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Mandarins, Renegades win divisions at Firebird Classic

Blue Devils C (Concord, CA)
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June 28, 2002

Phantom Regiment tops “Dick Tracy Days” field

by Andrew Wheeler, DCW staff

June 23, 2002 — Woodstock, IL . . . They filled the stands, they sat in lawn chairs on the embankment, and they even occupied the backfield stands. Fans came from seemingly everywhere to enjoy the finale of Woodstock’s annual “Dick Tracy Days” festival, and they were not disappointed. From the stands packed with fans to the lineup packed with drum corps, this show was bursting at the seams with music, pageantry and excitement.

June 27, 2002

Pacific Crest packs punch at Impulse classic

Esperanza (San Diego, CA)
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June 26, 2002

DCI Championships return to Orlando in 2003

by Kelly Bitter, DCW assistant editor
editor@drumcorpsworld.com

Drum Corps International Championships will return to Orlando, FL, in 2003, DCI Executive Director Dan Acheson said. The decision was announced at the June 22 show in Orlando.

Acheson said the event will be held Aug. 4-9, 2003 at the Citrus Bowl stadium, the same location as when championships were held in Orlando in 1996, ’97 and ’98. However, unlike those three years, DCI expects this return to Orlando will be a one-year event. They are currently working...

June 24, 2002

Silver Sabres Drum & Bugle Corps reunion is announed

A reunion of the Silver Sabres Drum & Bugle Corps is scheduled for July 5 – 6 in Salina, KS. There will be a hog roast, lots of historical displays and they will be giving out photo IDs and selling polo shirts with the original Silver Sabres logo along with music CDs. A few members are also going to get together and play some of the corps¹ old tunes, which should sound interesting. Anyone interested in attending is welcome and can find all the details at this

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