Here is what’s in the September issue of Drum Corps World

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

The September 2005 edition of Drum Corps World was mailed to subscribers on Thursday, September 15. Here is a list of the articles and features included in this 24-page tabloid newspaper (Volume 34, Number 12), one of 18 issues totaling 400 pages of information produced yearly —

On the front page are color photos of: Scout House, Preston, ONT; Kingston Grenadiers, Kingston, ONT; Bushwackers, Harrison, NJ; Syracuse Brigadiers, Syracuse, NY; Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni, LeRoy, NY; Reading Buccaneers, Reading, PA; Chops, Inc., Minneapolis, MN; Minnesota Brass mini-corps, St. Paul, MN.

Also on the cover are the following articles:
* “Bucs outscore all open DCA challengers; Chops tops A’s” — by Timothy “Ace” Holleran.
* “Bucs, Chops take leading spots of Scranton preliminary round” — by William Aldrich-Thorpe.
* “Minnesota Brass leads strong field Friday night among mini’s” — by Bill Flaker

Additional photography in the issue is of every open class (16), class A (10); alumni (9) and mini-corps (12) group that competed in Scranton, PA, as well as the following: The Cavaliers, Rosemont, IL; Colt Cadets, Dubuque, IA; and the Beverly Cardinals Alumni, Beverly, MA.

* ScoreBoard — full recap results of these DCA shows: West Haven, CT (August 27); Corning,
NY (August 27); Scranton, PA (September 3-4); and scores from the following European
shows: Munden, Germany (September 3); Hants, U.K. (September 4); Grantham,
Lincolnshire, U.K. (September 4); and Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, U.K. (September 11);
and results of the DCA Individual & Ensemble competition (September 2).
* Photo feature — “Remembering a few old friends — photos of these corps: Regal
Crownsmen, Cranston, RI (August 26, 1967); Milford Police Cadets/Shoreliners, Milford, CT
(June 21, 1964); Hilltoppers, Livingston, NJ (August 29, 1964); Little Devils, Bordentown,
NJ (August 27, 1966) — photos by Moe Knox.
* “Improving alumni corps shine at DCA’s ‘Spectacular’ ” — by Mike “Cozy” Baker.
* Press release on these topics: “Troopers to support Hurricane Katriina relief efforts in
Louisiana”; “DCI Division II Champion Raiders renew commitment with Up-Front”;
“Regiment percussion section to present clinic at PASIC 2005”; “Oklahoma and Louisiana
forming new senior corps”; “George Oliviero inducted into CGN Hall of Fame”.
* “Buccaneers maintain lead over Empire at Corning” (August 27 — Corning, NY) — by Dennis
* “Bushwackers easy victors in pre-DCA West Haven contest” (August 27 — West Haven, CT)
— by Bill Flaker.
* “Cavaliers top own DCI show before DCI” (July 31 — Naperville, IL) — by Patti Hermes.
* “And the heavens opened up at Syracuse” (August 20 — Syracuse, NY) — by Geoffrey
* “Bushwackers ambush DCA in Waterbury” (August 20 — Waterbury, CT) — by Bill Flaker.
* “Cadets win at Crossmen home show in West Chester” (August 4 — West Chester, PA) — by
Bob Fields.
* “An interview with DCA announcer Francis Haring — the voice of DCA” — by William-Aldrich
* “10-corps field is biggest class prelims in DCA history” — by William-Aldrich Thorpe.
* “ECJazz leads Blue Stars; Taipei Yuehfu over Raiders” (July 30 — Michigan City, IN) — by
Ken Mason
* “A different point of view” — by Col. J.P. Brancati on the Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni
performance at DCI Semifinals.
* “Need more be said” — photofeature by David Rice.

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 continuous year: Yamaha Corporation of America — Buena Park, CA; Drum Corps International — Addison, IL; Dynasty Brass and Percussion — Lake Geneva, WI; Avedis Zildjian Company — Norwell, MA; Pro-Mark Corporation — Houston, TX; Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights’ “Cavalcade of Music” — Toms River, NJ; Fleetwood Records — Lynn, MA; ElipticalFX.com — Alhambra, CA; Drillmasters, Atlantic Highlands, NJ; National Music, Inc. — Woburn, MA; Music T’s — Midlothian, TX, guardcloset.com — Mechanicsburg, PA; The Band Shoppe — Cynthiana, IN; Kelly Mouthpieces — Fond du Lac, WI; McCormick’s — Arlington Heights, IL; StylePlus — Trenton, NJ; Director’s Showcase — Ligonier, IN; Gateway Shoes — Ballwin, MO; 2Cool Percussion — El Mirage, AZ; Inside the Forty — Syracuse, NY.

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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.