by Fred Meher, special to DCW
We all have heard about the powerhouse staff Magic of Orlando has put together this season. But what some of you might not know is that Magic has a connection with the “Boys.” No, not the “Good ‘ol Boys” of drum corps past that sit around and talk of yesteryear, but the “Back Street Boys” of today’s pop music culture!
Most die-hard drum corps fans know that the Magic staff rivals any in the business, including such diverse members as caption heads Gino Cipriani...
by Chris Hollenback, DCW Editor
A funk-rock band with big time aspirations, a large following and two ex-Madison Scouts stars will open for the band Earth, Wind and Fire this summer and perform at a club down the street from Camp Randall Stadium after DCI Semifinals on August 9 in Madison, WI.
The band’s name is Phat Phunktion, and the two Scouts alumni are Jon Schipper, a soprano player from 1991-1996, and Sheldon “Ice” Allen, a tenor player from 1985-1990. Schipper is best known for...
by Chris Hollenback
A new motion picture from 20th Century Fox called “Drumline” will feature actor Orlando Jones (7 Up commercials, “Time Machine,” “Evolution”) and music from Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Dallas Austin. The movie is based loosely on Austin’s real-life rise from a snare drummer who couldn’t read music to a producer and songwriter for the likes of Michael Jackson (Too Bad), Madonna (Secret), Boyz II Men (Motownphilly) and TLC (Creep) and movies...