Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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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

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

See what’s in the March 2003 issue of DCW!

Amplification passes, Hopkins declares ‘drum corps is marching band’
Coverage of the 2003 DCI rules congress

DCI Tour Event Partners meet in Orlando
Part one of a two-part series on the DCI tour partners workshops held in Orlando

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

20th Historic Record Auction listed in this issue
This auction includes 309 items, which can also be viewed here.

DCI 2004 finals will be in Denver
The championships will be held in...

February 13, 2003

Vanguard to march in Tournament of Roses parade

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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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