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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 /

Blue Knights Announce 2019 Brass Staff

08:17 pm | Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the Brass Staff for the 2019 season! Keith Tye will return to the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps as Brass Caption Head for the 2019…

Apr 22 2019 / Read More »

BKXperience-Perform! Clinic Returns To Drums Along The Rockies In 2019

06:14 pm | For the 4th consecutive year, the BKXperience-Perform! Clinic returns to the Drums Along the Rockies (click for 2019 show info). The band clinic will feature full clinic sessions for battery, front ensemble, color guard, winds, and…

Apr 20 2019 / Read More »

Help Support Ascend With Tagawa Gardens

06:01 pm | Ascend Performing Arts has been chosen by Tagawa Gardens to participate in their Spring Give Back Program! Every time you shop at Tagawa Gardens between April 1st and June 1st, 2019 and identify that you are…

Apr 19 2019 / Read More »

2019 DCI West Ticket Packages

09:58 pm | The incredible sights and sounds of drum corps are returning to Stanford Stadium on Saturday, June 22! DCI West is one of the biggest drum corps shows on the West Coast, featuring an all-star lineup including:…

Apr 18 2019 / Read More »

Spirit U Receives Grant Funding, Offers Scholarships

09:56 pm | Spirit U – the 3-day summer camp for marching band students is back for its 3rd year. It’s a transformative weekend for students who work on a variety of skills: from marching and movement to leadership…

Apr 18 2019 / Read More »

2019 Colts April Rehearsal & Audition Weekend

09:55 pm | The April rehearsal and audition for the 2019 Colts will be held April 26 – 28 at Stephen Hempstead High School in Dubuque, Iowa. The address is 3715 Pennsylvania Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52002. Click here for…

Apr 18 2019 / Read More »

Remembering Sam Pilafian

09:53 pm | Join us in celebrating the life of legendary educator and tuba performer Sam Pilafian. Sam has been a long-time mentor, teacher, friend and confidant to Blue Devil members and staff alike. His amazing talent, love of…

Apr 18 2019 / Read More »

BKXperience-Perform! Clinic Returns To Corps Encore In 2019

09:50 pm | The BKXperience-Perform! Clinic will return to Utah as part of the Corps Encore show (click for 2019 show info). The band clinic will feature full clinic sessions for battery, front ensemble, color guard, winds, and student…

Apr 18 2019 / Read More »

RCR Welcomes Michael Lentz As 2019 Program Consultant

06:07 pm | Over the last four years, River City Rhythm has established a strong standard of excellence by providing a world-class experience thanks to our extremely talented staff. This season we are very excited to welcome Michael Lentz…

Apr 20 2019 / Read More »

Come Make Your Impact At DCI Orlando

09:09 pm | Impact Drum and Bugle Corps out of Orlando FL is putting together a group to perform at DCI Orlando Saturday July 8th. This is Florida’s only DCI World Class Drum and Bugle Corps Competition. We are…

Apr 17 2019 / Read More »

Southwind Jamie King Award

05:37 pm | Each year, the members of Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps honor one of their own with The Jamie King Award. Named in the memory of a corps alumnus from the mid-90s, the award is given to…

Mar 29 2019 / Read More »

Meet The Members: 2019 SCVC Drum Majors

05:15 pm | At the center of every strong drum corps is a team of member leadership who serves the corps both on and off the field. As a liaison between performers and staff, this team of veteran members…

Mar 27 2019 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – March 21st, 2019

08:19 pm | EXCITING ? INCREDIBLE ? AWESOME!!! I am still feeling all of these at the same time at and from our Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Corps’ day ran as smoothly as a mid-tour contest day.…

Mar 22 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen Partner With Ultimate Drill Book

07:41 pm | Watchmen is extremely excited to introduce our newest partnership with Ultimate Drill Book. Just as the season is ramping up for the corps 2019 field show. This year our members will have full access to the…

Mar 21 2019 / Read More »

Impact Recruiting For 2019 Season

06:46 pm | IMPACT Drum and Bugle Corps is looking to round out our cast and fill open positions for the 2019 competitive season! Open spots are still available in: Brass, Percussion (frontline / Battery,) and Color guard. We…

Mar 16 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen Announce 2019 Production

06:27 pm | Entering in their sixth year of existence, the Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps is stronger than ever. Starting as a brass ensemble in 2013, Watchmen has grown into a full size open class corps and will…

Mar 15 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Special Needs Drum Corps To Make History By Competing At World Championships

06:12 pm | A special needs drum corps from Long Island has been invited to perform and compete and the world championships in Williamsport, Penn. Hard work is paying off on Long Island. A group of musicians are proving…

Apr 20 2019 / Read More »

2019 Minnesota Brass Town Hall Meeting Saturday, April 27

09:51 pm | To our Minnesota Brass Family and Friends: You are invited to attend an important Town Hall meeting for all Minnesota Brass stakeholders on Saturday, April 27 at Northdale Middle School. Lunch at 12 p.m. with conversation…

Apr 18 2019 / Read More »

2019 White Sabers Production Teaser

09:47 pm | A strong winter program will rap up in Arkport on the 27th and 28th of April, which can mean only one thing…time to bring the Color Guard into the mix! If you are interested in being…

Apr 18 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Veterans Appreciation Concert Set For April 27 In Seymour

09:07 pm | Strike up the band! That’s what the renowned Connecticut Hurricanes, accompanied by several other drum and bugle corps and brass bands, will be doing later this month when they show their appreciation for the men and…

Apr 17 2019 / Read More »

Parkside Brass Joins Explosion In Brass Show

07:24 pm | The Parkside Avenue Brass Quintet will add an extra burst to the Explosion in Brass show set to take place at Depew High School in Depew, New York on Saturday May 11. Explosion in Brass is…

Apr 15 2019 / Read More »

There’ll Be An Explosion In Depew NY May 11th

07:03 pm | Both the Scout House Band and the Silver Leaves Brass Ensemble will be part of the first-ever “Explosion in Sound”, 6:00 PM start at the Depew High School in Depew, NY (close to the Buffalo International…

Apr 12 2019 / Read More »

White Sabers Announce 2019 Drum Majors

09:27 pm | After a very strong winter, it is with great pleasure we announce our 2019 Drum Majors. Joanna Rocco will serve as our Lead Drum Major, and Mikaela Brown will serve as Assistant Drum Major. Joanna is…

Apr 10 2019 / Read More »

Scout House Declaring Spring Open With Concert

09:08 pm | All the Preston Scout House Band Inc. member groups will officially declare Spring Open on Sunday, April 28 with an afternoon concert at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 810 King Street East in the downtown Preston…

Apr 8 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 »

2019 Liberty Show Announcement

06:31 pm | Liberty are delighted to announce their 2019 Summer production – “The American Dream” The show opens as people from across Europe arrive at Ellis Island emigrating to a better life in the “New World”. We follow…

Mar 15 2019 / Read More »

Field Band Foundation Creating Employment Opportunities

09:30 pm | Through the joyful and transformational power of music, the Field Band Foundation (FBF) aims to prepare self-confident youth to contribute to society in meaningful ways. The combination of our advantageous presence and platform which engage over…

Mar 12 2019 / Read More »

Showband Looking For Trailer

10:16 am | Who does not know that: actually you only wanted to buy tealights and in the parking lot you ask yourself, how do you get all the stuff in the car? This is how we are doing…

Mar 8 2019 / Read More »

Marching Band Awareness Week Returns

08:01 pm | Launched in 2013 by Marching Band Activity United Kingdom, the Awareness Week runs annually on the first week of May and has seen the most successful series of promotion of Marching bands across all social networks.…

Mar 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 »