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‘Chicago’ Art Kurth, 1937-2000, one of drum corps’ most dedicated, witty participants

by Paul Mordorski, DCW staff

This article originally appeared in the April 2008 edition of Drum Corps World, marking the newspaper/s 36th anniversary (Volume 37, Number 1).

He was one of those rare individuals who felt you should march drum corps every year, no matter what. Art Kurth had a drum and bugle corps career that spanned seven decades and he was planning to continue when the Eternal Drum Corps Hall of Fame called him on December 18, 2000 at the age of 63. He...

July 05, 2008

Exclusive DCW articles available on Drum Corps Planet

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

When I wrote about the change in frequency for Drum Corps World back in the April issue, I was concerned about the reaction the decision would receive from subscribers and advertisers. Thankfully, the comments I’ve received from everyone is supportive and understanding.

Most drum corps fans can see graphic examples of how the activity has changed and evolved over the years and they see a direct correlation with how life...

July 01, 2008

2008 DCA corps repertoire

compiled by Dave Scott, DCW staff

This listing originally appeared in the April 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 1) that marked the 36th anniversary of the publication’s founding in the fall of 1971.

• Alliance, “The Hand of Fate”, music by James Newton Howard including selections from
• Brigadiers, “Reflextions: The Music of Sam R. Hazo”, Sevens, Echoes and Ride.
• Bushwackers, “Gypsodic”,...

June 26, 2008

2008 DCI corps repertoires

compiled by Dave Scott, DCW staff

This article originally appeared in the April 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 1) that marked the 36h anniversary of the publication.

Many of the active World and Open Class corps that will compete this summer on the DCI tour have not announced the specific musical selections they’ll be performing this season. However, here are the ones that have revealed their 2008 repertoire.

World class


June 20, 2008

“Black Market Juggler” celebrates 25th anniversary

by Steve Hecklinger, DCW staff

This article originally appeared in the April 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 1), on the occasion of the newspaper’s 36th Anniversary.

My first drum corps show was in 1982 at Evansville, IN, featuring many corps. I’m a drummer and I wanted to see the Bridgemen, two-time DCI percussion champions.

Black Market Juggler was the drum solo played by the Bridgemen from Bayonne, NJ, during the 1982...

June 09, 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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