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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 /

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 /

Introducing Pacific Crest’s Newest Sponsor, Quiktax Services

05:07 pm | We are excited to introduce our new Golf Tournament sponsor, Quiktax Services. They are a Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Pacific Crest Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Quiktax Services, Inc. is a family owned business providing tax…

Aug 19 2017 / Read More »

HomeAdvisor.com Renews Support Of Pacific Crest

05:31 pm | We are pleased to announce that HomeAdvisor.com has renewed its support of Pacific Crest for a second year! HomeAdvisor makes it easy to find local pros who specialize in exactly the type of work you need…

Aug 17 2017 / Read More »

Blue Stars Oktoberfest 2017 – Brat Stand Volunteers Needed

05:28 pm | Welcome to the Blue Stars’ home for Oktoberfest 2017. Here you will find all of the information you need to volunteer for the Blue Stars Brat Stand. To sign up, please visit the Oktoberfest 2017 Sign…

Aug 17 2017 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 638: “Stop Seeing This As A Bugle Activity”

05:26 pm | How those concerned about the changes might embrace the entertainment and innovation. With John Campese, Rich Viano, and Mark Silvey. You can listen to us above, or if you want to take us with you, you…

Aug 16 2017 / Read More »

2018 Pacific Crest Audition Information Now Live

05:24 pm | Registration information for the December Experience Camp and 2018 Auditions is now live. Interested in joining Pacific Crest in 2018? Your time is now. Reserve your spot at our Experience Camp and 2018 Auditions, which takes…

Aug 16 2017 / Read More »

Spirit Program Reaching New Student Audiences

05:23 pm | Spirit of Atlanta began a new program this summer to bridge gaps in our community, and help to expose the drum corps activity to students that may not have been aware. The national publication Drum Corps…

Aug 16 2017 / Read More »

Registration Open: 2017 Pacific Crest Charity Golf Tournament

05:11 pm | Support Pacific Crest’s scholarship fund by playing in our Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament takes place, Friday, October 13th, at Los Serranos Golf and Country Club in Chino Hills. We start your day with breakfast.…

Aug 14 2017 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 637: Why All This Change Right Now?

05:09 pm | Michael Raiford discusses why our activity is changing so much and why brand may not be as important as we think in DCI. You can listen to us above, or if you want to take us…

Aug 13 2017 / Read More »

River City Rhythm Scores Big At DCI Performers Showcase

05:29 pm | It was an eventful day for members representing RCR at the DCI Performers Showcase throughout Downtown Indianapolis last Wednesday! DCI hosts the yearly event the day prior to World Championships Preliminary competition. As with previous years,…

Aug 20 2017 / Read More »

Thank You 2017 River City Rhythm Age-Outs

05:03 pm | “goodbye” and thank you to our 2017 class of age-outs. Combined, they have 17 years of RCR Drum Corps experience and brought a wealth of knowledge, experience and wisdom to our 2017 season! In addition, five…

Aug 18 2017 / Read More »

Expanded, Reorganized Battalion Leadership Team Announced

05:02 pm | The Battalion today announced a new executive team for the 2018 season, with former Operations Director and Co-Founder Luke McCollum named CEO/Executive Director, Board Member and Co-Founder Alyssa McCollum moving into her previously held role as…

Aug 18 2017 / Read More »

Columbus Saints Hold Chicago West Side Community Event

05:39 pm | Over the Jul 4th, 2017 weekend, the Columbus Saints visited the Major Adams Community Center at 125 Hoyne Ave, on the West Side of Chicago. This neighborhood was the home of our founder, and CEO; Mr…

Aug 17 2017 / Read More »

2017 Gold Awards

05:30 pm | On Friday, August 11, we gathered the Corps together to celebrate our season and present awards recognizing members for their performance throughout the season. Below are this years recipients. 2017 GOLD AWARDS MOST VALUABLE MEMBER Selected…

Aug 17 2017 / Read More »

Music City Finishes 2017 Season With A Bang

05:29 pm | Music City wrapped up its record-setting season with four strong performances during championships week. The corps finished an organization-high fourth place in open class finals as well as an organization-high 24th place in world class semifinals.…

Aug 17 2017 / Read More »

Spartans Thank You, Banquet And 2018

05:04 pm | We have much to be thankful for. Awesome volunteers, great members, a dedicated staff, admin team and of course… the future! We are building for 2018. Lets wrap this season up with our awards banquet on…

Aug 13 2017 / Read More »

In The News – Ranking With The Legends

08:55 pm | Michigan City High School student Courtney Hart has been playing the trumpet since he was 14-years-old and knew little about music when he started. Three years later, he helped Legends, a drum and bugle corps team…

Aug 10 2017 / Read More »

White Sabers Score 87.35 In Williamsport

05:10 pm | Taking high Brass, Percussion, and Music Ensemble, the White Sabers secured home second place in Williamsport with a score of 87.35. The White Sabers tied with Fusion Core in the Visual Caption (Sabers Visual Ensemble 172;…

Aug 14 2017 / Read More »

An Evening With The Florida Brass

09:05 pm | Florida Brass will host their show Saturday evening, September 16th, at 6 p.m., at the Imperial Country Club located at 6 Country Club Lane, Mulberry, FL 33860, located just south of the corps hometown of Lakeland.…

Aug 10 2017 / Read More »

First Kingston Win For White Sabers

08:41 pm | The White Sabers secured their first Kingston win in the DCA Open class this weekend with an 86.30, edging out the Fusion Core by 2.3 points. “It’s still absolutely surreal to see how far this group…

Aug 8 2017 / Read More »

Introducing Ontario’s Newest Drum And Bugle Corps: IMPACT Of Hamilton

05:30 pm | Southern Ontario’s newest drum and bugle corps is gearing up to make a real impact on the drum corps world. IMPACT of Hamilton drum and bugle corps adult non-competitive corps is the newest branch of the…

Aug 8 2017 / Read More »

White Sabers Score Big In Peckville

08:16 pm | Open Class DCA Drum and Bugle Corps, The White Sabers, took home a second place finish in their first scored performance of the 2017 competitive season. Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 3.59.19 PM “White Sabers has been…

Aug 2 2017 / Read More »

Help The Bushwackers Upgrade Their Equipment

08:14 pm | The Bushwackers Drum Corps is in the middle of a very exciting a successful season. With the strongest corps in years and a program that’s entertaining the fans, we are looking to build for the near…

Aug 2 2017 / Read More »

Meet The Coursey Brothers

07:59 pm | Family members marching in a drum corps have been a long standing key ingredient in making the drum corps activity a successful one. Whether it is marching together or just volunteering to help the corps, it…

Aug 1 2017 / Read More »

Help Us Push To DCA Finals

07:55 pm | Help contribute to the most successful season of our 89 year history! The group experienced bussing issues, and for the members own safety, had to turn back from heading to Maryland for a series of parades…

Jul 31 2017 / Read More »

DCUK “Appear” In Every DCI Championships Performance

05:36 pm | You may not have been aware but during every Corps performance at the Drum Corps International World Championships at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on 10th, 11th and 12th August 2017 DCUK made…

Aug 20 2017 / Read More »

SA’s Top 10 Field Bands Live In Parys

04:58 pm | Celebrate the Field Band Foundation’s 20th year, and enjoy spectacular 15-minute performances by SA’s top 10 Field Bands… Read the rest of the article here.…

Aug 11 2017 / Read More »

Book A Field Band Performance

08:57 pm | The Field Band Foundation operates over 40 bands consisting of more than 6 000 members in 22 localities across South Africa. Each field band has an average of two rehearsals a week and 15 public performances…

Aug 10 2017 / Read More »

Drum Corps United Kingdom Launch Hall Of Fame

06:18 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom is pleased to announce that it is introducing its own Hall Of Fame as a way of honouring the “legends” of the UK Drum Corps activity ensuring they are remembered for the…

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

Maskandi Fundi Jams With FBF

07:05 pm | Maskandi guitarist Manqobizizwe Ncala shared tips about this SA music type with Field Band Foundation tutors during an FBF leadership workshop on 23 June. Ncala’s passion for the genre led him to begin studying the indigenous…

Jun 30 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass June 2017 Jack Petchey Award Winner

06:53 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is pleased and proud to confirm Isabella Reynolds as the worthy winner of the June 2017 Jack Petchey Achievement Award. Isabella is an active member of the colourguard, the section that brings the…

Jun 29 2017 / Read More »

Thurrock Academy Returns To WGUK For The 2018 Season

06:32 pm | After a two year absence from the Winterguard United Kingdom circuit Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to announce that its colourguard, performing under the name of Thurrock Academy, will be returning to the WGUK circuit and…

Jun 28 2017 / Read More »

TRIBUTE: Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer (1967 – 2017)

06:21 pm | Having now had time to reflect on her magnificent contribution to the Field Band Foundation (FBF), I would like to take a moment to mark the untimely death of Jennifer Oppenheimer. Jennifer, who passed away peacefully…

Jun 28 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 »