The December 2005 edition of Drum Corps World was mailed to subscribers on Thursday, November 17. Here is a list of the articles and features included in this 24-page tabloid newspaper (Volume 34, Number 15), one of 18 issues totaling 400 pages of informatin produced yearly:
On the front page are color photos of Pacific Crest, Diamond Bar, CA; and Impulse, Costa Mesa, CA.
Also on the cover are the following articles:
* “DCA fall meeting has elections, plans for 2006.”
* “21st Century Foundation announces new drum corps “Ambassador” program.”
* “Additional dozen historic CDs added to collection.”
Additional photography in the issue includes: drum majors of the DCA Champion Reading Buccaneers, Reading, PA; Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights, Newark, NJ; Archer-Epler Musketeers, Upper Darby, PA; Yankee Rebels, Baltimore, MD; St. Kevin’s Emerald Knights, Dorchester, MA; Light Brigade, Revere, MA; Reilly Raiders, Willow Grove, PA; Park City Pride, Bridgeport, CT; Boston Crusaders Seniors, Boston, MA; Arizona Academy, Tempe, AZ; Kingston Grenadiers, Kingston, ONT; Kilties, Racine, WI; Bushwackers, Harrison, NJ; San Francisco Renegades, San Francisco, CA; Connecticut Hurricanes, Derby, CT; Heat Wave, Orlando, FL; Gulf Coast Sound, Houston, TX; Minnesota Brass, Inc., St. Paul, MN; Govenaires, St. Peter, MN; Carolina Gold, Raleigh, NC; Guelph Royalaires (1968), Guelph, ONT; Music City Legend, Nashville, TN; Dream, Los Angeles, CA; River City Regiment, Sacramento, CA; Reading Buccaneers, Reading, PA; Frontier, Dallas, TX; Rochester Crusaders, Rochester, NY; CorpsVets, Atlanta, GA; Hawthorne Caballeros, Hawthorne, NJ; Syracuse Brigadiers, Syracuse, NY; Pembroke Imperials, Pembroke, MA; Starriders, Bad Munder, Germany; and the New York Skyliners, New York City, NY.
Inside are these articles and features:
* Photo feature — “Remembering a few old friends” — featuring Madison Scouts, Madison, WI (August 21, 1968 at VFW Nationals); Nisei Ambassadors, Chicago, IL (August 27, 1966 at American Legion Nationals); and the Imperials of St. Patrick, Milwaukee, WI (August 21, 1968 at VFW Nationals).
* “The Amazing World of Drum Corps” — Brian Tolzmann’s monthly column containing obscure but interesting facts about junior and senior drum and bugle corps and the people who marched and managed them.
* In Memoriam — Bridgemen, New York Skyliners mourn loss of Gus Wilke, Jr.
* “BLAST!” has taken on a life of its own” — an article about the touring production and a recent performance in Madison, WI, by DCW Publisher Steve Vickers.
* “Photographs needed for new DCW/DCI project.”
* “Fred Windish named new marketing and public relations director for DCA.”
* “North East Corner,” a column by Boston-based staff member Art Kellerman, this time containing a short poem on each of the DCA “Alumni Spectacular” performing corps.
* A group of photos from the Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights-sponsored concert in Toms River, NJ, in late August.
* Full scoring results of the 2005 DCI Individual and Ensemble competition in Providence, RI.
* “An interview with DEG Music Products’ Mark Schafer and Allan Murray” by DCW Publisher Steve Vickers.
* A letter to the editor about Civil War music groups.
* Press releases about Drum Corps Midwest’s fall meeting; Lakeshoremen, Troy, MI, preparing for their second season; Drum Corps Fan Day in Belgium; Feeney and Moss to lead Blue Stars guard in 2006; Pro-Mark introduces new chimes; New compilation of Watkins Glen Squires released; Yankee Rebels looking to add members for 2006; New Brooklyn alumni corps started for local performances; Potts, Temby will lead Blue Stars’ visual program; Empire Statesmen make key changes to music staff; Jones returns as visual caption head at Revolution; Impulse appoints new members of management team; Regiment adds Crocker to staff as tour manager; “Drums along the Red Cedar’ aids endowment; Pembroke Imperials plan open house; New York Skyliners announce staff for 2006 season; Blue Saints hire Clark to head brass; Austin, TX, is site of another all-age corps; Starriders host big open house, workshop; High Brass set for performance in NYC; Mary Wilson retires as director of Bandettes; Construction begins on Indiana Stadium — Bands of America CEO McCormick part of groundbreaking; Kanstul building brand-new set of G bugles for U.S. Marine Corps.
* A photo spread featuring all of the participating units from the 2005 Drum Corps United Kingdom Championships.
* “An interview with Arizona Academy’s executive director, Mark Richardson” by DCW Publisher Steve Vickers.
* “Around the senior drum corps world” — Jeff Ream’s monthly column on senior and alumni corps, this issue including information on the Kingston Grenadiers, Bushwackers, San Francisco Renegades, Connecticut Hurricanes, Heat Wave, Gulf Coast Sound, Minnesota Brass, Inc., Govenaires, Carolina Gold, Guelph Royalaires Alumni, Austin Stars, SoCal Dream, Music City Legend, Madison Scouts Alumni, River City Regiment, Reading Buccaneers, Frontier, Rochester Crusaders, Bridgemen Alumni; CorpsVets, Hawthorne Caballeros and the Syracuse Brigadiers.
* “Boston Crusaders celebrate 65th season.” an article by DCW Publisher Steve Vickers, who attended a special get-together on Wednesday evening of DCI week in Foxboro, MA.
* “An interview with the Renegades’ Lee Rudnicki” by DCW Publisher Steve Vickers.
Plus advertising by the following companies and organizations that help support Drum Corps World and allow us to continue publishing the newspaper for the 34th consecutive year: Dynasty/DEG Music Products, Inc., Lake Geneva, WI; Fleetwood Sounds LLC, Lynn, MA; Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, Tempe, AZ; FJM, Inc., Miamisburg, OH; Pro-Mark, Inc., Houston, TX; Yamaha Corporation of America, Buena Park, CA; Drumglove.com, Eastchester, NY; Avedis Zildjian Company, Norwell, MA; Up-Front Footwear/Dinkles, Lebanon, PA; Drillmasters, Atlantic Highlands, NJ; National Music, Inc., Woburn, MA; Music T’s, Midlothian, TX; guardcloset.com, Mechanicsburg, PA; Drum Corps International, Addison, IL; Band Shoppe, Cynthiana, IN; Director’s Showcase, Ligonier, IN; Kelly Mouthpieces, Fond du Lac, WI; The Woodwind and the Brasswind, Fort Wayne, IN; Gateway Shoes, Ballwin, MO; Inside the Forty, Syracuse, NY; 2Cool Percussion, El Mirage, AZ; Man-How, Inc./Style Plus, Trenton, NJ; Key Poulan Music, Fresno, CA; and The Berp, Fairfax, CA.