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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 /

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 /

Marching Roundtable 839: LOUD Is Not A 4-Letter Word

07:07 pm | Playing loud is ok! Mandarins Brass Caption Head Tim Snyder shows you how to safely encourage your students to play loud with a good sound, dynamics, emotion, and accuracy. You can listen to us below, or…

Oct 16 2019 / Read More »

Crossmen Announce 2020 Percussion Staff

07:47 pm | Crossmen Productions is excited to announce the 2020 Crossmen Drum Corps Percussion Staff! Under the direction of Caption Head, Dr. Lane Summerlin, the 2020 Crossmen Percussion Staff is comprised of an exciting new team of professionals!…

Oct 15 2019 / Read More »

Help Spread The Word About PR2020 Auditions

08:21 pm | Audition Registration for the 2020 Phantom Regiment Drum Corps is now open! With 5 camp weekends in several locations throughout the country, talented brass, percussion, front ensemble, and color guard performers are invited to spend a…

Oct 14 2019 / Read More »

Spirit Of Atlanta’s 2020 Design Team

08:08 pm | Spirit of Atlanta will again be led by Director Chris Moore and Assistant Director David Coheley for the 2020 season. Moore has announced the creative team who will design the corps production for 2020, including some…

Oct 12 2019 / Read More »

Robert Cawthorne Promoted To Digital Creative Manager

07:57 pm | We are pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Cawthorne to Digital Creative Manager at Phantom Regiment. In this newly created role, Robert will oversee the organization’s online media presence and lead the direction and production…

Oct 11 2019 / Read More »

Blue Knights Board Of Directors Annual Retreat 2019

07:55 pm | The Board of Directors and staff of Ascend Performing Arts spent the weekend of October 4th through 6th reviewing the 2019 year and evaluating the organization’s progress in relation to the strategic plan for the future.…

Oct 11 2019 / Read More »

VMAPA Names New Executive Director

07:46 pm | The Board of Directors of Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA), an internationally acclaimed non-profit performing arts organization and the home of multiple performing programs including two world champion drum and bugle corps, the Santa Clara…

Oct 10 2019 / Read More »

Colts Announce Visual Instructional Team For 2020

07:25 pm | The Colts are excited to announce their visual instructional team for 2020. The team will be led by Colts alumnus and Visual Caption Head Jack Borland. The team will be a combination of new and familiar…

Oct 9 2019 / Read More »

Southwind Announces 2020 Colorguard Staff

07:01 pm | Excitement and momentum for Southwind’s 2020 season continues to build. To complement its impressive design team, Southwind is proud to announce the staff of its colorguard for the coming year. According to Corps Director Lawrence LeClaire,…

Oct 16 2019 / Read More »

Southwind Gets Early Start On 2020, Announces Design Team

08:19 pm | Fresh off its breakout 2019 season, Southwind plans to make new waves in 2020. Last season, the corps climbed the ranks of Open Class with conceptual show design and a continued emphasis on crowd-pleasing performances. “Last…

Oct 14 2019 / Read More »

2020 Southwind Calendar

08:11 pm | Southwind has a full calendar of activities scheduled for the 2020 season. You can be a part of Southwind, whether you choose to become a member, a volunteer or a fan! Want to help out? Contact…

Oct 12 2019 / Read More »

Meet The 2020 Raiders Design Team

07:28 pm | Marc Garside is the Founder/CEO of EPIC Percussion, established in 2013. He has been a percussion designer and instructor for the marching arts in central PA since 2002, working with several very successful high school programs.…

Oct 9 2019 / Read More »

2020 Heat Wave Caption Head Announcement

07:27 pm | Heat Wave is excited to announce the Program Director and Caption Heads for the 2020 season! Stathis Linardos will serve as the Program Director for 2020. The Caption Heads will be: Joe Galvin – Brass Allie…

Oct 9 2019 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – October 9th, 2019

07:22 pm | You are most welcome to join us in celebration of our 2019 Pioneer Percussion Performance Corps Ensemble’s membership this Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm. Let’s all meet at Pioneerland (2000 E. Birchwood Ave. Cudahy, WI 53110).…

Oct 9 2019 / Read More »

Rich Waddington Named Colt Cadets Director

07:15 pm | Rich Waddington has been named director of the Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. Rich brings with him nearly 20 years of teaching band in public schools throughout the state of Iowa. Most recently, Rich was…

Sep 27 2019 / Read More »

Pioneer To Perform In Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

05:41 pm | On Thursday November 28th, Pioneer will particpate in the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. As one of the nation’s largest and most popular Thanksgiving Day parades, the corps will perform in front of half a million spectators that…

Sep 27 2019 / Read More »

Atlanta CV Welcomes New Color Guard Caption Head

07:05 pm | Atlanta CV is excited to announce the appointment of Cody Segers this season as the new Color Guard Caption Head. Cody comes with a lot of experience, not only as a performer, but as an instructor.…

Oct 16 2019 / Read More »

Minnesota Brass, Inver Hills Community College Embark On Partnership

07:04 pm | Minnesota Brass Inc. (MBI) and Inver Hills Community College of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., have embarked on discussions aimed at a music-education partnership that would further their respective missions. “We are thrilled about the potential of…

Oct 16 2019 / Read More »

Atlanta CV Welcomes New Brass Caption Head

08:20 pm | Atlanta CV is thrilled to announce Mark Hoskins will be joining this season as the new Brass Caption Head. Mark comes with impressive credentials. Said Alan Armstrong, Co-Program Coordinator, “We’re ecstatic to have someone with the…

Oct 14 2019 / Read More »

Atlanta CV 2020 Design Team

08:12 pm | Atlanta CV is excited to announce the design team for their 2020 season. Designers Jeff Sacktig, Jair Klarfeld and Matt Manturuk will be returning to join Co-Program Coordinators Alan Armstrong and Rodney Bailey, and caption heads…

Oct 12 2019 / Read More »

Atlanta CV 2019 Wrap Up

06:32 pm | Atlanta CV’s 2019 production Of Gods and Goddesses certainly didn’t disappoint our fans, families, members and staff. Taking home the Michael H. Petrone Memorial Award for 2nd place in Open Class competition at the Drum Corps…

Sep 27 2019 / Read More »

Cabs 2020 Recruiting Schedule

07:40 pm | The Caballeros have begun planning for the 2020 season! We will be on the road this fall talking to potential members and sharing our stories from 2019. If you or your marching band will be at…

Sep 23 2019 / Read More »

2020 Caballeros Open House

05:22 pm | Join us for our 2020 open house at Passaic County Technical Institute! Dates: Saturday, November 30th, 2019 Sunday, December 1st, 2019 Read the rest of the article here.…

Sep 15 2019 / Read More »

In The News – Differently Abled Drum Corps Makes History At World Championships

06:36 pm | The FREE Players Drum and Bugle Corps made history Labor Day weekend. The Long Island, New York-area drum corps is the first differently abled group of its kind in the world — and they were invited…

Sep 9 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 »

Youngstars Get The Triple In Hameln

09:22 pm | 2019 will go down as the most successful year in the 13-year history of the junior department of Showband Rastede. The formation is also represented with a tent on the Ellernfest. After winning the German championship…

Sep 5 2019 / Read More »

DCE Renews Strategic Partnership With DCI

08:34 pm | Drum Corps Europe is pleased to announce their renewed strategic partnership with Drum Corps International. The contract was signed during the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis last month. DCE is looking forward to a close cooperation…

Sep 2 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 »