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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 /

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 /

Cavaliers Mourn The Loss Of Francis “Frank” Speciale

05:07 pm | It is with great sadness that we share this news. Francis “Frank” Speciale, 77, Cavalier brother and longtime resident of Rosemont, passed away on December 3, 2019. Frank marched with the Chicago Cavaliers Drum & Bugle…

Dec 9 2019 / Read More »

Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps To Hold Auditions In Costa Rica

11:46 am | We are very pleased to announce that we will be holding an audition camp for all sections in Costa Rica January 25-26. Through our partnership with Banda Comunal La Fortuna, and their generous sponsors, we have…

Dec 5 2019 / Read More »

Colts Name Alayna Verduyn As 2020 Drum Major

11:41 am | After spending two seasons in the hornline, Alayna Verduyn will take on the 2020 season in a new role with the Colts — drum major. Alayna is currently a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, pursuing…

Dec 4 2019 / Read More »

Frank Williams Joins Seattle Cascades As Education Consultant

11:39 am | The Seattle Cascades are honored to announce that DCI Hall of Fame Member, Mr. Frank Williams will serve as our Educational Consultant for the 2020 Season. Frank Williams currently serves as the Coordinator of Jazz Education…

Dec 4 2019 / Read More »

A Letter From Cavaliers Executive Director, Monte Mast

11:37 am | Looking back, 2018 was a year of many changes for The Cavaliers. This year we experienced the passing of our founder, Don Warren and his devoted wife Jan. Mr. Warren’s legacy will forever be remembered throughout…

Dec 4 2019 / Read More »

Year-End Phantom Regiment Donation Opportunity

11:36 am | Dear friends, phamily, and phans, 2019 is coming to a close, and we’re getting ready for the next decade as we enter 2020. Before we get there, we need to put the finishing touches on 2019.…

Dec 4 2019 / Read More »

Blue Stars Double Match On Giving Tuesday

08:00 pm | Tomorrow, December 3rd, is GivingTuesday and this year we are fundraising to push the New Kitchen Trailer Campaign over the finish line. Facebook is again matching donations starting at 5am PST/8am EST. Mark your calendar and…

Dec 2 2019 / Read More »

2020 Seattle Cascades #givingtuesday

07:29 pm | Want to join us in supporting a good cause? We are raising money for Seattle Cascades Drum Corps and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. This…

Nov 28 2019 / Read More »

Raiders To Launch 20 For 20 Campaign On GivingTuesday

07:56 pm | As we approach the 2020 season, the Raiders Drum Corps is planning for significant growth and expansion. To continue providing the best experience possible for our members, who participate from all over the country, the Raiders…

Dec 2 2019 / Read More »

2020 Spartans December Camp Details

07:00 pm | The corps will be hosting camp #2 the weekend of December 21 and 22 at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club. Brass and Percussion will have practice sessions Saturday and Sunday. Read the rest of the…

Nov 26 2019 / Read More »

2020 Louisiana Stars Color Guard Staff Announced

06:52 pm | We are happy to announce the Louisiana Stars Color Guard staff for the 2020 season! The LSCG staff will continue to be led by returning Caption Head Meredith Owen in her fourth year with the organization.…

Nov 25 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen 2020 November Audition Wrap-Up

07:26 pm | With the marching band season coming to an end in Southern California, Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps held their first audition for the 2020 season on November 17th at Bloomington High School. You could feel the…

Nov 19 2019 / Read More »

Announcing 2020 7th Regiment Caption Managers

07:25 pm | 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce its team of educators who will be leading the organization throughout the 2020 Drum Corps International Season! “We are so excited to have this amazing team…

Nov 19 2019 / Read More »

2020 Louisiana Stars Visual Staff Announced

07:41 pm | We are happy to introduce the Visual Staff for the 2020 season! Returning to lead the visual team is Caption Head Evan McAleer, who has been with the corps since the 2016 season. Joining McAleer in…

Nov 13 2019 / Read More »

Color Guard Info For The 2020 Spartans Winter Season

07:26 pm | During the winter season the color guard has open auditions on the Sunday of each camp weekend. Sunday, November 24th 8:30 to 3:30 Sunday, December 22nd 8:30 to 3:30 Sunday, January 19th 8:30 to 3:30 Read…

Nov 12 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen 2020 Educational Staff Announcement

06:49 pm | Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce their 2020 Educational Instructional Team. With many of the 2019 staff returning and some additional staff in every caption, we are excited and ready for this season…

Nov 8 2019 / Read More »

White Sabers Celebrate 2019 At Awards Banquet

07:55 pm | The White Sabers celebrated their 2019 season with their annual banquet on November 30th at the Main Place Banquet & Conference Center in Hornell, NY. The annual banquet consisted of awards from the season, announcements of…

Dec 2 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 White Sabers Visual Caption Head

07:43 pm | The White Sabers are very excited to announce that Joe Wormworth, Jr. has been elevated to the position of Visual Caption Head for the 2020 season! Joe came on board with the White Sabers in 2018…

Nov 30 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 White Sabers Brass Caption Head

07:34 pm | The White Sabers are excited to announce that Randall Bennett will take on the role of Brass Caption Head for the 2020 season! Randall has spent the past two seasons working with the brass section at…

Nov 29 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 Bushwackers Brass And Visual Teams

07:04 pm | The Bushwackers are happy to welcome back much of last year’s Brass and Visual staff. Edward Griffin returns this year, now as Brass Caption Supervisor, and Benjamin Rivera will now take on the role of Caption…

Nov 26 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 White Sabers Color Guard Caption Head

06:53 pm | The goal of any marching organization is to promote personal growth within their membership, which makes our next announcement even more special. To gain a member following their DCI age out, climbing the ranks of your…

Nov 25 2019 / Read More »

Giving Tuesday: Support Cabs 2020 Season

02:41 pm | It is expensive to run any successful drum corps and Cabs is no exception. After over 70 years, we’ve helped hundreds of young performers excel in the marching arts. Please help us reach even more this…

Nov 24 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 White Sabers Show Coordinator

02:39 pm | The White Sabers are extremely excited to announce their Show Coordinator for the 2020 season, John McFarland! John has already demonstrated a vast amount of creativity and leadership with the team! John’s has a great amount…

Nov 24 2019 / Read More »

Introducing The 2020 Bushwackers Percussion Design Team

01:54 pm | Following up on the announcement of our 2020 Percussion Instructional Team, we are excited to welcome Dan Richardson and Jesse Valencia as our new Percussion Arrangers. Battery Arranger Dan Richardson is an alumnus and current Percussion…

Nov 22 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede December 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

07:59 pm | Every year again … Also this year Resch & Frisch is our sponsor of the month December. We thank you very much for the renewed support and wish you a Merry Christmas! Read the rest of…

Dec 2 2019 / Read More »

Youngstars From Rastede On Travel

06:47 pm | For once the instruments remained packed: the most recent excursion took the offspring of Rasteder Showband to Bremerhaven. There the group visited the climate house. “We were looking for something to suit our new topic in…

Nov 8 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede November 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

08:26 pm | Our sponsor of the month “November” is the company Monacor At MONACOR, we understand sound reinforcement in a very comprehensive sense. Our range is therefore very diverse. In addition to classical systems for sound reinforcement such…

Nov 2 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 »

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 »