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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

Imperials make a comeback

by Kelly Bitter, DCW editor

Impulse to perform in Hollywood Christmas parade


November 19, 2002

See what’s in the December 2002 issue of DCW!

The amazing world of drum corps
Fascinating facts from drum corps history

Changes proposed for DCI Division II/III
Division II/III member corps voted to shorten the minimum time requirement and alter the championships week schedule.

Second volume of ‘A History of Drum and Bugle Corps’ is planned
The book is tentatively scheduled to be printed in the spring, and DCW is looking for people interested in writing chapters or articles.

DCI names new division II/III executive
J.W. Koester is the new...

November 18, 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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