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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 /

2018 Spirit of Atlanta Medical Team

06:26 pm | Jenna Chinburg joined Spirit of Atlanta in 2017 to start the corps’ preliminary medical program. Previously, she completed full tours with the Boston Crusaders while serving as Head Athletic Trainer from 2014-2016. Jenna assisted in creating…

Jun 19 2018 / Read More »

Scouts SuiteStakes – DCI VIP Experience

06:25 pm | Have you always wanted to watch the DCI World Championships in the comfort of luxury suite? Here’s your chance and you can assist the Madison Scouts in our equipment trailer campaign. The Scouts SuiteStakes give you…

Jun 19 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Madison Scouts Celebrate 80th Year — And First Female Musician

06:53 pm | When Megan Hutera was invited to audition for the highly competitive Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, she was cautioned she could be making history. “I did some pre-audition stuff, but when I got to my…

Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Drum And Bugle Corps Attracting Pittsburgh Area Students

06:51 pm | When six drum and bugle corps take the field for competition June 28 at Moon Area High School Stadium, the Pittsburgh area will be well represented. Several local students will be among those performing and each…

Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

Cavaliers Launch Bruno Zuccala Scholarship Fund

06:34 pm | Over the course of our history, there have been many great and selfless individuals who have positively shaped The Cavaliers and the experience we provide for our members. From educators and designers, to administrators, volunteers, alumni,…

Jun 17 2018 / Read More »

2018 Cavaliers Uniform Reveal

06:32 pm | Presenting our looks for the 2018 production, “On Madness and Creativity” Special thank you to Michael Cesario, Marlene Miller and the entire team at FJM — Fred J. Miller Inc. for helping The Cavaliers bring this…

Jun 16 2018 / Read More »

Drum On Parade Tailgate – Saturday, July 7

06:28 pm | Join us the day before Drums on Parade (Saturday, July 7th) for a tailgate at Fireman’s Park located in Winnequah Park in Monona, WI from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Due to the stadium relocation for…

Jun 16 2018 / Read More »

DigitalMarchingFX.com Joins Family Of Bluecoats Partners

06:27 pm | Today Bluecoats is excited to announce a new addition to our family of trusted partners. Starting with the 2018 season, DigitalMarchingFX.com will be the official supplier of digitally printed flags, tarps, and other printed design elements…

Jun 16 2018 / Read More »

Support River City Rhythm At The 2018 Big Cup Golf Tourney

09:33 pm | Grab Your Friends And Join Us For The RCR 2017 Big Cup Golf Tournament! Monday, June 25, 2018 • 2:00 PM Shotgun Start • Rain or Shine Rum River Hills Golf Club 16659 St Francis Blvd…

Jun 13 2018 / Read More »

Vanguard Cadets Announce 2018 Program

09:19 pm | For millennia, all artists have been captivated by the simple question, “What will happen next?” And when the answer surprises us – a left turn when we expect to go right; silence instead of cacophony –…

Jun 12 2018 / Read More »

Columbians Announce 2018 Program

09:02 pm | The Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce their 2018 program: Danzon! Featuring music from: Danzon No. 2, by Arturo Marquez Havana, by Camila Cabello Bailando, by Enrique Iglesias On The Floor, by Jennifer…

Jun 11 2018 / Read More »

Gold Announces 2018 Program

05:44 pm | GOLD Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to present… GOLD 2018 – Through Our Eyes Set to a score of original music by composer Scott Director, GOLD’S 2018 program Through Our Eyes delves into how people…

Jun 3 2018 / Read More »

2018 Watchmen MDC Report

05:00 pm | Watchmen MDC 2018 weekend in Oceanside, CA at Oceanside High School was a huge success with growth in corps maturity and size. After a brief induction, the corps let loose with a fun meet & greet…

May 31 2018 / Read More »

2018 Watchmen Member’s Leadership

06:14 pm | The 2018 Caption Heads, staff, and administration of Watchmen Arts’ Drum and Bugle Corps are pleased to present the 2018 Member Leadership! With the expectation of communicating the needs, concerns, and hilarious pictures of the corps…

May 30 2018 / Read More »

Colt Cadets Announce 2018 Program

07:50 pm | Old becoming new again is the idea behind the Colt Cadets 2018 program, Moderne. The approach parallels the aesthetic of Art Deco — existing art and architecture reimagined in streamlined and futuristic fashion, or Style Moderne.…

May 24 2018 / Read More »

Spartans Announce 2018 Program

06:03 pm | Join the 2018 Spartans as we take you into the workshop of one of the greatest minds in history. Join us as we dive into the creative genius of the scientist, the artist, and the inventor.…

May 23 2018 / Read More »

Columbus Saints Join Class A In 2018

06:54 pm | It is with great pleasure that Drum Corps Associates welcome the Columbus Saints from Columbus, Ohio to the Class ranks in 2018. The Saints passed their evaluation and are preparing for the upcoming DCA competition season.…

Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

Welcome To Highland Regiment

06:29 pm | The Highland Regiment from Somerset County, New Jersey is the newest corps competing in Class A. This corps was the idea of Corps Director, Phillip Martin along with a small group of his drum corps friends.…

Jun 16 2018 / Read More »

2018 Scout House Youth Music Scholarship Winner

05:45 pm | Charlotte Lilley, this year’s Wilf Blum Memorial Youth Music Scholarship award winner is not only a gifted musician but is deeply involved at the provincial and national levels in social justice issues and various projects with…

Jun 14 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Kilties To Take ‘Recess’ In 2018, Including Fourth Fest Parade

09:18 pm | The Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps is taking a break in 2018, according to David Pawlak, president of the Kilties Board of Directors, and that includes from the Fourth Fest parade. The group, which started entertaining…

Jun 12 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Leader Of The Band! (Sorry, The ‘Corps’)

01:24 pm | John Mayer walks across the field like he owns it. “Drum Major Mayer, is your corps ready?” the announcer asks him. And for most drum corps, the response from the drum major would be an immediate…

Jun 10 2018 / Read More »

Bridgemen Performing Arts Team Up With Bayonne Elks

06:06 pm | For the first time ever, the Bridgemen Performing Arts represented the Bayonne Elks Lodge at New Jerseys Elk’s Convention in Wildwood last weekend. After not participating in the parade last year, the Bridgemen approached the leadership…

Jun 4 2018 / Read More »

7th Regiment Announces 2018 Program

05:28 pm | Our eyes see by letting in light. Altering the light changes the way we see objects, people, and places. The light also influences our perception and perspective. This is why we can “bring something to light,”…

Jun 1 2018 / Read More »

Scout House 80th Anniversary Year Community Barbecue

05:04 pm | Preston Scout House Band Inc. is turning up the heat on Canada Day weekend by inviting current and former members, family, friends and fans to attend a giant community barbecue and entertainment afternoon on Saturday June…

May 31 2018 / Read More »

Move Liberty A Mile

06:24 pm | This Summer Liberty will be travelling 1228 miles across the UK to competitions, camps & concerts. That’s like Lands End to John O’Gaunt and then halfway back again!!! Every time we travel we need to hire…

Jun 19 2018 / Read More »

Neustädter Schützenfest A Great Success

06:56 pm | The Wölper Löwen have successfully mastered the Neustädter Schützenfest 2018. With an outstanding mood among the members and a concentrated performance over all three days, the most intense weekend of the year was once again flying…

Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

Spirit Of 52 Starts New Competition Season

06:00 pm | The show band “Spirit of 52” starts into the new competition season. This weekend is the first appearance in the calendar of musicians and dancers. It goes to the Dutch Middelburg, shares press officer Jennifer Beimbrink.…

Jun 15 2018 / Read More »

35 Years Of Starriders

09:30 pm | Last Saturday, Starriders celebrated their 35th anniversary and 50 years of music at Tuspo Bad Münder. In good weather, Starriders met with friendly clubs and numerous alumni and fans in the stadium in Bad Münder to…

Jun 13 2018 / Read More »

US Journey Begins For Liberty Brass Player

01:19 pm | Every summer since 2014, Liberty members have flown out to the USA to compete with some of the world’s top drum corps in Drum Corps International (DCI); marching music’s major league. This year is no different.…

Jun 10 2018 / Read More »

‘Outstanding’ Performance For Liberty At Northampton Eisteddfod

05:15 pm | Taking part in the Northampton Eisteddfod – a local performing arts festival – has become an established part of Liberty’s preparations for a new season. With the focus entirely on music, it gives the members an…

Jun 7 2018 / Read More »

Celebrating Liberty’s Helping Hands For #VolunteersWeek

06:12 pm | Every year, #VolunteersWeek helps celebrate those who give up their spare time to support various organisations and causes all over the country. Today, we want to shoutout the helping hands at Liberty! Read the rest of…

Jun 6 2018 / Read More »

Liberty Announces 2018 Program

05:42 pm | Liberty are excited to announce their 2018 show titled ‘The Day They Came’; the story of an unknown lifeform arriving on earth. “We have been waiting for them forever and now finally they are here”. Read…

Jun 3 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 »