Commentary

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 /

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 /

In The News – Students Aging Out Of Cancelled Marching Band Competition Given Second Chance

05:18 pm | Hundreds of the country’s best marching band members won’t get the chance to show off this year despite having already been preparing for months. COVID-19 brought the Drum Corps International competition to a halt, and for…

Apr 6 2020 / Read More »

Thoughts From Phantom Regiment Members

08:14 pm | After the devastating announcement last week that the 2020 drum corps season had been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we reached out to a few members to hear what they thought of the situation. Here’s…

Apr 5 2020 / Read More »

Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Tracy Avila

08:06 pm | Name: Tracy Avila What year(s) did you march in the Blue Knights? 1988-1990 , 2018 Alumni Corps What section? 1988 Cymbals 1989-1990 Front Ensemble Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 3 2020 / Read More »

Help The Cavaliers March On Through The Years

08:36 pm | 2020 is the 72nd year of The Cavaliers existence. That existence and the momentum we have worked so hard to achieve is now threatened by the COVID-19 virus and the cancellation of the 2020 DCI season.…

Apr 2 2020 / Read More »

Help Blue Knights March On To 2021

06:08 pm | Events we could never imagine, until it became real. This was a devastating blow to our members AND to the financial stability of Ascend Performing Arts. All major funding sources such as Drums Along the Rockies,…

Mar 30 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 »

Member Corps Vote To Cancel 2020 DCI Tour

12:09 pm | We know this is a difficult time for everyone as we all respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The events worldwide have impacted Drum Corps International as well, forcing cancellation of the 2020 Summer Tour as of…

Mar 26 2020 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 881: DCI Rewatch- 1996 Blue Devils

09:56 pm | That first impact! John Bogenschutz and Nick Little discuss “Club Blue: A Gangster Chronicle.” You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes. Read…

Mar 25 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 »

Member Corps Vote To Cancel 2020 DCI Tour

12:09 pm | We know this is a difficult time for everyone as we all respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The events worldwide have impacted Drum Corps International as well, forcing cancellation of the 2020 Summer Tour as of…

Mar 26 2020 / Read More »

In The News – A Marching Band In Quarantine

09:18 pm | Michelle Ho, an industrial design major at SF State, is one of many students who have been asked to leave their on campus apartment by school administration. SF State’s campus has been effectively shut down due…

Mar 24 2020 / Read More »

Louisiana Stars Cancels 2020 Camp Activities Until End Of May

09:19 pm | Upon discussion with and guidance from Drum Corps International, under the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control, and in compliance with the President’s Guidelines 0316, Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps will be cancelling the…

Mar 19 2020 / Read More »

2020 Spartans April Camps Postponed

06:55 pm | Due to the Corona Virus alerts and guidelines, we will NOT be having the April 18th and April 25th weekend camps. It is our hope, that we will meet the first weekend of May. Read the…

Mar 18 2020 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – March 17th, 2020

06:41 pm | HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY…..to the thousands of people who marched or have been a part of the Pioneer Corps! St. Patrick’s Day has a special meaning in their/our lives. It has been a first event of…

Mar 18 2020 / Read More »

Columbians Cancelling 2020 March And April Camps

05:57 pm | The Columbians Drum & Bugle Corps has been keeping a close eye on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Keeping our members, staff, and volunteers safe is, and will continue to be our top priority. This afternoon, the…

Mar 14 2020 / Read More »

Colt Cadets 2020 March Camp Canceled

05:53 pm | As the situation regarding COVID-19 develops, we have continued to have conversations with our trusted officials, and we’ve monitored the responses of other organizations. Given the current pace of development and our desire to allow our…

Mar 13 2020 / Read More »

2020 White Sabers Virtual April Camp

07:21 pm | The White Sabers are excited to continue furthering our members’ performance abilities virtually! All members or prospective members can now submit videos for feedback from our staff. We welcome all to participate in our Virtual April…

Apr 1 2020 / Read More »

Columbus Saints End Of 2020 Competitive Season COVID-19

06:23 pm | In line with the decision made by Drum Corps International, and Drum Corps Associates, the Columbus Saints Performing Arts Inc is ending all competitive activities for the season. Public health restrictions permitting, we will reorganize to…

Mar 30 2020 / Read More »

2020 DCA Tour Cancellation Corps Announcements

06:06 pm | As with the DCI corps, we are compiling the 2020 Drum Corps Associates tour cancellation announcements into a single article for easy access and reference.…

Mar 30 2020 / Read More »

Cancellation Of Drum Corps Associates 2020 Season

05:55 pm | It is with great sadness that Drum Corps Associates has made the difficult decision to cancel its upcoming 2020 season. The events worldwide with the COVID-19 crisis have impacted our strategic partners both at Winter Guard…

Mar 30 2020 / Read More »

White Sabers March 23 Update: COVID-19

09:54 pm | Dear White Sabers members, staff, friends, family, and the drum corps community, The COVID-19 situation in NYS, and around the world, has put us all into unprecedented and uncertain times. There are so many questions and…

Mar 25 2020 / Read More »

Coronavirus Update (March 23) By Drum Corps Associates

09:20 pm | On Sunday, March 22, the Board of Drum Corps Associates held an emergency conference call with all their member corps directors to discuss the ongoing concerns and impact of the Coronavirus on its member corps as well as…

Mar 24 2020 / Read More »

Bushwackers COVID-19 Update

05:20 pm | Dear Bushwackers Family, When will these unusual times end? It’s safe to say that’s all on our minds. All of us, not just the drum corps world are dealing with more uncertainty than we’ve ever had…

Mar 23 2020 / Read More »

75th Anniversary Banquet Tickets Go On Sale

06:08 pm | The N. Y. Skyliners 75th Anniversary Banquet Planning Group announces that tickets for the Banquet go on sale on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Calling all Skyliners past and present (including all who have been in the…

Mar 15 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 »

Showband Rastade March 2020 Sponsor Of The Month

07:25 pm | Our sponsor of the month of March is the ACADEMY driving school Kogler. The Academy Driving School Kogler offers you professional driving school lessons at three locations in Rastede, Wiefelstede and Varel and guarantees you the…

Mar 1 2020 / Read More »

Make Music And Dance Without Disturbing

09:57 pm | Music clubs with a show program should in future be able to rehearse on the site of the former sewage treatment plant in Hahn. This is due to complaints from residents about noise pollution caused by…

Feb 26 2020 / Read More »

Marjon In DCI

08:38 pm | Last summer I played the trumpet at the Sacramento Mandarins, a DCI corps from Sacramento, California. This year I will also be on the road for three months with this corps. When I started in 2007…

Feb 14 2020 / Read More »

Big Stage For Young Show Band

07:59 pm | An eventful weekend lies behind the youth department of the show band Rastede. In the Schauspielhaus Hannover, the young stars performed at the closing event for the youth culture award. The group was awarded this prize…

Feb 12 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 »