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 auditioning and receiving moderate instruction on marching style, were...
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,...
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 number of people have inquired about the book’s availability, even about...
by Ken Mason, DCW staff
“The Beat Goes On,” an audio time capsule for the drum corps activity, now has yet another dozen CD’s worth of Stetson D. Richmond and Alf Wateska recordings to choose from. Junior corps of the 1970s are getting a little more attention in this batch, but the ’50s and ’60s releases are carefully chosen for their significance.
Speaking of which, the 1954 American Legion Nationals, Volume 2, begins our senior coverage for that season. Hearing...
by Fran Haring, DCW staff
What a weekend it was! My wife Barbara and I had the unique opportunity to see several of the best drum corps in the world, from two distinct sides of the drum corps activity, on the very same weekend. I call it our “Best of Both Worlds Tour.” Here are some highlights of our weekend.
Our trip began on the morning of Saturday, August 1. Our destination was Scranton, PA, about a three-hour drive from our home in Baltimore. Well, okay,...