Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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See what’s in the April 2003 issue of DCW!

DCI’s 32nd season will be a big one
An update on what’s coming up this summer for DCI

Orders being taken for volume 2 of history book
A second 432-page book on the history of drum corps will be published in June.

The amazing world of drum corps
Fascinating facts from drum corps history

DCI Midwest spring meeting confirms big show schedule
An update on DCI Midwest

Remembering an old friend
Mayflower Billericay of Essex, England existed from the 1970s to 1990s.

Somewhere over...

March 31, 2003

Summer schedule is now online

The 2003 summer drum corps schedule is now available online. It includes Drum Corps International, Drum Corps Associates, British Youth Band Association, Drum Corps United Kingdom and Drum Corps Europe contests. A list of corps performing at each event will be added...

March 31, 2003

Price reduced for Bruni tribute dinner

Organizers expect hundreds of people from across the United States and Canada to pay tribute to Rochester’s “Music Man” Vince Bruni May 10 during the “Celebration of a Life of Movement and Music” to be held at the George Eastman House.

Due to a sizable donation from an anonymous source to help defray expenses for the tribute, the ticket price has been reduced to $25.

Bruni, a retired Rochester school teacher who lives in Webster, NY, is the founder and director of Rochester’s Empire Statesmen senior drum and...

March 26, 2003

Cincinnati Tradition director named police officer of year

Cincinnati Police Officer Thomas Slade received the Police Officer of the Year award from the Exchange Club of Cincinnati at their meeting February 12. The Exchange Club presents this award each year to recognize the accomplishments of one police officer and to bring public attention to the dedication and service of all those who work in law enforcement.

Slade is the director of Cincinnati Tradition drum and bugle corps.

Slade entered the Police Academy in May 1980 and he has worked in uniformed patrol for his entire career with the...

March 24, 2003

Volume 1 of drum corps history book can be found in 15 libraries

According to the Online Computer Library Center, 15 libraries have added the first volume of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” to their holdings. The list includes:

* Bowling Green State University (Ohio)
* Butler University (Indianapolis, Indiana)
* East Carolina University
* Eastern Shores Library System (Wisconsin)
* Grace College & Seminary Library (Indiana)
* Hutchinson Public Library (Kansas)
* South Central Kansas Library System
* Wichita Public Library (Kansas)

March 19, 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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