See what’s in the November 2003 issue of DCW!

Air Force Academy soars to victory at Interservice contest
Coverage of the October 3 competition between the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy drum and bugle corps

Get the latest scores from the European competitions

Senators top DCUK Finals
Coverage of the October 5 show in Mansfield, England

British Youth Band Association hosts 30-unit championship
Coverage of the October 12 show in Mansfield, England

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

Special pricing for history books and new subscriptions in effect for Christmas gift purchases
The special prices will be available until December 24.

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Photo feature of four corps that are no longer active.

Junior corps census numbers are up
The number of junior corps on the field jumped slightly from 2002 to 2003.

The what’s happening column
Columnist Bob Fields writes about the joy and difficulties of being a bus driver for a drum corps.

Two will share World Drum Corps Hall of Fame presidential duties
Joe Campos and George Bull will share the duties until the next annual meeting on Labor Day weekend in 2004.

Perchance to dream: A senior championship after a 35-year layoff
Michael Risley joined the Hawthorne Caballeros last season after 35 years of not marching.

Guest commentary: Don’t combine division II & III
The father of a division III corps member shares his views on why the two divisions should be judged separately.

Cozy’s corner
Columnist Cozy Baker shares news from the drum corps community.

Book excerpt: The Watkins Glen Squires
An excerpt from “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps Volume 2”

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

SoCal Dream splits from Impulse Youth Arts, changes name
The senior drum and bugle corps SoCal Dream has officially changed its name and established its own non-profit status.

Madison Scouts appoint new percussion staff for 2004 season
Colin McNutt will be the corps’ new percussion arranger and caption head.

Saying goodbye to drum corps
Brian Irons reflects on aging out of drum corps and how it changed his life.

WGI European Regional registration has started
The event will be held February 21 in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.

Drum and bugle corps returns to Kansas
The Silver Sabres from Salina, KS, will return to the drum corps scene for the 2004 season.

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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.

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