“A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” volume 1 to be reprinted

by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher

Volume 1 of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps,” the 432-page, hardcover book published by Drum Corps World in 2002, has been sold out since December 2005.

Because of the increasing possibilities offered by digital printing-on-demand, we are planning to reprint a limited number of copies in softcover. Over the last five years, a good number of people have inquired about the book’s availability, even about copies offered on eBay. To my knowledge, no one who purchased the original book has advertised their copy for sale.

Included in the volume are scores from major junior and senior contests between 1921 and 2001, more than 1,400 photos — including 924 different corps — a master list of recordings and a comprehensive roster of more than 7,000 corps that have existed over the years since 1921 when the American Legion held the first competition.

Through our new printer in Platteville, WI, we are preparing to print new copies. Right now I am trying to gauge how many people might be interested in purchasing a copy. I do not have the capital to print copies that would end up on a warehouse shelf.

If you are interested in ordering one of these books, please call Steve Vickers at 1-800-554-9630 or e-mail him at publisher@drumcorpsworld.com to be placed on a list for notification. We are hoping to have a limited quantity printed prior to this summer.

Call today to let us know you would like to purchase a copy!

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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.