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 www.drumcorpsworld.com to purchase a subscription on the secure Drum Corps World Web site any time.

Contact Us

Drum Corps World
4926 North Sherman Avenue #H
Madison, WI 53704-8443
Office 608-241-2292
Fax line 608-241-4974

8AM - 11:15AM CST (Mon - Fri)
8AM - 9PM CST (Sat - Sun)
If Steve Vickers is unable to answer the phone, please leave the number where you can be reached, a preferred time to be called back and a brief message about why you're calling. Your call WILL be returned promptly.

About DCW

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.