Write for Corps Connect
Corps Connect’s purpose is to deliver high-quality, relevant information & material to drum corps fans around the world. Writing takes time. Monitoring the latest developments throughout the drum corps activity takes time. And of course, preparing articles for publishing takes time. We welcome any contribution our fans could provide that might help us connect with drum corps fans every day.
Who can become a Corps Connect contributor?
Anyone. Everyone. We’ll take help from anyone who’s willing to lend it. We’re looking for:
- Current or past drum corps members
- Auditioning, soon-to-be corps members
- Current or past drum corps staff
- Music teachers & visual instructors
- Top Gun aficionados
- Moms, dads, boyfriends, girlfriends, siblings, etc.
- Life-long fans, casual fans & brand new fans
What can I contribute?
Mostly, we’re looking for articles. A single article is great, but long-term cooperation is even better. Think installments: “What I Learned in Drum Corps, Part 1,” etc.
An article doesn’t have to be long. The important thing is that you have something to share. Has drum corps changed your life? How? We want to hear it.
We could also use some help in creating unique, carefully-prepared round ups & showcases: “A review of all 12 performances at Allentown,” etc.
Ok, what topics are you looking for?
We want all things drum corps. That’s broad, we know, so here’s a list. We are interested in the following topics:
- Auditions ― Preparing for, executing & nailing a spot in your favorite corps.
- How-tos ― Memorize music, hit high notes, toss a 7, play flam-drags, etc.
- Corps’ programs ― What’s BD’s guard doing? What are The Cadets up to now?
- Show recaps ― Biased, un-objective, fanboy-esque recounts of the show you saw.
- Corps reviews ― Less biased, more objective critiques of corps’ performances.
- Industry ― Updates on the G7 proposal, rule changes, policy news, etc.
- Products ― The gear you can’t march without, like best brand of water jug, etc.
- Predictions ― Pick the top corps at small shows, regionals or Finals Week.
- Analysis ― Why is Crown’s GE score rising & Phantom’s brass score falling?
- Corps vs. corps ― Like direct competition? Who’s better, Boston or Madison?
- Life stories ― Drum corps landed you a job & a date? We want to hear your story.
What if I can’t write so good?
Not to worry. We’ll edit your article several times before it gets published. We’ll handle spelling and grammar mistakes for you.
And we won’t tell your English teacher.
No offense, but I probably write better than you do
Great! If you’re so smart, you can edit the articles submitted by the people in the last paragraph! Want to be an editor? Let us know.
And we still won’t tell your English teacher.
But I’m a photographer/videographer/artist/poet
Great! We need your help too. We do have a Media section, you know.
If you’re deadly with a camera (or whatever your instrument of choice is), let us know. We’d love to find a way to incorporate your work into our site.
Ok, I’m in. How do I sign up?
That part’s easy. Just fill out the form below. We’re always happy to make new contacts & explore new possibilities. We’d love to welcome you on board as a Corps Connect contributor.