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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 /

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 /

Marching Roundtable 849: DCI Rewatch- 1984 Suncoast Sound

05:20 pm | Doug Thrower and Michael Raiford discuss the controversial “Vietnam” show that was both relevant to the moment and ahead of its time. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with…

Nov 20 2019 / Read More »

Countdown To PR2020: Meet The Brass Instructional Staff

05:19 pm | Auditions for the 2020 Phantom Regiment Drum Corps begin this Friday. We’re counting down the days with staff announcements, reminders, and videos to get you hyped for PR2020. ? T-MINUS 2 DAYS Meet the PR2020 Brass…

Nov 20 2019 / Read More »

Countdown To PR2020: Meet The Visual Instructional Staff

07:22 pm | Auditions for the 2020 Phantom Regiment Drum Corps begin this Friday. We’re counting down the days with staff announcements, reminders, and videos to get you hyped for PR2020. ? T-MINUS 3 DAYS Meet the PR2020 Visual…

Nov 19 2019 / Read More »

Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: GM Kuzma

07:20 pm | What years did you march in the Blue Knights? I marched Blue Knights in 1994. What section? Mellophone. Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 19 2019 / Read More »

Countdown to PR2020: Meet The Color Guard Instructional Staff

07:14 pm | This team is stacked with talented marching arts professionals, many of whom have roots with Phantom Regiment. Be sure to visit the Color Guard Staff page to read their bios. Caption Heads Stephanie Chavez Sheldon Apo…

Nov 18 2019 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 848: DCI Rewatch- 1980 27th Lancers

07:12 pm | Michael Cesario and friends discuss this brilliant show that is full of effect and thrilling moments. We discuss the most rewatchable moments and how a 2020 version might be different. With Dr. Mary White. You can…

Nov 18 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Mckinney To Host Touring Drum Corps International Competition Next Year

07:00 pm | The city of McKinney announced Wednesday the community will host an exhibition and competition event during the 48th Annual Drum Corps International (DCI) Tour in July 2020. The event, “Marching Music Made in McKinney,” will take…

Nov 16 2019 / Read More »

Phantom Regiment Scholarship For Vicki Parkes Auditore

06:57 pm | The Phantom Regiment mourns the loss of Vicki Parkes Auditore who passed away Sunday, November 10th from breast cancer. Vicki was a beloved marching member and part of the color guard staff in the late 70’s…

Nov 16 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen 2020 November Audition Wrap-Up

07:26 pm | With the marching band season coming to an end in Southern California, Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps held their first audition for the 2020 season on November 17th at Bloomington High School. You could feel the…

Nov 19 2019 / Read More »

Announcing 2020 7th Regiment Caption Managers

07:25 pm | 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce its team of educators who will be leading the organization throughout the 2020 Drum Corps International Season! “We are so excited to have this amazing team…

Nov 19 2019 / Read More »

2020 Louisiana Stars Visual Staff Announced

07:41 pm | We are happy to introduce the Visual Staff for the 2020 season! Returning to lead the visual team is Caption Head Evan McAleer, who has been with the corps since the 2016 season. Joining McAleer in…

Nov 13 2019 / Read More »

Color Guard Info For The 2020 Spartans Winter Season

07:26 pm | During the winter season the color guard has open auditions on the Sunday of each camp weekend. Sunday, November 24th 8:30 to 3:30 Sunday, December 22nd 8:30 to 3:30 Sunday, January 19th 8:30 to 3:30 Read…

Nov 12 2019 / Read More »

Watchmen 2020 Educational Staff Announcement

06:49 pm | Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce their 2020 Educational Instructional Team. With many of the 2019 staff returning and some additional staff in every caption, we are excited and ready for this season…

Nov 8 2019 / Read More »

Announcing The 7th Regiment 2020 Design Team

06:39 pm | 7th Regiment is thrilled to announce the return of its entire Design Team for the 2020 Drum Corps International Season! Music Coordinator / Brass Arranger – Jack Tully Visual Coordinator / Guard Design – Rachel Lowery…

Nov 7 2019 / Read More »

2020 Spartans November Camp Updates

06:33 pm | As we approach November Camp here are a few reminders to help you plan: Brass players please make sure you bring your own mouthpiece and if you have one, a music stand. With a large turn…

Nov 6 2019 / Read More »

Columbians Registration for 2020 Season Now Open

08:38 pm | Are you ready for the biggest Columbians drum corps in history? Registration for the 2020 Season is now live! Register now for 2020. Single day audition fee is $40. Read the rest of the article here.…

Nov 5 2019 / Read More »

Atlanta CV 2020 Brass Staff

07:23 pm | Atlanta CV Drum & Bugle Corps is ecstatic to announce the brass staff for the 2020 drum and bugle corps season. Headed by new Brass Caption Head, Mark Hoskins. Mark is Director of Bands at Wheeler…

Nov 19 2019 / Read More »

Announcing The 2020 Bushwackers Percussion Instructional Team

07:13 pm | The Bushwackers are excited to announce that we are welcoming back the majority of last year’s Percussion Instructional Team following their excellent season. Led by Caption Head Alex Musliner, we feel they will continue to provide…

Nov 18 2019 / Read More »

White Sabers Announce Design Team And Caption Heads For The 2020 Season

06:38 pm | The White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps are excited to announce their design team for 2020! Heading up the design team will be new comer John McFarland as Show Coordinator and Battery Arranger. John is a…

Nov 14 2019 / Read More »

2020 Bushwackers Open House

06:36 pm | 1. FREE Open House and Experience Day – All prospective brass, percussion and guard members will experience what it’s like to be in the 6 time, DCA World Champion Bushwackers! When/Where: Sunday, December 1, 2019 @John…

Nov 14 2019 / Read More »

White Sabers Look Back On 2019 While Looking Ahead To 2020

07:20 pm | The White Sabers had a very successful finish to the 2019 season with a score of 91.950 which was good for 4th place at DCA Finals in Williamsport, Pa. This is the White Sabers highest finish…

Nov 11 2019 / Read More »

Reading Buccaneers Announce 2019 Hall Of Fame Inductees

07:05 pm | The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps announced today that Chuck Jacobs, John Sando, and Mark Thurston will be inducted into the Buccaneers Hall of Fame at the corps’ annual year-end banquet on Saturday, November 30.…

Nov 10 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 Hawthorne Caballeros Caption Heads

06:53 pm | Mark Monaghan – Percussion Caption Head & Music Coordinator Mark is a percussionist, educator, and arranger based out of the Northern New Jersey Area. He attended Rutgers University for his bachelor’s degree in psychology and is…

Nov 9 2019 / Read More »

2020 Atlanta CV December Audition Weekend

06:52 pm | Auditions for the 2020 Drum Corps Associates seasons continue with our weekend audition camp in December. Be sure to join us the weekend of December 14th and 15th at Hiram High School – 702 Virgie Ballentine…

Nov 9 2019 / Read More »

Youngstars From Rastede On Travel

06:47 pm | For once the instruments remained packed: the most recent excursion took the offspring of Rasteder Showband to Bremerhaven. There the group visited the climate house. “We were looking for something to suit our new topic in…

Nov 8 2019 / Read More »

Showband Rastede November 2019 Sponsor Of The Month

08:26 pm | Our sponsor of the month “November” is the company Monacor At MONACOR, we understand sound reinforcement in a very comprehensive sense. Our range is therefore very diverse. In addition to classical systems for sound reinforcement such…

Nov 2 2019 / Read More »

Bronze For The Youngstars

06:29 pm | The Rast der Showband young talent climbs on the winner’s podium at the European Championships in Eschede. The formation was the best group from Germany. The final point was also the highlight of the season: At…

Oct 1 2019 / Read More »

2019 DCE Live Webcast

08:54 pm | This year Drum Corps Europe will again broadcast a live webcast. More information and details about this will be published soon on: www.drumcorpseurope.org/live-webcast/ Drum Corps Europe owes a big thank you to the former Video Vault…

Sep 25 2019 / Read More »

Very Exciting Competition At 2019 DCE Finals

09:09 pm | With the latest scores and rankings known now, it’s going to be very exciting Finals this week! Not only between the 1st and 2nd place, but most certainly for the places 3 until 6! Also at…

Sep 24 2019 / Read More »

Thurrock Marching Brass Brings British Title Back Home

06:54 pm | On Saturday 21 September the talented youngsters of Thurrock Marching Brass, with an average age of just over 11 years, travelled to the Select Stadium in Widnes, Lancashire and competed in the Junior Class at the…

Sep 23 2019 / Read More »

Showband Young People Are Counting On The Climate

08:46 pm | The offspring of Showband Rastede wants to present a “climate program” in the coming season. The dancers of the Youngstars had already arranged to collect rubbish in the castle park several times before training. They gave…

Sep 17 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Inbhear Mor Ensemble Are A Big Hit On US Tour

06:39 pm | A Wicklow group has become the first Irish band to perform at a prestigious international event in the United States. Arklow’s Inbhear Mór Performance Ensemble have recently returned from competing at the Drum Corps International competition…

Sep 9 2019 / 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 »