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Carolina Crown features DCI record 80-person brass, record-tying 16 tubas!

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff

This article originally appeared in the Augut 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 5).

Since its image makeover in 2003, Carolina Crown has made one of its programming hallmarks approachable music with a big, warm brass sound. So when Drum Corps International expanded the member limit to 150 this summer, Crown’s staff decided to make that big sound bigger....

November 04, 2008

Drum corps and our family

by Robert Siddall

This article was originally published in the June 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 3). For this and other quality articles on the worldwide drum and bugle corps activity that you can’t find anywhere else, subscribe to the monthly newspaper by going to the “store” on this Web site.

In 1988, my wife and I were looking for an activity for our daughter to participate in. One morning we heard a radio advert that a local drum and bugle corps, the Calgary Cavaliers, was holding an open...

October 24, 2008

1972 Drum Corps International Championships released on DVD

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

For drum corps fans who were there and those who weren’t, Drum Corps World has produced a new set of DVDs containing eight of the August 18, 1972 performances, a show by the Troopers from 1971 and a short documentary on the restoration of this historic video.

DCW Publisher Steve Vickers became aware that Troopers Director Jim Jones had an...

October 24, 2008

Corps, judges access five-judge panels during DCI tour’s first two weeks

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff

This article originally appeared in the August 2008 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 5).

Drum Corps International announced in May that, among several cost-cutting measures, the DCI Board of Directors voted to reduce the number of adjudicators to five for all World Class events prior to July 4 — or some 30 shows. The decision was expected to save the...

October 19, 2008

Northern Star group works to shape activity in the U.K.

This article originally appeared in the July 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number4).

The Northern Star Group was formed around its prime activity, one of the U.K.’s most successful junior drum and bugle corps’, which started in 1993 from the Boys Brigade, a national uniformed youth group. Subsequently, the organization shifted to being independent.

Since then, the D&BC has gone from strength to strength, winning four consecutive national titles through 2007 in the British Youth Band Association, the U.K.’s...

October 17, 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.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.