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Maine corps to hold organizational meeting

An organizational meeting for Atlantic Guardian Drum and Bugle Corps, will be held February 23 at 5:00 PM at the Children’s Theatre of Maine, in Portland, Community Musical Arts has announced.

Along with the Atlantic Guardian drum and bugle corps, CMA intends to start a Brazilian Samba-school type of percussion ensemble as well as a training academy for beginning flag twirlers.

Drum and bugle corps were last seen in Portland in the late 1970s. CMA was created with the intention of giving today’s youth a chance to experience the...

February 19, 2003

Belleville Black Knights plan September reunion

The Belleville Black Knights Drum & Bugle Corps will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2003. There will be a Drum Corps Reunion banquet for all Southern Illinois drum corps alumni September 27 in St. Louis, MO, at the Millennium Hotel.

The planning committee is trying to track down all of the Southern Illinois drum corps members. Send your address, corps affiliation and the year(s) you were a member to Steve McCarty via e-mail at semccarty@yahoo.com or call him at (618) 234-8513. If you have any...

February 19, 2003

Drum corps in winter

by Mario Navetta

January… the snowstorm that keeps you out of school for two days has nothing to do with rehearsal — that was school. This is drum corps! For “city corps,” the subway is always running. The precarious trek to the corner station under the shadowy glare of incandescent streetlights half-hiding the emerging, weary faces of the daily subterranean communicants, means little more than the possibility of finding an abandoned seat for yourself and your horn case — drumsticks are much easier to conceal. The...

February 19, 2003

LVK announces 2003 production

Lehigh Valley Knights (Allentown, PA)
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February 18, 2003

DCI Finals set for Denver in 2004

by Kelly Bitter, DCW editor

The Drum Corps International World Championships will head farther West than they have in many years when they return to Denver, CO, in 2004.

INVESCO Field, the recently built home of the Denver Broncos football team and “Drums Along the Rockies,” will serve as the site of the 2004 division I events on Thursday through Saturday of championships week. A local committee is looking at three possible locations for the division II/III events, which can’t be held at INVESCO Field due to stadium...

February 13, 2003

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