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Royal Airs’ first bugle instructor dies at 67

by Bob Tarsitano

Richard Tarsitano

Richard...

October 25, 2002

DCI names new division II/III director

Former Santa Clara Vanguard and SCV Cadets director J.W. Koester will replace Roman Blenski as Drum Corps International’s new division II/III coordinator. Koester will continue his role as business manager for the San Jose Raiders winter guard after assuming his new responsibilities.

Koester was on the DCI executive committee from 1998-1999, and since 1999 he has been chairman of the DCI Pacific division advisory board. He directed SCV from 1996-1999 and the Vanguard Cadets from...

October 22, 2002

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Southern Aurora wins DCUK open class finals title
Coverage of the October 5 DCUK finals in Milton Keynes, U.K.

DCM judges guild disbanded, future of circuit discussed
DCM member corps voted to disband the DCM judges guild, but no decision was reached on the issue of discontinuing DCM and creating a new DCI Midwest division.

Squires, Lancers, Aurora Cadets top...

October 21, 2002

Madison Drum and Bugle Corps Association holds board elections

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

October 21, 2002

DCM judges guild disbanded, future of circuit discussed

by Kelly Bitter, DCW editor

After seven hours of presentations, discussions and voting, the future of Drum Corps Midwest is still uncertain.

DCM member corps voted to disband the DCM judges’ guild in favor of Drum Corps International judges at the organization’s October 7 meeting, but no decision was reached on the issue of discontinuing DCM and creating a new DCI-Midwest division.

DCI Executive Director Dan Acheson gave a presentation at the meeting outlining the benefits of bringing the Midwest corps under DCI...

October 11, 2002

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