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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 /

Bluecoats Brass Podcast Bonus-2014 DCI Finals Brass Tape (Jeff Harper)

08:20 pm | 2020 SUMMER BONUS EPISODE! Each week this summer, we’ll release a past Bluecoats brass judge tape from a show in the same city we would’ve been at if we were on tour. Today is our brass…

Aug 9 2020 / Read More »

Bluecoats Brass Podcast Bonus-2016 DCI Semifinals Brass Tape (Paul McGarr)

08:15 pm | 2020 SUMMER BONUS EPISODE! Each week this summer, we’ll release a past Bluecoats brass judge tape from a show in the same city we would’ve been at if we were on tour. Today is our brass…

Aug 7 2020 / Read More »

Dr. David Holsinger Joins Cadets 1992 And 1993 Reunions

04:50 pm | The second week of Cadets Virtual Reunions ends Friday, August 7, with alumni from the 1990s getting together and sharing lots of stories and memories. This week of reunions has featured several guests, including acclaimed composer,…

Aug 6 2020 / Read More »

Bluecoats Brass Podcast Bonus-2018 DCI Prelims Brass Tape (Albert Lo)

04:48 pm | 2020 SUMMER BONUS EPISODE! Each week this summer, we’ll release a past Bluecoats brass judge tape from a show in the same city we would’ve been at if we were on tour. Today is our brass…

Aug 6 2020 / Read More »

Keep The Scouts “Undefeated”

09:40 pm | The Madison Scouts launch the “Undefeated” fundraising campaign to run from Monday, August 3rd through Saturday, August 8th. The corps will symbolically transport one of its historic flags across every show location of the cancelled DCI…

Aug 5 2020 / Read More »

Forward March! 2020

09:39 pm | Thursday August 6, 2020, Spirit of Atlanta will hosts the Virtual Forward March event. The free event features performances and appearances by Spirit of Atlanta current members, alumni, and multiple special guests. Plus a special recognition…

Aug 5 2020 / Read More »

BACPit Presents “Black Keys”

04:35 pm | The BACPit is proud to present their summer project, Black Keys. From the start, the Black Keys Project was a way for the members of the Boston Crusaders Front Ensemble to connect and play music during…

Aug 2 2020 / Read More »

Bluecoats Brass Podcast Bonus-2017 Allentown, PA Brass Tape (Paul McGarr)

05:38 pm | 2020 SUMMER BONUS EPISODE! Each week this summer, we’ll release a past Bluecoats brass judge tape from a show in the same city we would’ve been at if we were on tour. This week is our…

Jul 31 2020 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – July 24th, 2020

05:32 pm | BINGO UPDATE! This Saturday, July 25th will be our fourth Saturday of restarting our Bingo at the United Seniors 4515 W. Forest Home Ave. Our Progressive game is at 58 numbers for $4,000.00 plus! You might…

Jul 30 2020 / Read More »

Marching Roundtable 915: Open Class Drum Corps May Be The Perfect Fit

01:56 pm | Students are getting expert instruction and great experiences in Open Class corps, and these groups may be the exact right place for many students. With Dave Eddleman and Tim Heasley. You can listen to us below,…

Jul 19 2020 / Read More »

Join The Together As One Movement

01:28 pm | DCI will look differently this year, but there is still a way for our members, fans, friends, and alumni to experience the collaborative effort and performance entertainment we have come to love over the decades –…

Jul 17 2020 / Read More »

EYitPA Board Of Directors – Summer 2020

05:13 pm | Greetings, Southwind Family. It’s an honor to be able to bring you this letter on behalf of the Empower Youth in the Performing Arts Board of Directors. We recently added four new members to the board:…

Jul 4 2020 / Read More »

Gold Response To Current Events

07:14 pm | It is with a heavy heart that we have witnessed the events of the last few weeks as the streets of our country have filled with protesters seeking justice for crimes against humanity. Sadly, the events…

Jun 29 2020 / Read More »

Pioneer News From The Top – June 24th, 2020

05:13 pm | BINGO IS BACK!….After canceling 18 bingo dates because of the Corona virus, we have re-started our SATURDAY Bingo games at the United Senior Center located at 4515 W. Forest Home Ave. in Milwaukee. The facility has…

Jun 24 2020 / Read More »

Distant Harmonies

09:07 pm | In response to the cancellation of scholastic and independent music programs affecting musicians worldwide, River City Rhythm is proud to offer “Distant Harmonies,” a virtual music experience for all musicians regardless of age or ability. Musicians…

Jun 18 2020 / Read More »

A Note To Our Community

08:38 pm | At Louisiana Stars, we have seen the events surrounding our country and hear the pain of people of color. Our hearts go out to this community and we stand with you. We understand that it is…

Jun 2 2020 / Read More »

White Sabers Last Virtual Camp Of 2020

09:07 pm | The White Sabers are excited our final 2020 Virtual Camp on 8/15 from 10am-1:30pm. We have assembled an All-Star line up of guest speakers/clinicians to provide incite on the activity and it’s direction moving forward! Read…

Aug 3 2020 / Read More »

Cabs 2019 Featured On The Drum Corps Podcast

08:47 pm | Earlier today, The Drum Corps Podcast welcomed a few familiar Cabs members to get an inside look at the drum corps’ 2019 production “Out of the Box.” The podcast talked with Head Drum Major Kim Roman,…

Jul 28 2020 / Read More »

Buell Resigns As DCA President

01:39 pm | The 2020 drum corps season has faced many hardships, including a cancellation of the entire season. Since the winter meeting the Corps directors have been meeting regularly working toward plans for the 2021 season and beyond.…

Jul 18 2020 / Read More »

Happy 4th Of July From The Bushwackers

03:14 pm | With all that is happening in the world these days we wanted to bring you a bit of normalcy. We have gathered former and current Bush Brass players and put together a piece written by Dennis…

Jul 5 2020 / Read More »

Help Us Transition Into Our 75Th Year

07:42 pm | 2021 will be the 75th year of the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum & Bugle Corps. Our existence and the momentum we have worked so hard to achieve is now threatened by the COVID-19 virus and by the…

Jul 1 2020 / Read More »

Warriors Corona-Virus Outreach

08:17 pm | As a not-for-profit 501©3 tax exempt organization, the Warriors Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps, Inc. provides a vibrant and enriching developmental program in the instrumental music arts to the youth and young adults of New York…

Jun 28 2020 / Read More »

2020 Scout House Youth Scholarship Winner

06:26 pm | Mia Haug, who graduates this summer from St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge, is the 2020 winner of the $900 Wilf Blum Memorial Youth Music Scholarship. After starting music training at age two, she is…

Jun 26 2020 / Read More »

Florida Brass Reopens

03:21 pm | The Florida Brass Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps opens its doors once again after the shut down with the coronavirus that hit the sunshine state in March. The Florida Brass will start rehearsals on Sunday July…

Jun 19 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 »

Liberty 2020/21 Show Announcement

07:20 pm | Liberty are excited to announce our 2020/21 show – The Orphan. The challenging circumstances we are all in has seen so many competitions and performances cancelled….and so we felt we needed to do something POSITIVE….and so…

Apr 1 2020 / Read More »

Field Band Foundation COVID-19 Communique

07:25 pm | The Field Band Foundation is completely and proudly aligned to the principles and intentions of the President’s call for a lock-down from tonight until 16 April. The primary focus of our preparations has been the securing…

Mar 26 2020 / Read More »

Field Band Foundation Statement On The Corona Virus Pandemic

04:16 pm | The Field Band Foundation responds to the President’s call for cooperation and solidarity as South Africa faces the challenges of the Corona Virus. We are committed to taking responsible and positive actions to endorse the call…

Mar 20 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 »