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Sports Illustrated column mentions drum corps

According to Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin’s most recent “Air and Space” column, “A decade from now, college football games will be played during halftime of marching band competitions.”

While that might be a little extreme, recent events such as the Ohio State University coach crediting the OSU marching band in his post-Fiesta Bowl victory comments and the release of the movie “Drumline” have brought attention to marching — enough attention to earn an 800-plus word spot in Sports...

January 08, 2003

Renegades Minicorps to perform in Las Vegas, Toronto

The San Francisco Renegades Minicorps, in their third collaboration with CorpsImpact, will be traveling to Las Vegas, NV, and Toronto, ONT, Canada for upcoming performances for major corporations.

Twelve of the Renegades finest brass players along with three CorpsImpact percussionists and five color guard will be performing at Mandalay Bay Resort January 6 at a conference for Symbol Technologies, a high-tech scanner company. Mandalay Bay Resort is one of Vegas’ top resorts with the House of Blues on the premises, along with 11 restaurants, a...

December 30, 2002

South African Field Band Foundation: 2002 in review

It has been a busy year for the field bands in South Africa.

In May, they were invited to send a 25-piece band to Norway to play for President Thabo Mbeki on his visit there. They decided to take the best of all the field bands in South Africa and make up a “National Field Band.”

The group got together in Johannesburg where they worked for a few days with Bryan Thusi, a great South African jazz trumpeter and board member of the Field Band Foundation. He also accompanied the group to Norway.

The trip itself was...

December 30, 2002

Electronics and amplification return among proposed changes to DCI

by Kelly Bitter, DCW editor

The Drum Corps International board of directors will have 12 rules proposals to ponder at their January meeting in Orlando, FL. The proposals, 10 of which were submitted by Youth Education in the Arts Executive Director George Hopkins, include changes in show length, corps size, age requirements, instrumentation and more, including the much-debated suggestion of adding electronics and amplification to drum corps shows.

Electronics and amplification
If Hopkins’s proposal is accepted, beginning in...

December 19, 2002

Metroka, Heckmen return as LVK color guard staff

The Lehigh Valley Knights have announced the return of Jennifer Metroka as color guard caption head and Missy Heckmen as guard instructor for the 2003 season. This is Metroka’s second year as guard caption head with the Lehigh Valley Knights. Since the beginning of her marching experience in 1993, she has performed with the Cheiftains, the Bushwackers, Jersey Surf, the West Chester University Marching Band and Field of View winter guard. She has been teaching in the activity since 1997.

Metroka has taught at several high school marching...

December 17, 2002

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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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