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In memoriam: Ed Holmes

by Patrick D. Forker

Ed Holmes, the first director of the Bridgemen Junior Drum and Bugle Corps of Bayonne, NJ, died June 8 at Brick, NJ Hospital. He was 76.

Holmes served as director of the corps from its inception in 1965 through 1978. Under the course of his leadership, the St. Andrew’s CYO Bridgemen first gained national prominence as a finalist at the 1970 World Open in Lynn, MA, and became the first junior corps to appear in competition at a DCI Finals in 1972. Holmes retired from the rank of director at the end of the 1978...

June 09, 2003

Drum Corps World releases four new compact discs in new historical series

Fifty years ago, the concept of drum corps audio recordings was still novel. At first, these recordings were only...

June 05, 2003

DC Merchandise UK announces scholarship fund for 2004

DC Merchandise UK is proud to announce the formation of a scholarship fund open to all United Kingdom marching members wishing to participate in either Drum Corps International or Marching Bands of America, along with a special award being given to any competing winter guard unit participating in either Winter Guard International regionals or finals.

The fund, which will be managed by National Westminster Bank, will be judged in August 2003 by an independent panel comprising a member from the Trust Managers, a CEO of a major IT company and a...

June 05, 2003

River City Regiment performs at Sacramento Jazz Festival

by Michael Carlson, DCW staff

To most drum corps, Memorial Day weekend means long, hot hours of rehearsals. For the River...

May 28, 2003

Minnesota Brass will compete in Jamestown, NY, show

After a 12-year absence, the sound of drum corps returned to Jamestown, NY, in 2001 and is now an annual event. “Bugler’s Holiday” is sponsored by the Jamestown Band Boosters and will be held this year on August 2.

For the first time, Minnesota Brass, Inc. from Saint Paul, MN, will be in the area and will take on both the Rochester, NY, corps.

Other corps in the show will the Steel City Ambassadors, Shenandoah Sound, NY-Penn Knights, Mon Valley Express, Empire Statesmen, Rochester Crusaders and the Erie...

May 27, 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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