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2002 junior corps census shows continuing decline in numbers
The number of North American junior corps that made it to the field in 2002 has declined for the third consecutive season.

Limited touring status, rules changes discussed by DCI board
DCI’s board of directors discussed several issues at their meeting September 20 and 21.

Madison Scouts narrow executive director search
A committee interviewed candidates September 27 and 28.

Remembering an old friend
Renaissance from Spokane, WA, existed during the mid-1970s.

DCA threatens to change site of championship
Problems with the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Department have caused DCA to consider finding a new location for their championship event.

Royal Airs turn in stunning performance at DCI Semifinals
The Royal Airs treated the crowd in Madison, WI, to some traditional drum corps.

Starriders top Drum Corps Germany Finals
Coverage of the September 14 Drum Corps Germany Finals

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

Royal Airs have special guest at semifinals
Six-year-old Kevin Holden-Bentley joined the Royal Airs at DCI Semifinals.

2-3 Forum
Columnist Michael Carlson chats with sibling members of division II/III corps and the Raiders drum major.

Years later, I still love drum corps
Kimberly Shaw Worsley joined drum corps as a shy 12-year-old, barely realizing what it meant.

Marching band vs. drum corps: the age-old battle
Band and orchestra director Nikk Pilato compares his views on the issue to those of a band director without drum corps experience.

Stafford Lancers Drum & Trumpet Corps: the story so far
History and highlights of this corps from the United Kingdom

SCV promotes two staff members
Murray Gusseck and Ron Hardin have each been promoted to caption head of their section.

A Crystal Ball?
An article from Drum Corps News from 1971 provides insight more than 30 years later.

Thank you, Scott
Danny Lloyd shares his memories of the impact former Scouts director Scott Stewart had on his life.

27th Lancers to hold 35th reunion
The reunion will be held November 16 in Burlington, MA.

Evans/Vandoren announce partnership with YEA! corps
Evans drum heads and Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces and accessories have entered into a partnership with Youth Education in the Arts.

Touring, 1923-style, to the American Legion Nationals
The Racine American Legion Post 76 raised about $10,000 to send its drum and bugle corps to San Francisco, CA, for the national convention in October of 1923.

Intense competition drives marching bands to play on
This article, reprinted with permission of The Dallas Morning News, notes the influence the drum corps activity has on Texas marching bands.

Bus number two
A poem by Jim Centorino

SCV Alumni corps provides memorable experience
Dennis Mancini shares his experiences as a member of the 2002 SCV Alumni corps.

Racine Kilties announce open house
The Kilties’ open house will be held October 20 in Racine, WI.

Magic of Orlando names assistant director
Dr. David Kampschroer has been named Magic’s assistant director for the 2003 season.

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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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