Commentary

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 /

Inside the Arc – “Flags of our Fathers”

Somewhere among my mother’s long-ago stored effects there is a photograph of a 3 year old boy, standing on…

Jul 10 2015 /

Inside the Arc – “The Gods Must Be Crazy”

Big G: “Behold, you are all my peeps. Now go forth and get along with each other.” Crazy G…

Mar 29 2015 /

Inside the Arc – His Name was Clark

His name was Clark, and he wanted more than anything else to play a horn and make sounds like…

Mar 11 2015 /

Winter Guard Tarps And YEA! Announce Exclusive Partnership

08:10 pm | Winter Guard Tarps and Youth Education in the Arts have announced a one year partnership with Winter Guard Tarps becoming the exclusive digital printing resource for The Cadets and Cadets2. Additionally, they will be the official…

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

Spirit Of Atlanta’s New Look For 2017

08:09 pm | Spirit of Atlanta has joined with G2 Performance to present our exciting new look for 2017. Director Chris Moore says that working with G2 was a great decision for Spirit. “We are very excited to unveil…

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 623: Matt Harloff Of Carolina Crown Shares Educational Videos

08:08 pm | Every director and instructor needs the information he is sharing at Marching Arts Education.com You can listen to us above, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes. Read…

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

U.S. Marine Corps To Sponsor Three Forward Performing Arts Events

08:06 pm | Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the United States Marine Corps as a premium sponsor for the “Scouts Summer Series” of hosted Drum Corps International (DCI) events including the The Whitewater…

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

Thursday’s Three Choices

08:04 pm | On Thursday, you have three choices as we see it: 1) Be in Reno, NV to watch our Dress Rehearsal, 2) Be in Indianapolis, IN to attend the 2017 DCI Tour Premiere, or 3) Be at…

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

Introducing Mad Skills Marching Arts Clinics

07:33 pm | Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts are pleased to announce Mad Skills, a marching arts clinic for band students of all skill levels. Attendees get to learn from some of the top instructors in the…

Jun 20 2017 / Read More »

2017 Spirit Of Atlanta Preview Show

08:41 pm | Spirit of Atlanta is proud to present our 2017 Preview Show – Saturday June 24th, 7pm at University Stadium on the campus the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. We’ll premiere our exciting show and you’ll…

Jun 19 2017 / Read More »

Troopers Launch Video Series – “Members Of The Long Blue Line”

08:25 pm | Throughout the summer, individual members of the corps will be featured in this series. Here is the catch… None of them have any idea they are being featured. We have enlisted the help of best friends,…

Jun 18 2017 / Read More »

Condolences To Family Of Finis Sparkman

08:04 pm | Please join the members and staff of the Music City Drum Corps in extending our condolences to the family of Finis Sparkman, one of our snare drummers who passed away on Tuesday after experiencing complications from…

Jun 17 2017 / Read More »

2017 Spartans Getting Ready For The Month Of July

07:58 pm | Here is a list of performances for the month of July… July 1 Braintree MA Parade July 2 Family and Friends BBQ and Performance. Stellos Stadium Nashua NH July 3 DCI Show Cranston RI July 4…

Jun 16 2017 / Read More »

Watchmen At The 2017 Socal Sneak Preview

08:25 pm | Support Watchmen with your ticket purchase! All seats are general admission. Simply purchase tickets in the section of our corps. Click on the link below. June 17, 2017 5:30pm Valley View High School 13135 Nason Street…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

Spartans Friends & Family Day 2017

08:23 pm | Come see the Spartans first public performance of 2017. We’re unveiling our 2017 production Connected. And we’re even having a BBQ to celebrate. Event Schedule 6:00pm: Friends & Family BBQ — $15 Enjoy telling old drum…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

2017 Legends Volunteer Info

08:22 pm | For those that are interested in volunteering, visit our volunteer page for more details on how you can support the drum corps. We are looking for volunteers to help us during spring training & tour in…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Hard ‘Corps’: River City Rhythm Hosts Drum And Bugle Camp For Dedicated Musicians

08:06 pm | They’re counted in, then they’re springing into action, taking on a variety of strange poses with brass instruments in hand. This is not your average band camp. The students in this scenario are campers at the…

Jun 13 2017 / Read More »

Music City Corps Member Needs Your Prayers

06:19 pm | The Music City Drum Corps family would like to ask you to keep one of its corps members Finis Sparkman in your thoughts and prayers. A snare drummer in the corps, Finis is being monitored in…

Jun 10 2017 / Read More »

In The News – They Are Drum And Bugle To The Corps

06:17 pm | Colin Plante Jr. is a very big young man. Almost big enough, in fact, to be an NFL lineman. He was out on the football field early this morning, warming up with some exercises alongside his…

Jun 10 2017 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Proud To Announce 2017 Drum Corps Grand Prix

08:43 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to host the 53rd Annual Drum Corps Grand Prix at Clifton Stadium! This storied drum corps show will be special as the Hawthorne Caballeros will be dedicating this year’s competition to…

Jun 12 2017 / Read More »

Connecticut Hurricanes Announce New Drum Majors For 2017

05:10 pm | The Connecticut Hurricanes are extremely pleased to announce their new Drum Majors for the upcoming 2017 DCA competition season. Both of these individuals have a great deal of musical experience and leadership skills and will be…

Jun 11 2017 / Read More »

2017 Scout House Youth Music Scholarship Award Winner

09:24 pm | Justin Schatz, winner of the 2017 Wilf Blum Memorial Youth Music Scholarship award of $750, is a triple threat musician who plays four instruments, sings in two groups, dances with a group that performs across North…

Jun 8 2017 / Read More »

Skyliners Hosting DCA Show On June 24, 2017

05:28 pm | The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is hosting their annual “An Evening with the Corps” drum corps show at Wyoming Area HS Stadium, 120 Boston Avenue, West Pittston, PA 18627 on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The…

Jun 7 2017 / Read More »

Bushwackers Summer Send Off 2017

05:02 pm | Alumni, Friends, & Family are invited to come get a sneak preview of our 2017 Production “Where We Belong…“ On Sunday, June 11, join us at the Princeton Day School for refreshments during an Open Rehearsal…

Jun 7 2017 / Read More »

Kilties Announce New 2017 Schedule

07:02 pm | The Kilties announced at their February kamp they would be stepping to the side-line for the 2017 season by dropping field show competitions. These events will be replaced with rehearsals and/or civic events. Here is the…

Jun 6 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Dick Maki, Member Of World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame, Dies At 82

06:53 pm | Richard “Dick” Maki played the baritone horn, and he played it well, marching in drum and bugle corps for most of his life. The Ely native was even inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of…

Jun 4 2017 / Read More »

Bridgemen Alumni Corps Will Return In 2018

06:34 pm | The Bridgemen Performing Arts Organization and The Bridgemen Board of Directors are proud to announce the Return of the Bridgemen Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps! The re-re-birth of the corps will start with the formation of…

Jun 2 2017 / Read More »

South African Field Band Foundation Monday Motivation

08:46 pm | Congratulation to Dennis Tlou, Freddy Mondhlana,Tshepo Siloto and Khayalethu Benela on doing exceptionally well on The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music ABRSM practical exams. These four FBF members took the exams on 23…

Jun 12 2017 / Read More »

Flying The FBF Flag In America

06:16 pm | Two members of the Field Band Foundation (FBF), Gontse Motlhabane from the Investec Alexandra Field Band and Letlhogonolo Modisane from the Setlabotjha Field Band, recently left for the USA to take part in the multi-city tour…

May 23 2017 / Read More »

UK Activity Life Vice President Presented To Alan Thompson

08:32 pm | At the recent British Winter Guard Championships one special award was presented. 10 years ago the activity in the United Kingdom was in a very different position. Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK) had been the Charity/Not…

Apr 25 2017 / Read More »

New Unit Started In UK – Inspired By Soundsport

07:47 pm | It is with great pleasure that we can announce that, under the banner of the Southern Knights Performing Arts organisation, a new musical ensemble has been setup in Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom. Under the direction…

Apr 17 2017 / Read More »

DCUK 2017 Contest Entry Details

07:38 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to give details of the initial show entries for each of their 2017 events: Sunday 18th June. Venue – Barnsley FC Academy, Barnsley South Yorkshire JUNIOR CLASS Concord AllStars OPEN…

Apr 12 2017 / Read More »

South African Field Band Foundation Salutes Bongani Goliath

08:43 pm | My first involvement in the programme started when I was only 11 years old. At the time I was just a young school boy from the township, highly passionate about bands and drum majorettes but only…

Apr 7 2017 / Read More »

Liberty Announces 2017 Production

08:45 pm | Liberty are pleased to announce their 2017 Summer Production, ‘The Bench’. Throughout the day a range of people use the bench as a place to rest, a place to eat, or a place to meet. However…

Mar 20 2017 / Read More »

FBF Stars Capped At NW University

10:02 pm | On Wednesday 1 March 2017, five Field Band Foundation stars graduated with Diplomas in Music from the University of North West, Potchefstroom. In 2014 Field Band Foundation members Manqoba Mabena, Mashadi Mokoena, Phelelani Mthatyane, Tshiamo Oor…

Mar 17 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 »