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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

DCI releases historic DVD collection

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

The Drum Corps International DVD series “The Legacy Collection: Masterful Performances of the SUMMER MUSIC GAMES” will hit the shelves this July, allowing fans to view 26 years of drum corps history in a new format.

The DVDs will have several options for viewers, including score recaps for 1974 to 1999, a “perspective” clip recapping world events and drum corps events of the year, feature segments from the year’s television broadcast and...

June 03, 2002

Colts debut 2002 Revelations program in Dubuque

by Missy Idso, DCW Staff

After returning to the top 12 in 2001, the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps have unleashed a new set of visual staff...

May 28, 2002

DCI changes championship broadcast format to reach out to new fans

by Chris Hollenback, DCW Editor
chrishollenback@hotmail.com

In an effort to...

May 25, 2002

Blue Devils, Vanguard perform free exhibition concert

by Jeff DeMello, special to DCW

Photo by David Rice

The Santa...

May 25, 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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