by Jin Nguyen
This article was originally published in the June 1, 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 3).
Last year, I attended a job interview where the company was primarily interested in one thing: could I, on a consistent basis, handle the constantly trying lifestyle that comes with the job title? I was told that the job involved frequent traveling and extended periods of time away from home.
Among other things, they stressed the importance of my ability to lift heavy equipment for up to 12 hours a day in...
by Jeff Davis, DCW staff and member of the Anaheim
This article originally appeared in the February 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 35, Number 17).
Yes, it has been a while since we last chatted. There hasn’t been a lot of information worth publishing, but I figured you might want to know some of the things that have happened and where we stand as of the beginning of the new year.
We marched in the Anaheim Halloween Parade, which was a good...
by David Welch
This article originally appeared in the April 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 1). David has occasionally written for Drum Corps World. He is now dealing with serious health issues involving a brain tumor. He is one of the most courageous people I know and I am pleased that he re-published his book in 2006 (“Middle Horn Leader 1984″) using original artwork that Don Daber produced years ago to appear in my newspaper that illustrated much of the book when it was first released. David is now...
by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
This article originally appeared in the December 2007 edition of Drum Corps world (Volume 36, Number 16).
While the sound of a drum and bugle corps is still distinct among marching musical groups, long-time followers know it’s evolved and is now quite different than Drum Corps International’s first year in 1972. Few can deny that instrumental advancements have elevated the activity’s performance sophistication, allowing corps to explore...
by David Hill, DCW staff
This article originally was published in the October 2008 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 37, Number 7).
The Drum Corps International version of the drum and bugle corps experience has certainly evolved, having nothing to do with “red-meat” programming choices. Mediums as messages in the delivery of entertainment and information converged to such a pique this season that the non-profit venture could have been confused with major...