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Inside the Arc – Three Who Matter

Today he’d be called a “Dreamer”, qualified for the DACA Program, but those terms didn’t exist in 1947 when…

Jul 4 2020 /

Inside the Arc – The Quest

Few are left who know much about it now, and many of them aren’t certain whether it was real…

Nov 19 2019 /

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 /

Cadets Homecoming 2021: Hall Of Fame Beefsteak

08:10 pm | On the evening of Saturday, October 9, The Cadets will honor and celebrate its Hall of Fame Classes for 2020 and 2021 at the VFW in Garfield, N.J. Since we were unable to gather in person…

May 6 2021 / Read More »

Sign Up To Volunteer For The Blue Stars In 2021

08:09 pm | To put it simply, the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps would not exist without the dedication of volunteers. Since our founding in 1964, thousands of individuals have donated countless hours in a tireless effort to…

May 6 2021 / Read More »

World Class Performing Groups Join Forces To Create First-Ever South Jersey / Philly-Area Marching Percussion Skills Development Event

08:08 pm | “A Day of Drumming” Comes to West Deptford High School on Saturday, May 22 Two of the country’s premiere “Marching Arts” performance ensembles have come together to create an unprecedented one-day educational experience for everyone interested…

May 6 2021 / Read More »

Cadets Homecoming 2021: Legacy Luncheon

06:24 pm | THE CADETS’ 2021 HOMECOMING EVENT SERIES WILL INCLUDE A VERY SPECIAL LEGACY LUNCHEON HONORING FOUR ICONIC MEMBERS OF OUR CORPS’ HISTORY. This year’s luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 9 at the Venetian in Garfield,…

May 5 2021 / Read More »

Academy Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Launch Of “20 For 20”

06:40 pm | 2021 marks the Twentieth Anniversary of The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps – from its humble beginnings as a brass ensemble to the World Class corps it is today. Beginning Tuesday May 11th, each day for…

May 3 2021 / Read More »

’87 Cadets Snare Drummer Issues 1934 Challenge

03:35 pm | A CHALLENGE… SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT Brian Fay, a Cadets Snare Drummer from 1986-1988 and member of the 1987 “perfect percussion section,” has issued a challenge to his fellow alumni and fans: He will…

May 2 2021 / Read More »

Help Pacific Crest Purchase A Van

03:17 pm | You can help us add this important vehicle to our touring fleet. Transport support staff on tour Staff airport transfers Customizable to our needs COVID quarantine vehicle in 2021 Read the rest of the article here.…

May 1 2021 / Read More »

Homecoming 2021: An Appalachian Celebration

01:19 pm | HOMECOMING WEEKEND 2021 WILL CULMINATE WITH A WONDERFUL EVENT HONORING THE 1987 CADETS AND CELEBRATING THE 87TH YEAR OF OUR CORPS. The Cadets Alumni Experience Committee has planned a series of special events in which alumni…

Apr 30 2021 / Read More »

Upcoming Spartan Percussion Days

05:34 pm | The corps is excited to announce dates for in person percussion clinics this spring. The dates are Saturday, May 22nd. Saturday June 12th. Saturday June 26th. The clinics will begin at 9AM and end at 1PM.…

Apr 28 2021 / Read More »

Pioneer News From the Top – April, 2021

08:32 pm | ST. PATRICK’S DAY On an impulse, I quickly called a bunch of Pioneer (Imperials of St. Patrick’s) Corps people and said, “Let’s do lunch on St. Patrick’s Day at 1pm ay Meyer’s Restaurant. First of all,…

Apr 20 2021 / Read More »

Stars Academy 2021 Brass Staff Announced

12:36 pm | We are happy to announce the instructional staff for the brass track of Stars Academy – our virtual educational program for summer 2021! The brass instructional staff will continue to be led by Eric Gaudet, a…

Apr 18 2021 / Read More »

We’re Back

02:55 pm | After a year due to the pandemic, we held our first in person educational experience training at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine on April 11th. Do you miss performing, entertaining the crowd, and a bit…

Apr 17 2021 / Read More »

Registration Is Open For 2021 Spartans Summer Workshops

07:25 pm | We are pleased to announce that registration for our July Workshops is now open at www.spartansdbc.org Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 7 2021 / Read More »

Letters To Home: Rebekah Hinson

08:15 pm | In the days before the internet and smart phones, drum corps members would write letters to home to tell their families about their experiences throughout the summer. For many of us, we consider our time with…

Apr 6 2021 / Read More »

Sign Up For Southwind’s SUMMER BLAST

08:01 pm | Are you ready to march? So are we! Join our summer program and get a head start this summer for 2022! Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 6 2021 / Read More »

2021 Spartans Color Guard Spin Days

07:02 pm | The corps is excited to announce dates for new and returning members to get back into the dancing and spinning of the 2021 season. Spin Days will take place on the following dates: Saturday, April 24…

Apr 5 2021 / Read More »

2021 DCA Virtual Competitive Season

DCA Banner 08:00 pm | Week 1- July 18, 2021 1) Rogues Hollow 2) Highland Regiment 3) Govenaires 4) Sunrisers 5) Southern Knights 6) Hurricanes 7) White Sabers 8) Atlanta CV 9) Caballeros…

May 6 2021 / Read More »

DCA Holds Annual Spring Meeting

The 2021 DCA Spring Meeting hosts, the Hawthorne Caballeros 08:21 pm | Drum Corps Associates held their Annual Spring Meeting last weekend which proved to be successful and highly productive. The meeting was held at American Legion Post 199 in Hawthorne, New Jersey and hosted by the Hawthorne…

May 4 2021 / Read More »

Remembering Glen Johnson

08:13 pm | Today, Drum Corps Associates learned of the sudden passing of Glen Johnson. Glen was a dear friend, committed to the cause, and well respected within the DCA community. Glen was passionate about what he believed in…

May 4 2021 / Read More »

Brian Law

03:19 pm | The Bushwackers are heartbroken to say goodbye to one of our dearest friends, Hall of Fame Member Brian Law. After beginning his Drum Corps career with the Keystone Regiment, the Crossmen, and the Bridgemen, Brian joined…

May 1 2021 / Read More »

Chris Romanowski Joins The Atlanta CV Administration Team As Assistant Director

01:00 pm | Chris Romanowski joins the Atlanta CV Administration Team as Assistant Director and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Pageantry Arts. For over 25 years Chris has performed, taught, designed, written, and…

Apr 29 2021 / Read More »

Scout House Youth Scholarship Applications Now Being Distributed

05:38 pm | Secondary school music teachers across Waterloo Region are now making applications available to their students for the 2021 Wilf Blum youth music scholarship award. The $800 prize is provided by Preston Scout House Band Inc. of…

Apr 28 2021 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass History Academy Event Details

07:04 pm | Minnesota Brass is pleased to announce a continuation of our series of online conversations about our colorful history as a premier drum and bugle corps in the Midwest. We are inviting you to be a part…

Apr 27 2021 / Read More »

DCA Votes To Add Championships To The 2021 Virtual Production

DCA Banner 06:00 pm | Drum Corps Associates’ unprecedented virtual 2021 season — which will be comprised of weekly competitive events, featuring live-streamed remote performances from a host of entertaining drum corps — is set to include one more marquee event:…

Apr 26 2021 / Read More »

Warwick Strengthen Brass Foundations

03:21 pm | Warwick Corps of Drums have been benefiting from support from Brass Bands England as part of its Brass Foundations education project. Brass Foundations, created as part of a successful Cultural Recovery Fund application, is Brass Bands…

May 1 2021 / Read More »

DCI Auditions Hit The Right Note For Beeches Duo

08:33 pm | All at BYBA would like to congratulate Beeches members Dan Rivett and Leo Winter-Alsop on securing places to march at Drum Corps International this summer. Both are marching with World Class corps – Dan is marching…

Apr 24 2021 / Read More »

What Is Happening With Drum Corps United Kingdom In 2021?

08:35 pm | The Board of DCUK has recently met with their member Corps and part of these discussions were to get an idea of what Corps are planning as the COVID restrictions start to get relaxed. It was…

Apr 2 2021 / Read More »

Song For The Frontline

09:00 pm | In a time where COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, there are thousands of key workers who have continued to carry out essential duties, providing care and support for those in need. After…

Feb 18 2021 / Read More »

Relaunch For BYBA Southern Region

02:31 pm | Southern bands: this is your time to shine! Following a successful meeting of the Southern Region via Zoom on Friday 22nd January, the Southern Region is all set for an exciting relaunch! Speaking after the meeting,…

Jan 24 2021 / Read More »

Cory Masterclass For Thurrock Marching Brass

06:22 pm | On Saturday 16 January members of Thurrock Marching Brass joined Philip Harper and the Cory Band, the World’s #1 Brass Band and their section leaders in a virtual Brass and Percussion day which saw Philip and…

Jan 20 2021 / Read More »

DCUK Year Book 2020 Available Now As Free Download

06:40 pm | The 2020 will not go down as being a classic year for Drum Corps (or for any of the performing and marching arts!). Thanks to the Coronavirus almost all activities around the World were cancelled/postponed and…

Jan 2 2021 / Read More »

DCUK Finals Day Webcast Success

07:27 pm | Saturday 19th September 2020 was scheduled to be the 41st British Drum Corps Championships but thanks to COVID-19 this was not to be. Instead Drum Corps United Kingdom released an hour long Facebook “webcast” and we…

Sep 29 2020 / 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 »