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Bands of America announces future events

Bands of America has announced the dates and locations for its championships and national festivals through 2005.

The BOA Grand National Championships will be held at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, IN, November 13-15, 2003, November 4-6, 2004 and November 10-12, 2005.

With performances by more than 90 bands from across the nation, Grand Nationals is widely acknowledged by the band world to be the most exciting and prestigious marching band event. The three-day event also includes an expo, a student leadership workshop, Celebrate America...

May 05, 2003

DCA Championships return to Scranton

For the 39th consecutive year, Drum Corps Associates, in conjunction with the Seventh District of the Pennsylvania American Legion, will present the World Championship of senior drum and bugle corps. Beginning with the preliminary competition August 30 at 10:00 AM, Montage Mountain will reverberate with the sounds of competition. With more than 20 corps competing, the defending champion Syracuse Brigadiers will face a tough challenge.

In competition in addition to the champions will be the Empire Statesmen, Reading Buccaneers, Minnesota Brass,...

May 02, 2003

Westshoremen members get engaged at ‘Serenade in Brass’

Jeff Ream and Christine...

May 02, 2003

New Indonesian band promotes discipline, values in local youth

A new marching band called Marching Eternity was recently established in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. In Indonesia, many groups take their inspiration and style from the American drum and bugle corps movement.

The new band was established by Julius Fahlevi Harahap, Sony Yudianto, Dody Julian Purnama and Joko Budiono April 6 to develop the marching band world in Indonesia and to accommodate youths’ interests and talents in marching band in Jogjakarta.

The band’s purpose is to show children that dedication and hard work enable them to...

May 01, 2003

2003 ‘Brass Reunion’ features alumni groups

by Gary Dickelman

The evening of April 12 marked an exciting annual drum corps event and, at the same time, a unique occurrence. On the one hand the Archer-Epler Musketeers and Haverford Band Parents Association brought us the 2003 “Brass Reunion.” On the other hand, it was the second weekend in a row for a gala alumni drum corps event — unique because we old-timers do not typically abide back-to-back performances! It was, nonetheless, an evening to remember.

The Bon Bons Chorus returned for its 10th “Brass...

May 01, 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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