See what’s in the December 2002 issue of DCW!

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

Changes proposed for DCI Division II/III
Division II/III member corps voted to shorten the minimum time requirement and alter the championships week schedule.

Second volume of ‘A History of Drum and Bugle Corps’ is planned
The book is tentatively scheduled to be printed in the spring, and DCW is looking for people interested in writing chapters or articles.

DCI names new division II/III executive
J.W. Koester is the new division II/III director.

Remembering an old friend
Les Eclipses from Longueuil, Quebec, had a successful run of competition in open class from 1981 to 1986.

DCA holds fall meeting, Gerris named Director of the Year
Drum Corps Associates held its annual fall meeting October 27 in Scranton, PA.

In memoriam: Richard Tarsitano
The Royal Airs’ first bugle instructor passed away October 10.

Back in my day…
Nikk Pilato shares his views on the “old days” of drum corps.

Letters to the editor
DCW readers share their views.

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

In Memoriam: Lillian Mowbray
Mowbray was one of drum corps’ biggest fans. She passed away at the age of 76.

An interview with Drum Corps Planet founder George Dixon

High Brass: a hybrid of big band and drum corps?
During its two-year existence, High Brass has revolutionized the concept of musical awareness within the U.K.

Ah, the power of cheese.com
Nikk Pilato recalls the days when fans didn’t have the convenience of getting drum corps news and scores online.

My singular 2002 corps experience
Jeff Davis shares his experience at the “Corps at the Crest” show last summer.

Madison Association holds elections for 2003 board positions
The yearly elections were held October 19.

Madison Association names new directors for its three corps
Sal Salas, Mike Loeffelholz and Lauren Ripley will head the Scouts, Southwind and Capital Sound, respectively.

Drum Corps United Kingdom Championships
Photo feature of the 2002 DCUK Championships

British Youth Band Association Championships
Photo feature of the 2002 BYBA Championships

Air Force Academy tops Navy at 27th annual competition
Coverage of the 2002 Inter-Service Academy Drum and Bugle Corps Championship

Bob Wall receives Champion of SAFE KIDS award
The National SAFE KIDS campaign honored Wall at the leadership conference October 25.

Staff Changes
Updates on staff changes for the 2003 season

The first 30 years of DCI Finals — a statistical summary
Statistically, DCI has been dominated by six corps since its inception.

Division II/III meeting attendees find positive atmosphere
Ask attendees of the November 12 division II/III meeting to describe their experience and one word overwhelmingly comes up: positive.

New products introduced by Evans Drumheads
Evans has introduced the MX Gold Standard snare batter head and other products.

Grover Percussion offers online percussion chat
The weekly open forum is every Monday from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST.

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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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