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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 /

2018 Colts April Rehearsal & Audition Weekend

08:22 pm | The April rehearsal and audition for the 2018 Colts will be held April 27 – 29 at Stephen Hempstead High School in Dubuque, Iowa. The address is 3715 Pennsylvania Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52002. Click here for…

Apr 19 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Chicago Labor Law Firm To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims At Drum Corps Organization

08:10 pm | A Chicago labor law firm has been hired to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against the former CEO of Youth Education in the Arts, the parent organization of the Allentown Cadets drum and bugle corps. The…

Apr 17 2018 / Read More »

Meet The 2018 Phantom Regiment Conductors

08:01 pm | Phantom Regiment has a long history of talented musicians who have lead the corps since our founding in 1956. We took some time to get to know the members of the 2018 Phantom Regiment Conducting team.…

Apr 16 2018 / Read More »

“Rockin For A Cure” Live Music Benefit For ALS – Saturday, April 21, 2018

07:53 pm | Get your tickets for the 18th Annual Rockin’ For A Cure ALS Benefit to be held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Saturday, April 21st at 6 p.m. Hosted by alumni and friends of the Madison…

Apr 16 2018 / Read More »

Meet The 2018 Spirit Of Atlanta Hall Of Fame Class

07:48 pm | Spirit of Atlanta and the Hall of Fame Committee are proud to announce the inductees for the 2018 class of the Spirit of Atlanta Hall of Fame. Please join us on Saturday May 19th to honor…

Apr 16 2018 / Read More »

Jersey Surf, Inc.: Whistleblower Policy & Organizational Ethics

07:47 pm | Jersey Surf, Inc., requires directors, employees, contractors, volunteers and members to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. Anyone considered to be a representative of Jersey Surf,…

Apr 16 2018 / Read More »

Participant Safety & Organizational Ethics: What Jersey Surf Is Doing

07:27 pm | The Jersey Surf continues to focus on safety of our members, volunteers, instructors & administrative staff. Later this spring, the Jersey Surf Board of Directors will complete a comprehensive review of all harassment and discrimination policies…

Apr 14 2018 / Read More »

Phantom Regiment To Train At Western Illinois University This Summer

06:15 pm | Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps will call Western Illinois University home for the majority of our summer training – May 20 – June 9, 2018. The corps will live, work and train at WIU’s Macomb…

Apr 13 2018 / Read More »

Columbians Committed To Safety And Openness Within The Organization

05:34 pm | With the recent report of sexual abuse within the drum corps community, the Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps would like to say that we put the safety of our members, staff, volunteers, and all involved, as…

Apr 11 2018 / Read More »

In The News – ‘Together As One’ In The FREE Players Drum Corps

08:40 pm | The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc – also known as FREE – Players Drum & Bugle Corps., based out of Bethpage, Long Island, is the first differently-abled drum corps in the world. “We’re a group…

Apr 4 2018 / Read More »

2018 SoCal Drum Corps Preview

06:55 pm | Celebrate the opening of the 2018 drum corps season! Get a sneak preview of Southern California drum corps as they unveil their 2018 shows in exhibition. 4:00 pm – Ticket Booth Opens 5:30 pm – Marketplace,…

Mar 21 2018 / Read More »

In The News – Sible Hedingham Teenager To Join Marching Band

05:08 pm | A talented teenager from Sible Hedingham is set to join a marching band tour in America after overcoming her anxiety to perform in front of thousands of people. Ella Jeffrey, 14, who has been home schooled…

Mar 20 2018 / Read More »

Announcing The 2018 7th Regiment Student Leadership

05:31 pm | 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce our 2018 student leadership, who will be joining our returning Drum Major Leslie Abreu. LESLIE ABREU – DRUM MAJOR Leslie is a freshman international business major…

Mar 15 2018 / Read More »

A Sneak Peak At 7th Regiment’s 2018 Show

06:22 pm | Happy March 7th, our favorite day of the year! Here’s a sneak peek at our 2018 show just for you. There are still limited brass and color guard spot available for the 2018 season. Visit http://www.seventhregiment.org/audition-inperson/…

Mar 7 2018 / Read More »

In The News – New Drum And Bugle Corps Expands Opportunities For Local Students

04:03 pm | Albuquerque is now home to the first drum and bugle corps in the state. It’s the first corps in at least 40 years and it’s all thanks to a passionate music student. The group, now starting…

Feb 26 2018 / Read More »

Southwind Presents Its 2018 Production

12:06 pm | Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce its show for the 2018 season, “The Guitarist.” The production includes music by Arturo Sandoval, Robin Thicke, Laura Mvula with Snarky Puppy, and Arturo Márquez. “The Guitarist”…

Feb 23 2018 / Read More »

2018 Cabs At The Beach

08:21 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros will once again host “Cabs at the Beach” in Wildwood, NJ. Date: June 16, 2018 Location: Maxwell Field, West Youngs Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260 Lineup: Hawthorne Caballeros, Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni, Buccaneers, Fusion Core,…

Apr 19 2018 / Read More »

Connecticut Hurricanes Announce 2018 Drum Majors

08:15 pm | The Connecticut Hurricanes are pleased to announce their drum majors for the upcoming DCA competition season. Matt Piros will be returning to the podium for his second season as lead drum major and will be joined…

Apr 18 2018 / Read More »

White Sabers Announce New Visual Designer

08:09 pm | The White Sabers are saddened to announce that our 2017 Visual Designer, Mark Rider, will not be returning for the 2018 season. Mark did an outstanding job last year in helping us achieve our goals and…

Apr 17 2018 / Read More »

2018 Scout House Youth Music Scholarship Applications

05:55 pm | Applications for the 2018 Wilf Blum Memorial Youth Music Scholarship award of $750 are now available through schools in Waterloo Region. Deadline for submission is Friday, May 25. The winner will receive the scholarship cheque at…

Apr 12 2018 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros Announce 2018 Production

05:49 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros proudly announce their 2018 production “DUÆL!” Dual – (adj.) of relating to, or noting, two. Having a two fold, or double, character or nature. Duel – (noun) a prearranged combat, or any contests…

Apr 12 2018 / Read More »

White Sabers Bingo Hall Has Moved

05:45 pm | The White Sabers are happy to announce that we have moved our bingo hall to a new location! Bingo is now located at 22 Ossian Street, Dansville, NY 14437! Starting tomorrow all bingo games will now…

Apr 12 2018 / Read More »

Statement From Drum Corps Associates

05:18 pm | DCA is closely monitoring the changes that have been made to the YEA organization in light of the allegations against its former CEO. DCA will continue to evaluate its policies and procedures as the situation evolves…

Apr 10 2018 / Read More »

Hawthorne Caballeros 5th Annual Golf Outing

05:08 pm | The Hawthorne Caballeros next great fundraiser will be led by longtime Caballero, Sean Kenney. This annual event brings together family and friends for a nice day of golf. The outing includes many prizes and raffles, including…

Apr 9 2018 / Read More »

Tickets For 2018 DCE Finals In Kerkrade

08:06 pm | Also this year we have reserved tickets for the European Music Games in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium in Kerkrade, which you can order from us now. Block A Card 32,50 € Card + Bus 52,00 €…

Apr 17 2018 / Read More »

Young, Aspiring Dancers Wanted

05:02 pm | Liberty is looking for young, aspiring performers from Northampton to join the cast of their 2018 show! Liberty is similar to the music and dance programmes found in high schools all across the USA; a dance,…

Apr 9 2018 / Read More »

Marching Band Awareness Week Returns Tuesday 1st May 2018

08:15 pm | Launched in 2013 by Marching Band Activity United Kingdom, the Awareness Week runs annually on the first week of May and has seen the most successful series of promotion of Marching bands across all social networks.…

Mar 25 2018 / Read More »

Dear Drum Corps Community

07:29 pm | Below we want to inform you about some important restructuring in our club: Due to recurring staff shortages in recent years, we have decided not to launch a competitive field show this year. Instead, we will…

Mar 23 2018 / Read More »

2018 Showband Rastede Annual General Meeting

06:16 pm | At the annual general meeting of the Showband Rastede, the 1st chairman Carsten Helms looked back on the highlights of 2017 in his annual report. Thanks to many donations and sponsors, the club sprinter could be…

Mar 12 2018 / Read More »

Battle’s O’er – A Nation’s Tribute 11th November 2018

09:10 pm | Marching Band Activity United Kingdom is delighted to assist in promoting, Battle’s O’er – A Nation’s Tribute 11th November 2018, the nation’s tribute to mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War,along…

Mar 6 2018 / Read More »

Wanted: Juliana Financial Support Board

04:16 pm | We are looking for someone for financial support to supplement our board. The board of Junior Drum Corps Johan Friso and Juliana Drum- & Bugle Corps consists of six members. The board takes care of the…

Mar 3 2018 / Read More »

2018 Starriders Calendar Update

07:12 pm | Here is a small update to the STARRIDERS anniversary season. ? – 35 Years of Starrider’s Drum & Bugle Corps – 50 Years of Music in the Tuspo Bad Münder You want to give old acquaintances…

Feb 3 2018 / 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 »