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The Art of Drum Corps World

From the archives of Drum Corps World...

  • 767 pieces of art
  • 370 pages
  • Printed on high-quality paper
  • Spiral-bound to lay flat

Relive your experiences in the drum and bugle corps activity from the perspective of the best artists featured on the pages of Drum Corps World over the last 38 years!

Line art, cartoons, Christmas covers, historical collages and illustrations from the pen of Don Daber (“The Rookie,” “DCI Facts,” “The Way We Were”), Paul McCusker (“Drum Corps Illustrated”), Joe Provenzano, David Junttila “Apple Corps”), Tim Fisher, Colleen Mackin (“Survival in Drum Corps”), Peter Hoeffner, Michael Boo, BEZ, Jerry Watts, Paul Dexter, Jim Centorino (“The Veteran”), Chris Beynon (“Beynon’s Funnies”), Jon Armstrong and Keith Campbell.

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Drum Corps International: The First 35 Years in Photos

From the archives of Drum Corps World...

  • 2,147 high-quality images from 126 different photographers
  • 1972-1999 photos are black and white, 2000-2006 photos are full-color
  • 35 years of DCI Championship scores (prelims and finals)
  • A photo of each corps that participated in the DCI Championships, each year they competed -- includes all classes
  • Printed on high-quality, coated paper stock
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DCI: The First Decade, 1972-1981

Learn the story of how and why DCI came about, beginning with detailed information on some of the history during the 1960s that led a group of directors forming the new organization. The text was written by Nicholas Waerzeggers and graphic design by Steve Vickers. Four years of research allowed Waerzeggers to accumulate a massive amount of material, communicating with 250 individuals who "lived the era" as directors, judges, fans, participants, parents, designers, instructors, contest staff, volunteers and administrators.

Editor Steve Vickers chose Waerzeggers because he knew nothing about the topic. As a result, all of the book's content is what was "discovered." Resources included Vickers' collection of drum corps publications, DCI Board of Directors minutes, interviews and e-mail correspondence. The resulting volume is packed with interesting and sometimes surprising facts that show readers what the activity was like during that first 10-year period as the drum and bugle corps activity transitioned from an American Legion- and VFW-administered movement into an independent group that had a desire to "control their own destiny."

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COMBO: DCI: The First Decade and DCI: The First 35 Years in Photos

COMBO: DCI: The First Decade and DCI: The First 35 Years in Photos

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A Year in the Life of the World’s Greatest Youth Activity, 2014

This 180+ page book features 1,000 four-color images of drum corps in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia showcasing the 2014 season of competition around the world.  All of the DCI and DCA corps -- including the DCI Open Class corps that were not in Indianapolis -- have a two-page spreads of 10 to 12 photos.  The most active alumni corps have a one-page layout featuring five to six photos and as many of the other alumni corps we were able to secure a photo of are also included with a single image.  The five military drum corps are displayed in a two-page photo collage.  Groups that competed at the Drum Corps Europe Championship in Kerkrade, The Netherlands, each have a single-page profile with five to six photographs and the other corps in the United Kingdom and Germany are also included.  A limited number of photographs from groups in other parts of the world are also featured.  Each of the corps' Web site or Facebook addresses are shown along with each unit's hometown.

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Drum Corps World
4926 North Sherman Avenue #H
Madison, WI 53704-8443
Office 608-241-2292
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About DCW

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.