Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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Big line-up planned for “Alumni Spectacular” at U.S. Naval Academy; Scout House making 11th appearance

Preston Scout House Band, of Cambridge, ONT, will share the field at Navy-Marine Stadium in Annapolis, MD, with 10 other well-known alumni drum and bugle corps, performing for the 11th time since its debut performance in 2002 at the Drum Corps Associates field show.

The alumni exhibition, one of the highlights of the DCA championship weekend, will take place on Sunday, September 1, beginning at 10:00 AM. The line-up includes nine corps from the United States and two from Canada:
* Steel City Ambassadors of Pittsburgh, PA

August 23, 2013

Scout House plans return to Hornell, NY, for DCA exhibition

After Preston Scout House Bugle Band made a spectacular debut performance in Hornell, NY, in 1960, organizers of the 1961 event promoted the show with bumper stickers that stated simply, “Scout House is coming back!”

On July 13, Preston Scout House Alumni Band is coming back to “Music Under the Stars” for the second year in a row, with a field show marking the 75th anniversary year of the organization’s founding in 1938 as a new activity for members of the 1st Preston Boy Scout Troop, under the leadership of Wilf Blum, one of the...

July 06, 2013

First summer weekly DCW released early

The June 28 issue of Drum Corps World was scheduled to be uploaded to the Internet on Friday, June 28, but we were able to complete it early. Our 32,000 subscribers have been notified that the edition is now available for viewing. If you haven’t signed up for your FREE subscription, you can today by going to www.drumcorpsworld.com, clicking on the cover of the issue in the upper righthand corner, entering your e-mail address and submitting. You can then view the issue on your computer or mobile device.

The issue has reports on the...

June 27, 2013

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

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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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