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Winter Guard International holds 2003 championships

by Daniel Buteau, DCW staff

On April 11 and 12, two days of original presentations performed in a constructive competitive climate that fostered creativity and uniqueness were staged in Dayton, OH. The city was home to the championships of an organization that is able to expand its creative boundaries while, at the same time, remaining true to its core purposes. Winter Guard International, after nine years of seeing no winter guard or percussion show, felt like a breath of fresh air compared to the high tensions experienced by the drum corps...

May 01, 2003

Colts perform spring concert

Musicians learn technique at 2003 DCE/Dynasty Mega Clinic

Corps come out strong at ‘Dixie Stinger’ indoor show

by Fran Haring, DCW staff

The Colonel would have been proud. The annual Dixie Stinger indoor concert, sponsored by the Yankee Rebels senior/alumni corps of Baltimore, kicked off the 2003 drum corps season with a night of tributes to and memories of Truman Crawford, the Marine colonel and drum corps legend who passed away in early March. Yankee Rebels Director Joel Leson says Col. Crawford touched a lot of lives in the drum corps activity. “Truman Crawford (worked with) more than 150 drum and bugle corps in his career,” Leson said....

April 24, 2003

‘BLAST!’ will end U.S. tour in December; new show will open in London this fall

Star of Indiana has announced plans to open a brand-new production, based on the highly successful “Shockwave,” for an extended run at Queens Theater on Shaftsbury Avenue in London’s West End theater district. It has also been revealed that the U.S. tour of “BLAST!” will end its 27-month schedule in December.

Previews for the new show will begin August 20 and the world premier is tentatively scheduled for September 2.

“Shockwave” was launched last fall in West Point, NY, and has had a seven-month...

April 21, 2003

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