Limited-time historic CD released — 1950 AL, 1951 VFW

Drum Corps World is pleased to present a rare opportunity to own a piece of drum corps’ earliest recorded history. For a limited time, audio recordings from two historic championship competitions are available on compact disc.

1950 American Legion Nationals – October 8-9, Los Angeles, CA
1. New York Skyliners, New York City, NY
2. Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, IL
3. Boys of 76 (missing last 1/4 of show), Racine, WI
4. Harvey Seeds Rebels, Miami, FL
5. Holy Name Cadets, Garfield, NJ
6. Gladstone Squadron, Skokie, IL

1951 VFW Nationals – August 29, Jersey City, NJ
1. Reilly Raiders, Philadelphia, PA
2. Lt. Norman Princemen, Melrose, MA
3. St. Vincent’s Cadets, Bayonne, NJ
4. Liberty Bell Cadets, Philadelphia, PA
5. Osmond Cadets, Philadelphia, PA
6. West Reading Police Cadets, West Reading, PA

With the exception of Boys of 76, these are all complete recordings of the final competitive programs of these corps. The recordings were retrieved from old reel-to-reel tapes, which were likely copies of originals made on a wire recorder with a built-in microphone. Painstaking work was done to improve tone and to correct the pitch anomalies characteristic of wire recordings.
These recordings do not have the same sound quality of later state-of-the-art recordings, but they are the only recordings available from these historic events.

This is a limited time offer. Order by September 30. Orders can be placed with Drum Corps World either by telephone (608-241-2292, 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM or 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM weekdays, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM weekends — Central Time).

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