by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
This feature article was published originally in the May 2009 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 2)
Memphis Sound did a little Texas two-step in an effort to ensure the long-term health of the corps. In March, the Mid-South Youth Performing Arts Association — the umbrella organization for Memphis Sound — officially announced the organization’s move to the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.
The corps had already...
by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher
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...
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...
Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
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...
by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff
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...