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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 /

Inside the Arc – The Veterans’ Bequest

One day in the fall of 1960, an older gentleman handed a shiny chrome bugle to a 13 year…

Oct 26 2015 /

2018 Colts December St. Louis Rehearsal & Audition

06:45 pm | The December St. Louis audition for the 2018 Colts will be held Sunday, December 3, at Francis Howell North High School. Click here for a Google map to the high school. The address is 2549 Hackmann…

Nov 23 2017 / Read More »

Fly To Paradise This Thanksgiving

06:44 pm | At Seattle Cascades, we are thankful for the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of so many fantastic young men and women. Enjoy your day with friends and family, and take a few…

Nov 23 2017 / Read More »

Colts Visual Instructional Team Returns For 2018

06:37 pm | The Colts are excited to announce that their entire visual instructional team will be returning for the 2018 season. The team will be led by Visual Caption Head Bob Barfield, as well as Visual Desginer Richard…

Nov 22 2017 / Read More »

Blue Knights Alumni Corps Performance

06:35 pm | We are very excited to announce the participation information for the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps’ 60th/Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble’s 25th Anniversary Celebration! The weekend of events happening at Drums Along the Rockies (DATR) on…

Nov 22 2017 / Read More »

Seattle Cascades Joins The Global #GivingTuesday Movement

06:33 pm | Seattle Cascades has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is…

Nov 22 2017 / Read More »

Food Trucks At The Vanguard Hall

06:31 pm | Mark your calendars and prepare your appetite – we’re bringing food trucks to the Vanguard Hall! Every Tuesday evening from 5:00-8:00pm, come visit us at 1795 Space Park Drive in Santa Clara to enjoy a delicious…

Nov 22 2017 / Read More »

2018 Phantom Regiment Audition Season Is Underway

06:09 pm | We had a successful audition camp this past weekend for color guard and percussion! Thank you to everyone that made the trip to Beloit, Wisconsin to audition. We were honored to have you here and we…

Nov 20 2017 / Read More »

Record Numbers At 2018 Seattle Cascades Open House

06:08 pm | The 52nd year of the Seattle Cascades is off to a great start! On Saturday the drum corps welcomed over 125 brass musicians, percussionists, and color guard members from the northwest area to participate in a…

Nov 20 2017 / Read More »

Raiders Announce 2018 Percussion Staff

06:38 pm | We’re extremely pleased to introduce our percussion staff for the 2018 season: Anthony Matthews – Battery Arranger/Caption Head Damien Escarpeta – Assistant Caption Head Glenn Dawson – Front Ensemble Arranger Jason Crafts – Percussion Consultant/Tenor Tech…

Nov 22 2017 / Read More »

Meet The Watchmen Drum Majors For 2018

06:26 pm | Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps under the direction of David Becker, is pleased to announce the selection of Noah Galambos & Jacobo Herrera as the Watchmen Drum Majors for the 2018 season. Noah and Jacobo were…

Nov 22 2017 / Read More »

2018 Spartans December Practice Schedule

06:11 pm | The practice schedule for the month of December is as follows: Sunday, December 3rd Brass and Percussion only. Nashua Boys and Girls Club 1 Positive Place Nashua. (Bring bag lunch, lunch not provided) 9AM to 4PM…

Nov 20 2017 / Read More »

2018 Spartans Winter Practice Season Begins

07:20 pm | Our next practice will be held Sunday, December 3rd for Brass and Percussion only at the Boys and Girls Club Nashua. 9AM to 4PM. New members welcome Then we head into the December Camp, the weekend…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Meet The 2018 Battalion Educational Staff

04:16 pm | Building on the success of our 2017 season, The Battalion is pleased to announce the return of our education staff leadership team for the 2018 season: 2018 Education Staff Leadership Team Mark Hartman – Program Director,…

Nov 12 2017 / Read More »

Blue Devils B And C: Open Class Excellence

08:37 pm | In addition to the 18-time World Champion Blue Devils, BD Performing Arts provides excellent and age-appropriate Open Class drum corps experience to young people ages 7-19 through the Blue Devils B & Blue Devils C programs.…

Nov 8 2017 / Read More »

Watchmen Percussion Is Please To Welcome Pierce Halliburton – Movement Specialist

08:14 pm | Pierce has taught at various schools around the Inland Empire including Apple Valley HS and Banning HS as a Percussion Caption Head and Granite Hills HS, Beaumont HS, Sitting Bull MS, and Apple Valley MS as…

Nov 7 2017 / Read More »

Columbians 2018 Audition And Camp Update

07:52 pm | There are lots of exciting things happening behind the scenes with the Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps! We have new leadership, some new staff members, and an excellent design team working on the 2018 show. Staff…

Nov 3 2017 / Read More »

2018 White Sabers Brass Technique Packet Now Available

06:25 pm | Brass members, it’s time to get your hands on the White Sabers 2018 Brass Packet. Download here or from the 2018 Season Documents page on the White Sabers website. Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 22 2017 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Introduce 2018 Percussion Staff

05:46 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to introduce the 2018 Hawthorne Caballeros Percussion staff. Paul Nalesnik – Percussion Coordinator/Battery Arranger Paul Nalesnik is a freelance percussionist and educator based out of central New Jersey. He is currently…

Nov 18 2017 / Read More »

Saints Announce 2018 Programs & DCA Membership Application

07:23 pm | The Columbus Saints are celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2018 and are excited to announce their new programs. The Saints will provide three unique programs focusing on education, friendship, and competition designed to grow young people…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Skyliners Announce 2018 Program

01:44 pm | The Skyliners proudly announce their 2018 Show – “TOTALITY – Everything Changes…” There are 5 movements, just as there are 5 parts of a solar eclipse. It’s going to be a fun, uplifting show that performers…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

The Bushwackers Are Going To Indianapolis

01:43 pm | SmART Performances is pleased to announce that the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps is expanding its performance schedule this coming season to include DCI SoundSport and DrumLine Battle competitions in Indianapolis, Indiana. The six-time Drum Corps…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

2018 White Sabers Battery Technique Packet Now Available

01:33 pm | Drum corps open house season is here again – time for battery folks to download the 2018 Battery Percussion Packet. Download here or from the 2018 Season Documents page on the White Sabers website. Read the…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 Bushwackers Brass Instructional Staff

05:56 pm | The Bushwackers Drum Corps is excited to announce the brass instructional staff for the 2018 season! This season begins on November 18 and 19, 2017, at our Open House. Register for Open House or sign up…

Nov 13 2017 / Read More »

Skyliners Announces 2018 Caption Heads

03:32 pm | The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce their 2018 Caption Heads. Jeff Crawford, Visual Caption Head, is returning for his fifth season with the Skyliners. Ian Vanderlinden has been promoted to Percussion Caption…

Nov 11 2017 / Read More »

Starriders Workshop 2017

05:58 pm | WOW !!!! What a great workshop weekend! What a success for Starriders and the Drum Corps scene! Already on Friday evening the Starriders clubhouse was filled with life … The first members from own ranks, as…

Nov 13 2017 / Read More »

Showband Rastede Accompanies Bad Zwischenahn Lantern Procession

03:25 pm | On 10.11.2017 Spirit of 52 was the first time to accompany the youngstars at the kindergarten at the vicarage in Bad Zwischenahn to accompany the lantern procession musically. Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 11 2017 / Read More »

The Field Band Foundation 20th Birthday

08:15 pm | The Field Band Foundation celebrated its 20th birthday with a formal dinner on Thursday 26th October 2017. Held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, the gathering had FBF director Nonceba Lushaba as MC, and brought…

Nov 7 2017 / Read More »

2018 Starriders Staff

06:06 pm | Starriders are pleased to introduce you today to the Staffteam for the coming season. Staff Coordinator Gordon Gerl has built a strong team around him in recent months and is excited to start the 2018 season…

Nov 2 2017 / Read More »

Last Call To Register For Upcoming Starriders Workshop

05:37 pm | STARRIDERS start one last call to register for the upcoming workshop in mid-November! Registration deadline is 05.11.2017! Until then, further applications will be accepted. Register quickly and get a seat for this great event !!! ?…

Oct 29 2017 / Read More »

Starriders Look Back At 2017 Season

07:17 pm | Today, a brief look at a part of the past season 2017 may be thrown. Our drummer Julian has put together a great video about our time in England. Thanks Julian, for those great memories of…

Oct 26 2017 / Read More »

2018 Starriders Preseason

06:30 pm | Starriders are already looking forward to publishing the schedule for the Preseason 2018 today. Also some important highlights for the time after are already included in the current calendar for 2018. A drum corps season at…

Oct 24 2017 / Read More »

20 Years – Fit For Purpose (F4P)

06:42 pm | This year sees the Field Band Foundation’s 20th anniversary, celebrating the Foundation’s highly positive impact and far developmental reach, while highlighting our readiness for the next era. This readiness is called the FBF Fit for Purpose…

Oct 23 2017 / 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 »