DCI press release
Drum Corps International (DCI), the non-profit event producer and sanctioning body for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians, today announced the relocation of its 2008 World Championships to the 52,000-seat Memorial Stadium, on the campus of Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington, Ind. The event was originally scheduled to be held in the new Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, which will not be available in time for this year’s premier event in the world of marching...
by Daniel Buteau, DCW staff
This article was originally published in the June 1, 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 3). The first two parts can be found in the archives on this Web site.
Anyone who attended the 1990 DCI Championships in Buffalo, NY, had four opportunities to witness 11 minutes of pure magic. A relatively obscure class A/60 corps, Académie Musicale of Sherbrooke, QUE, stormed...
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Back in the early 1950s, Stetson D. Richmond began offering his audio recordings of drum corps contest action to the public by popular demand. The technology of the day required him to split the typical 13- to 15-minute performance of the day into four segments to fit the 78 RPM record format in common use back then.
Even when 33 RPM solved that problem, albums were still custom-cut on noisy vinyl acetate platters. Today,...
by Jeff Davis, DCW staff and member of the Anaheim
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...
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...