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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

Santa Clara Vanguard (Santa Clara, CA)
Photo by Ron...

February 12, 2003

European drum corps clinic scheduled for April

2002 Mega Clinic

On April 19 and...

February 06, 2003

Reunion banquet reservations still being accepted

The Col. Truman Crawford reunion banquet committee would like to thank everyone in the drum and bugle corps community, those associated with our Armed Forces, and the family and friends of Col. Truman Crawford for the wholehearted response to and support for the banquet they have received thus far. The Hershey Lodge and Convention Center is working closely with the committee to host a gala evening. On March 22 they will salute the drum corps world’s “music man” with much camaraderie, music and remarks from a host of Americans and...

January 30, 2003

Contrasting solutions for junior corps: Stewart vs. Hopkins

by Vince Lamb, DCW staff

Six years ago, the executive board of DCI met in Orlando to take stock of the organization’s first 25 years and look ahead to the 30th anniversary of DCI in 2002. Last weekend (January 24-26), the DCI board of directors returned to Orlando for its annual meeting and the 2003 Rules Congress. In response to the return of DCI to Orlando, I present this paper, which examines a great opportunity that was missed at the 1997 executive board meeting and did not bear fruit by DCI’s 30th Anniversary. Even though six...

January 29, 2003

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