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2002 junior corps census shows continuing decline in numbers
The number of North American junior corps that made it to the field in 2002 has declined for the third consecutive season.

Limited touring status, rules changes discussed by DCI board
DCI’s board of directors discussed several issues at their meeting September 20 and 21.

Madison Scouts narrow...

October 01, 2002

2003 Madison Scouts, Southwind applications now available online

Applications for membership in the 2003 Madison Scouts and Southwind are now available and can be found at the corps’ Web sites, www.madisonscouts.org and www.southwind.org. From the home page, click on the link to “2003 season” and download the questionnaire....

October 01, 2002

Madison Drum and Bugle Corps Association seeks directors

The Madison Drum and Bugle Corps Association is seeking applications for the position of director for its three drum and bugle corps.

A complete application will include a cover letter expressing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position, a detailed resume and three references, including name, address, phone number, and e-mail address if applicable. The cover letter should include reference to the candidate’s demonstrated abilities in similar positions. Submit application materials to:

Madison Drum and...

October 01, 2002

Shockwave unveiled at West Point

by Michael Boo, DCW staff

The newest treat from the same people who brought us “BLAST!” was unveiled September 28 at the Eisenhower Hall Theatre at West Point, NY.

For those fans of the pageantry arts who have seen the original “BLAST!” production (which is still traveling around the country), “Shockwave” might come as a surprise, but it will certainly come as a delight.

The surprise to some might be due to the fact that “Shockwave,” unlike its predecessor, incorporates movement...

September 28, 2002

Limited touring status, rules changes discussed at DCI board meeting

by Kelly Bitter, DCW editor

Mandarins...

September 26, 2002

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