September 2017

Arbella to enter DCI SOUNDSPORT arena in 2018

By | 2017-09-18T13:18:54+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Arbella Corps is excited to announce Arbella SoundSport, a performing arts ensemble for the 2018 season. SoundSport is a league of Drum Corps International (DCI) that takes the excitement and challenge of the drum corps activity and places it into a smaller performance footprint, has fewer restrictions, and simplified adjudication. SoundSport teams can focus on

July 2017

Cardinals Alumni and Arbella Independent serve up some grub to Colts Drum & Bugle Corps

By | 2017-07-07T07:56:14+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Arbella Independent, News|Tags: , , |

We were fortunate to have the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps staying in our area, at Beverly High School, so we were able to go and watch them practice on the 5th. Now, our Linda O'Connor is an experienced tour manager, and had an idea to bring the Colts some fresh strawberry shortcake. If you

Arbella Independent and Colts DBC March in Beverly Farms Horribles Parade and Beanpot Invitational July 4th

By | 2017-07-07T08:02:41+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: News, Performances & Appearances|Tags: , , , , |

Phew! What a day the 4th was!! It started with a parade in the morning.  The WEE EARLY morning, with an 8am start! The Beverly Farms Horribles Parade is famous nationwide for it's rather controversial floats, but this year it was made famous by the appearance of the Arbella Independent! OK, I could be exaggerating

June 2017

Thank you to EASTERN BANK for your generous support

By | 2017-06-20T16:51:09+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Arbella Independent, Captain's Blog, News|

A huge THANK YOU to the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation for their support of $500 towards Arbella Corps and Arbella Independent. Bringing the sport of Color Guard to the North Shore is no small feat, and we truly couldn't do it without the support of our local community. At Arbella, we do more than just

April 2017

Arbella Independent 2017 Season Recap

By | 2017-06-23T19:28:56+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Arbella Independent, News|Tags: , |

Contest Place Score 1.28 NESBA Evaluation Show, Salem MA n/a  n/a 2.11 NESBA Melrose, MA 3rd  65.59 2.18 WGI Regional, Salem, MA 2nd  68.03 2.26 NESBA Tewksbury, MA 1st  75.64 3.11 NESBA Medford, MA 1st  81.76 3.18 NESBA Triton, MA 1st  84.32 NESBA FINALS, Salem, MA 2nd  90.95

The Final Chapter of GEORGE D’IORIO’s Chronical of Arbella’s rise to DCI Champs now up on the blog.

By | 2017-06-21T09:21:31+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: History, News|Tags: , , , |

When George D'Iorio offered to document the years leading up to our 1979 DCI All Girl Championship, I was of course thrilled and grateful, but I had no idea just how amazingly detailed his accounts would be. I didn't even march those years, but as one of the 'caretakers' of the next generation of

February 2017

Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:12+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

We were recently approached by a law firm in California to share this scholarship opportunity with our seniors.  I wasn't at first convinced, so I reached out to verify that there were no catches and apparently there aren't, which was very nice to hear.  Attorney Purcell is looking to help a deserving kid achieve their

January 2017

December 2016

Thank you Cardinals Alumni Association!

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:12+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Arbella Independent, News|Tags: , , |

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On December 3rd we were honored to have the famous Jim Tallo from the Cardinals Alumni Association drop by rehearsal to present to us a donation from the Cardinals! Jim has been involved with drum and bugle corps, winter color guard and youth organizations for over 50 years.  Through Jim’s diligent and dedicated efforts, he has

June 2016

Arbella Corps Inc is proud to introduce ARBELLA INDEPENDENT Winter Guard

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:12+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Categories: Arbella Independent, News|

At long last, we are so pleased to be able to announce that we are fielding an independent winter guard for the 2017 season! We will be hosting a series of open gyms/spin camps throughout the summer to bring people together, try us on for size, and of course, just enjoy SPINNING!  All experience levels