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Part 1: An interview with Carl Ruocco

by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff
DCWphotog@aol.com

This article was published originally in the March 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 12).

There was a time when corps management and instructional staff’s names were announced as a corps prepared to start their program. For years I’ve heard his name announced in association with countless corps and in various positions with those corps. He has led the operational concerns of a corps as director or tour director from coast...

May 16, 2009

Arch rivals to best friends

Rich Jones

This article was originally part of the March 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 12).

It is said that one should never volunteer while in the military. However, who could resist helping the Apollo space program and our quest to reach the moon. Two of the subjects chosen to test formulas for astronaut’s reserve space food were members of the Lackland AFB Drum and Bugle Corps.

In early 1968, I was the previous year’s drum major of the Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights, and Charlie Walsh, ex-contra...

May 07, 2009

I was there!

by Gary Dickelman, DCW staff
gdickelman@epsscentral.net

This article was originally published in the March 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 12).

January 20, 2009 — Washington, DC . . . To understand the feeling of being in the Capitol for the inauguration of President Barack Obama, imagine the last time you attended the DCI World Championship, then capture the moment during the winning corps’ finals performance when it became obvious that you and perhaps...

April 26, 2009

Colts create memories at Obama inaugural parade

by Scott Arthofer and Brian Jones

This article was originally published in the March 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 12).

The announcement came that “The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps has been accepted to perform in the Presidential Inaugural Parade.”

Wow, I thought. What a great honor by itself, but to then be performing in such an historical inauguration made it all the more exciting.

It was then announced that not only current members were eligible to attend, but also alumni. It did seem like a...

April 22, 2009

Drum corps, a composer and widows in India!

by Steve Rondinaro

This article originally appeared in the March 2009 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 12).

This is quite a story. I hope that I can do it justice.

The drum corps part begins in 2005. Carolina Crown played Joy and Call of the Mountain by composer Joseph Curiale. The Troopers played another Curiale piece called Gates of Gold.

DCI had to pay royalties for use of those pieces on our DVDs, CDs and digital downloads.

Fast forward to December 2008 when DCI’s Dan Acheson received a letter at...

April 11, 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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