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...
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...