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

Electronics, amplification return among proposed changes to DCI
The DCI board of directors will have 12 rules proposals to ponder at their January 24-26 meeting in Orlando, FL.

DCA lists rules changes, now allowing any-key instruments
Drum Corps Associates discussed rules and scoring sheets at its Rules Congress January 11-12.

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

Remembering an old friend
The Marauders of Longview, WA, performed shows based on vampires and pirates.

Scenic City, Carolina Crown form partnership
The two corps will use their complimentary capabilities and assets to strengthen their programs.

A moment in history: Racine Post No. 76 tops first scored Legion contest in 1924
George Fennell recalls the corps’ journey to and from the 1924 contest.

Deja blue: Reminiscence from the 2002 Royal Airs reunion corps
Jeff Helgeson shares his experience as a member of the 2002 Royal Airs.

Pittsfield, MA — a real drum corps town
In the early 1960s, seven drum and bugle corps represented Pittsfield.

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

North East Corner
Columnist Art Kellerman shares his reflections on the 2002 season.

Former DCI executive director passes away
Samuel R. Mitchell, who served as the second executive director of DCI, passed away January 6.

Writers needed!
The second volume of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” is planned for this summer. For a list of articles that have not yet been assigned, click here.

Commentary: Give fans half a voice
Gregg Strand proposes a new way of structuring the DCI Championships.

Cascades start 2003 season
Nearly 160 potential members attended the Seattle Cascades first camp and auditions in December.

South African Field Band Foundation — 2002 in review
The field bands in South Africa had a busy year, with some members performing in Norway and others traveling to the United States for a summer with American drum corps.

The sideline artistry: drum corps souvenir collecting
As the drum corps activity has evolved, so have its souvenirs.

MBI has big turnout for first practice
Coverage of Minnesota Brass, Inc.’s first camp of the 2003 season

The Cadets, Crossmen hold successful orientation camps
Close to 300 potential members from around the globe attended the Cadets/Crossmen camp.

Father, son share championship victories, undefeated seasons
Andrew Acheson was a member of the undefeated 2002 DCI Champion Cavaliers. Twenty-seven years earlier, his father’s corps, the Madison Scouts, also went undefeated and captured the DCI “crown.”

Letters to the editor
DCW readers share their thoughts.

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