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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 /

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 /

Drums On Parade – July 15, 2020

06:04 pm | Every year since July 11, 1953, the Madison Scouts have hosted “Drums on Parade“, the longest continuing drum corps show in the history of the activity. This year will be no different despite the pandemic and…

Jul 7 2020 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 910: Be A Part Of The IMG Anthem Unity Project

03:15 pm | Record yourself and join thousands around the world in creating an online musical experience. With Paul Morgan and Wayne Markworth This episode is sponsored by Fred J Miller, Inc. You can listen to us below, or…

Jul 5 2020 / Read More »

Bluecoats Brass Podcast Bonus-2016 Lexington, SC Brass Tape (Jeff Harper)

05:15 pm | 020 SUMMER BONUS EPISODE! Each week this summer, we’ll release a past Bluecoats brass judge tape from a show in the same city we would’ve been at if we were on tour. This week is our…

Jul 4 2020 / Read More »

Cadets Establish Equality And Inclusion Committee

05:12 pm | For the past several months, I have spent a considerable amount of time creating and establishing the new Cadets Arts and Entertainment Organization. When I look back where it all started for The Cadets, the year…

Jul 4 2020 / Read More »

2020 Boston Crusaders Membership Performs Virtual Corps Song

05:11 pm | Over the last few months, we’ve been posting, singing, and proudly wearing t-shirts with the words “We Will Never Die.” More than just a slogan, these words are lyrics to our corps song, “Giant.” Like the…

Jul 4 2020 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 909: DCI Rewatch- Santa Clara Vanguard 1999

07:28 pm | James Sparling and friends discuss “Inventions for a New Millennium,” marveling at the innovation, level of detail, and dazzling newness of the show. With Andy Ebert and Brad Green. You can listen to us below, or…

Jun 29 2020 / Read More »

Over $100k Raised During Inaugural Phan-a-Thon

07:16 pm | On Saturday, June 27, the Phantom Regiment community joined together in a virtual, telethon style event called the Phan-a-Thon. We laughed. We cried. We cheered. We reminisced. And, as of this post, 765 donors have contributed…

Jun 29 2020 / Read More »

Bluecoats Brass Podcast 10 – Brass Adjudication In DCI

07:13 pm | This week we dive into the world of brass adjudication in DCI with a former DCI judge. We’ll discuss what it’s like from both the judge’s perspective, as well as from the staff side. We share…

Jun 29 2020 / Read More »

EYitPA Board Of Directors – Summer 2020

05:13 pm | Greetings, Southwind Family. It’s an honor to be able to bring you this letter on behalf of the Empower Youth in the Performing Arts Board of Directors. We recently added four new members to the board:…

Jul 4 2020 / Read More »

Gold Response To Current Events

07:14 pm | It is with a heavy heart that we have witnessed the events of the last few weeks as the streets of our country have filled with protesters seeking justice for crimes against humanity. Sadly, the events…

Jun 29 2020 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – June 24th, 2020

05:13 pm | BINGO IS BACK!….After canceling 18 bingo dates because of the Corona virus, we have re-started our SATURDAY Bingo games at the United Senior Center located at 4515 W. Forest Home Ave. in Milwaukee. The facility has…

Jun 24 2020 / Read More »

Distant Harmonies

09:07 pm | In response to the cancellation of scholastic and independent music programs affecting musicians worldwide, River City Rhythm is proud to offer “Distant Harmonies,” a virtual music experience for all musicians regardless of age or ability. Musicians…

Jun 18 2020 / Read More »

A Note To Our Community

08:38 pm | At Louisiana Stars, we have seen the events surrounding our country and hear the pain of people of color. Our hearts go out to this community and we stand with you. We understand that it is…

Jun 2 2020 / Read More »

Paint With Nash

07:11 pm | With Watchmen Drum & Bugle Corps 2020 season being on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which means my (Michael Nash) duty as Tour Manager was also on hiatus. What will I do with all of…

May 30 2020 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – April 20th, 2020

06:56 pm | No one would have ever thought that the words above would be as relevant to our lives as they are today. My grandparents often spoke about the depression years of the 1930’s. My parents often mentioned…

Apr 21 2020 / Read More »

2020 DCI Tour Cancellation Corps Announcements

10:04 pm | With the cancellation of the 2020 Drum Corps International tour, many member corps have posted their own announcements and information specific to their organizations. Instead of posting each one individually, Drum Corps Planet has collated them…

Mar 26 2020 / Read More »

Happy 4th Of July From The Bushwackers

03:14 pm | With all that is happening in the world these days we wanted to bring you a bit of normalcy. We have gathered former and current Bush Brass players and put together a piece written by Dennis…

Jul 5 2020 / Read More »

Help Us Transition Into Our 75Th Year

07:42 pm | 2021 will be the 75th year of the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum & Bugle Corps. Our existence and the momentum we have worked so hard to achieve is now threatened by the COVID-19 virus and by the…

Jul 1 2020 / Read More »

Warriors Corona-Virus Outreach

08:17 pm | As a not-for-profit 501©3 tax exempt organization, the Warriors Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps, Inc. provides a vibrant and enriching developmental program in the instrumental music arts to the youth and young adults of New York…

Jun 28 2020 / Read More »

2020 Scout House Youth Scholarship Winner

06:26 pm | Mia Haug, who graduates this summer from St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge, is the 2020 winner of the $900 Wilf Blum Memorial Youth Music Scholarship. After starting music training at age two, she is…

Jun 26 2020 / Read More »

Florida Brass Reopens

03:21 pm | The Florida Brass Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps opens its doors once again after the shut down with the coronavirus that hit the sunshine state in March. The Florida Brass will start rehearsals on Sunday July…

Jun 19 2020 / Read More »

2020 White Sabers July Virtual Camp

08:28 pm | Congratulations to our June Queens of the Month, Rachel and Kara Brown our our June Kings of the Month, Keifer Brien and Andrew Rankins!!! Read the rest of the article here.…

Jun 16 2020 / Read More »

Congratulations Class Of 2020

02:30 pm | Minnesota Brass extends congratulations to the graduating class of 2020 and all of our members celebrating, past and present. To celebrate the achievements of those moving on to new adventures, Alumni Andy Classen and Roger Grupp…

Jun 13 2020 / Read More »

2020 White Sabers June Virtual Camp

05:26 pm | The White Sabers are pleased to announce our third rendition of our 2020 Virtual Camp Series! Registration and all events, master classes and training is free and there is no commitment! Whether you’re a multi-year vet,…

Jun 9 2020 / Read More »

Thurston, Markworth Join Unity Music Arranging Team

07:01 pm | IMG Anthem – Unity would like to officially welcome two of the world’s most talented arrangers who will work alongside composer Philip Harper to extend the reach of his inspiring composition into the world of the…

Jun 15 2020 / Read More »

DCUK: Isolation Brass – Performing Canon In D By Johann Pachelbel

09:18 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are please to release the video of their first ever virtual project – DCUK: Isolation Brass – performing Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. Thank you to all that submitted videos and…

May 31 2020 / Read More »

DCUK Cancel 2020 Competitive Season

06:59 pm | Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, nearly four weeks ago DCUK announced that the first two contests of this coming season had been cancelled with the third show on 19th July being highly unlikely to be…

Apr 21 2020 / Read More »

Zoom Keeps Liberty’s Drummers Drumming

06:04 pm | Like youth groups all over the country, Liberty have been unable to meet for a few weeks, and we don’t know when we will be able to next meet up. This has had a big effect…

Apr 16 2020 / Read More »

Liberty 2020/21 Show Announcement

07:20 pm | Liberty are excited to announce our 2020/21 show – The Orphan. The challenging circumstances we are all in has seen so many competitions and performances cancelled….and so we felt we needed to do something POSITIVE….and so…

Apr 1 2020 / Read More »

Field Band Foundation COVID-19 Communique

07:25 pm | The Field Band Foundation is completely and proudly aligned to the principles and intentions of the President’s call for a lock-down from tonight until 16 April. The primary focus of our preparations has been the securing…

Mar 26 2020 / Read More »

Field Band Foundation Statement On The Corona Virus Pandemic

04:16 pm | The Field Band Foundation responds to the President’s call for cooperation and solidarity as South Africa faces the challenges of the Corona Virus. We are committed to taking responsible and positive actions to endorse the call…

Mar 20 2020 / Read More »

Kim In DCI

08:11 pm | A few weeks ago I traveled to Arizona to do an audition at The Academy. I really enjoyed my first DCI adventure in 2018 with Oregon Crusaders, so I decided that I definitely wanted to go…

Mar 2 2020 / 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 »