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Old drum corps publications sought

Drum Corps World has an extensive collection of historical drum and bugle corps publications that have been published over the last 50-plus years. We are missing a few issues of the following newspapers and magazines. We are asking fans visiting our Web site and who subscribe to our newspaper if they have any of these editions and would be willing to help us complete the files by sending them to us.

On a number of occasions, individuals from corps have come to our office in Madison, WI, to research their organization’s history. We also used the issues for research in preparing “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, Volume 1.” That is why we maintain the collection. Anyone is welcomed to use our archives at any time.

Here is a list of the specific publications and issues we are missing:

DRUM CORPS NEWS (tabloid newspaper)
published in Lynn/Revere/Boston, MA, from 1961 to 1985
* Volume 1, Number 3 — May 1961
* Volume 1, Number 4 — June 1961
* Volume 4, Number 9 — July 1, 1964
* Volume 5, Number 18 — September 15, 1965
* Volume 5, Number 41 — March 30, 1966
* Volume 7, Number 1 — April 15, 1967

DRUM CORPS DIGEST (magazine)
published in Glenview, IL/Cincinnati, OH, from 1965 to 1972
* Volume 2, Number 8 — August 1966
* Volume 8, Number 8 — August 1972
* Volume 8, Number 9 — September 1972
* Volume 8, Number 10 — October 1972
* Volume 8, Number 11 — November 1972
* Volume 8, Number 12 — December 1972
Please note: We are not sure if this publication actually produced the last five issues in 1972 before going out of business.

MIDWEST CORPS NEWS (magazine)
renamed DRUM CORPS WORLD (magazine) in January 1955
published in Chicago, IL, from 1950 to 1966
* Volume 1, Number 2 — February 1950
* Volume 1, Number 3 — March 1950
* Volume 1, Number 5 — May 1950
* Volume 1, Number 6 — June 1950
* Volume 1, Number 7 — July 1950
* Volume 1, Number 8 — August 1950
* Volume 1, Number 9 — September 1950
* Volume 1, Number 10 — October 1950
* Volume 2, Number 1 — January 1951
* Volume 2, Number 7 — July 1951
* Volume 2, Number 8 — August 1951
* Volume 15, Number 12 — December 1965
* Volume 16, Number 1 — January 1966
* Volume 16, Number 2 — February 1966
* Volume 16, Number 3 — March 1966
* Volume 16, Number 4 — April 1966
* Volume 16, Number 7 — July 1966
* Volume 16, Number 8 — August 1966
Please note: We are not sure if this publication actually produced the last issue of 1965 or the first four issues in 1966, but there were issues produced and dated May 1966 and June 1966. There may have been issues after June 1966 before the company went out of business. If you have knowledge of information about the end of this magazine’s existence, we would appreciate your help, even if you don’t have copies of any missing editions.

Thanks for your help!

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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.