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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 /

Marching Roundtable 1016: Crossmen Make Their Move With A New Design Team

05:22 pm | The corps says it’s “Your Move” as they present some classic Crossmen music from their experienced team. With Ed Devlin, Tim Fairbanks, Drew Shanefield, and Lee Beddis. You can listen to us below, or if you…

Jul 29 2021 / Read More »

Cavaliers Announce 2021 Visual Team

05:18 pm | The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2021 Visual Team, headed by Co-Caption Managers Brian Kraft and Brian Soules. “We’re extremely pleased to again have Brian Kraft, Brian Soules, and Patrick Forrester…

Jul 29 2021 / Read More »

Joseph T. Capone Passed Away At The Age Of 98 On June 16, 2021

07:31 pm | Joseph T. Capone passed away at the age of 98 on June 16, 2021, in Pittsburgh, PA. Interment with military honors took place on June 25th. Joe was one of the founding organizers of the Pittsburgh…

Jul 28 2021 / Read More »

Help Blue Knights Win The 2021 Rocky Mountain Rivalry

07:27 pm | The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps have headed out for their 2021 Drum Corps International summer tour but they still need BK Nation’s help beat the Troopers and the Mandarins in the 7th edition of…

Jul 28 2021 / Read More »

Blue Knights Announce 2021 Hall Of Fame Inductees

07:28 pm | Ascend Performing Arts is excited to announce the Blue Knights Hall of Fame class of 2021. The Hall of Fame was created to preserve the memory of the incredible people who have made a substantial, positive…

Jul 27 2021 / Read More »

Bluecoats Introduce Party In The Plaza

2019 Bluecoats 07:24 pm | Downtown Canton’s beautiful new Centennial Plaza is now the location of the world premiere of the Bluecoats! For the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Bluecoats will debut to the world right…

Jul 27 2021 / Read More »

COVID Protocols For 2021 Blue Stars Tour

08:43 pm | After a month of preparation, The Blue Stars are ready to hit the road this week. We’ve been hard at work putting together “@ The Top of the World” and can’t wait to perform for audiences…

Jul 26 2021 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1015: Blue Stars Brass Share Tips On Preparing For The Season

08:33 pm | Online tools, coordinating and equipping your staff, warm-ups and sectionals, plus building relationships across captions. With Travis Larson and Ryan Williams. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you,…

Jul 25 2021 / Read More »

SoCal Classic Thank You

05:21 pm | SoCal drum corps is back. Impulse Youth Arts was so proud and pleased to once again host the SoCal Classic. It was an amazing day of music and joy that we haven’t been able to experience…

Jul 29 2021 / Read More »

July 31 2021 Spartans Family And Friends

08:45 pm | On Saturday, July 31 we will be hosting our last work shop session at Stellos Stadium in Nashua NH. We are inviting family and friends to come and be a part of our ensemble time beginning…

Jul 26 2021 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 1008: River City Rhythm On Offering A Year-Round Program

01:11 pm | Percussion and color guard programs in the winter increase retention and build skills for members. With Bojan Hoover, Jordana Brady, Richard Reboja, and Brett McLellan. You can listen to us below, or if you want to…

Jul 13 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Colt Cadet Corps Trains In Ottumwa

12:36 pm | Dozens of teenagers are calling Ottumwa High School home over the next several days. The Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, a member of the Drum Corps International and based out of Dubuque, is spending two…

Jul 9 2021 / Read More »

Director’s Hub – Summer 2021

06:28 pm | Hello SW Friends and Family! In our last newsletter I wrote about our decision not to field a corps this summer and instead host a set of 5 one-day clinics leading to a 4th of July…

Jul 8 2021 / Read More »

2021 Columbians Season Wrapup

09:09 pm | The Columbians Drum & Bugle Corps put on a heart warming performance for family and friends on July 5th in Pasco, WA. Their 2021 production, “RollOn” is a statement that despite the global pandemic that tried…

Jul 7 2021 / Read More »

July Is Here

07:37 pm | Welcome to the 2021 July Workshop Series presented by the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps. Our workshops will take place at Lawrence Stadium, Lawrence MA on Saturday July 10, 17 and 24 from 9AM to 5PM…

Jul 6 2021 / Read More »

Introducing The Raiders Summer 2021 Program

07:01 pm | The Raiders Drum Corps will offer a unique program for Summer 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Raiders will offer a hybrid program providing in-person group rehearsals along with virtual private instruction. This combination…

Jun 21 2021 / Read More »

DCA 2021 – Fierce Competition

07:25 pm | Drum Corps Associates’ 2021 virtual season is only two weeks in, and has already been red-hot in regards to competition. Let’s pause for a second, though. For the first time in two years, we’re able to…

Jul 28 2021 / Read More »

Caballeros Win First Competition Of The Season

03:00 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros won their first competition of the 2021 season with a score of 71.25 and sweeping all captions, including High Brass, High Percussion, High Colorguard, and High Visual. Cabs recorded their first show on…

Jul 22 2021 / Read More »

Meet Kody Mackey

2019 Sunrisers Front Ensemble 08:26 pm | As we travel on the road of life, there are always obstacles that are placed in our way. Some are minor and easy to fix. Some are life altering such is the case for Kody Mackey,…

Jul 20 2021 / Read More »

DCA WEEK ONE: Discussing Virtual Adjudication With Judge Administration Team

02:16 pm | DCA’s judge administration team goes way back. And that’s not always common. But John Kreitzer, Marty Griffin, Rich Guillen and Tony Smith have made it common. For more than a decade, the quartet has been managing…

Jul 18 2021 / Read More »

Hamburg Kingsmen Press Release

06:24 pm | After over a year of inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hamburg Kingsmen Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps has returned to scheduled rehearsals and public performances. Winter recruiting took place in anticipation of looser restrictions and…

Jul 8 2021 / Read More »

What To Watch For: DCA 2021

09:23 pm | DCA drum corps is coming straight to your living room; eight weeks of competitive performance all in one place, all for one price. A fully virtual season is a bold, brand-new concept within the drum corps…

Jul 7 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Keystone Regiment Passionate About Role

03:53 pm | Behind the unmistakable sound of parades and summer festivals, the Keystone Regiment Senior Drum and Bugle Corps represents the passion for music in Central Pennsylvania. Started by a small group of musicians, the Keystone Regiment was…

Jul 5 2021 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 999: DCA Presents A Virtual Season In 2021

11:49 am | Fans can see DCA performances all season in an exciting virtual format. With John Carr, Kyle DeFranco, Kim Roman, and Chris Romanowski. Sign up to watch at https://dcacorps.org/watchdca You can listen to us below, or if…

Jun 24 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 »

BYBA Notebook Is Back – With A Digital Twist

03:24 pm | The British Youth Band Association are delighted to announce the revival of the previously popular BYBA Notebook, this time as a quarterly email newsletter. The first issue is due to be released on the 1st July…

Jun 13 2021 / Read More »

BYBA Council Meeting – 10th June

03:12 pm | Thursday 10th June saw the BYBA Council meet (via Zoom) for their 6th meeting of 2021. Although there were apologies from a few attendees, those present were in good spirit (and on fine form!). Joint Initiatives…

Jun 12 2021 / Read More »

BYBA Releases Provisional 2022 And 2023 Show Dates

08:10 pm | BYBA are delighted to announce the provisional show dates for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The 2022 season kicks off up North in Yorkshire on the 19th June before heading down to Coventry and Corby for…

May 19 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 »