national champion drum and bugle corps will hold rehearsals on Western Illinois’ campus for the next three weeks, as it prepares for its national tour. The drum corps is…

May 25 2018 / Read More »

Mandarins Leadership Camp Returns For 2018

07:55 pm | Mandarins Leadership Camp had a successful inaugural 2017 camp of nearly 30 student leaders, and the 2018 camp will be looking to expand its reach to 50 students. Mandarins Leadership Camp is a two-day, overnight summer…

May 24 2018 / Read More »

MadSkills Clinics

07:53 pm | Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts are excited to offer MadSkills, a marching arts clinic for band students of all skill levels as well as their directors. Learn from some of the top instructors in…

May 24 2018 / Read More »

Cavaliers Announce 2018 Electronics Team

07:47 pm | The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2018 Electronics Team, under the leadership of Tom McGillen. “Since 2010, Tom McGillen has set the standard for sound reinforcement and electronic applications in the…

May 24 2018 / Read More »

Marine Drum & Bugle Corps Presenting Sponsor Of Innovations In Brass

07:43 pm | Bluecoats is pleased to announce that The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps has signed on as the exclusive Presenting Sponsor of two Bluecoats-operated Drum Corps International (DCI) events in June of 2018. Innovations In…

May 24 2018 / Read More »

Spirit Of Atlanta Appoints New Executive Director

07:38 pm | Spirit of Atlanta and Friends of Spirit, Inc. are proud to announce Jeff Pearson will serve as the new Executive Director/CEO, effective immediately. Chris Moore and Dave Coheley will continue in their current roles of Corps…

May 24 2018 / Read More »

Colt Cadets Announce 2018 Program

07:50 pm | Old becoming new again is the idea behind the Colt Cadets 2018 program, Moderne. The approach parallels the aesthetic of Art Deco — existing art and architecture reimagined in streamlined and futuristic fashion, or Style Moderne.…

May 24 2018 / Read More »

Spartans Announce 2018 Program

06:03 pm | Join the 2018 Spartans as we take you into the workshop of one of the greatest minds in history. Join us as we dive into the creative genius of the scientist, the artist, and the inventor.…

May 23 2018 / Read More »

Heat Wave Announces 2018 Production

09:10 pm | “The World Keeps Spinning” tells the universal story of a search for a better tomorrow. Taking inspiration from Walt Disney, the World’s Fair, and the promise that tomorrow will be bright, we explore the realities of…

May 15 2018 / Read More »

Blue Devils B Announce 2018 Program

08:30 pm | The Other Side is a glimpse into a life beyond what we know. It’s a duet between the living and those who have moved on to a place full of color and happiness. The show is…

May 10 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Gloversville To Host Drum Corps At Husky Field

08:28 pm | The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education approved a resolution Tuesday granting the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth permission to use Husky Field to host a national drum event this summer. Mayor Dayton King,…

May 10 2018 / Read More »

2018 Colt Cadets May Weekend Rehearsal Details

05:23 pm | The May weekend rehearsal for the 2018 Colt Cadets will be held May 18 – 20 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Dubuque, Iowa. If using a GPS, it is recommended to use this address: 2525…

May 9 2018 / Read More »

Blue Devils C Announces 2018 Production

05:21 pm | Travel down the scrumptious road of sweet surprises with the Blue Devils C 2018 production of Candyland: Part Blue! With musical selections like “I Want Candy”, and of course, PLENTY of “Sugar, Sugar”, you’ll be “Stuck…

May 9 2018 / Read More »

Spartans Spring Season 2018

12:47 pm | The corps is now entering the spring season of learning music and drill. All weekends are in full practice mode. We want to thank the many parent volunteers who help make the corps move forward. Our…

Apr 28 2018 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Seeks Stakeholder Engagement Consultant

05:59 pm | Minnesota Brass seeks a consultant or consultants to assist in gathering input from stakeholders and experts regarding the future of our performing ensembles. The consultant will be required to complete the following tasks outlined in the…

May 23 2018 / Read More »

May 18 Launch Event For 2018 Minnesota Brass SoundSport/Drumline Battle

08:09 pm | Our launch event for potential new SoundSport AND DrumBattle ensembles will be this Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at 2700 Winter Street in NE Minneapolis (the ‘Sears rehearsal site’ familiar…

May 17 2018 / Read More »

In The News – For 50th Oktoberfest, They’ll Strike Up The Band

06:12 pm | While Waterloo Region residents spent the weekend soaking up sunshine at local parks and patios, a revolution of sorts was brewing deep within the bowels of RIM Park. “Give us a place to stand, give us…

May 14 2018 / Read More »

Skyliners Announces Additions To 2018 Visual Staff

04:38 pm | The Skyliners are pleased to announce that Timmy Allen has joined their staff as Visual Caption Head for the 2018 Season. Tim brings a lifetime of experience to the corps. His marching experience includes performing with…

May 12 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Sounds On The Susquehanna Plans Progressing

05:20 pm | Ticket sales have been brisk, excitement is growing across the community and the committee of volunteers organizing Sounds On The Susquehanna have been hard at work preparing for an event expected to draw more than 3,000…

May 9 2018 / Read More »

Conduct Review Committee Updates MBI Stakeholders

08:37 pm | Minnesota Brass Inc. (MBI) has recently reaffirmed its commitment to a safe environment for all members and staff. MBI has since established a Conduct Review Committee (CRC) to review any and all allegations of inappropriate behavior.…

May 1 2018 / Read More »

A Note From The President

01:12 pm | Drum Corps Associates Board of Directors’ and its members held our annual spring meeting on Saturday, April 28th in preparation for the upcoming 2018 season. The draw took place and the final performance schedule will be…

Apr 29 2018 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass Exploring SoundSport Participation

12:41 pm | Minnesota Brass has announced it is considering fielding a SoundSport (SoundSport.com) team for 2018. SoundSport, a program of Drum Corps International (DCI), is designed to provide unique performance opportunities for instrumental music ensembles of all types,…

Apr 27 2018 / Read More »

Many Juliana Performances In Middelburg In 2018

06:02 pm | In 2018 we will be 85 years old, which is why we are often seen in the beautiful capital of Zeeland. Will you also watch? Read the rest of the article here.…

May 23 2018 / Read More »

Liberty Success At Indoor Music Games

08:07 pm | On May 5th, Liberty kicked off their summer season at Indoor Music Games Essex. Not only was this the group’s first performance of their 2018 show, but it was also several members first ever performances with…

May 17 2018 / Read More »

2018 Starriders Prep Season

05:19 pm | Starriders are again offering their prep season this year. The prep-season is a kind of introductory training in which undecided, beginner or lateral entrants will get an introduction to the wonderful hobby drum corps on selected…

May 16 2018 / Read More »

Anger Over Showband Training

09:36 pm | The Showband Rastede will probably no longer train on the sports field on the Mühlenstraße this season. A training camp scheduled for last weekend had to be relocated to the sports field in Wapeldorf at short…

May 8 2018 / Read More »

Starriders Anniversary Is Getting Closer And Closer

09:33 pm | Join us on 09.06.2018 and do not miss the 35th anniversary of the STARRIDERS and 50 years of music in the Tuspo Bad Münder. You can expect a colorful music and show program with some of…

May 8 2018 / Read More »

Wolper Lowen Junior Corps Starts Regular Operation

09:42 pm | After a successful taster day with just under two dozen interested kids, the new division Junior Corps starts the regular training operation. Division head Sarah Hahnel is pleased, “that it finally starts after a long preparation…

May 3 2018 / Read More »

Showband Rastade May 2018 Sponsor Of The Month

08:38 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 1 2018 / Read More »

DCUK Contest Entries For 2018

12:48 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to give details of the initial show entries for each of their 2018 events: Sunday 17th June – Dorothy Hyman Stadium, Barnsley, South Yorkshire JUNIOR CLASS Concord AllStars OPEN CLASS…

Apr 28 2018 / 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 »