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A few head-scratching moments in drum corps

by Adam Burdett, DCW staff

Over the years, both DCI and DCA have had many results that leave the fans and paying customers wondering, “Did the judges really get it right?” While there are hundreds of these instances for every placement each and every summer, I did my best to think of a pseudo top-ten moments where fans still wonder, to this day, if the right decision was made.


April 04, 2010

Sandy and Bob Neer have been selling original line of souvenirs for 24 years

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff

They’re simply known as “mom and pop.” And they look as comfortable in the close confines of Capital Regiment’s souvenir trailer as other silver-haired grandparents might look in rocking chairs on the front porch.

But don’t tell them to rock the time away. They’ve got far too much to do.

That’s because Sandy and Bob “Old Man” Neer of McMenville, TN...

March 27, 2010

Japanese women fulfill dream to march in American corps

by Paul Mordorski, DCW staff

One could call this four-month “vacation” Ikumi and Yui’s most excellent adventure. It has turned out to the fulfillment of a long-time ambition for Ikumi Aoki and Yui Sugiyama, of Mie prefecture, Japan, 2009 members of Minnesota Brass, Inc., as they have marched this entire season with the DCA all-age corps.

They arrived from Japan on April 10 and, after...

March 25, 2010

Drum corps travel makes for one amazing summer

by Danny Gottlieb

It has been three years since my last article for Drum Corps World in which I described, from the prospective of a jazz drummer, my new-found fascination and enjoyment of drum corps.

Many of the revelations came through my drum corps family — stepson Brian Radock played in the pit with the Boston Crusaders and won DCI I&E on timpani in 2006, stepson Scott Radock was playing snare in the Glassmen and wife Beth had been a snare drummer with Spirit of Atlanta in 1980.

Well, after this amazing 2009 season,...

March 18, 2010

“A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” volume 1 to be reprinted

by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher

Volume 1 of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps,” the 432-page, hardcover book published by Drum Corps World in 2002, has been sold out since December 2005.

Because of the increasing possibilities offered by digital printing-on-demand, we are planning to reprint a limited number of copies in softcover. Over the last five years, a good...

March 07, 2010

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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.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.