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A life in drum corps for Michael “Red” Corso

by Manny Correira

This article was originally published in the January 2009 (Volume 37, Number 10) edition of Drum Corps World.

Throughout the many years I’ve reported the news, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people. Among them is 81-year-old Michael “Red” Corso, founding father and director of the former Rhode Island Matadors that was based in Providence, RI.

I’ve know “Red” since the early 1970s when the Matadors were riding high in Drum Corps Associates circles as one of the premier senior corps...

February 24, 2009

Crossmen, Revolution directors say San Antonio’s big enough for both of them

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff

This article was originally published in the December 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 9).

When Youth Education in the Arts! (YEA!) announced two years ago that the 22-time Drum Corps International World Class Finalist Crossmen organization was moving to San Antonio, TX, to operate under a new management team and eventually become independent of YEA, you...

February 14, 2009

Part 1: An interview with DCI judge J. Clarke Williams

by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff

This article was originally published in the December 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 9).

I’ve met so many interesting people at all levels of the activity, including those in drum corps management, instructors, cooks and volunteers in various supporting roles, not to mention hundreds of marching members over the years. I’ve driven corps equipment trucks...

January 30, 2009

An interview with DCI Executive Director Dan Acheson

by Steve Vickers, DCW publisher

This article originally appeared in the December 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 9).

The activity and Drum Corps International have gone through quite a few changes over the last year and I thought it would be informative to sit down and cover some pertinent topics on the “state of the activity” and the “state of...

January 18, 2009

Star of Indiana and ‘BLAST!’ director James Mason assesses current corps

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff

This article was originally published in the November 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 8).

Having the Drum Corps International World Championships in Bloomington at the University of Indiana’s Memorial Stadium had some local fans waxing nostalgic about the days when the community’s own Star of Indiana was one of the competing corps — annually...

January 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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