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DCA perspectives — 1991-2007

by Adam Burdett, DCW staff
adamburdett@verizon.net

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

In celebrating the 36th anniversary of Drum Corps World, I tried to think of ways to participate in this special issue. Anyone who has seen my articles in the past knows that I am a huge follower of the all-age activity, most notably, Drum Corps Associates.

I thought it would...

June 05, 2008

Crown’s Jim Coates talks about his corps’ educational plans

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

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

I’ll admit that this interview has been awhile getting committed to the printed page. Jim and I chatted at Bands of America in November 2006 about his corps’ work with North and South Carolina educators and students. What the corps does to reach out to those...

June 03, 2008

Who’s in your hall of fame?

by Vic Colaianni, DCW staff
vjcoly@gmail.com

This article originally appeared in the April 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 1).

By the time these lines of print hit your mailbox, this year’s class of DCI Hall of Fame nominees will have been announced and the nominating committee may have even made their selections for the class of 2008.

Growing up in Canton, OH, the term “hall of fame” was etched my mind at an early age since the Pro Football Hall of Fame was a...

May 30, 2008

An unexpected journey

by Fran Haring, DCW staff
franharing@comcast.net

This article originally appeared in the April 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 1).

The 2007 summer drum corps season was off to a good start for my wife Barbara and me. In June, I was the announcer/emcee for the DCA season opener in Wildwood, NJ, and then at the DCI show in Westminster, MD.

Barbara was there at both shows and we had a great time, getting a chance to see several of the top DCA and DCI corps in...

May 30, 2008

The life journey of the (Garfield, Bergenfield) Cadets

by Dave Shaw
shaw.d.g@att.net

This article originally appeared in the May 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 2).

It’s amazing how quickly 75 years can slip by while you’re busy giving thanks for your good fortune in having the opportunity to begin your life journey as a Cadet.

One minute, it seems, we were teenagers, all wrapped up in our personal Cadet adventures. The next, the young men who were my closest friends in the world, suddenly have grey hair (or no hair)...

May 29, 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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