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‘A History of Drum & Bugle Corps’ volume 2 is now being shipped

Orders for volume 2 of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” are still being accepted. This second 432-page book on the history of the drum and bugle corps activity includes 10 chapters of information that were not included in volume 1 (see below for a detailed list), as well as more than 1,300 historic photographs of the selected 85 junior and senior drum and bugle corps that are profiled from over an 80-year period of time. More than 100 different individuals have contributed articles and illustrations.

Place your order on our Web site (click here to order) or by calling 1-800-554-9630.

The price of the book is $85.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling for U.S. customers, and a discount is offered on orders of multiple copies. Drum corps fans are encouraged to consider purchasing copies as gifts for family and friends, as well as donating copies to your local public library and to the library and band room at your local high school or college.

Click here to place an order for ‘A History of Drum & Bugle corps” — Volume 1 and/or 2.
* Hard cover matches volume 1
* 432 information-packed pages
* Printed on high-quality, gloss stock
* Includes material we ran out of room to include in the first book
* Profiles on corps in geographical areas outside North America
* Fascinating histories on 90 selected junior and senior drum & bugle corps
* More than 1,300 photographs
* Shipping will begin in early July

Order copies for your personal library and friends!

Consider donating copies to your
* Local public library
* High school library
* College library
* High school band room
* College band room

Special discounts for ordering multiple copies of either volume 1 or 2 — or both!

Contents
Section 1 — General Information
* Chapter 1 — Pageantry born on the battlefield by Ron Da Silva
* Chapter 2 — U.S. and Canadian senior corps — 1921-1965 by Cozy Baker
* Chapter 3 — A history of Drum Corps Associates by Tom Peashey
* Chapter 4 — Drum corps in the armed forces by Ron Da Silva
* Chapter 5 — Uniforms and colors by Ron Da Silva
* Chapter 6 — The birth, growth and metamorphosis of competitive rudimental drumming by Rick Beckham
* Chapter 7 — The art and science of drum corps judging by Chris Atkinson and Allison Close
* Chapter 8 — Why the guns? Color guard from military to modern by Shirley Stratton Dorritie
* Chapter 9 — Artistic personalities of selected corps by Dr. Rosalie Sward
* Chapter 10 — Drum corps magazines and newspapers by Steve Vickers

Section 2 — Canadian Corps
* Alberta and British Columbia by Anthony Bessoon
* Ontario by Mark Ripley
* Quebec by Daniel Buteau

Section 3 — Foreign Corps
* Europe by Hans Kloppert
* South Africa by Allan Murray
* Southeast Asia by Chris Atkinson
* United Kingdom by Steve Hars

Section 4 — Junior and senior corps
* 27th Lancers, Revere, MA — junior, alumni by Steve Groh
* Anaheim Kingsmen, Anaheim, CA — junior by Vince Lamb
* Appleknockers, Geneva, NY — senior by Geoffrey Whiting
* Archer-Epler Musketeers, Upper Darby, PA — senior, alumni by Bill Ives
* Argonne Rebels, Great Bend, KS — junior by Greg Jewell
* Black Knights, Belleville, IL — junior by Dave Scott
* Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights, Newark, NJ — junior, alumni by Gary Dickelman
* Bluecoats, Canton, OH — junior by Vic Colaianni
* Blue Devils, Concord, CA — junior by Bob Fields
* Blue Knights, Denver, CO — junior by Dallas Martin and Mark Arnold
* Blue Rock, Wilmington, DE — junior, senior by Joe Flynn
* Blue Stars, La Crosse, WI — junior by Michael Carlson
* Bon Bons All-Girl, Audubon, NJ — junior, alumni chorus by Rip Bernert
* Boston Crusaders, Boston, MA — junior, senior by Art Kellerman
* Boys of ’76, Racine, WI — senior by George Fennell
* Bushwackers, Harrison, NJ — senior by Al Chez
* CapitolAires All-Girl, Madison, WI — junior by Shara Barlow and Al Marty
* Carolina Crown, Charlotte, NC — junior by Doug Madar
* Chatelaines All-Girl, Laval, QUE — junior by Daniel Buteau
* Cavaliers, Chicago, IL — junior by Michael Boo
* Chanler’s, Beacon, NY — senior by Gena Pruitt
* Colts, Dubuque, IA — junior by Steve Delaney
* Connecticut Hurricanes, Derby, CT — senior by Bill Flaker
* Crossmen, West Chester, PA — senior by Bob Fields
* Decorah Kilties, Decorah, IA — junior by Howard Hill
* DeLaSalle Oaklands, Toronto, ONT — junior by Murt Howell and John Jones
* Des Plaines Vanguard, Des Plaines, IL — junior, senior by Jay McGuffin
* Doremus Post, Hackensack, NJ — senior by Bob BellaRosa
* Empire Statesmen, Rochester, NY — senior by Kevin Gamin
* Freelancers, Sacramento, CA — junior by Tom Hope
* Garfield Cadets, Garfield, NJ — senior by Greg Cinzio
* Glassmen, Toledo, OH — senior by Kevin Gamin
* Govenaires, St. Peter, MN — senior by Emily Stark
* Guardsmen, Schaumburg, IL — junior by Kathy and Beth Myers
* Hawthorne Caballeros, Hawthorne, NJ — senior, alumni by Peter Bishop
* Hormel Girls, Austin, MN — senior by Brian Tolzmann
* Imperials of St. Patrick/Pioneer, Milwaukee, WI — junior by Roman Blenski
* Jersey Joes, Riverside, NJ — senior by Bob Mannion
* Kilties, Racine, WI — junior, senior by George Fennell
* Kingston Grenadiers, Kingston, ONT — senior by Rick Jutras
* Knights, Geneseo, IL — junior by Bill Neuleib
* LaSalle Cadets, Ottawa, ONT — junior by Bill Serson
* Long Island Sunrisers, Hempstead, NY — senior by Fran Haring
* Madison Scouts, Madison, WI — junior by Robert Pilot
* Marion Cadets, Marion, OH — junior by Michael King
* Minnesota Brass, St. Paul, MN — senior by Paul Mordorski
* Muchachos, Hawthorne, NJ — junior by John Haupt and Les Katzel
* New York Skyliners, New York City, NY — senior, alumni by Michael Siglow
* North Star, North Shore, MA, junior by Vince Lamb
* Norwood Park Imperials, Chicago, IL — junior by Dave Borck
* P.A.L. Cadets, Bridgeport, CT — by Ace Holleran
* Phantom Regiment, Rockford, IL — junior by Ron Schulz
* Pittsburgh Rockets, Pittsburgh, PA — senior by Ed Cagney
* Racine Scouts, Racine, WI — junior by Tony Burke
* Railmen, Omaha, NE — junior by Ken Whittle
* Reading Buccaneers, Reading, PA — senior, alumni by Donnie Solinger
* Reilly Raiders, Philadelphia, PA — senior, alumni by Carol Hooton
* Rhode Island Matadors, Providence, RI — senior, alumni by Michele Peloquin
* Rochester Crusaders, Rochester, NY — senior by Dale Fine
* Royal Airs, Chicago, IL — junior, alumni by Jeff Helgeson
* Santa Clara Vanguard, Santa Clara, CA — junior, alumni by Christina Mavroudis
* St. Andrew’s Bridgemen, Bayonne, NJ — junior by Pat Forker, George Lavelle
* St. Joseph’s of Batavia, Batavia, NY — junior, alumni by Ben Wilt
* St. Kevin’s Emerald Knights, Dorchester, MA — junior, alumni by Larry Bell
* St. Paul Scouts, St. Paul, MN — junior by Paul Mordorski
* St. Vincent’s Cadets, Bayonne, NJ — junior by Gerald Marchand
* St. Raphael’s Golden Buccaneers, Bridgeort, CT — junior by Cliff Richmond
* Scout House, Preston, ONT — junior, alumni by Art Kellerman
* Seattle Imperials, Seattle, WA — junior by Steve Baretich
* Skokie Indians, Skokie, IL — senior by George Fennell
* Sky Ryders, Hutchinson, KS — junior by Steve Vickers
* Spartans, Nashua, NH — junior by Michael Carlson
* Spirit of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA — junior by Mark Whisenant
* Squires, Watkins Glen, NY — junior by Jud Spena
* Star of Indiana, Bloomington, IN — junior by Michael Boo
* Stardusters, New Orleans, LA — junior by Ken Mason
* Steel City Ambassadors, Pittsburgh, PA — senior by Bob Diethrich
* Suncoast Sound, Pinellas Park, FL — junior by Steve Hecklinger
* Syracuse Brigadiers, Syracuse, NY — senior, alumni by David Lepore
* Toronto Optimists, Toronto, ONT — junior by Vern Johannson
* Troopers, Casper, WY — junior by Pat Chagnon
* Velvet Knights, Santa Ana, CA — junior by Charlie Groh
* Ventures All-Girl, Kitchener, ONT — junior
* Westshoremen, Harrisburg, PA — senior by Jeff Ream
* Yankee Rebels, Baltimore, MD — senior, alumni by Joel Leson

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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.