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Bob Wall receives Champion of SAFE KIDS Award

Southwind director named

The Madison Drum & Bugle Corps Association has named Mike Loeffelholz as the director of Southwind.

“I am very excited to have a person of Mike’s caliber leading Southwind,” MDBCA Executive Director Bob Wall said. “He is committed to making Southwind as much a legend in the drum corps activity as the Madison Scouts are.”

Loeffelholz has been involved with the Madison Drum and Bugle Corps Association for more than 25 years. His drum corps tenure began in 1978 when he joined the Madison Junior Scouts as a...

October 28, 2002

Royal Airs’ first bugle instructor dies at 67

by Bob Tarsitano

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

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