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1975 Muchachos DVD released

by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

As part of a series of videotape restorations from the Jim Jones/Troopers archives, Drum Corps World is pleased to announce the release of the second DVD project that includes the ONLY performance of the Hawthorne Muchachos from the 1975 season. It is included in a six-corps collection that also features the 1974 Stockton Commodores, 1975 Troopers and the 1976 Troopers, Santa Clara Vanguard and 27th Lancers.

The Muchachos...

November 07, 2009

Corps increasingly see profit in taking on show sponsor’s role

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
mferlazzo@yahoo.com

This article was originally published in the June 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 3).

Some within the drum community may see the loss of an existing locally-sponsored show on the DCI tour as a reflection of the troubling economic times, or a shrinking roster of local sponsors, or just bad luck. George Lindstrom sees it as an opportunity for Denver’s Blue Knights.

That’s because Lindstrom and his wife, Lynn, have...

October 31, 2009

Long-time sponsor runs multiple shows — all for the members

by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

This article was originally published in the June 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 3).

I first met Mike Pease only last summer, but I’ve been familiar with his volunteer work for a number of years. He’s a resident of Michigan City, IN, and has been running shows there for a long time . . . at Ames Field on the same “sacred” ground where an event has been held dating back to the...

October 18, 2009

Cecily Siegfried — the 50/50 lady!

by Bob Fields, Drum Corps World staff
RFields25@AOL.com

This article was originally published in the June 2009 (Volume 38, Number 3) edition of Drum Corps World.

I first set foot on Allentown’s famed J. Birney Crum Field back in 1976. I was traveling with the Concord Blue Devils as a reporter for the Concord Transcript newspaper, and, even though I grew up in a local California corps (publisher’s note: the Pinole Princemen), traveling on a national tour was just a dream come...

October 12, 2009

Massachusetts Drum Corps and Music Educators Hall of Fame remembers

by Art Kellerman, Drum Corps World staff
artandmarykel@comcast.net

This article was published originally in the June 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 3).

On Saturday, April 25, the Massachusetts Drum Corps and Music Educators Hall of Fame held its induction ceremony/dinner dance with over 500 in attendance. The large crowd was anticipated well in advance which encouraged organizers to change the venue from Florian Hall to the larger IBEW Hall. It was a good decision...

October 06, 2009

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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.