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Volume 1 of drum corps history book can be found in 15 libraries

According to the Online Computer Library Center, 15 libraries have added the first volume of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” to their holdings. The list includes:

* Bowling Green State University (Ohio)
* Butler University (Indianapolis, Indiana)
* East Carolina University
* Eastern Shores Library System (Wisconsin)
* Grace College & Seminary Library (Indiana)
* Hutchinson Public Library (Kansas)
* South Central Kansas Library System
* Wichita Public Library (Kansas)
* University of Akron (Ohio)
* University of Connecticut
* University of Michigan
* University of North Texas
* University of Tennessee
* University of Wisconsin — Madison
* Washington State University

Orders are now being taken for the second volume that will be published in June and available beginning July 1.

Drum corps fans are encouraged to donate a copy of the two history books to their local public libraries, as well as to local high school and college libraries and high school and college band rooms, or to make an order blank available to the person in charge of acquisitions at each of these institutions for consideration of purchasing the books for their collections.

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