August 31 issue and history books will be available at DCA in Scranton, PA

Copies of the post-DCI issue of Drum Corps World, dated August 31, 2005, will be on sale at the 2005 Drum Corps Associates Championships in Scranton, PA, on Labor Day weekend. Volume 2 of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” will also be on sale.

Visit the souvenir table for the Empire Statesmen on the concourse of Lackawanna County Stadium to purchase copies and to obtain information on subscribing to the tabloid newspaper, which is published 18 times each year — monthly September through May, twice in June, four times in July and three times in August.

The souvenir area will be open prior to and during the 4:00 PM prelims on Saturday afternoon, September 3, the 10:00 AM, September 4 “Alumni Spectacular” on Sunday morning, and the September 4 DCA Finals Sunday evening beginning at 6:00 PM.

Drum Corps World Publisher Steve Vickers, who produced the history book in 2003, will be on-hand prior to each of the three events to sign copies of the book. It is a 432-page, hardcover book that contains more than 1,400 photographs and profiles on 86 different junior and senior drum and bugle corps that have existed at some point during the time period from 1921 to 2003, including a total of 26 currently active senior and alumni corps and an additional nine corps that were originally junior corps that are currently operating active alumni corps.

A special introductory subscription price is also in effect through the end of the year that reduces the price of a regular subscription by $10.00 for all six categories of mailing (U.S. second class, U.S and Canadian first class, Canadian second class, foreign air mail and foreign second class). You can sign up for a new subscription at the Empire Statesmen’s souvenir table during DCA weekend or go to to purchase a subscription on the secure Drum Corps World Web site any time.