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An interview with Teal Sound’s director, Randy Blackburn

by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher

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

Massachusetts Hall of Fame inducts legends

by Art Kellerman, Drum Corps World staff

This article was originally published in the April 2009 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 1). This edition marked the 37th anniversary of the newspaper that began in 1971.

The Massachusetts Drum Corps/Music Educators Hall of Fame induction and dinner dance is a can’t-miss affair for drum corps fans this spring. It was held on Saturday, April 25, at Freeport Hall in Dorchester.

Dancing (and great...

July 11, 2009

My daughter’s life in drum corps

by Bob Fields, Drum Corps World staff

This article was originally published in the April 2009 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 1).

As a writer, I have always wanted to tell the story of our little girl, who has made her dad and mom very proud growing up in the activity that we love so much. So here is the story of our little Leighann, who came from parents who both marched with and have been involved with drum corps our entire lives.

When she was just a few weeks old,...

July 06, 2009

A day with the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps

by Jim Claytor, DCW staff

This article was originally published in the April 2009 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 1).

It’s a warm and sunny day in late February, about 80 to 85 degrees, and my assignment was to review the “Battle Color Ceremony” of the United States Marines Drum and Bugle Corps at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Yeah I know what you all are thinking, but wait! Don’t even go there. We all know the Marines traditionally play...

June 28, 2009

Make this your year!

by Chris Atkinson, DCW staff

This article was originally published in the April 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 38, Number 1).

I guess I’m starting early this year. Maybe it’s because of what happened last summer, which was very believable and incredibly fantastic. Of course, the economy weighs heavily on our souls; it has shifted our focus and made us question things.

Perhaps I want to live simpler now. I want to return to things that have always...

June 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.

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