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Age-out season causes nerves, excitement

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...

June 10, 2002

Madison Scouts top DCM field at ‘Drums Along the Red Cedar’

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...

June 09, 2002

Americanos’ home show kicks off season

By Joe Talamanco

Americanos (Appleton, WI)
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June 08, 2002

Phantom Regiment gears up for exciting summer

by Kelly Bitter, DCW assistant editor
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June 05, 2002

SCV sets up for intense, innovative show

by Christopher Atkinson, DCW staff

Director Rick Valenzuela of the Santa Clara Vanguard is excited about the upcoming season and the prospects for his group. It’s the kind of excitement that is contagious — that comes through in the conversation if you speak to him for even a few minutes. Building on the innovative groundswell of the past several seasons in terms of show design, coupled with the immensely talented group Valenzuela has on hand for 2002, he has every reason to be excited.

This year’s Memorial Day camp saw...

June 03, 2002

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