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Corps play WGI game, enhance summer success, keep legacy alive

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
Mferlazzo@yahoo.com

Publisher’s note: The exclusive material posted on this Drum Corps World Web page and in the archives has previously been presented in the print version of our monthly tabloid newspaper. We do this to show visitors what types of articles are available, but only a small percentage is included here. The publication offers a variety of topics and cannot be found elsewhere on the...

July 02, 2010

Bugles Across America still filling important need, marks 10th anniversary

Some still ask, “What is Bugles Across America?”

At the end of 1999, Congress passed a law that said every veteran — meaning anyone who has worn the the uniform of the United states and received an Honorable Discharge — can have a military funeral. The military would supply at least two uniformed personnel to fold and present the American flag.

Since the military only has about 500 players to sound Taps, it could only send a live bugler when available. They said most would receive a recorded musical message since there...

June 28, 2010

An interview with former Crossmen director Scott Litzenberg

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

Scott and I have been acquainted for probably the better part of the last 25 years, although we don’t seem to be in the same place at the same time very often. Back in August at DCI in Indianapolis, I saw him only once. Time allowed only a quick “hello.”

Nevertheless, Scott has always been someone I’ve admired for his obvious...

June 24, 2010

Drum corps and the military have history

by Greg Jewell, DCW staff
gjewell11@aol.com

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...

June 22, 2010

An interview with the Bluecoats’ Michael Gray

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

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...

June 20, 2010

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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.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.