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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 /

Inside the Arc – We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

Let’s get it straight right away: It’s not the composers and publishers who are ripping off the drum corps.…

Apr 11 2017 /

Inside the Arc – “Myron and Vincent”

Were it not for a controversial 1980 mid-season programming change, Myron might very well have gone on to become…

Jan 25 2016 /

Inside the Arc – The Veterans’ Bequest

One day in the fall of 1960, an older gentleman handed a shiny chrome bugle to a 13 year…

Oct 26 2015 /

Oregon Crusaders Preps For 2018, Starting With The Food

07:11 pm | While we prep for the 2018 season, we wanted to share some more developments and changes coming from us at the Oregon Crusaders. OC has brought on Keith Jones as our Food Coordinator, who has been…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

In The News – What It’s Like To Be A Member Of Drum Corps

01:40 pm | Drum corps has more than 400,000 fans, dozens of competitive groups and a series of competitions around the nation that last all summer and lead to the world championships in Indianapolis, Indiana. Whether it’s playing a…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

Seattle Cascades Announce Logan As 2018 Visual Caption Supervisor

01:35 pm | Maximilian began his drum corps career with the Oregon Crusaders in 2008 as a mellophone player. He continued performing on the field until 2011, when he served as their drum major. The following year, he returned…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

Pacific Crest To Participate In #GivingTuesday

01:32 pm | Give thanks at Thanksgiving. Get great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Then, the next day —#GivingTuesday — is the perfect day to donate to Pacific Crest. For the third year, Pacific Crest will participate…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

2018 Academy Percussion Staff

07:42 pm | Cisco Hance Percussion Caption Head/Designer Osman “Cisco” Hance currently resides in Port St. Lucie, FL. He has been involved with DCI since 2003. He started marching with Magic of Orlando under the instruction of Colin McNutt…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »

2018 Carolina Crown Percussion Staff

07:40 pm | Thom Hannum, Percussion Director/Arranger Thom Hannum is entering his sixth year as Director of Percussion for the Crown Drum Corps. He will share the duties of arranging for and directing the Crown percussion program with Percussion…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »

2018 Crossmen Drum Major eXperience Camp

07:38 pm | The Drum Major eXperience camp and audition will take place in San Antonio, TX on January 26-28, 2018. Anyone flying into the camp must fly into San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Housing and a total of…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »

2018 Mandarins Health And Wellness Team

07:36 pm | We are excited to announce the implementation of the Mandarins Health and Wellness Team. Co-directors Kimberly Wong, PT, and Daniel Fong, O.D. will be assembling a team of professionals and interns to ensure the health and…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »

2018 Spartans Winter Practice Season Begins

07:20 pm | Our next practice will be held Sunday, December 3rd for Brass and Percussion only at the Boys and Girls Club Nashua. 9AM to 4PM. New members welcome Then we head into the December Camp, the weekend…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Meet The 2018 Battalion Educational Staff

04:16 pm | Building on the success of our 2017 season, The Battalion is pleased to announce the return of our education staff leadership team for the 2018 season: 2018 Education Staff Leadership Team Mark Hartman – Program Director,…

Nov 12 2017 / Read More »

Blue Devils B And C: Open Class Excellence

08:37 pm | In addition to the 18-time World Champion Blue Devils, BD Performing Arts provides excellent and age-appropriate Open Class drum corps experience to young people ages 7-19 through the Blue Devils B & Blue Devils C programs.…

Nov 8 2017 / Read More »

Watchmen Percussion Is Please To Welcome Pierce Halliburton – Movement Specialist

08:14 pm | Pierce has taught at various schools around the Inland Empire including Apple Valley HS and Banning HS as a Percussion Caption Head and Granite Hills HS, Beaumont HS, Sitting Bull MS, and Apple Valley MS as…

Nov 7 2017 / Read More »

Columbians 2018 Audition And Camp Update

07:52 pm | There are lots of exciting things happening behind the scenes with the Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps! We have new leadership, some new staff members, and an excellent design team working on the 2018 show. Staff…

Nov 3 2017 / Read More »

Watchmen Building For The Future

08:34 pm | In order to grow and build for the future of the Watchmen organization, we acquired a much needed 48 ft semi-trailer that will be utilized for equipment and supply storage. This trailer, however, is in need…

Nov 1 2017 / Read More »

Raiders Announce 2018 Colorguard Staff

08:28 pm | We are pleased to announce the Colorguard Staff for the 2018 season: Shannon Burton – Designer/Caption Head Stefanellie Saavedra Jeremy Hickson Teddi Vargas Julian Delacruz John Osinski Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 1 2017 / Read More »

2018 Heat Wave Brass Staff

08:10 pm | Stathis Linardos is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in music education. He currently works as a general music, band, and choir instructor at Westlake Christian School. He has worked…

Nov 1 2017 / Read More »

Saints Announce 2018 Programs & DCA Membership Application

07:23 pm | The Columbus Saints are celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2018 and are excited to announce their new programs. The Saints will provide three unique programs focusing on education, friendship, and competition designed to grow young people…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Skyliners Announce 2018 Program

01:44 pm | The Skyliners proudly announce their 2018 Show – “TOTALITY – Everything Changes…” There are 5 movements, just as there are 5 parts of a solar eclipse. It’s going to be a fun, uplifting show that performers…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

The Bushwackers Are Going To Indianapolis

01:43 pm | SmART Performances is pleased to announce that the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps is expanding its performance schedule this coming season to include DCI SoundSport and DrumLine Battle competitions in Indianapolis, Indiana. The six-time Drum Corps…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

2018 White Sabers Battery Technique Packet Now Available

01:33 pm | Drum corps open house season is here again – time for battery folks to download the 2018 Battery Percussion Packet. Download here or from the 2018 Season Documents page on the White Sabers website. Read the…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 Bushwackers Brass Instructional Staff

05:56 pm | The Bushwackers Drum Corps is excited to announce the brass instructional staff for the 2018 season! This season begins on November 18 and 19, 2017, at our Open House. Register for Open House or sign up…

Nov 13 2017 / Read More »

Skyliners Announces 2018 Caption Heads

03:32 pm | The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce their 2018 Caption Heads. Jeff Crawford, Visual Caption Head, is returning for his fifth season with the Skyliners. Ian Vanderlinden has been promoted to Percussion Caption…

Nov 11 2017 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 Bushwackers Percussion Staff

03:29 pm | The Bushwackers Drum Corps is pleased to announce the percussion instructional staff for the 2018 season! This season begins on November 18 and 19, 2017, at our Open House. Register for Open House or sign up…

Nov 11 2017 / Read More »

Kim Roman Appointed As New Head Drum Major For Hawthorne Caballeros

08:19 pm | From 1954-2017 (head drum majors from 1946-53 are unavailable at the time of this post), there have only been 9 head drum majors for the Hawthorne Caballeros: Art Kutz Ralph Silverbrand Chuck Bishop Jim Russo Mike…

Nov 7 2017 / Read More »

Starriders Workshop 2017

05:58 pm | WOW !!!! What a great workshop weekend! What a success for Starriders and the Drum Corps scene! Already on Friday evening the Starriders clubhouse was filled with life … The first members from own ranks, as…

Nov 13 2017 / Read More »

Showband Rastede Accompanies Bad Zwischenahn Lantern Procession

03:25 pm | On 10.11.2017 Spirit of 52 was the first time to accompany the youngstars at the kindergarten at the vicarage in Bad Zwischenahn to accompany the lantern procession musically. Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 11 2017 / Read More »

The Field Band Foundation 20th Birthday

08:15 pm | The Field Band Foundation celebrated its 20th birthday with a formal dinner on Thursday 26th October 2017. Held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, the gathering had FBF director Nonceba Lushaba as MC, and brought…

Nov 7 2017 / Read More »

2018 Starriders Staff

06:06 pm | Starriders are pleased to introduce you today to the Staffteam for the coming season. Staff Coordinator Gordon Gerl has built a strong team around him in recent months and is excited to start the 2018 season…

Nov 2 2017 / Read More »

Last Call To Register For Upcoming Starriders Workshop

05:37 pm | STARRIDERS start one last call to register for the upcoming workshop in mid-November! Registration deadline is 05.11.2017! Until then, further applications will be accepted. Register quickly and get a seat for this great event !!! ?…

Oct 29 2017 / Read More »

Starriders Look Back At 2017 Season

07:17 pm | Today, a brief look at a part of the past season 2017 may be thrown. Our drummer Julian has put together a great video about our time in England. Thanks Julian, for those great memories of…

Oct 26 2017 / Read More »

2018 Starriders Preseason

06:30 pm | Starriders are already looking forward to publishing the schedule for the Preseason 2018 today. Also some important highlights for the time after are already included in the current calendar for 2018. A drum corps season at…

Oct 24 2017 / Read More »

20 Years – Fit For Purpose (F4P)

06:42 pm | This year sees the Field Band Foundation’s 20th anniversary, celebrating the Foundation’s highly positive impact and far developmental reach, while highlighting our readiness for the next era. This readiness is called the FBF Fit for Purpose…

Oct 23 2017 / 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 »