By Andrew Wheeler, DCW staff
June 14, 2002 — Oswego, IL . . . In a repeat of a familiar refrain from DCM competitions last year, Glassmen and Phantom Regiment finished first and second in the corps’ first show of the season, the acclaimed “Festival of Brass.” The Madison Scouts finished third with their lowest score of the season on a night once again bothered by rain, slippery grass and faint field markings.
by Roger and Mitzi Ellis
by Michael Carlson
by Jessica Alexander, special to DCW
This is part one in a series of three articles Jessica Alexander will be writing this summer about her age-out season with Southwind.
In a few very short days, I will be performing my ‘last-first’ show of my junior drum corps career. I am not sure whether I should be more nervous or excited. I know I am nervous because I feel I am not ready! How does one truly feel ready for that first performance? I am quite sure anyone who has ever marched can quickly remember the uneasiness they had at their...
by Paul Mordorski, DCW staff
June 9, 2002…Menomonie, WI . . . There is something special about an early-season drum and bugle corps show, with optimism on “what could be” a promising season. On a hot and humid drum corps night at the brand-new Don and Nona Williams Stadium on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus, the Madison Scouts led a field of corps, all of which could be said to have great potential for excellence and entertainment, for Drums Along the Red Cedar.
The evening began with a splendid rendition of...