Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
Photo by: Larry Eckert

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Preston Scout House emphasizing social side with two weekend celebrations

Both Preston Scout House Band and Cadets youth drum line,of Cambridge, ONT, will be showing the social side of their organization on the last two weekends of September. The organization is welcoming visitors to a Sunday afternoon open house at the Preston Knights of Columbus building, 333 Speedsville Road, on September 29. Members of the Cadets will celebrate their first anniversary on Saturday, September 21, at the Scout House building in Cambridge.

Since their first practice session September 19, 2012, the Cadets have already performed...

September 22, 2013

Drum Corps World office number mistakenly disconnected by AT&T~!

Notice — The Drum Corps World office number (608-241-2292) has temporarily been disconnected. This was a MISTAKE caused by an employee at AT&T. It will hopefully be fixed sometime on Friday, September 20. I do NOT want anyone to get the wrong impession that anything has happened to the magazine. In fact, I’ve had the same number since November 1978 and have done everything I can to maintain the same contact information for all of these years since moving to Madison on January 1, 1979. My apologies for this happening. I only...

September 20, 2013

Limited-time historic CD released — 1950 AL, 1951 VFW

Drum Corps World is pleased to present a rare opportunity to own a piece of drum corps’ earliest recorded history. For a limited time, audio recordings from two historic championship competitions are available on compact disc.

1950 American Legion Nationals – October 8-9, Los Angeles, CA
1. New York Skyliners, New York City, NY
2. Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, IL
3. Boys of 76 (missing last 1/4 of show), Racine, WI
4. Harvey Seeds Rebels, Miami, FL
5. Holy Name Cadets, Garfield, NJ
6. Gladstone...

September 19, 2013

Big line-up planned for “Alumni Spectacular” at U.S. Naval Academy; Scout House making 11th appearance

Preston Scout House Band, of Cambridge, ONT, will share the field at Navy-Marine Stadium in Annapolis, MD, with 10 other well-known alumni drum and bugle corps, performing for the 11th time since its debut performance in 2002 at the Drum Corps Associates field show.

The alumni exhibition, one of the highlights of the DCA championship weekend, will take place on Sunday, September 1, beginning at 10:00 AM. The line-up includes nine corps from the United States and two from Canada:
* Steel City Ambassadors of Pittsburgh, PA

August 23, 2013

Scout House plans return to Hornell, NY, for DCA exhibition

After Preston Scout House Bugle Band made a spectacular debut performance in Hornell, NY, in 1960, organizers of the 1961 event promoted the show with bumper stickers that stated simply, “Scout House is coming back!”

On July 13, Preston Scout House Alumni Band is coming back to “Music Under the Stars” for the second year in a row, with a field show marking the 75th anniversary year of the organization’s founding in 1938 as a new activity for members of the 1st Preston Boy Scout Troop, under the leadership of Wilf Blum, one of the...

July 06, 2013

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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.