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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...

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...

May 29, 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...

May 28, 2008

(Almost) everything I need to know I learned in drum corps

Dawn Morrow

This article originally appeared in the March 2008 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 18).

In 1991, when I was 15 years old, I traded in my piccolo, bought a mouthpiece and jumped into a friend’s car to go to an introductory meeting for a brand-new drum and bugle corps called Jersey Surf. For three summers, from 1991 to 1993, I marched with Surf, playing a baritone that was nearly half the size I was.

It’s 16 years later now and I’ve earned a BS in civil engineering, worked several jobs and nearly...

May 18, 2008

New Stockton, CA, corps based at Children’s Home

by Cozy Baker, DCW Features Editor
This article originally appeared in the February 2008 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 17).

The Children’s Home of Stockton, CA, has its own drum and bugle corps, thanks to the efforts of David Trujillo, et al. I appreciate Jeff DeMello, husband of DCWorld photographer Francesca, introducing me to Trujillo.

Trujillo is doing it the “old way” in our fast-paced world, helping kids who need nothing more than the opportunity to learn and perform. Corpsdom could use many more...

May 12, 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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