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DCI will telecast World Class quarterfinals to 350 movie theaters August 7

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Precision marching, resounding percussion and the ability to rock the stadium are once again featured in the Drum Corps International World Championship Quarterfinals in its exclusive, annual in-theatre even, “Big, Loud & Live 5″ on Thursday, August 7. Celebrating its fifth anniversary bringing the best-of-the-best marching music ensembles to the big screen, the presentation will be seen in more than 340 movie theatres this year, nearly triple the number of venues from last year.

Tickets for “Big, Loud...

July 31, 2008

2008 alumni, mini- and military corps repertoire

by Dave Scott, DCW staff

This article originally was published in the May 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 2).

• Amoskeag Sound, Hava Nagila, Annunsio Montovani, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Pegasus, Hank Levy, Oye Como Va, Tito Puente, Brazil, Russell Barroso and The Lonely Bull, Herb Alpert.
• Archer-Epler Musketeers, TBA.
• Blessed...

July 30, 2008

South Africa hears the drumbeat

by Cozy Baker, DCW Features Editor

This article was originally published in the May 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 2).

South Africa is on another continent from most of corpsdom, yet conducts ceremonies of cherished traditions. Herman Mashaba is the chairman of the Field Band Foundation. In a country that seeks to reduce apartheid, AIDS, poverty and more, performing arts is employed as a...

July 20, 2008

How drum corps prepared us for careers in U.S. Military music groups

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
by Julie Angelis Sodee

This article originally appeared in the May 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 2).

For years I’ve contemplated writing a story about how drum corps provided the foundation for my career in the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” Recently, I compiled statistics from my colleagues in the other special bands in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.

I was overwhelmed with the stories I received.   This article will share some of those stories for...

July 15, 2008

Part 1: New study builds demographic profile or World Class DCI corps

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff

This article originally appeared in the May 2008 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 2).

While the creative staffs design the shows, it’s the performers who ultimately make Drum Corps International’s World Class corps the top marching musical units in the world. And thanks to recent market research efforts, DCI now has a better idea of just who are wearing the...

July 10, 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.

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