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Inside the Arc – The Ace of Bugles

As everyone knows, the Greeks had their Mt. Olympus, the Romans their Pantheon, and the Norse their Valhalla, special…

May 26 2021 /

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 /

2021 Phantom Regiment Design Team Returns

07:48 pm | As Phantom Regiment shifts its focus to the 2022 season, Program Supervisor Tony Hall is excited to announce that the design team is intact and returning for another spectacular year. When asked about the 2022 design…

Sep 10 2021 / Read More »

BDPA Announces New Partnership With Stanbury Uniforms

07:39 pm | Since 1957, BD Performing Arts has set out to be the global leader and innovator in youth development through music and performing arts. Each new relationship we develop is critical to our success. Today we are…

Sep 9 2021 / Read More »

Help Out Weekly At Cadets Volunteer Day

07:38 pm | If you live near Allentown or in the tri-state area, and you can spare some time on a Monday morning, please join us at Cadets Volunteer Day! This is a positive opportunity to lend a hand…

Sep 9 2021 / Read More »

Cadets Homecoming Weekend Spotlight: Art Mura

07:17 pm | As part of the 2021 Homecoming Weekend event series, The Cadets will hold a very special Legacy Luncheon at the gorgeous Venetian venue in Garfield, N.J. The Legacy Luncheon will feature a delicious menu paired with…

Sep 8 2021 / Read More »

History Of The Bottle Dance, In Honor Of Pat Pierson

03:43 pm | Imagine a long row of dancers, hands interlocked and arms held at an unshakeable ninety-degree angle. As the unmistakable strains of the “Wedding Dance” from Fiddler on the Roof swell, the line moves forward as one.…

Sep 5 2021 / Read More »

Blue Knights Honor 2021 Scholarship Recipients

09:03 pm | Earlier this season, the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps honored the 2021 Scholarship recipients! RENAISSANCE SCHOLARSHIP Braden (Brady) Vander Ley Grishok Thayanithy Wesley Moore Isaiah Colon Chase Llamzon Gerard Brown Read the rest of the…

Aug 29 2021 / Read More »

Thank You For Helping Feed The Knights

03:04 pm | The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps wants to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful donors who helped feed the corps. The cook staff prepared 4 meals a day (with additional meals for…

Aug 29 2021 / Read More »

In Memorium: Don And Ginny Koester

02:39 pm | This past year, we lost two important pillars of the Vanguard organization and its history. Don and Ginny Koester passed peacefully on June 27th and February 1st of 2021 respectively. Together they served the Vanguard organization…

Aug 28 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Thank You To The Morongo Council

03:03 pm | I would like to thank the Morongo Council for donating $1,900 to sponsor me to march with the Gold Drum & Bugle Corps. I was able to experience being in an open class corps for Drum…

Aug 29 2021 / Read More »

In The News – THMS Band, Winter Guard Alums Show Spartan Spirit

08:52 pm | For­mer TMHS marching band and winter guard performers Megan Cun­ningham, Jasmine Won and Ian Mangan took part in summer workshops in July with the Spartans, continuing a tra­dition of music and performance participation by graduates of…

Aug 23 2021 / Read More »

Spartans Camp Weekends For 2022

02:30 pm | Here is the list of our winter camp weekends for the 2022 winter season. More details will follow as we get closer to each event. Please make sure you register with the corps to receive the…

Aug 18 2021 / Read More »

A Special Brew Of Friendship With All American Brew Works & Impulse

02:22 pm | Before and during the pandemic Impulse formed a Friendship / Fellowship with All American Brew Works (AABW) in Anaheim, CA , independently owned craft brewery and taproom and are made up of veterans who served our…

Aug 17 2021 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – July, 2021

02:45 pm | RACINE KILTIES ALUMNI CORPS AT PIONEERLAND Pioneerland will be the scene for Racine Kilties Alumni Corps’ rehearsal this Friday, July 30th, and Saturday, July 31st. These rehearsals will begin each morning at 9:00am. You are welcome…

Aug 3 2021 / Read More »

2022 Spartans Drum Majors

07:08 pm | We are pleased to announce that the drum majors for the 2022 season have been selected. Please welcome Ibby Sonia and Ian Steele as the new drum major team for the corps. Both individuals have been…

Aug 2 2021 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1017: Gold- Open Class Perception Among Students And Fans

07:06 pm | The drum corps experience is valuable and engaging in every corps! With Bill Fritz, Joshua Chuck, and Carlo Bonelli You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can…

Aug 1 2021 / Read More »

Impulse Alumni Makes Boston Marathon

06:47 pm | Impulse Alumni and Impulse Youth Arts Organization (IYAO) Board member Rafael Arenas Jr. will be taking part in 125th Boston Marathon to raise money for Last Call Foundation, who do great work for a cause that’s…

Jul 31 2021 / Read More »

Cabs Finish Undefeated & DCA Open Class Champions

06:59 pm | Last night at DCA’s Virtual Championships, Caballeros continued their winning streak and placed first in Open Class with a score of 94.65. Cabs also snagged the Best Visual, Best Color Guard, and Best General Effect Captions.…

Sep 5 2021 / Read More »

2021 DCA World Championships Open & Class A Order

03:42 pm | It’s not to late to purchase your livestream pass and enjoy the 2021 DCA World Championships! Visit watch.dcacorps.org to sign-up today and enjoy the end to this unique virtual season! In order of appearance for tonight’s…

Sep 5 2021 / Read More »

One Final Weekend: 2021 DCA

03:10 pm | It all comes down to one final weekend. The 2021 DCA summer season is heading toward its final event, the summer’s culminating weekend, with the DCA Championships. Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 2 2021 / Read More »

Races Heating Up As Championship Competition Nears

08:52 pm | The race is on. The DCA Championships are just around the corner, and the chase for first-place honors, top-three finishes and more is red-hot. With seven weeks of competition in the books and one more to…

Aug 27 2021 / Read More »

See The Caballeros’ 2021 Finals Recording

07:46 pm | The end of the 2021 DCA competitive season is already here! Join us as we perform our 75th production, “At the End of the Tunnel” one last time. When: Saturday, August 28, doors open at 6:30pm…

Aug 26 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Govenaires Pick Up “Where The Sidewalk Ends”

02:47 pm | If you’re looking for the Govenaires this summer, it’s not too late to find them at St. Peter’s Scholarship America Field … and where the sidewalk ends. The latter site happens to double as the renowned…

Aug 20 2021 / Read More »

The Kilties Announce A New Direction

08:44 pm | Despite assembling an enthusiastic and talented staff for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, the Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps were unsuccessful in fielding a corps due to a lack of membership. At that time, the Kilties…

Aug 10 2021 / Read More »

World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame 2010s Corps Of The Decade

08:27 pm | The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame has named Reading Buccaneers and Blue Devils as corps of the decade 2010 to 2019. Both organizations have previously been honored: Blue Devils as junior corps of the decade…

Aug 9 2021 / Read More »

BYBA Council Meeting – 2nd September

07:00 pm | BYBA Council held another meeting via Zoom on Thursday 2nd September. The main focus for this meeting was the Band is Back! event in September, but there were other items on the agenda as well. Read…

Sep 5 2021 / Read More »

Drum Corps Celebration For East Coast Elite’s Jessica Jex

02:16 pm | Today marks the culmination of the Drum Corps International Celebration. There will be NINE HOURS of performances from some of the best in the marching business. Ahead of this massive finale, we’ve been catching up with…

Aug 16 2021 / Read More »

Band Is Back

08:24 pm | Following several discussions with member bands, the British Youth Band Association (BYBA) are pleased to announce the details for a live event to be held at Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium, Leicester, on Sunday 12th September 2021.…

Aug 9 2021 / Read More »

Thank You To The Frontier Centre

07:35 pm | We wanted to give a shout out to the organisations that have helped to keep Liberty going through this pandemic. We’ll start with The Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire! Read the rest of the article here.…

Jul 6 2021 / Read More »

Liberty Are Back

03:39 pm | Liberty have been working hard over the last few weeks……rehearsing some drill sets, learning some extra music, putting together a new flag feature. It’s been a busy time. It’s been a bit busier than we could…

Jul 4 2021 / Read More »

Associations Unite For Autumn Band Series

02:37 pm | BYBA, TYMBA and the Indoor Music Games are pleased to announce plans for the Autumn Band Series later this year. We are excited to be in a position to be thinking about live music returning in…

Jul 1 2021 / Read More »

Music In The Neighborhood

01:35 pm | On Saturday, July 17, Friday evening September 17 and Saturday, September 18 we go with Juliana and Johan Friso into the neighborhood! On July 17, from 11:00 you can see us at various locations in the…

Jun 28 2021 / Read More »

DCUK Championships In Widnes Since 2013

08:52 pm | In 2013 the DCUK British Drum Corps Championships moved to a new home – the Halton Stadium in Widnes, Cheshire. The venue is currently the home ground of Rugby League side Widnes Vikings of the Betfred…

Jun 15 2021 / 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 »