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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 /

Marching Roundtable 946: Brandt Crocker, DCI Announcer

06:53 pm | The voice of DCI since 1972, Brandt Crocker shares stories from announcing, early days with The Troopers, and drum corps history. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you,…

Dec 2 2020 / Read More »

The 34 Days Of Cadets

06:51 pm | We’re counting down to the end of 2020 with the 34 Days of Cadets, bringing you fun facts, pivotal moments in Cadets history, and videos every day through the end of the year! Check out the…

Dec 2 2020 / Read More »

Introducing The 12 Days Of Giving

06:50 pm | In past years, our annual year-end campaign was one of only three major campaigns that fund all of the programs that Phantom Regiment offers throughout the year. But, this is 2020. This year, your support means…

Dec 2 2020 / Read More »

2021 Blue Stars FAQs

05:13 pm | Q: What’s happening with the 2021 season? Like much of the country and world, the drum corps activity is carefully watching the COVID-19 situation and the progress being made to control and defeat this pandemic. The…

Nov 30 2020 / Read More »

Black Friday Deals Are Live In The Phan Shop

04:18 pm | Check the drum corps fan in your life off your shopping list, our best deals of the year are live! ? Buy one get one deal on tees ? Limited edition items ? Closeout pricing on…

Nov 28 2020 / Read More »

Blue Knights Update Fall 2020

05:42 pm | Eight months after the beginning of social distancing requirements due to the COVID pandemic, the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps is gearing up for the 2021 DCI season and is once again providing world class education and…

Nov 26 2020 / Read More »

Introducing A New Series: Vanguard Voices

03:19 pm | Introducing our new series, “Vanguard Voices”, a platform to highlight the voices and experiences of those who have come through the Vanguard organization! To kickstart this project, we will be sharing a collection of interviews from…

Nov 21 2020 / Read More »

Coming Soon: Cadets Alumni ’34-’79 Reunion Dec. 6

03:18 pm | On December 6, Cadets from the 1930s through the 1970s are invited to attend a special virtual reunion. Through the late summer and early fall, The Cadets hosted a series of Virtual Alumni Reunions, reconnecting over…

Nov 21 2020 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – November, 2020

05:17 pm | At this time, Pioneer is sort of marking time – anxious to start recruiting, and rehearsing. However, the nationwide climate is sending us a strong signal to wait. The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread rapidly…

Nov 23 2020 / Read More »

Virtual Spartans

06:57 pm | The Spartans are excited to offer a new, no obligation virtual training program – for all beginner, intermediate, and advanced marching arts enthusiasts from New England and beyond. This is a no cost program from our…

Oct 8 2020 / Read More »

Southwind Director’s Hub – Fall 2020

06:26 pm | Hello Alumni, Friends, and Family, For Southwind, the 2021 Season begins on October 1. Normally we’d be visiting marching band contests all over the Southeast and counting applicant registrations in anticipation of our December audition camps.…

Oct 5 2020 / Read More »

7th Regiment Performing Arts Academy

06:57 pm | 7th Regiment is excited to announce the creation of the 7R Performing Arts Academy (7RPAA). The 7RPAA is a new program offering from the 7RYPAO that acts as a virtual “arts magnet school”. With webinars geared…

Oct 1 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 »

2021 Hawthorne Caballeros Virtual Camp 1: 12/13

05:47 pm | The Caballeros have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to prepare for the month to come. After many weeks of planning, we are pleased to announce our first virtual camp on Sunday, December 13! All brass…

Nov 26 2020 / Read More »

2021 Bushwackers November Camp Recap

05:41 pm | The Bushwackers are happy to report that our first ever virtual camp was a total success. With over 60 participants rehearsing in multiple breakout rooms via zoom, we were able to continue work toward our 2021…

Nov 26 2020 / Read More »

‘Tis The Season Of Giving…

05:18 pm | We are asking our friends, family and alumni to make a donation to the Bushwackers and in return receive a gift as a token of our appreciation. …so make a pledge to the Bushwackers! Read the…

Nov 23 2020 / Read More »

2021 Bushwackers Brass & Percussion Virtual Camp – Nov. 22

08:24 pm | The Bushwackers are excited to announce our first ever Virtual Rehearsal! November 22 from 10 am to 3 pm we will have a virtual camp using Google Meet. Once a potential member has registered and paid…

Nov 10 2020 / Read More »

Columbus Saints Membership Fees, Corporate Scholarships

Columbus Saints Just Announced Banner 06:10 pm | The Saints ongoing goal is to broaden the reach of the arts, foster a community through the arts, and make the marching arts as accessible as possible. We’re excited to bring you some new developments in…

Nov 6 2020 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass 2020 Annual Meeting Announcement

08:52 pm | Although later than years past, Minnesota Brass will host our annual meeting on December 3rd, 2020. We would like to thank all our membership for your patience as we handle the current climate of the marching…

Nov 4 2020 / Read More »

MBI Board Of Directors Candidate Announcement

02:26 pm | At its recent meeting, Minnesota Brass’ Board of Directors nominated four candidates; Becci O’Kane, Chris Judd, Emily Ruetz, and Kaitlyn Barrett to become new members to the board. As outlined in the bylaws of the organization,…

Oct 30 2020 / Read More »

1st 2021 Hawthorne Caballeros Indoor Winter Camp: 11/1

04:30 pm | We will be back in Clifton, NJ on November 1st for our first indoor camp! Brass and percussion players are welcome to join us for rehearsal. When: Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 12:30pm-5:30pm Where: CP Soccer,…

Oct 24 2020 / Read More »

DCUK Finals Day Webcast Success

07:27 pm | Saturday 19th September 2020 was scheduled to be the 41st British Drum Corps Championships but thanks to COVID-19 this was not to be. Instead Drum Corps United Kingdom released an hour long Facebook “webcast” and we…

Sep 29 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 »

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 »