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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 /

VMAPA Executive Team 2020 Year-end Letter

07:16 pm | Friends, We don’t have to tell you that 2020 was a challenging year. It tested our lives and families and communities like no other year in recent memory, and it tested Vanguard Music and Performing Arts…

Jan 13 2021 / Read More »

CAE Update: Q4 Board Report For FY20

07:39 pm | Cadets Arts & Entertainment, Inc. (CAE) is a new organization built on the rich and celebrated history of the 86-year old Cadets program. The CAE Board of Directors is committed to full transparency and will regularly…

Jan 8 2021 / Read More »

Madison Scouts Announce Spring Auditions

07:25 pm | The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce spring auditions for the 2021 corps. Applicants will receive access to six MadU classes, one video audition opportunity, three individual lessons, and the opportunity to meet and interview with…

Jan 6 2021 / Read More »

In The News – For Fort Dodge Lanciers, March Of A Lifetime At JFK’s Inauguration 60 Years Ago

06:19 pm | It was the march of a lifetime for the 53 boys and girls who represented Fort Dodge 60 years ago this month in the inauguration parade for President John F. Kennedy. The Fort Dodge Lanciers Drum…

Jan 2 2021 / Read More »

Vanguard Voices: Episode 2

08:54 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…

Jan 1 2021 / Read More »

2020 Is Almost Over. What Will You Remember?

05:23 pm | In these last days of 2020, we’d like to take a moment to remember all of the good that came from this year. Though the year started with considerable disappointment, we are proud of how our…

Dec 30 2020 / Read More »

Newly Discovered Madison Scouts History Dates Back To 1920

05:22 pm | The Four Lakes Council Boy Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, currently known as the Madison Scouts, has a well-documented history of continuous operations since February 3, 1938. However, recent research efforts of historical archives has uncovered…

Dec 30 2020 / Read More »

2020 Boston Crusaders In Review

09:28 pm | While 2020 has surely been a challenging year, we are grateful for the support of our donors and the resilience of our incredible students and staff. This year took on a different form, but the end…

Dec 28 2020 / Read More »

OWA – Winter 2021

05:34 pm | Empower Youth in the Performing Arts and OWA continued to work together to provide performance opportunities for area college age musicians. For the third year in a row, we provided Christmas carolers for OWA Downtown and…

Jan 3 2021 / Read More »

Waterloo Region Police Band Donates $6,000 To Scout House Cadets

05:25 pm | The charity arm of the Ceremonial Band of the Waterloo Region Police Service (WRPS) is donating $6,000 to Preston Scout House Cadets drum and bugle corps as part if its support for area youth and music…

Dec 30 2020 / Read More »

Spartans 2021 And 2022 Information

01:30 pm | Since 1955, The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps has provided exceptional experiences, education, and performance opportunities for our members. The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for all facets of our lives, and the drum corps community…

Dec 22 2020 / Read More »

7th Regiment Announces 2021 Caption Managers

09:10 pm | 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce its team of educators who will be leading the organization through our 2021 endeavors! “We are so excited to have this amazing group of educators in…

Dec 15 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 »

DCA Announces New Business Manager

08:54 pm | Drum Corps Associates is excited and pleased to announce that Larry Carbonell has assumed the position of Business Manager replacing Dick Eschenmann who has stepped down from that position. Larry will be training along side of…

Jan 12 2021 / Read More »

In The News – Joey Pero Dedicates ‘O Holy Night’ Release To Drum Corps Friend Who Died Of Brain Cancer

02:10 pm | Batavia native Joey Pero has teamed up with a finalist from “American Idol” on a holiday song dedicated to a friend from his drum corps days who recently died from brain cancer. Pero, a Broadway actor…

Dec 24 2020 / Read More »

2021 Hawthorne Caballeros Virtual Camp 2: 1/10

02:08 pm | Ring in the new year in Caballero style at our second virtual camp on Sunday, January 10! All brass and percussion players are welcome to attend. When: Sunday, January 10 at 10am-4pm Where: Virtual! The camp…

Dec 24 2020 / Read More »

2021 White Sabers Virtual Open House

12:58 pm | The White Sabers will host our 2021 open house virtually on 1/10 from 10-12:30. This is a free event and we’d love you to join. Read the rest of the article here.…

Dec 19 2020 / Read More »

Greg Guffey

06:08 pm | Greg Guffey – a longtime teacher, designer and friend to Minnesota Brass, lost his brief battle with cancer peacefully this morning. He is survived by his wife Kim and children Evan and Nora. The memorials across…

Dec 10 2020 / Read More »

Drum Corps Associates Approve A Return For The 2021 Season

06:14 pm | December 5, 2020: Drum Corps Associates approved a virtual season (July/August) working with the possibility of an in-person (LIVE) World Championship in Williamsport PA over Labor Day Weekend.…

Dec 8 2020 / Read More »

2021 Bushwackers Virtual Percussion Camp – Dec. 20

06:42 pm | The Bushwackers are excited to announce another Virtual Rehearsal, this time for Percussion only. December 20 from 10 am to 4 pm we will have a virtual camp using Zoom. Once a potential member has registered…

Dec 7 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »