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

by Jim Claytor, DCW staff
musicforfilm@yahoo.com

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...

June 28, 2009

Make this your year!

by Chris Atkinson, DCW staff
CATKINSON@broward.org

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...

June 25, 2009

Quebec’s drum corps activity revival project kicks into gear

by Daniel Buteau, DCW staff
d.buteau@cmec.ca

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

First, we’d like to thank Steve Vickers of Drum Corps World for his interest in our project. His help is extremely appreciated.

You are certainly aware of the decline of drum corps in Quebec for some years now. At the end of the 1970s, we had over 50 organizations...

June 21, 2009

An interview with the Cascades’ board chair, Mike Bujnowski

by DCW Publisher Steve Vickers
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

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

My memory of the Seattle Cascadesgoes back to the early 1970s when I was invited by Fred Lopez to attend several Drum Corps West Championship events in Washington. I was there partly out of curiosity about the significant number of western...

June 16, 2009

My own top 10 drum corps memories

by Adam Burdett, DCW staff
adamburdett@verizon.net

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

As the quiet off-season of drum corps continues, I feel that now would be a great time to reminisce a bit about some great drum corps moments of the recent past. Many of you may have seen articles written by me before. For those who haven’t, here is a...

June 07, 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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