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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 /

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 /

Academy Focuses On Member Protections

05:06 pm | The health and safety of our program participants will always be our primary concern. Promoting a culture where all constituents feel safe, accepted, and empowered to be the best version of themselves begins at the top.…

Apr 9 2018 / Read More »

2018 DCI Atlanta Tickets: On Sale Now

08:33 pm | Tickets for the 2018 DCI Southeastern Championships in brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia are now available! This is a popular, well-attended event, so act fast to secure your seats in the Phantom Regiment block.…

Apr 8 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Online Petition Calls For YEA Board To Resign Amid Allegations

08:31 pm | Fallout continues from the scandal rocking Allentown’s famed Cadets drum and bugle corps. An online petition is circling calling for the Board of Directors of Youth Education in the Arts to resign following the group’s longtime…

Apr 8 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Indy-based Drum Corps International Investigating Sexual Misconduct Allegations

08:30 pm | Indianapolis-based Drum Corps International is investigating whether its staff knew of allegations of sexual misconduct made against the prominent director of a well-known group in Pennsylvania. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News published a…

Apr 8 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Allentown Drum Corps Director George Hopkins Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

07:13 pm | The longtime leader of a champion Pennsylvania-based drum and bugle corps has resigned in the wake of a newspaper report that contained allegations of sexual misconduct spanning nearly four decades. George Hopkins, who led The Cadets…

Apr 7 2018 / Read More »

Ascend Continues Focus On Members & Workplace Safety

07:12 pm | Ascend Performing Arts places member and staff workplace safety in high regard when it comes to any and all forms of abuse or harassment. In February, the Ascend Performing Arts Board of Directors directed a complete…

Apr 7 2018 / Read More »

Seattle Cascades Response To Philadelphia Inquirer Article

07:06 pm | We wanted to take a moment to assure you that here at Northwest Youth Music Association, and the Seattle Cascades, we hold member safety and the protection of our members and staff from any and all…

Apr 6 2018 / Read More »

Madison Scouts Announce 2018 Production

07:04 pm | The Madison Scouts are excited to announce their 2018 production titled “Heart & Soul”, an exploration of the heart’s physicality and the spiritual influence of the soul. The program references the following musical sources: You Are…

Apr 6 2018 / Read More »

In The News – ‘Together As One’ In The FREE Players Drum Corps

08:40 pm | The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc – also known as FREE – Players Drum & Bugle Corps., based out of Bethpage, Long Island, is the first differently-abled drum corps in the world. “We’re a group…

Apr 4 2018 / Read More »

2018 SoCal Drum Corps Preview

06:55 pm | Celebrate the opening of the 2018 drum corps season! Get a sneak preview of Southern California drum corps as they unveil their 2018 shows in exhibition. 4:00 pm – Ticket Booth Opens 5:30 pm – Marketplace,…

Mar 21 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Sible Hedingham Teenager To Join Marching Band

05:08 pm | A talented teenager from Sible Hedingham is set to join a marching band tour in America after overcoming her anxiety to perform in front of thousands of people. Ella Jeffrey, 14, who has been home schooled…

Mar 20 2018 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 7th Regiment Student Leadership

05:31 pm | 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce our 2018 student leadership, who will be joining our returning Drum Major Leslie Abreu. LESLIE ABREU – DRUM MAJOR Leslie is a freshman international business major…

Mar 15 2018 / Read More »

A Sneak Peak At 7th Regiment’s 2018 Show

06:22 pm | Happy March 7th, our favorite day of the year! Here’s a sneak peek at our 2018 show just for you. There are still limited brass and color guard spot available for the 2018 season. Visit http://www.seventhregiment.org/audition-inperson/…

Mar 7 2018 / Read More »

In The News – New Drum And Bugle Corps Expands Opportunities For Local Students

04:03 pm | Albuquerque is now home to the first drum and bugle corps in the state. It’s the first corps in at least 40 years and it’s all thanks to a passionate music student. The group, now starting…

Feb 26 2018 / Read More »

Southwind Presents Its 2018 Production

12:06 pm | Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce its show for the 2018 season, “The Guitarist.” The production includes music by Arturo Sandoval, Robin Thicke, Laura Mvula with Snarky Puppy, and Arturo Márquez. “The Guitarist”…

Feb 23 2018 / Read More »

Raiders Introduce 2018 Brass Staff

07:55 pm | The Raiders is pleased to announce the brass instructional staff for the 2018 season. The team is being led by Mr. Tyler Schwirian, who serves as a performer, educator, and adjudicator in the New York City…

Feb 21 2018 / Read More »

Statement From Drum Corps Associates

05:18 pm | DCA is closely monitoring the changes that have been made to the YEA organization in light of the allegations against its former CEO. DCA will continue to evaluate its policies and procedures as the situation evolves…

Apr 10 2018 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros 5th Annual Golf Outing

05:08 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros next great fundraiser will be led by longtime Caballero, Sean Kenney. This annual event brings together family and friends for a nice day of golf. The outing includes many prizes and raffles, including…

Apr 9 2018 / Read More »

White Sabers Announce New Assistant Director

07:15 pm | We would like to thank Mike Mueller for all of his years of service to the White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps. Mike was the visual caption head from 2012 through 2016 and in 2017 he…

Apr 8 2018 / Read More »

Judging DCA Corps

06:52 pm | Are the judges in the marching arts the good guys or the bad guys? Your view can depend on the outcome of shows and the placement of your favorite group. The DCA judging system is much…

Apr 5 2018 / Read More »

Get Your Daubers Up — MBI Bingo Returns

08:06 pm | After a break of nearly six months, Minnesota Brass bingo returns to action on Saturday, April 7, at Stout’s Pub and Grill in Falcon Heights. With the 2018 season well underway, MBI’s favorite fund-raising event is…

Mar 24 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Local Officials Gearing Up For Drum Corps

07:54 pm | With the 2018 Drum Corps Association Championships happening at STA Stadium in Williamsport on Labor Day weekend, the association this week met with local restaurants and vendors to discuss the impact the event may have on…

Mar 24 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Tickets Now Available For Seymour’s Veterans Appreciation Concert On April 28

07:50 pm | Showing appreciation for the men and women of the military, while lending them a helping hand is something the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps and the town’s two veterans organizations hold near and dear to…

Mar 24 2018 / Read More »

Skyliners Announces New Field Corps Management

07:34 pm | The Board of Directors of the New York Skyliners. Inc., announces the retirement of Larry Carbonell, Director of The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps, effective immediately. On behalf of the Board and the entire organization, we…

Mar 23 2018 / Read More »

Young, Aspiring Dancers Wanted

05:02 pm | Liberty is looking for young, aspiring performers from Northampton to join the cast of their 2018 show! Liberty is similar to the music and dance programmes found in high schools all across the USA; a dance,…

Apr 9 2018 / Read More »

Marching Band Awareness Week Returns Tuesday 1st May 2018

08:15 pm | Launched in 2013 by Marching Band Activity United Kingdom, the Awareness Week runs annually on the first week of May and has seen the most successful series of promotion of Marching bands across all social networks.…

Mar 25 2018 / Read More »

Dear Drum Corps Community

07:29 pm | Below we want to inform you about some important restructuring in our club: Due to recurring staff shortages in recent years, we have decided not to launch a competitive field show this year. Instead, we will…

Mar 23 2018 / Read More »

2018 Showband Rastede Annual General Meeting

06:16 pm | At the annual general meeting of the Showband Rastede, the 1st chairman Carsten Helms looked back on the highlights of 2017 in his annual report. Thanks to many donations and sponsors, the club sprinter could be…

Mar 12 2018 / Read More »

Battle’s O’er – A Nation’s Tribute 11th November 2018

09:10 pm | Marching Band Activity United Kingdom is delighted to assist in promoting, Battle’s O’er – A Nation’s Tribute 11th November 2018, the nation’s tribute to mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War,along…

Mar 6 2018 / Read More »

Wanted: Juliana Financial Support Board

04:16 pm | We are looking for someone for financial support to supplement our board. The board of Junior Drum Corps Johan Friso and Juliana Drum- & Bugle Corps consists of six members. The board takes care of the…

Mar 3 2018 / Read More »

2018 Starriders Calendar Update

07:12 pm | Here is a small update to the STARRIDERS anniversary season. ? – 35 Years of Starrider’s Drum & Bugle Corps – 50 Years of Music in the Tuspo Bad Münder You want to give old acquaintances…

Feb 3 2018 / Read More »

Wölper Löwen Offer Further Open Training

04:25 pm | Although we are already in the middle of the preparations for our contest season 2018, you now have the opportunity to become part of our crew. On 24./25. February 2018 we invite everyone interested in an…

Jan 31 2018 / 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 »