by Greg Jewell, DCW staff
When a person puts on a uniform, there seems to be a transformation that changes that person. A sense of pride, discipline and confidence is present that usually wasn’t there before.
Forth-two years ago, when I first put on the midnight blue cadet jacket of the Argonne Rebels, little did I realize I would be wearing some type of uniform for the next eight years.
My name is Greg Jewell and these thoughts occurred to me often along the way...
by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
Michael Gray is an acclaimed Impressionist painter with representation in six galleries throughout the United States. His paintings can be found in government, corporate and private collections throughout the world, including: Axis Worldwide Financial, The Orvis Corporation, General Electric, Arista Records, The Sisters of Mercy Hospitals, Winter Guard International, Delta Airlines, The California Water Conservancy and Liberty...
by Art Kellerman, Drum Corps World staff
It’s been a cold winter by Florida standards, but the drum corps gods must have smiled favorably on the Boston Crusaders as their February camp was held in warm, sunny conditions.
I got to sit in on an ensemble arc and, though I gave my word not to reveal this year’s program as things have yet to be finalized, I must say that even the drum corps traditionalist in me was satisfied. The music’s composers are names...
by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
May 29, 2010 – Indianapolis, IN — These have truly been tumultuous times for Drum Corps International.
DCI’s Indianapolis office is normally a hub of activity this time of year, as the staff prepares for the summer tour ahead. But this spring’s philosophical division among the leadership of member corps has added even more pressing demands to the already full plates of DCI Executive Director Dan Acheson and his staff.
Acheson’s charge now is to bring the two deeply-divided sides —...
by Christina Mavroudis-Dempsey, DCW staff
Are they slot machines or are they bingo aids? Legal or illegal?
That was the debate for nearly two years when the California Legislature banned electronic bingo machines in 2008. A temporary injunction allowed charity bingo games, like drum and bugle corps, to continue operating the machines, but in December 2009, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the injunction. Consequently, on February 1, 2010 the...