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Part 8: My Kingsmen journey

by Jeff Davis, DCW staff and member of the Anaheim
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This article originally appeared in the July 27, 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 8).

A little side note. Don’t know if anyone else did this, but I printed out my rehearsal schedule and put it on the fridge awhile ago so wifey would know what’s going on.

Anyway, we had to register for the August kamp and have the option to stay on or off campus. So, I ask the wife her opinion on...

March 14, 2008

Drum corps veteran has wide range of experiences

by Jud Spena

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

I first met Tom Meek in August 1984. He was the new director of the Rochester Crusaders. The Crusaders were in the midst of a heroic and ultimately successful struggle to stay alive. Tom had been with the corps since 1967 and took over the reins of an organization that had experienced a couple of very trying competitive seasons.

His hard work, dedication and perseverance were major factors in keeping the corps...

March 09, 2008

Part3 — An interview with percussion arranger Dennis DeLucia

by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff
DCWphotog@aol.com

This segment of the interview originally appeared in the June 22, 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 4).

Harry Heidelmark: For a little over two years now, you and Larry Kerchner have been working with Bridgemen’s alumni corps. What has it been like to work with Larry again and how has the experience been overall?

Dennis DeLucia: First of all, let me tell you how great Larry Kerchner is and how much I’ve learned from...

March 07, 2008

Part 7: My Kingsmen journey

by Jeff Davis, DCW staff and member of the Anaheim
jdavis57@sbcglobal.net

This article was originally published in the June 1, 2007 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 3).

Yet another update from the world of the Kingsmen. We saw the drill for the second drum solo and the move into concert. The contras (not tubas) are especially excited to see they are pretty much on the front sideline for the concert. Should get plenty of face time.

I really like the final formation for...

March 02, 2008

The memories remain the same

by Gary Schumann

This article was originally published in the June 1, 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 3).

I was taking a trip back in history (on my computer) when I came to the realization that, while the faces have changed, the memories remain the same.

With the prospect of losing our alumni Website (Skokie/Norwood Park Imperials), I spent a few moments reading the history of the corps and looking at the pictures from “the glory days” (the late 1960s and early 1970s “daze”) and whether you marched...

February 28, 2008

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