Commentary

Inside the Arc – The Ace of Bugles

As everyone knows, the Greeks had their Mt. Olympus, the Romans their Pantheon, and the Norse their Valhalla, special…

May 26 2021 /

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 /

Cadets Hall Of Fame Process To Begin June 27

02:16 pm | SAVE THE DATE: THE NOMINATION PERIOD FOR THE CADETS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2021 WILL BE OPENING ON SUNDAY, JUNE 27. It’s that time of year, when The Cadets family comes together to recognize outstanding…

Jun 10 2021 / Read More »

2021 SoCal Arena Showcase

02:14 pm | A first for Southern California! This is your chance to watch SoCal drum corps up-close in the comfort of a professional arena. Pacific Crest presents this showcase of music and movement by three of Southern California’s…

Jun 10 2021 / Read More »

Blue Stars Present: @ The Top Of The World

07:37 pm | Inspired by the Tony-Award winning musical and upcoming summer blockbuster, IN THE HEIGHTS, the Blue Stars are pleased to present, @ The Top of the World. Featuring the music of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Read the rest of…

Jun 7 2021 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 994: Forward Leadership Offers Training For Student Leaders

03:33 pm | Jason Robb and Chris Komnick of the Madison Scouts talk about the new online course for student leaders available now at Marching Arts Education. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take…

Jun 6 2021 / Read More »

Pride Month: A Culture Of Equality & Inclusion

03:32 pm | For Pride Month, we’re highlighting the excellent work of our Equality and Inclusion Committee, a group of Cadets members, staff, and Board members representing a wide range of backgrounds, races, ethnicities, ages and genders. Once a…

Jun 6 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Remembering The Corps

02:27 pm | For Wisconsin Rapids natives, Francis Spaulding and Jim Wesley, the late 50s to early 60s are filled with memories of their time playing in the Wisconsin Rapids Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. Wesley unofficially joined the…

Jun 5 2021 / Read More »

Vanguard Music And Performing Arts Announces New Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer And Executive Leadership

02:14 pm | The Vanguard Music and Performing Arts Board of Directors are pleased to announce the  appointments of Jeremy Van Wert as its new Executive Director and Michael Kovalich as the new Chief Financial Officer. Van Wert and…

Jun 4 2021 / Read More »

Madison Scouts To Partner With University Of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

02:13 pm | The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the Blugold Marching Band, that the corps will locate its “Spring Training” rehearsal site to the University starting in July…

Jun 4 2021 / Read More »

June 26 Spartans Brass Meet And Greet

07:34 pm | The Spartans Brass Staff will be hosting a meet and greet on Saturday, June 26th at the Pheasant Lane Mall from 9AM to 1PM. The corps equipment truck and practice space is located in the mall…

Jun 7 2021 / Read More »

2021 Gold Memorial Weekend Camp

04:23 pm | LOCATION Vista Murrieta High School 28251 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, CA 92563 Read the rest of the article here.…

May 23 2021 / Read More »

In The News – James P. Miller, April 1, 1964 – May 18, 2021

04:21 pm | James was passionate – mostly about his family and friends, to whom he was fiercely loyal – but also about the Patriots; Disney; Bruce Springsteen, who he saw in concert 70 times; drum corps; and politics.…

May 23 2021 / Read More »

Remembering Bonny Krenz

08:09 pm | A celebration of life for Bonny Krenz will be held this Saturday at 12:30 pm at St. Matthias Church (9306 W. Beloit Road) in Milwaukee. Following the service, there will be a memorial luncheon at Pioneerland…

May 19 2021 / Read More »

Spartans Summer 2021 Experience

06:29 pm | Excitement is building as we prepare to get the corps back on the field in July for our workshops and performance. The corps will play the music of Cody Fry “Want Me Back” as a production…

May 12 2021 / Read More »

Upcoming Spartan Percussion Days

05:34 pm | The corps is excited to announce dates for in person percussion clinics this spring. The dates are Saturday, May 22nd. Saturday June 12th. Saturday June 26th. The clinics will begin at 9AM and end at 1PM.…

Apr 28 2021 / Read More »

Pioneer News From the Top – April, 2021

08:32 pm | ST. PATRICK’S DAY On an impulse, I quickly called a bunch of Pioneer (Imperials of St. Patrick’s) Corps people and said, “Let’s do lunch on St. Patrick’s Day at 1pm ay Meyer’s Restaurant. First of all,…

Apr 20 2021 / Read More »

Stars Academy 2021 Brass Staff Announced

12:36 pm | We are happy to announce the instructional staff for the brass track of Stars Academy – our virtual educational program for summer 2021! The brass instructional staff will continue to be led by Eric Gaudet, a…

Apr 18 2021 / Read More »

DCA Designers Embracing, Adapting To 2021’s On-Camera Platform

08:00 pm | Why don’t we create a Bruno Mars concert? It was a sentence Bobby Jones had probably never uttered in his design career. But when developing performance material for a brand-new virtual platform, you’re bound to at…

Jun 8 2021 / Read More »

Watch Our 2021 Season

05:33 pm | To help make drum corps safer and more accessible than ever, Drum Corps Associates will present the 2021 season virtually through Box5 Media. Participating ensembles will be outfitted with camera equipment to record their field productions…

May 29 2021 / Read More »

DCA Virtual 2021 Season

04:58 pm | The 2021 DCA season kicks off in just over a month! And you don’t have to worry about missing a single show! In conjunction with Box5TV, every show will be livestreamed each Sunday from July 18th…

May 28 2021 / Read More »

Fusion Core All Smiles Entering Unprecedented 2021 Summer

08:20 pm | The closer 2021 got, the more poigniant Fusion Core’s 2020 show concept became. It’s ironic, when you hear Fusion Core director Holly Marino explain it. “Smile” — which is the title of the New Jersey corps’…

May 24 2021 / Read More »

Find Us Memorial Day Weekend

07:54 pm | After a very quiet and challenging year without drum corps we finally had our first performance of the 75th Anniversary season yesterday in Secaucus, NJ! Thank you to everyone who came out to support us! Next…

May 24 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Kankakee’s Legion Post 85 Makes Music In Paris

02:15 pm | “Marching to the beat of a different drummer” is one thing … but what about 27 different drummers? Actually, those 27 drummers beat as one on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 17, 1927, as Kankakee’s American…

May 8 2021 / Read More »

2021 DCA Virtual Competitive Season

DCA Banner 08:00 pm | Week 1- July 18, 2021 1) Rogues Hollow 2) Highland Regiment 3) Govenaires 4) Sunrisers 5) Southern Knights 6) Hurricanes 7) White Sabers 8) Atlanta CV 9) Caballeros…

May 6 2021 / Read More »

DCA Holds Annual Spring Meeting

The 2021 DCA Spring Meeting hosts, the Hawthorne Caballeros 08:21 pm | Drum Corps Associates held their Annual Spring Meeting last weekend which proved to be successful and highly productive. The meeting was held at American Legion Post 199 in Hawthorne, New Jersey and hosted by the Hawthorne…

May 4 2021 / Read More »

BYBA Notebook Is Back – With A Digital Twist

03:24 pm | The British Youth Band Association are delighted to announce the revival of the previously popular BYBA Notebook, this time as a quarterly email newsletter. The first issue is due to be released on the 1st July…

Jun 13 2021 / Read More »

BYBA Council Meeting – 10th June

03:12 pm | Thursday 10th June saw the BYBA Council meet (via Zoom) for their 6th meeting of 2021. Although there were apologies from a few attendees, those present were in good spirit (and on fine form!). Joint Initiatives…

Jun 12 2021 / Read More »

BYBA Releases Provisional 2022 And 2023 Show Dates

08:10 pm | BYBA are delighted to announce the provisional show dates for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The 2022 season kicks off up North in Yorkshire on the 19th June before heading down to Coventry and Corby for…

May 19 2021 / Read More »

BAND? READY! – 17th May

07:16 pm | As Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, bands up and down the country are starting to return to rehearsals. We’ve been catching up with some of our member bands to see what they’ve been up to. Beeches…

May 17 2021 / Read More »

BAND? READY! – 26th April

07:01 pm | As Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, bands up and down the country are starting to return to rehearsals. We’ve been catching up with some of our member bands to see what they’ve been up to. The…

May 16 2021 / Read More »

Warwick Strengthen Brass Foundations

03:21 pm | Warwick Corps of Drums have been benefiting from support from Brass Bands England as part of its Brass Foundations education project. Brass Foundations, created as part of a successful Cultural Recovery Fund application, is Brass Bands…

May 1 2021 / Read More »

DCI Auditions Hit The Right Note For Beeches Duo

08:33 pm | All at BYBA would like to congratulate Beeches members Dan Rivett and Leo Winter-Alsop on securing places to march at Drum Corps International this summer. Both are marching with World Class corps – Dan is marching…

Apr 24 2021 / Read More »

What Is Happening With Drum Corps United Kingdom In 2021?

08:35 pm | The Board of DCUK has recently met with their member Corps and part of these discussions were to get an idea of what Corps are planning as the COVID restrictions start to get relaxed. It was…

Apr 2 2021 / 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 »