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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 /

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 /

Join The Bloo18 Intern Team

05:54 pm | Looking for an adventure this summer? Bluecoats is seeking highly-motivated and detail-oriented individuals to fill internships during the Bluecoats Bloo18 Summer Tour. Positions include: Tour Operations Intern (2-3) Tour Operations Intern w/ Stage Mgmt Focus (1)…

Feb 19 2018 / Read More »

Pacific Crest Alumni Spotlight: Craig And Daisey Hilbun

05:53 pm | Craig and Daisey Hilbun met for the first time at Pacific Crest’s Memorial Day Camp in 2000, although had already marched together in the Tournament of Roses parade that year. Craig’s sly introduction of “Hi, I’m…

Feb 19 2018 / Read More »

Meet The 2018 Pacific Crest Drum Majors

06:02 pm | Pacific Crest is proud to introduce our drum majors for the 2018 season: Andrew Fresquez, Andrew Barone, and Andrea Nordahl. Andrew Fresquez Head Drum Major Andrew Fresquez is a five-year veteran of Pacific Crest. He is…

Feb 18 2018 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 Vanguard Hall Of Fame Class

05:57 pm | Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is honored to announce our 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees. Please join us in welcoming JW Koester, Stephenie Hebert, and Dan Smith! These three notable individuals join the 23 previously inducted…

Feb 16 2018 / Read More »

Spirit Of Atlanta Pearl And Adams Equipment Available To Purchase

05:54 pm | Last season, Spirit of Atlanta and Adams/Pearl teamed up to create the World-class quality of sound you heard on the field for the production “Crossroads: We Are Here.” Spirit of Atlanta was proud to be the…

Feb 15 2018 / Read More »

2018 Seattle Cascades February Camp Location Change

07:09 pm | IMPORTANT CAMP UPDATE – The location for February Camp has been changed. Camp will now be held at La Conner Elementary School, 305 N 6th St, La Conner, WA 98257. Camp begins Friday, February 23. Check-In’s…

Feb 14 2018 / Read More »

Carter Returns To Music City With Expanded Leadership Role

07:07 pm | Color Guard Caption Head Tracy Carter returns to Music City in 2018 with an expanded leadership role overseeing design and performance goals for the entire corps. Carter has been appointed as Program Coordinator, a new position…

Feb 14 2018 / Read More »

Blue Stars Hall Of Fame Nominations – Class Of 2018

07:05 pm | The Blue Stars Hall of Fame committee is now accepting nominations for the Blue Stars Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. This year, up to three (3) new inductees will join the esteemed members of the…

Feb 14 2018 / Read More »

2018 Columbians March Camp Date Change

05:51 pm | Due to a facilities conflict, our March camp has been changed to March 23-25. Camp will be at Robert Olds Junior High School in Connell. Read the rest of the article here.…

Feb 19 2018 / Read More »

Columbians Panera Fundraiser

05:51 pm | The Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps will be holding a fundraiser at Panera in Richland on Wednesday, February 28th. We hope you can join us! Read the rest of the article here.…

Feb 15 2018 / Read More »

Watchmen Announce 2018 Program

06:42 pm | Watchmen enters into the 2018 season in their fifth year of competition, and they are stronger than ever. Starting as a brass ensemble in 2013, Watchmen has grown into a full size open class corps and…

Feb 11 2018 / Read More »

Meet The Leadership: 2018 SCVC Drum Majors

08:32 pm | At the center of every strong drum corps is a strong team of member leadership who serves the corps both on and off the field. As a liaison between performers and staff, this team of veteran…

Feb 9 2018 / Read More »

Meet The 2018 7th Regiment Color Guard Instructional Staff

06:06 pm | 7th Regiment is proud to introduce you to our 2018 color guard instructional team. Caption head, Rachel Lowery, returns to 7th Regiment for her second season leading the 7R Guard. This season 7th Regiment is looking…

Feb 8 2018 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 7th Regiment Percussion Staff

06:51 pm | 7th Regiment is proud to introduce you to our 2018 percussion instructional team. Lead by caption heads Matt Bronson and Kevin Thompson, 7th Regiment is excited to continue to grow and develop it’s three time defending…

Feb 1 2018 / Read More »

Meet Your 2018 River City Rhythm Drum Majors

06:50 pm | The weekend of January 19th, RCR had our best turnout yet as we begin to build our 2018 Corps. It was like a family reunion as our veterans came together for the first time since the…

Feb 1 2018 / Read More »

2018 Louisiana Stars Brass, Percussion, And Conductor February Camp

04:32 pm | Sunday, February 18th 8am – 5pm Lunch at 11:30 on your own $100 for 1st time audition $0 for call back people Read the rest of the article here.…

Jan 31 2018 / Read More »

Free And Fun? You Betcha

07:03 pm | Thursday, February 15, at Brooklyn Center High School (Brooklyn Center High School, 6500 Humboldt Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430), Band Director, Michael Reed, and in partnership with Minnesota Brass, invites everyone to come out for…

Feb 14 2018 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Horns For Sale

06:58 pm | As the Hawthorne Caballeros continue to make strides with their 2018 production and equipment, the organization is currently selling their Jupiter Quantum baritones and trumpets. Based on the timing of this post, we have the below…

Feb 13 2018 / Read More »

MBI Kicks Off 2018 With Open House, Auditions

06:45 pm | And we’re off! Minnesota Brass headed “Between the Lines” on Feb. 11 as some 50 prospective performers – both rookies and returning vets – showed up at Brooklyn Center High School for auditions and the first…

Feb 12 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Kilties Plan To Compete Again This Year

05:55 pm | After taking a break from competitions in 2017, the Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps will be back at it in 2018. The all-ages corps took a breather from competing in 2017, in part due to finances.…

Feb 6 2018 / Read More »

Kilties Welcome Back Billocks To 2018 Instructional Staff

07:14 pm | The Kilties welcome back Matt and Kiley Kay Billock to the 2018 instructional staff. This husband and wife team are both, alumnus and former instructors of the Kilties. Matt as Visual Caption Head and Kiley Kay…

Feb 3 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Drumming Up Saber Support

06:55 pm | Chris Emery jokes that two years ago he and his brother, Vincent Emery III, were “horrible” musicians. “We were bad,” Chris said. “Two years of practicing, we’re pretty good.” “Pretty good” is an understatement for the…

Feb 1 2018 / Read More »

2018 Alliance Membership Information

06:53 pm | Thank you for your interest in ALLIANCE! We welcome all potential members to take part in our Open House event, which usually takes place in November or December, as well as our auditions during the winter…

Feb 1 2018 / Read More »

Raymond Peters, Skyliners Lifetime Member, Board Member

04:02 pm | It is with deepest sorrow and sympathy that the New York Skyliners, Inc. organization announces the passing of New York Skyliners Lifetime Member and Board Member Raymond Peters. Ray was involved with The Skyliners from 1983…

Jan 30 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 »

New Juliana Drum Major: Youri Debaere

02:42 pm | Juliana has found a new drum major for the 2018 season. Youri Debaere will stand for the Corps in 2018. Youri is no stranger to Juliana, because in 2013 he was already on stage and in…

Jan 29 2018 / Read More »

Will You Join Juliana’s Team

06:04 pm | The board of Junior Drum Corps Johan Friso and Juliana Drum- & Bugle Corps consists of six members. The board takes care of the day-to-day affairs and is a condition for both corps. The board consists…

Jan 17 2018 / Read More »

Juliana Celebrated Honors

07:18 pm | Every year during the New Year’s reception, members are put in the limelight for their years of dedication. This year was no exception and the group was big again. Extra special was that this year we…

Jan 15 2018 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Bringing Indoor Music Games To Essex

09:36 pm | Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to once again support the Indoor Music Games circuit by hosting our second IMG show in 2018. With an enhanced structure and three distinct categories to enjoy, this year’s show looks…

Jan 6 2018 / Read More »

Plans Progressing For Euro DC Championships 2018

09:29 pm | Since the recent announcement by the Drum Corps Europe Foundation, advising they were ceasing operation, the previous DCE Partners from across Europe, UK (DCUK), Ireland (IMBA), Holland (Show sponsors – Jubal/Juliana) & Germany (Show sponsors –…

Jan 6 2018 / Read More »

DCUK Announces 2018 Contest Details

09:10 pm | Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to announce that for their 2018 season there will be, once again, 4 regional contests taking place. They are: The 2018 DCUK Contests ~ Sunday 17th June – Barnsley FC…

Jan 5 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 »