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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

Drum corps memories with Bobby BellaRosa

by Brooklyn Mario
bklynmario@aol.com

This article was published originally in the May 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 2).

If you don’t know who he is, you most likely haven’t been involved in drum corps very long. Then again, it is probable that he’s passed through several decades of the DCI press sieve without being justifiably recognized as an elemental ingredient in both the process and the product drum corps is today.

According to Bobby “The Kid”...

September 15, 2009

Drum corps in South Africa chart impressive numbers

by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

This article was published originally in the May 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 2).

I’ve been following the progress of the Field Band Foundation in South Africa for the last decade and what has been accomplished is nothing short of amazing. From the dreams of Johann Zietsman, who discovered the American drum and bugle corps activity by attending a competition in Ithaca, NY, back in 1980, to the...

September 12, 2009

Comments from the producers behind the film

This article was originally published in the August 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 5). The DVD “Throw it Down” can be ordered on this Web site.

From the director, John E. Maher

What got you interested in drum corps?

“I knew next to nothing about this subject when my long-time friend, Producer John Kelly, came to me with the idea. I honestly did not see the appeal at first, but when we started to dig into the story, I got excited. I felt that If we could tell this story from inside the heads of...

August 31, 2009

Remembering Joe Swanek

by Jim Centorino, DCW staff
Jim

This article was published originally in the May 2009 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 2).

Recently, the drum corps community lost a friend and follower, whose name may not be familiar to some, but whose presence was undeniable to many.

I met Joe Swanek, of Shelton, CT, sometime in the late ’60, when I was marching with the Boston Crusaders. Although I didn’t know it at the time, he would become a family friend for the rest of his...

August 25, 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.