Information on or follow-ups to our performances and appearances.

July 2017

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

December 2014

December in Arbella

By | 2014-12-07T06:58:07+00:00 December 7th, 2014|Categories: Captain's Blog, Performances & Appearances|Tags: , , |

December used to be considered the "off season" for the drum corps activity, but these days World Class Corps are hosting monthly winter audition camps, Senior Corps in our region are either off or  preparing for the Bugler's Hall of Fame, and here in Arbella, we are caroling for the holidays! The season is a great

April 2014

Lauren and Jose Medal at the Bugler’s Hall of Fame in Springfield-April 12, 2014 and put Arbella BACK on the drum corps map.

By | 2017-06-23T19:48:54+00:00 April 13th, 2014|Categories: News, Performances & Appearances|Tags: |

[bhof-springfield2014] To be fair, there seemed to be a lot of last minute cancellations, but we will take those medals anyway! On Saturday Jose, Jenna, board member Medley Long, Lauren and Zoe squeezed into the Volvo to take part in the Bugler's Hall of Fame in Springfield Mass. This event was not just fun (it's

August 2012

Arbella Performs in the 2012 Salem Maritime Festival August 4 2012

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:14+00:00 August 6th, 2012|Categories: Featured, News, Performances & Appearances|

When I first attended the Salem Maritime Festival several years ago, I thought there was only one thing missing from this fabulous maritime event.  There were old ships, live demos, things for the kids to do, kites to make and fly on the beach, period re-enactors, free cruises in the harbor, live music, but I

July 2012

June 30th – Arbella makes drum corps history again in Salem.

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:19+00:00 July 2nd, 2012|Categories: Captain's Blog, Featured, History, Performances & Appearances, Startup News|

Arbella Color Guard stops for photos on Salem Common with Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll and WCVB Anchorman Randy Price, June 30th, 2012. June 30th was a big day for us.  Despite our small size, Arbella made a big impact in the first-ever North Shore Pride Parade hosted in Salem.  Joel Dube ('82-'83) led

June 2012

Arbella color guard to march in the North Shore Pride parade June 30, 2012

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:19+00:00 June 13th, 2012|Categories: Featured, Performances & Appearances|

Drum Corps didn't always celebrate diversity I think we can all remember back to times in our youth where boys weren't allowed in color guard (unless it was Madison Scouts or the Cavies), and I've even heard stories of reverse situations, of how girls weren't welcome in hornlines.   Whether it was sexism, elitism, gay-ism

What to wear…what to wear…. to NS Pride parade 6/30/12

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:19+00:00 June 13th, 2012|Categories: Guard Blog, INSTRUCTOR NOTES, Performances & Appearances|

If you are spinning/banner: Colts 2009 guard uniform...soon to be ours! We do have some uniforms for those who can fit into them.  See Joel for sizing and distribution.  It is very possible they may not fit everyone, so you are free to create your own outfit with a striped shirt and white

November 2011

Arbella Alums perform in Thanksgiving Parade 11.19.11

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:21+00:00 November 20th, 2011|Categories: Performances & Appearances, Startup News|

For a nauticalia buff and drum corps nut such as myself, America's Hometown Thanksgiving celebration in Plymouth has it all!  The sea, old ships, food festival, period re-enactments, AND drum corps??? The only thing missing was a nautically-themed drum corps (which we will rectify next year!).  It was fantastic to see the effect each corps

July 2011

Mission Drums 2011

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:21+00:00 July 23rd, 2011|Categories: Performances & Appearances|

Presented by Drum Corps Associates All Age. All Good! 2011 Line Up: Reading Buccaneers - Harrisburg, PA Empire Statesmen - Rochester, NY Hawthorne Caballeros - Hawthorne, NJ Connecticut Hurricanes - Derby, CT Fusion Core - NJ Boston Crusaders Alumni - Boston, MA Park City Pride - Bridgeport, CT Hosted by Spartans - Nashua, NH Website:

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