History books, issues of DCW are available at DCI table

Drum Corps International, for the first time, will be handling sales of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” and the latest issues of Drum Corps World at their sales table during the last half of the 2003 season.

Sights & Sounds, Inc. self-published volume 1 in June 2002. It is a hardcover book with 432 pages and includes more than 1,400 photographs, scores from major competitions between 1921 and 2001, along with a master list of more than 7,000 junior and senior drum and bugle corps that have existed during the last eight decades.

The second volume, also a 432-page hardcover book, also contains more than 1,400 photographs along with profiles on 86 selected junior and senior drum and bugle corps that have existed between 1921 and the present, plus overviews of judging, drum corps in the armed forces and a listing of drum and bugle corps publications since 1940, plus much more.

Both volumes of the history book will be on sale — including volume 2 for the first time — beginning on the weekend of July 11-12 in De Kalb, IL, at the DCI Midwest Championships. DCI will accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for purchases at the following shows:

* July 11-12 — De Kalb, IL (DCI Midwest Championship)
* July 18 — San Antonio, TX (DCI Southwestern Championship)
* July 25 — Murfreesboro, TN (Masters of the SUMMER MUSIC GAMES)
* July 26 — Indianapolis, IN (DCI Midwestern Championship)
* August 1-2 — Allentown, PA (DCI Eastern Championship)
* August 5-9 — Orlando, FL (DCI World Championships)

Volume 1 and 2 of the history books, subscriptions and 42 different historic compact discs are also available by visiting the Drum Corps World Web site at www.drumcorpsworld.com or by calling 1-800-554-9630 to request a complete list of available products.

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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.