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Part 1: Evaluating electronics — Directors, designers see creative options, expense with electronics

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff

The use of electronics has had both a profound and polarizing effect on drum corps since amplification was first permitted by Drum Corps International in 2004. And legalizing electronic instruments this summer has further turned up the volume on the great electronics debate.

Some of the top drum corps designers support further electronic exploration to move the activity...

December 09, 2009

Catching up with the Glassmen . . . 10 years later!

Kevin Gamin, DCW staff, DCP Managing Editor

It has been 10 years since I last stepped foot into Glassmen’s rehearsal facility, affectionately known as “G-West” to the many members, staff, volunteers and fans through the years. Walking into the former Oakshade High School this past February was like walking into a time machine.

The paint on the walls was fresher, the chances of a hot shower...

December 06, 2009

Interview: Larry Hershman has wide-ranging history in drum corps activity

by Steve Vickers, Drum Corps World Publisher

Larry and I have been friends for probably 25 years. He’s one of those people who has had a hand in a variety of corps and organizations, on both the DCI and DCA side of the activity. He’s well-known as a corps director, program coordinator, show promoter, judge, administrator and consultant, and his involvement spans a major part of...

November 30, 2009

1975 Muchachos DVD released

by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher

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...

November 07, 2009

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

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff

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...

October 31, 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.

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