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Part 1: A lifetime in drum corps and in the spotlight

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

This article originally appeared in the July 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 4). It is the type of material that is included in each issue, covering the junior, all-age, alumni and foreign drum and bugle corps activity worldwide.

Just about everyone in the drum and bugle corps activity knows Steve Rondinaro as the consistent face of 29 years on the television broadcasts of DCI’s annual championships....

October 10, 2008

Royal Airs Alumni celebrate 50th anniversary

by Jeff Helgeson

This article was originally published in the July 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 4).

On June 28, alumni of the Chicago Royal Airs celebrated rgw 50th anniversary of their corps’ founding with a dinner and keynote speech by Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps Founder and President, Don Warren.

Gathered together at the Park Ridge, IL, VFW Post that sponsored their one-time crosstown “Green Machine” rivals, Royal Airs alumni, who had assembled from across the country commemorated the history...

October 06, 2008

Reliving an experience with the Cavaliers Alumni

by Dr. Fred Olin, DCW staff

This article was originally published in the July 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 4).

When I pull out my driver’s license and look at the date there, it tells me that I’m 70 years old. But when I look between my own ears, I’m 20. The reason? I’m marching drum corps again. I’m practicing with a three-valve baritone (the one I played 50 years ago had only one valve) and I’m learning the “dot system” of marching . ....

October 01, 2008

Drum Corps Europe Championships on the Web September 27

Drum Corps Europe will make a live webcast of the DCE Championships this Saturday, September 27, in Kerkrade, Holland, with audio and video streaming. Drum corps fans who can’t travel to Kerkrade will still be able to see what’s happening in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium.

In previous years, a webcam sent a picture to the server every 5 seconds. This year the webcast will be a live audio and video streaming event (high camera view). The audio and video will have limited quality (fans should not expect DVD quality), and this year is a...

September 26, 2008

Through the light — the Music Endowment for kids

by Officer Walter L. Edwards II

This article was originally published in the July 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 4).

As a law enforcement officer and bodybuilder, I firmly believe that those who do good for others will have good returned to them. Myself, putting a smile on a kids face is my project, no matter the obstacle. I had attempted in the past to join several area youth-based organizations, but as youth members and staff members of these organizations left in droves, and the internal in-fighting and public...

September 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.

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.