DCW 2006 photo gallery hosted by DCPlanet

by Steve Vickers, Publisher

It was a long time coming, but I have finally accumulated a sizeable number of images from the 2005 season. In the past (2001, 2002 and 2003) the photographs have been added on this Web site, however, this time around, I’ve forged an agreement with the new owner of Drum Corps Planet, John Donovan, to host the past season’s pictures on his site, with a link back to this site for those who find the gallery there.

To see the photo gallery, go here!

Because of the enormous amount of time it took to accumulate the material and the subsequent cumulative time to post the hundreds of photos, John offered to help by splitting the tasks . . . I collected everything that was to be featured and he is posting the pictures and has done all of the idenfification of the included corps, where they are from and the name of each photographer who shot the image.

There are a total of galleries, divided into levels of competition and also by geographical areas. The include:

* 2005 alumni drum and bugle corps
* 2005 Belgian drum corps (no groups currently use bugles)
* 2005 British drum and bugle corps
* 2005 DCA Class A drum and bugle corps
* 2005 DCA mini drum and bugle corps
* 2005 DCA Open Class drum and bugle corps
* 2005 DCI Division I drum and bugle corps
* 2005 DCI Division II drum and bugle corps
* 2005 DCI Division III drum and bugle corps
* 2005 Dutch drum and bugle corps
* 2005 French drum corps (no groups currently use bugles)
* 2005 German drum and bugle corps
* 2005 Japanese drum and bugle corps
* 2005 Swedish drum and bugle corps

In each category, I selected a single image of the percussion, brass and color guard. I was also able to locate at least one image in each of the three sections for nearly all of the drum and bugle corps included.

Because of other projects I’m currently work on and the fact that the summer weekly issues of Drum Corps World are coming up rapidly, it is impossible to backtrack and do the same thing for the 2004 season. That is a task I hope to accomplish sometime next winter.

My apologies for this having taken so long to post, but I hope you’ll agree that it was worth the wait. I want to thank John Donovan for all the extra work he put into getting these images onto the Drum Corps Planet site. He is posting the galleries a few each week. All of the files will be on the site by the end of April.

If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail at: publisher@drumcorpsworldcom.

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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.

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