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Drum Corps International will operate new Midwest Division

by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher

December 7, 2002 — Milwaukee, WI . . . On the day when most people remember the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the 20 Drum Corps Midwest member-corps and many other corps directors and interested parties gathered at the Serenity Club in suburban Cudahy for a historical meeting of far-reaching proportions.

At the end of the day, two proposals were passed by strong margins that will mean major restructuring of the way corps do business during the first half of the contest season. DCI will now be operating...

December 10, 2002

Tokyo Phoenix tops Drum Corps Japan Championships

The Drum Corps Japan Championships were held December 8 at Yokohama Culture Gymnasium in Yokohama, Japan. Here are the results.

1. Tokyo Phoenix 63.90
2. Yokohama Inspires 63.80
3. Yokohama Scouts 63.30
4. Royal Kilties 63.00
5. Cherry Blossoms 62.40
6. Imperial Sound 59.70
7. Phoenix Regiment 58.00
8. Sonic Lancers 57.70
9. Scrapers 54.30

Judges included John Philips, Mike Anderson, Gary Markham, Joseph Allison and William Chumley from the United States and...

December 09, 2002

Madison Scouts hold banquet, auditions

Madison Scouts (Madison, WI)
Photo by Dan...

December 05, 2002

Old drum corps publications sought

Drum Corps World has an extensive collection of historical drum and bugle corps publications that have been published over the last 50-plus years. We are missing a few issues of the following newspapers and magazines. We are asking fans visiting our Web site and who subscribe to our newspaper if they have any of these editions and would be willing to help us complete the files by sending them to us.

On a number of occasions, individuals from corps have come to our office in Madison, WI, to research their organization’s history. We also...

December 05, 2002

PASIC draws second-largest crowd in its history

by Lauren Vogel Weiss, DCW staff

With 5,669 people spending at least one day at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 2002 edition of the Percussive Arts Society International Convention held in Columbus, OH, November 13-16 was the second-best-attended convention in the Society’s history (after PASIC 2000 in Dallas, TX).

Events covered all of the percussive arts — from orchestral to African, from drumset to drum circles — but marching percussion was prominently featured throughout the convention. In addition to...

December 02, 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.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.