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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

September 12, 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.