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Marching with the Cavaliers Alumni Corps

by Fred Olin, DCW staff
fholin@gmail.com

This article originally was published in the October 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 7).

A couple of months ago I submitted a piece to DCW commenting about my excitement as I prepared to march with the Cavalier Anniversary Corps, also called the Cavalier Alumni Corps (CAC for short). Mr. Vickers was kind enough to publish it.

Well, I did it. To refresh your...

December 18, 2008

Dealing with new concerns from record fuel, food prices

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
mferlazzo@yahoo.com

This article was originally published in the October 2008 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 7).

The hottest topic on Drum Corps International’s 2008 summer tour had little to do with the competition, or new uniforms, or even The Cadets’ further exploration of amplified narration. There were more important things for corps to discuss, like how to afford making...

December 12, 2008

Want delivery by Christmas? Deadline for orders fast approaching!

Time is running short if you want items from the Drum Corps World store delivered as Christmas gifts sent to a United States address.

Orders received by the following deadlines will be processed and sent in time to reach customers by Wednesday, December 24.

* 1972 DCI Championships DVD — December 10 deadline
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November 30, 2008

It was a very good year: DCAssociates in review

by Timothy
highcard@optonline.net

This article was originally published in the October 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 7).

A bittersweet year for this writer it may have been, but with plenty of great performances during the campaign, it cannot be dimmed by a season without finals.

Kudos are insufficient when it comes to a précis of the Reading Buccaneers’ achievements over the past...

November 28, 2008

A profile of the legendary Bonnie Ott-Thompson

by Christina Mavroudis-Dempsey, DCW staff
christina.mav@gmail.com

This article was originally published in the September 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 6).

“I’m glad that I decided to play again. It’s been a lot of fun.” So says the legendary mellophone player, Bonnie Ott-Thompson, on her decision to return to the activity after several decades’ absence.

A role model for girls...

November 22, 2008

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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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