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Glassmen, Phantom Regiment take top-two places in opener

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.

June 14, 2002

Racine Scouts host home show

by Roger and Mitzi Ellis

Division III’s top two corps prepare for summer

by Michael Carlson

June 14, 2002

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

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