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1973 DCI Finals DVD, 2014 season photo book available

Drum Corps World and Sights & Sounds, Inc. recently made available two new products for drum corps fans around the world.

The first is the publications’ eighth historic DVD, this one featuring the 1973 Drum Corps International Championships held at Wisconsin State University (now the University of Wisconsin) in Whitewater, WI, on August 27. This is the first time performances from this event have been available.

The footage comes from two reel-to-reel video collections that were recorded in 1973 by the Troopers and the...

November 22, 2014

1972 DCI Finals DVD, 2014 photo book available

Drum Corps World and Sights & Sounds, Inc. recently released two new products for drum corps fans around the world.

The first is the publications' eight historic DVD, this one featuring the 1973 Drum Corps International Championship held at Wisconsin State University (now the University of Wisconsin) in Whitewater, WI, on August 27.  This is the first time performances from this event have been available.

The footage comes from...

November 22, 2014

New photos posted (above), Facebook page viewers “exploding”

Check out the new selection of worldwide corps that have recently been updated in the box in the masthead. Last year there were about 110 different groups represented, this year the number has grown to 164 — DCI, DCA, alumni, mini-corps and foreign corps in the United States, Canada, Europe and Malaysia. Our worldwide staff of two dozen photographers were along the sidelines at more than six dozen shows and we’ve selected a great shot of every corps we could find from the 2013 season. The images are rotating in random order, so take...

May 04, 2014

San Francisco Renegades prepare for Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco

The San Francisco Renegades’ 2014 season explodes onto the scene February 15 as they take to the streets of San Francisco in the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade.

Celebrating their 13th year participating in this historic cultural event, the Renegades once again extend an invitation to drum corps members worldwide to join in the festivities — become a Renegade for a day and march the parade with the “ones in black.”

Signing up could not be easier. Visit the Web registration site at...

January 07, 2014

Drum corps arranger Larry Kerchner nominated for two Broadway Cabaret Awards

Larry Kerchner has been nominated in two categories for the 2013 BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Awards, and he would appreciate your vote and for any help in getting others to vote. Please pass this article on to all of your friends.

He began his marching career with the Wilmington, DE, Blue Rock in the 1960s. During his last few seasons before aging out he was also the corps’ arranger, producing such classics as “Baby Elephant Walk,” “Quiet Village” and “Requium for the Masses.” During the late 1960s,...

January 05, 2014

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About DCW

Drum Corps World is published as an on-line electronic magazine by Sights & Sounds, Inc., Madison, WI. It is supported by advertising from manufacturers, service providers, corps, circuits and show sponsors. The publication began in October 1971 at the same time Drum Corps International was formed and has been produced continuously as a tabloid newspaper until April 2011 and on the Internet since May 2011. It is released monthly, as well as six additional e-mail blasts, one in late June, three during July and two in August.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.