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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 /

Performer, Arranger And Innovator Ken Norman Passes Away

06:45 pm | Widely admired performer, arranger and innovator Ken Norman, inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2006, passed away peacefully in hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sunday May 9 shortly after suffering a massive…

May 12 2021 / Read More »

Jay Travis Honored As DCI Volunteer Of The Year

06:30 pm | IN CONJUNCTION WITH DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL, THE CADETS ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT JAY TRAVIS HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS ONE OF DCI’S VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR FOR 2021. “Volunteers serve as the lifeblood of every drum…

May 12 2021 / Read More »

Vanguard Voices: Episode 7

05:30 pm | To honor Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we talked to three of our proud AAPI SCV Alumni about their family support growing up, why Vanguard was their dream corps and what their favorite traditions were…

May 10 2021 / Read More »

Join Us Under The Bottle Tree…

02:28 pm | The time is now, so get excited! Join us for our first in-person rehearsals since February of 2020. Spirit of Atlanta is excited to be able to host live, in-person sessions May 15, 22, and June…

May 9 2021 / Read More »

Forward Leadership Presents A Central Ohio Drum Major Camp

02:27 pm | Forward Leadership, in partnership with Worthington Kilbourne High School (Columbus, OH) announces a 3-day, in-person drum major & leadership camp from June 14-16. Who: Central Ohio-based high school and collegiate drum majors When: June 14-16, 2021…

May 9 2021 / Read More »

2021 Pacific Crest DRUMcamp

02:11 pm | Level-up your marching career and learn what it takes to be a World-Class performer, IN-PERSON! Serving all levels of expertise, the snare and tenor camp with Pacific Crest gives a world class percussion experience, preparing you…

May 8 2021 / Read More »

Cadets Homecoming 2021: Hall Of Fame Beefsteak

08:10 pm | On the evening of Saturday, October 9, The Cadets will honor and celebrate its Hall of Fame Classes for 2020 and 2021 at the VFW in Garfield, N.J. Since we were unable to gather in person…

May 6 2021 / Read More »

Sign Up To Volunteer For The Blue Stars In 2021

08:09 pm | To put it simply, the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps would not exist without the dedication of volunteers. Since our founding in 1964, thousands of individuals have donated countless hours in a tireless effort to…

May 6 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 »

We’re Back

02:55 pm | After a year due to the pandemic, we held our first in person educational experience training at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine on April 11th. Do you miss performing, entertaining the crowd, and a bit…

Apr 17 2021 / Read More »

Registration Is Open For 2021 Spartans Summer Workshops

07:25 pm | We are pleased to announce that registration for our July Workshops is now open at www.spartansdbc.org Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 7 2021 / Read More »

Letters To Home: Rebekah Hinson

08:15 pm | In the days before the internet and smart phones, drum corps members would write letters to home to tell their families about their experiences throughout the summer. For many of us, we consider our time with…

Apr 6 2021 / Read More »

Sign Up For Southwind’s SUMMER BLAST

08:01 pm | Are you ready to march? So are we! Join our summer program and get a head start this summer for 2022! Read the rest of the article here.…

Apr 6 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 »

Remembering Glen Johnson

08:13 pm | Today, Drum Corps Associates learned of the sudden passing of Glen Johnson. Glen was a dear friend, committed to the cause, and well respected within the DCA community. Glen was passionate about what he believed in…

May 4 2021 / Read More »

Brian Law

03:19 pm | The Bushwackers are heartbroken to say goodbye to one of our dearest friends, Hall of Fame Member Brian Law. After beginning his Drum Corps career with the Keystone Regiment, the Crossmen, and the Bridgemen, Brian joined…

May 1 2021 / Read More »

Chris Romanowski Joins The Atlanta CV Administration Team As Assistant Director

01:00 pm | Chris Romanowski joins the Atlanta CV Administration Team as Assistant Director and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Pageantry Arts. For over 25 years Chris has performed, taught, designed, written, and…

Apr 29 2021 / Read More »

Scout House Youth Scholarship Applications Now Being Distributed

05:38 pm | Secondary school music teachers across Waterloo Region are now making applications available to their students for the 2021 Wilf Blum youth music scholarship award. The $800 prize is provided by Preston Scout House Band Inc. of…

Apr 28 2021 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass History Academy Event Details

07:04 pm | Minnesota Brass is pleased to announce a continuation of our series of online conversations about our colorful history as a premier drum and bugle corps in the Midwest. We are inviting you to be a part…

Apr 27 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 »

Song For The Frontline

09:00 pm | In a time where COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, there are thousands of key workers who have continued to carry out essential duties, providing care and support for those in need. After…

Feb 18 2021 / Read More »

Relaunch For BYBA Southern Region

02:31 pm | Southern bands: this is your time to shine! Following a successful meeting of the Southern Region via Zoom on Friday 22nd January, the Southern Region is all set for an exciting relaunch! Speaking after the meeting,…

Jan 24 2021 / Read More »

Cory Masterclass For Thurrock Marching Brass

06:22 pm | On Saturday 16 January members of Thurrock Marching Brass joined Philip Harper and the Cory Band, the World’s #1 Brass Band and their section leaders in a virtual Brass and Percussion day which saw Philip and…

Jan 20 2021 / Read More »

DCUK Year Book 2020 Available Now As Free Download

06:40 pm | The 2020 will not go down as being a classic year for Drum Corps (or for any of the performing and marching arts!). Thanks to the Coronavirus almost all activities around the World were cancelled/postponed and…

Jan 2 2021 / 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 »

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 »