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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 /

Thank You, Drum Majors

05:55 pm | A group of 41 drum majors from 1980 to 2020 met in early August to develop the #SaveBK campaign. The purpose was to develop a plan to raise funds for the Ascend Ensembles to March on…

Sep 24 2020 / Read More »

Pacific Crest Employment Opportunity: Social Media Coordinator

06:32 pm | Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization is searching for a Social Media Coordinator. This is a part-time position with an expected workload of two hours per week. Interested applicants should review the job description, which includes tasks,…

Sep 23 2020 / Read More »

Panel From ’98 Hornline Joins CBrass Zoom Rehearsal

06:27 pm | On September 13, 2020, The Cadets Brass held their regularly scheduled rehearsal as a part of their fall curriculum. The brass line is currently working on a warm-up exercise which concludes with a nostalgic chord progression…

Sep 22 2020 / Read More »

Christin Gates Calloway Joins Forward Performing Arts Board Of Directors

06:24 pm | Forward Performing Arts, Inc. and the Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the appointment of Christin Gates Calloway to the board of directors. Ms. Calloway currently serves as a Policy Associate with the Race to Equity…

Sep 21 2020 / Read More »

Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Jacob Rodriguez

09:01 pm | I marched in the Blue Knights baritone/euphonium section from 2015 to 2017 and have been teaching on the Brass Staff since 2018. Before this, I marched in the Open Class circuit from 2012 to 2014. I…

Sep 19 2020 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 928: How To Audition For Drum Corps (Or Anything)

04:14 pm | Scott Johnson, Percussion Director of the Blue Devils, shares tips and strategies to make the most of your audition. With Rudy Garcia, Nick Arce, and Jim Bailey. You can listen to us below, or if you…

Sep 17 2020 / Read More »

Tune In Oct. 25 For The 2020 Cadets Story

04:13 pm | Mark your calendar! On Sunday, October 25, The Cadets will present The 2020 Cadets Story, a live video broadcast to celebrate the members of the corps this year and share their achievements with the world. The…

Sep 17 2020 / Read More »

Pacific Crest Employment Opportunity: Percussion Co-Caption Head

04:11 pm | Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization is searching for a Percussion Co-Caption Head to lead the Drum Corps battery percussion section for the 2021 season. Interested applicants should review the job description and application process at pacific-crest.org/employment.…

Sep 17 2020 / Read More »

Impulse PB&J Challenge

05:59 pm | PB&J tables are a drum corps staple during the season, it’s a quick meal, a snack, dessert, and a feel good food. So during the season hiatus, why not remember one of the favorite things at…

Sep 24 2020 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – July 24th, 2020

05:32 pm | BINGO UPDATE! This Saturday, July 25th will be our fourth Saturday of restarting our Bingo at the United Seniors 4515 W. Forest Home Ave. Our Progressive game is at 58 numbers for $4,000.00 plus! You might…

Jul 30 2020 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 915: Open Class Drum Corps May Be The Perfect Fit

01:56 pm | Students are getting expert instruction and great experiences in Open Class corps, and these groups may be the exact right place for many students. With Dave Eddleman and Tim Heasley. You can listen to us below,…

Jul 19 2020 / Read More »

Join The Together As One Movement

01:28 pm | DCI will look differently this year, but there is still a way for our members, fans, friends, and alumni to experience the collaborative effort and performance entertainment we have come to love over the decades –…

Jul 17 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 »

Coronavirus Safety Protocols For 2021 Hawthorne Caballeros Open House

09:03 pm | Protecting members, newcomers, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. CDC and OSHA have established numerous guidelines to help groups plan, prepare, and gather while helping control the spread of COVID-19. Based on this guidance, the…

Sep 19 2020 / Read More »

Cabs 2021 Open House 10/11

09:03 pm | Join us for our 75th Anniversary Open House at Passaic County Technical Institute! Come dressed for any weather–We will be outside, socially distanced, and following CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety measures. Open House Dates/Times: Sunday, October 11 (10am…

Sep 10 2020 / Read More »

DCA Announces 2021 Season Kickoff Event: We Are DCA

06:24 pm | DCA President John Carr is pleased to announce that Drum Corps Associates will be hosting a “WE ARE DCA” virtual show on Saturday, October 3rd from 8 to 10 p.m. The intent of this event is…

Sep 8 2020 / Read More »

DCA Elects New President

04:29 pm | Drum Corps Associates held a meeting of all corps directors last month to elect a new President following the resignation of Allen Buell By a unanimous vote John Carr was elected as the new President of…

Aug 25 2020 / Read More »

White Sabers Last Virtual Camp Of 2020

09:07 pm | The White Sabers are excited our final 2020 Virtual Camp on 8/15 from 10am-1:30pm. We have assembled an All-Star line up of guest speakers/clinicians to provide incite on the activity and it’s direction moving forward! Read…

Aug 3 2020 / Read More »

Cabs 2019 Featured On The Drum Corps Podcast

08:47 pm | Earlier today, The Drum Corps Podcast welcomed a few familiar Cabs members to get an inside look at the drum corps’ 2019 production “Out of the Box.” The podcast talked with Head Drum Major Kim Roman,…

Jul 28 2020 / Read More »

Buell Resigns As DCA President

01:39 pm | The 2020 drum corps season has faced many hardships, including a cancellation of the entire season. Since the winter meeting the Corps directors have been meeting regularly working toward plans for the 2021 season and beyond.…

Jul 18 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 »

Showband Rastede Expects Instructors From The USA For Training In Wapeldorf

05:48 pm | On the coming weekend, August 15th and 16th, the musicians of Spirit of 52 will come together for their next training camp. They will use the village square in Wapeldorf again for this, because there is…

Aug 12 2020 / Read More »

“Spirit Of 52” Is Preparing For The World Cup Next Year

06:17 pm | The lockdown came a few days before the long-planned training weekend in March. Since then, all rehearsals of the Rastede show band have had to pause. With progressive easing, the young stars were able to get…

Jul 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 »

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 »