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

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
mferlazzo@yahoo.com

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

A lifetime in drum corps and the spotlight — part 2

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

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

Publisher’s note: Part 1 appeared in the July 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 4) that was mailed to subscribers on June 26. In that segment, Steve Rondinaro discussed his early days in the activity with the Watkins Glen...

October 15, 2008

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

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

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...

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

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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.