Can you help provide photos of early DCI participating corps?

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

Drum Corps World and Drum Corps International are working on a project that requires photographs dating back to the 1972 season and the championship events held at the University of Wisconsin’s Warhawk Stadium in Whitewater, WI.

Most of the material will come from the archives of Drum Corps World in Madison, WI, but there are a number of smaller corps that very few, if any, pictures are available from that time period.

If you can help by providing good-quality images of the following corps from the 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975 seasons, please contact Steve Vickers at publisher@drumcorpsworld.com. We can either borrow the prints for scanning at the DCW office in Madison, WI, or we can accept JPG files at 300 dpi, e-mailed to Steve Vickers.

The photos do NOT need to have been taken at the DCI Championships, but they DO need to be from the SPECIFIC SEASON indicated for each corps listed below. We are looking for images that show more than one person, show the uniform from that season well and are action shots — NOT formal group or posed pictures.

If you can send one or more prints or images of the following corps, please mail to . . .

Steve Vickers, Publisher
Drum Corps World
Post Office Box 8052
Madison, WI 53708-8052

or e-mail Steve Vickers — publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

All prints will be scanned and returned immediately.

We are looking for the following corps from the 1972 season . . .

* 32nd Hussar, Madison, WI
* Blue Knights, Ironwood, MI
* Mercury Thunderbolts, Cedarburg, WI
* Northernaires, Menominee, MI
* Norwood Park Imperials, Chicago, IL
* Queen City Cadets, Cincinnati, OH
* Saginaires, Saginaw, MI
* Sky Ryders, Hutchinson, KS
* Southern Rebels, New Orleans, LA

We are looking for the following corps from the 1973 season . . .

* Americanos, Appleton, WI
* Boston Crusaders, Boston, MA
* Colts, Dubuque, IA
* Floridians, Miami, FL
* Mounties, St. Paul, MN
* Northernaires, Menominee, MI
* Queen City Cadets, Cincinnati, OH
* Saginaires, Saginaw, MI
* Windjammers, Port Washington, WI

We are looking for the following corps from the 1974 season . . .

* 84th Bucktail Regiment, Emporium, PA
* Appleknockers, Geneva, NY
* Emerald Knights, Bethesda, NY
* Floridians, Miami, FL
* Kinsmen, East Scarborough, ONT
* Legion Vanguard, Melrose, MA
* Saginaires, Saginaw, MI
* Saint Francis Sancians, South Weymouth, MA
* Silhouettes, Cape Coral, FL
* Sir Thomas More Cadets, Braintree, MA

We are looking for the following corps from the 1975 season . . .

* Black Knights, Oswego, NY
* Boston Crusaders, Boston, MA
* Bux-Mont Raides, Souderton, PA
* Continentals, West Keansburg, NJ
* Des Plaines Vanguard, Des Plaines, IL
* Floridians, Miami, FL
* General Butler Vagabonds, Butler, PA
* Glassmen, Toledo, OH
* Maple City Cadets, LaPorte County, IN
* Morrisanian Lancers, Bronx, NY
* Queen City Cadets, Cincinnati, OH
* Saginaires, Saginaw, MI
* Silver Sabres, Beaver Falls, PA
* Sir Thomas More Cadets, Braintree, MA

In January, we will be posting an additional list of corps photographs from 1976 to 1981 that will be needed for this project.

If you have questions, please e-mail Steve Vickers — publisher@drumcorpsworld.com — or call him at 1-800-554-9630 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM Central time, seven days a week.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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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.