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Lehigh Valley Knights announce new visual caption head, instructor

Five join Southwind percussion staff

December 11, 2002

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

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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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