See what’s in the July 26, 2002 issue of DCW!

2002 Contest Schedule
Find out when your favorite corps will be in your area!

Get the latest scores for all your favorite corps!

Cavies, Blue Stars, Brass share DCM Finals honors in De Kalb
Coverage of the July 13 DCM Finals competition in De Kalb, IL

Reading Bucs upset Cabs at junior/senior DCA show
Coverage of the senior corps portion of the July 13 show in Reading, PA

Spartans lead junior field at Reading DCA competition
Coverage of the junior corps portion of the July 13 show in Reading, PA

The Amazing World of Drum Corps
Brian Tolmann’s column of little-known facts about drum corps

Remembering an old friend
Photos of Fidele Vogelsanger from Gevelsberg, Germany, one of the corps that performed in a show the Madison Scouts organized during their 1988 tour of Europe.

RAMD spectator and DCW reader poll
Results from weeks four and five of this fan poll.

The Cadets thrill audience, take gold at ‘Adirondack Drums’
Coverage of the July 10 show in Glen Falls, NY

It’s a fact!
Don Daber’s cartoon featuring facts from “A History of Drum and Bugle Corps”

He said, she said
Mitzi and Roger Ellis share their experiences marching with the Erie Thuderbirds senior corps in Pennsylvania

Blue Stars, Minnesota Brass top DCM division III/senior prelims
Coverage of the July 13 DCM prelims competition in De Kalb, IL

Capital Regiment takes division II title; Cavaliers top division I preliminary
Coverage of the July 13 show in De Kalb, IL

Magic of Orlando makes stop in Connecticut woods for special concert
Photos of Magic’s visit to Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall camp for young people with cancer.

In Memoriam: Fred R. Gebhardt
Fred Gebhardt died July 14 at his residence in St. Petersburg, FL.

Crossmen win rain-soaked ‘Battle of the Drums’
Coverage of the July 8 show in Ogdensburg, NY

Exhibition entertains fans in Madison
Coverage of the July 11 show in Madison, WI

What it’s all about
Beth Myers of the Racine Kilties senior corps tells of a bond with the Decorah Kilities junior corps.

Blue Devils dominate DCI Pacific competitions
Coverage of the July 7 show in Concord, CA

In Memoriam: Alan Smythe
Alan Smythe passed away July 12 following a stroke. He was 64.

Southwind member provides mid-season reflections
Part two of three in Jessica Alexander’s articles about her age-out season.

Alumni join Kilties for home show performance
The corps performed Auld Lang Syne following the Kiltie Klassic competition July 7, and members of the audience and the Royal Airs Alumni corps who were former Kilties joined them on the field.

The Rookie
Comic by Don Daber

Phantom Regiment tops field at Dixon ‘Petunia Festival’
Coverage of the July 7 show in Dixon, IL

Cadets win at Murray, Phantom Regiment tops Glassmen
Coverage of the July 15 show in Murray, KY

Recipients named for Ducharme scholarship
Five $1,000 scholarships were awarded to drum corps members

Letters to the editor
“BLAST!” brought excitement to Toronto, ONT; Practices near stadiums distract fans and corps

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