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In memoriam — Vince Bruni

The drum & bugle corps community lost of one its greatest participants when Vincent A. Bruni passed away August 29. His passing occurred while his corps, the four-time world champion Empire Statesmen, participated in the Drum Corps Associates Senior World Championships in Scranton, PA.

Bruni was a United States Navy veteran and a lifetime master educator. His involvement with the drum and bugle corps activity began in the late 1940s.

During Bruni’s career, he directed the Rochester Crusaders to national American Legion...

September 02, 2003

‘Best of 2003’ show experience review

by Andrew Wheeler, DCW staff

Another junior drum corps season has come and gone. It seems like only yesterday that I was hitting the road for my first glorious weekend of shows, a little slice of heaven that included five shows in six days (it was an extended weekend) at the beginning of the season. This year, I have added a new facet to my show reviews — an experience review from a fan’s point of view. As a summary of the season, I’d like to highlight the best shows from an experience standpoint, point out a few of the truly unique...

September 01, 2003

Cabs stop Brigs’ win streak at 46

Star of Indiana plans alumni corps appearance

Star of Indiana is making plans to march an alumni corps in the Indianapolis 500 parade on May 29, 2004. The weekend’s events will begin with a rehearsal on May 27. The group will rehearse all day on the 28th and march in the parade on the 29th. The weekend will close with a 20-year celebration of the Star organization on the night of the 29th. All who have been involved with the organization over the past 20 years will be invited to this event. The details of this event are subject to change and are still very early in the development...

August 22, 2003

Peashey joins Magic of Orlando leadership team

August 20, 2003

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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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