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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...

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

Modern instrumentation refines the drum corps sound

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...

February 04, 2008

In drum corps’ ‘major league,’ mediums have become the message

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...

February 03, 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.

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