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Thanks for your interest in our tabloid magazine, Drum Corps World. Complete information is contained in the brochure available for download by clicking on the icon above. It contains the following details . . .

  • Commercial display advertising
  • Non-profit organization advertising (drum and bugle corps, show sponsors, color guards, marching bands, indoor percussion lines, circuits)
  • The “MarketPlace” (business card-type advertising for commercial advertisers that appears in monthly issues)
  • The “CorpStore” (business card-type advertising for non-profit organizations that appears in the November through May issues)

Drum Corps World reaches subscribers in the United States, four Canadian Provinces and nine foreign countries. It is published monthly. The directors of EVERY world and open class junior corps, all-age/senior and alumni corps in North America receives copies year-round, as well as marching band, winter guard and indoor percussion directors, young people and adults who march, and parents, family, former members and fans of the drum and bugle corps activity.

In order to maximize exposure to the key decision-makers who purchase products and services, we recommend five specific issues that we feel are important to reach the readership available through our on-line magazine at times during the year…

  • April
  • May
  • August
  • September
  • November


If you do have questions about information contained in the brochure, or if you have difficulty printing out a copy for your file, please call Steve Vickers at 608-241-2292 or e-mail him at publisher@drumcorpsworld.com. Steve Vickers or Doug Smith (613-536-5540) would be pleased to provide a special advertising proposal for display space in Drum Corps World and/or advertising banners on the Drum Corps World Web site. Please also keep in mind that Web site banners can be changed at any time during the year with no additional cost if you would like to update your message and look periodically.

You can also reach Steve Vickers by calling 608-241-2292 anytime between 8:00 AM and 11:15 AM or 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM Central time, Monday through Friday and 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM Central Time on Saturday or Sunday.

Thanks for your interest in Drum Corps World.

Contact Us

Drum Corps World
4926 North Sherman Avenue #H
Madison, WI 53704-8443
Office 608-241-2292
Fax line 608-241-4974

8AM - 11:15AM CST (Mon - Fri)
8AM - 9PM CST (Sat - Sun)
If Steve Vickers is unable to answer the phone, please leave the number where you can be reached, a preferred time to be called back and a brief message about why you're calling. Your call WILL be returned promptly.

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.