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Scout House Cadets and Ventures colour guard will march together for the first time in Preston’s Canada Day parade

Members of the Ventures colour guard will march together with the Preston Scout House Cadets drum line for the first time in the Canada Day parade through downtown Preston on July 1.

The Canada Day event will be the first local parade for the Scout House Cadets, formed last September as a new youth activity for local boys and girls by Preston Scout House Alumni Band. The Ventures are normally involved only in indoor winter competitions, with their season ending in April.

The joint appearance will enhance the visual appeal of the...

June 20, 2013

Austin Stars Performing Arts Association, Guardians announce collaborative effort

Austin Stars Performing Arts Association (ASPAA), under Executive Directors Michael J. Vazquez and Robert Galindo, in collaboration with Johnathan Doerr, corps director for Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps, have approved and recognized Guardians as a 501(c)(3) project under the ASPAA umbrella as permitted by ASPAA bylaws.

This effort has been months in development, as ASPAA and Guardians DBC have developed business, financial and organizational systems to help create a junior corps that is believed to be on the right track of eventually becoming...

June 17, 2013

Well-known brass tech, player offers no-cost idea to bring back unique sound of drum and bugle corps

by John Simpson (john.simpson0@icloud.com)

Publisher’s note: this article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of the on-line magazine Drum Corps World, pages 94 and 96.

Where are the fans?

Should a banjo replace the second violin in the Budapest string quartet? After all, it is a string instrument. Should Bb instruments be used in drum corps?

“Bb instruments are to be used indoors; G instruments are to be played outdoors,” said Ricardo Gabriel, bugle instructor for the USAF Drum and Bugle Corps and...

June 15, 2013

Drum Corps United Kingdom championship moves to new site in 2013

For the past few years Mansfield Town FC has provided DCUK the venue for the British Drum Corps Championship, but this year they were promoted out of the Football Conference and back into the main Football League. As a result, the club needs to carry out works to the grounds which means they are unable to host the championship event for 2013. DCUK would like to thank Mansfield Town for being such a great host.

For the past few weeks DCUK officials have been working on a replacement venue and are now pleased and excited to be able to advise...

June 15, 2013

Preston Scout House Alumni band celebrates Canada Day July 1

Preston Scout House Alumni Band, of Cambridge, will extend Canada Day celebrations from the traditional one-mile parade route through downtown Preston on July 1 to include a giant family barbecue and picnic at the Knights of Columbus building, marking the Band’s 75th anniversary season.

The family picnic for hundreds of Scout House Alumni Band and Preston Scout House Cadets members, family, friends and members of the public will take place from 2:30 to 5 pm on the grass and inside the Knights of Columbus building at 333 Speedsville Road, the...

June 11, 2013

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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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