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An interview with Michael Turner from BD Entertainment

by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

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

Michael and I first met when I moved to Madison, WI, in early 1979. He had just aged out of the Madison Scouts’ color guard and was beginning his instructing career. His innovative choreography and unique equipment work quickly established him as one of the premier designers in the activity.

He has spent the...

August 16, 2009

“The Season”

by “Brookyn” Mario Navetta

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

When I think of it now, I am certain– well, almost — that it was something hormonal. The New York City winter would leave its gray smudged remnants melting on cold-shadowed factory streets. The block-sized park that disguised itself as our country retreat was again trying to prove to us that trees do, in fact, grow in Brooklyn. We began to get drunk with the savor of the bittersweet...

August 11, 2009

Stop by our booth this week at DCI in Indianapolis!

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

Drum Corps World will have a booth in the DCI MarketPlace on the lower level of Lucas Oil Stadium this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We hope you will stop by and pick up a complimentary copy of our 32-page, two-section, all-color August 2009 edition.

It’s full of show coverage, features and a photo of every DCI World Class and Open Class corps fielding this season (with the exception of Music City because we...

August 02, 2009

Part 2: An interview with Carl Ruocco about his 50+-year involvement

by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff
DCWphotog@aol.com

This interview originally was published in the April 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (37th Anniversary edition — Volume 38, Number 1).

In this part, Carl and I discussed more of his recent experiences and fond memories from over 50 years in an activity he deeply loves and appreciates greatly.

Harry Heidelmark: A few years ago, DCI rules were changed, allowing brass instruments of any key. Do you think it made a...

July 31, 2009

An interview with Teal Sound’s director, Randy Blackburn

by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

This interview originally appeared in the April 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 1).

Teal Sound has been Florida’s lone representative on the DCI tour almost since the corps began in 1999. It has been fascinating watching the growth of the program, especially over the last two or three years as the organization had broken into the upper echelons of DCI’s Open Class tier.

The 21st Century Drum...

July 19, 2009

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About DCW

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.