Drum Corps World seeks writers for 2006 season

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

Each year, I try to expand the size of the writing staff to ensure that a broad cross-section of the worldwide drum and bugle corps competition season is covered in the print version of Drum Corps World. Positive reviews of shows make up the majority of articles that appear in the 11 summer editions and the season wrap-up issues in September (August DCI and DCA Championships), and October and November (European championships).

While I do have staff members in many of the following areas, not all shows are currently being covered, so I could use additional writers in these geographic locations:

* Southern United States (Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi)
* Western United States (Arizona, California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado)
* Midwestern United States (Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio)
* Eastern United States (New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey)
* Mid-Atlantic United States (Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina)
* Europe (United Kingdom, Holland, Germany)
* Far East (Japan, Indonesia)

If you are interested in having your review(s) published — even if it’s just one article — please send me an e-mail — publisher@drumcorpsworld.com — at your earliest convenience. I begin to complete assignments and send out notification to show sponsors in mid-May.

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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.