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

DCI’s 32nd season will be a big one
An update on what’s coming up this summer for DCI

Orders being taken for volume 2 of history book
A second 432-page book on the history of drum corps will be published in June.

The amazing world of drum corps
Fascinating facts from drum corps history

DCI Midwest spring meeting confirms big show schedule
An update on DCI Midwest

Remembering an old friend
Mayflower Billericay of Essex, England existed from the 1970s to 1990s.

Somewhere over the rainbow… or the Passaic River
Simon Mac Vicar shares his experiences as a member of the Bushwackers.

In memoriam: Keith Ayers
Ayers passed away February 11 as a result of an automobile accident.

Bandettes celebrate 40th anniversary
The all-girl corps plans to march 40 members this season to celebrate the milestone.

‘Festival of Brass’ returns to Oswego
The show will be held June 13.

Around the drum corps world
Updates on what’s happening in the world of drum corps

Belleville Black Knights plan 50th anniversary reunion
The reunion will be September 27 in St. Louis, MO.

Revolution to play Dynasty USA instruments in 2003
Beginning this season, Revolution will play Dynasty USA percussion. The corps plans to switch to B-flat and F marching brass in 2004.

A new Spirit rises in Alabama
Spirit has been successful since it’s move from Georgia to Alabama in 2001.

European drum corps clinic scheduled for April
The second European Mega Clinic will be held April 19 and 20 in the Netherlands.

Minnesota seniors set joint open house
All three Minnesota senior corps will appear together April 26 to debut their 2003 musical programs.

‘Loud Music Symposium 4’ scheduled for April 27
The Renegades will perform experts from their 2003 program, and other groups will be featured as well.

New Maine corps holds organizational meeting
Atlantic Guardian will be the first drum corps in Portland, ME, since the late 1970s.

‘The Big Red Machine’ — the United Kingdom’s Cadence
Ian Scaife interviews Cadence brass arranger Richard Coulter.

So it’s come to this?
Danny Lloyd shares his views on why the drum corps activity is healthier than ever.

Cozy’s Corner
A column by Cozy Baker

In memoriam: Danny Raymond Sr.
Raymond died February 27 at his home in Orlando, FL.

The What’s Happening Column
Bob Fields shares news about Jersey Surf.

SoCal Dream will make competitive debut
After a season of parades and standstills, the corps is preparing for its first year in competition.

Spartans heat up New England corps scene
The Spartans are preparing their show, “Divine Comedy.”

In memoriam: Col. Truman W. Crawford
Crawford passed away March 3 at age of 68.

Letters to the editor
Readers share their views

Kilties reach out to rookie
The Kilties snare line will be marching an empty spot during all retreats this season in honor of Bill Mello, a member who recently died of cancer.

Amplification and the definition of drum corps
Commentary by Andrew Wheeler

Brigadiers prepare ‘Pop Art’ show
The defending DCA champions are preparing a run for their fifth consecutive DCA title.

This one time, at band camp…
Eric Roethe takes a humorous look at the “evolution” of drum corps.

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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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