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(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

An interview with author of new book about Don Warren and The Cavaliers

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

This article originally appeared in the February 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 17).

The roll-out of the new book, “Building the Green Machine: Don Warren and Sixty Years with the World Champion Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps”, took place in early December. Author Colt Foutz has been working on the project for the past several years after a chance meeting with Don Warren and his wife Jan as a...

May 07, 2008

British Federation continues expansion of program

by Jim Vaughn

This article was originally published in the February 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 17).

Drum Corps World has previously published details of the Federation’s activities working with and for the 14 national youth organisations in the U.K. that involve their young members in all styles of the marching band activity. (Editor’s note: in this article, “band” refers to all youth marching groups, including drum and bugle corps).

After a national conference and subsequent consultation with its...

May 05, 2008

Corps interns do just about anything to earn experience

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
mferlazzo@yahoo.com

This article originally appeared in the February 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 17).

Many college-age students typically use this time of year to search for summer internships. Those with future plans in music, the arts or related career fields will find internship opportunities abounding for the right student in drum corps, with openings from among the touring corps, Drum Corps International and its corporate...

May 01, 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.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.