Commentary

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 /

Marching Roundtable 840: Madison Scouts Move Forward With Tradition And Change

05:37 pm | New Program Coordinator Jason Robb shares plans for creating the 2020 show and member experience. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes.…

Oct 20 2019 / Read More »

Cadets Homecoming & Hall of Fame Recap

05:35 pm | Current members and alumni spanning nine decades along with friends and family joined together for a weekend Homecoming Celebration to be remembered. This past weekend was our second annual Homecoming Celebration featuring a Bowling Social, Gourmet…

Oct 18 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 Madison Scouts Color Guard Team

05:32 pm | The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the Color Guard Instructional Team for the 2020 season, including: Jennifer Leseth, Caption Supervisor/Designer Chelsea Arenas, Caption Administrator/Choreographer Tykeem Rainey, Caption Coordinator/Choreographer Sarah Rillo, Caption Manager/Choreographer Meghan Brackett, Choreographer…

Oct 18 2019 / Read More »

Colts Announce Percussion Instructional Team For 2020

05:20 pm | The Colts are excited to announce their percussion instructional team for 2020. The team will be led by Percussion Caption Head Josh Nelson and Front Ensemble Coordinator Meagan Nelson. The team brings with them experience from…

Oct 17 2019 / Read More »

Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Kensie Stallings

05:18 pm | What years did you march in the Blue Knights? I marched in 2013 and 2014 What section? I was in the mellophone section Read the rest of the article here.…

Oct 17 2019 / Read More »

Forward Performing Arts Sponsors The 2019 Wisconsin State Marching Band Championships

05:17 pm | Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts are proud to be a participating sponsor at the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Marching Band Championships to be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Perkins Stadium on…

Oct 17 2019 / Read More »

Generous Donor Strives To Facilitate Inexpensive “World Class Experience” For Prospective New & Returning Jersey Surf Members

05:13 pm | A generous drum corps fan wishing to remain anonymous asked the Jersey Surf to consider a proposal to expose a potentially larger number of prospective performers to the DCI World Class experience by covering a significant…

Oct 17 2019 / Read More »

Cavaliers Announce 2020 Design Team

05:10 pm | The Cavaliers are pleased to announce our Design Team for the 2020 season, under the guidance of Program Coordinator David McGrath. McGrath, who returns for his seventh year with The Cavaliers and fifth season as Program…

Oct 17 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen Drum & Bugle Corps Announces 2020 Design Team

05:31 pm | Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce their 2020 Design Team! Coming off of their most successful season yet, the team builds on past strength while adding new talent. Led by Executive Director David…

Oct 18 2019 / Read More »

Vanguard Cadets Welcome Rafael Bretado As Corps Director

05:21 pm | With 2020 auditions just over two months away, Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is pleased to welcome long-time Vanguard staff member and alumni Rafael Bretado as Vanguard Cadets Corps Director for the upcoming season! “This is…

Oct 17 2019 / Read More »

Raiders Will Hold Audition Days In New Jersey And Pennsylvania

05:11 pm | To kick off the 30th anniversary season for the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps, we are excited to announce multiple audition locations. In November, the Raiders will bring a drum corps experience to Pennsylvania as well…

Oct 17 2019 / Read More »

Southwind Announces 2020 Colorguard Staff

07:01 pm | Excitement and momentum for Southwind’s 2020 season continues to build. To complement its impressive design team, Southwind is proud to announce the staff of its colorguard for the coming year. According to Corps Director Lawrence LeClaire,…

Oct 16 2019 / Read More »

Southwind Gets Early Start On 2020, Announces Design Team

08:19 pm | Fresh off its breakout 2019 season, Southwind plans to make new waves in 2020. Last season, the corps climbed the ranks of Open Class with conceptual show design and a continued emphasis on crowd-pleasing performances. “Last…

Oct 14 2019 / Read More »

2020 Southwind Calendar

08:11 pm | Southwind has a full calendar of activities scheduled for the 2020 season. You can be a part of Southwind, whether you choose to become a member, a volunteer or a fan! Want to help out? Contact…

Oct 12 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 Raiders Design Team

07:28 pm | Marc Garside is the Founder/CEO of EPIC Percussion, established in 2013. He has been a percussion designer and instructor for the marching arts in central PA since 2002, working with several very successful high school programs.…

Oct 9 2019 / Read More »

2020 Heat Wave Caption Head Announcement

07:27 pm | Heat Wave is excited to announce the Program Director and Caption Heads for the 2020 season! Stathis Linardos will serve as the Program Director for 2020. The Caption Heads will be: Joe Galvin – Brass Allie…

Oct 9 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 »

2020 Caballeros Open House

05:22 pm | Join us for our 2020 open house at Passaic County Technical Institute! Dates: Saturday, November 30th, 2019 Sunday, December 1st, 2019 Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 15 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Differently Abled Drum Corps Makes History At World Championships

06:36 pm | The FREE Players Drum and Bugle Corps made history Labor Day weekend. The Long Island, New York-area drum corps is the first differently abled group of its kind in the world — and they were invited…

Sep 9 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 »

DCE Renews Strategic Partnership With DCI

08:34 pm | Drum Corps Europe is pleased to announce their renewed strategic partnership with Drum Corps International. The contract was signed during the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis last month. DCE is looking forward to a close cooperation…

Sep 2 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 »