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Part 2: An interview with percussion arranger Dennis DeLucia

by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff

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

Harry Heidelmark: Electronic amplification has added considerably to the contribution of the front ensemble and the use of vocals in various applications. At a recent meeting of DCI’s Board of Directors, a proposed rule change would have allowed for the inclusion of electronic keyboards and electrical bass guitars. How did you feel about...

February 25, 2008

Part 6 — My Kingsmen journey

by Jeff Davis, DCW staff and member of the Anaheim

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

2007, the year of the Kingsmen. That’s the buzz in Southern California anyway. I start this after our first weeknight rehearsal and what a rehearsal it was! Fifty-five brass in attendance, I believe, is a record for a Tuesday night. We were preparing for our next public performance at the NAMM convention on January...

February 24, 2008

How drum corps can help you in the real world

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...

February 17, 2008

Part 5 — My Kingsmen Journey

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...

February 12, 2008

Born in 1984

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...

February 07, 2008

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