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See what’s in the February 2004 issue of DCW!

DCA holds winter session, elects new chief judges
Drum Corps Associates met in extraordinary sessions January 10 and 11.

Major contest dates set for summer of ’04
Final schedules are not yet ready, but there are many firm dates set.

Items sought for DCW’s next Historic Record Auction
The Madison Drum and Bugle Corps Association has announced it will undergo a massive reorganization for the 2004 season, which will include division II Capital Sound going inactive and division I Southwind becoming a self-supported corps.

A sincere thanks to senders of Christmas cards, e-mail greetings
Publisher Steve Vickers thanks those who sent season’s greetings.

The amazing world of drum corps
Fascinating facts about drum corps history from columnist Brian Tolzmann

DCW issue schedule set
Find out when to expect your copy in 2004!

Remembering a few old friends
Photo feature of four corps that are no longer active.

European fans hold DCI fan meeting
European fans got a chance to see what DCI is all about at the meeting December 20.

Summer in drum corps and some are not – a true story
Chuck Eikel’s parents weren’t supportive of his involvement in the Madison Scouts. It wasn’t until years later that they began to understand the importance of drum corps to him.

SoCal senior scene heats up
Jeff Davis provides an update on the corps formerly known as SoCal Dream.

Performers from many corps will join Renegades for Chinese New Year’s parade
The parade will take place February 7.

Many people made Plymouth Rock another successful event
Art Kellerman spoke with some of the participants in the show.

Letter to the editor
Readers share their views.

An interview with Myron Rosander, the sage of SCV
Rosander has spent more than half his life as part of the Santa Clara Vanguard.

Around the drum corps world
News briefs from the world of drum corps

An era of postmodern drum corps?
Chris Atkinson examines the activity’s tendency toward postmodern drum corps programming.

Minnesota Brass and Doc Severinsen perform at ‘Musical Soup Break’
Minnesota Brass donned chef hats January 7 for a promotional event to unveil Progresso Soup’s new Rich & Hearty line of soups.

2-3 Forum
Michael Carlson provides the latest news on the division II/III corps.

Hurricanes will celebrate 50 years during 2004 season
Their 2004 program will be titled “The Storm.”

In memoriam: Robert D. LacKamp, former director of the Sky Ryders
LacKamp died January 5 at the age of 86.

Florida Brass continues to grow, appoints Wilson to post
Wilson will serve as the corps’ business manager.

Bridgemen announce new alumni association formation
The organization was formed a year ago this month.

The Santa Clara Vanguard at the January 1, 2004, Tournament of Roses Parade
Photo feature by Jeff Sallee

Southern Illinois drum corps reunion proceeds donated to local accident victim
The reunion committee donated more than $1,000 to Sarah Panzau.

Drumming community gathers to honor Steve Gadd
The Zildjian Company sponsored the second American Drummers Achievement Awards.

Campos will serve as director for World Drum Corps Hall of Fame’s Caribbean cruise
Joe Campos will take over as the director following the unexpected passing of Mickey Petrone, who served as cruise director throughout the 1990s.

Vic Firth, Inc. offers personalized drum sticks
The company has made it possible for anyone to have their name on their sticks.

Blue Devils hold annual awards banquet
Many awards were presented at the 22nd annual banquet.

Youth in Music working to keep division II corps alive in Madison
The group has offered to purchase Capital Sound from the Madison Drum and Bugle Corps Association in order to keep the corps from folding.

Pro-Mark introduces Pro-Round series drum sticks
The new series is made up of three of the company’s most popular models.

Scout House announces plans for 2004 season of exhibitions
The corps’ 2004 field show concert features two popular classics.

Goings on in North Carolina
Patrick Sloan provides an update on Carolina Gold.

Strutters and Allegiance Elite announce merger for 2004
The two Canadian corps will combine and perform under the name Fusion Drum and Bugle Corps.

Heat Wave of Orlando welcomes new percussion staff
Vic Kulinski Jr. will step down as percussion caption head/arranger in order to focus on his directorial duties.

Prince Phillip to open UK-based World Show Band Championships
The prince will open the championships and festival July 21 in Bournemouth, England.

Chicago Royal Airs seek recruits, prepare for 2004
The corps, which marched as a reunion corps in 2002 and 2003, “will be back for more in 2004,” according to Director Jackie Lurye-Borelli.

In memoriam: Maggie Noel
Noel died December 38 at the age of 82.

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