Dut Dut D8: The Drum Corps Dating App

Dallas, Texas:

New for the 2018 Tour, an App that is sure to revolutionize the Marching Arts: Dut Dut D8. 

In Use

This app is sure to revolutionize the Drum Corps activity. Everything from finding your seat partner to finding your future spouse will be made possible through this latest innovation.

 The Home Screen

The Home Screen

Once members sign up for an account, they'll be asked to input some basic information about themselves to help determine compatibility with their fellow marchers

 The robust profile section ensures a perfect match

The robust profile section ensures a perfect match

The App is open only to current Drum Corps members, who must verify their marching status with a corps contract form the current year. You'll also only be notified if a Match is nearby. This means you won't waste time trying to find your soul-mate on the west coast when you're stuck on Swamp Tour™

 BOX 5 Match!

BOX 5 Match!

You'll of course be given recommendations, along with a rating of Box 1 through 5, to help you determine wheather you want to swipe right or [CUT] this prospect loose and keep looking.

 Wholesome

Wholesome

Dut Dut D8 will be available on iOS, Android, and Dr. Beat devices by Spring Training of 2018

DUT DUT D8


Couchmen Announce New Food Truck

Denton, Texas: 

The Couchmen Drum and Bugle Corps have announced a brand new state-of-the-art fleet of trucks for the 2018 Season. 

Drum Corps Parking Lot

In addition to the much anticipated and long rumored Food Truck, The Couchmen also announced the addition of an Equipment Truck to the Fleet. The Equipment truck will be outfitted with industrial sized ovens, freezers, and cooking equipment to serve as a backup food truck should anything happen to the primary vehicle. 

Drum Corps Food Truck

The list of innovations for the Primary Vehicle is extensive, including numerous features never before seen on a Marching Arts Mobile Cooking Apparatus.

FEATURES

  • Multiple deep fryers so the corps can have fresh donuts for breakfast everyday
  • 34 Foot Grill Top - rated to cook 7 Tons of Bacon per day
  • Craft Coffee Shop located in the rear section of the truck
  • Iced sports drink dispensers
  • Two Wood Brick Pizza Ovens
  • Storage space SPECIFICALLY for Chicken Patties
  • Computer Server containing every Drum Corps recipe ever created
  • The roof of the truck is just a pool filled with chocolate milk
  • Ability to convert into Optimus Prime in case of emergencies

If you need a snack in the lot this summer, odds are the Couchmen Food Truck is going to be the place to look. 

 Photo by Erik Lindquist

Photo by Erik Lindquist

DCI Bans Brass Instruments

Indianapolis, Indiana:

In a shocking press conference, Drum Corps International announced this week that, effective immediately, they would no longer allow Brass Instruments on the field in competition.

"Its been a long time coming" announced Dan Acheson, "But we're finally making this difficult decision that will ultimately move our activity forward." 

 A visibly angry Stone Wang 

A visibly angry Stone Wang 

Thousands of brass players surrounded the DCI offices in protest, playing brass instruments loudly and just being generally obnoxious. "It was going to be my Age-Out."  cried Santa Clara Vanguard Horn Sergeant, Stone Wang "I ordered 85 pairs of Adidas track pants for this summer already, one for each day of tour. Now I can't even return them."

While many were clearly outraged by this decision, several saw it as not only inevitable, but positive. 

Long time DCI Artistic Director Michael Cesario chimed in: "Drum Corps is great, but for the last 4 decades Brass Instruments have sort of been the elephant in the room. They're just so loud! The change from G Bugles to B-Flat instruments was definitely a step in the right direction. This last step was inevitable." 

Percussionist across the activity were thrilled to hear the news, as the promise of shorter shower and food lines spread throughout the activity like wildfire. Colorguard members cheered at the thought of no longer having 3rd trumpets blast low e-flats in their ears.

 The Blue Stars Tuba Section, shocked and unsure of what to do with their new found useless pieces of metal

The Blue Stars Tuba Section, shocked and unsure of what to do with their new found useless pieces of metal