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Drum Corps Midwest marks 25th anniversary

De Kalb, IL — Imagine more than 10,000 voices and 800 brass instruments joining in a rousing new arrangement of God Bless America. That’s the plan for ending this weekend’s Drum Corps Midwest 25th anniversary celebration. The voices will be provided by the audience.

Concluding two nights and a full day of public competitions at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium, DCM’s silver anniversary is expected to draw, appropriately, 25 corps from eight states and Canada. Brilliant searchlights sweeping the sky...

July 10, 2002

Magic of Orlando tops ‘Bugler’s Holiday’

by J.P. McAleese

July 5, 2002 — Nashua, NH . . . Magic of Orlando easily outdistanced its nearest division II competitors to capture first place in the Bugler’s Holiday contest at Holman Stadium. Magic captured all captions except color guard and showed few signs of rust from their two-year absence from competition. The host corps Nashua Spartans finished second ahead of East Coast Jazz, the Patriots and Jersey Surf. In the division III portion of the evening, the Raiders finished first and opened up a large lead over the Cadets of New...

July 10, 2002

Blue Devils get their first win of the season at Bridgeport

by Jack Gerster, DCW staff

July 10, 2002

The new 2002 Santa Clara Vanguard uniforms

July 09, 2002

Cavaliers take Show of Shows crown

By Allison Close, DCW staff

July 08, 2002

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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.

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