Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
Photo by: Larry Eckert

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Preston Scout House Alumni band celebrates Canada Day July 1

Preston Scout House Alumni Band, of Cambridge, will extend Canada Day celebrations from the traditional one-mile parade route through downtown Preston on July 1 to include a giant family barbecue and picnic at the Knights of Columbus building, marking the Band’s 75th anniversary season.

The family picnic for hundreds of Scout House Alumni Band and Preston Scout House Cadets members, family, friends and members of the public will take place from 2:30 to 5 pm on the grass and inside the Knights of Columbus building at 333 Speedsville Road, the...

June 11, 2013

Brand-new Drum Corps World Web site is now available

It’s been quite a long time coming, but the newly-redesigned and updated site for Drum Corps World has finally been completed.  Nearly all of the content from the previous site (articles, scores and historical products) has been transferred and a portion of the photos from earlier in this decade.  It was an enormous task that required considerably more time than anticipated.

One of the primary features of the new site is that the current and back issues of Drum Corps World are now accessible from the front...

December 19, 2012

New Web site coming!

Steve Vickers, Publisher

It’s been a number of years, but we’re preparing to launch a brand-new look for our Web site, sometime in early June.

All of the content from the old site will be transferred, including all of the articles, scores and schedules. The “store” will also have a new look, with easier-to-read descriptions of all the historic CDs, DVDs and books we have available for sale.

The big news is that the issues will be accessible through the front page of the...

June 10, 2012

New historic compact disc releases bringing total to 196 titles!

by Ken Mason, DCW staff

Is your favorite corps on CD yet? Check again before answering, because we’ve added another dozen discs to “The Beat Goes On” drum corps audio recording selections. These compact discs are the digital versions of the original recording work of Stetson D. Richmond and Alf Wateska, optimized for your listening pleasure. Treat yourself to recordings of your favorite corps or surprise...

April 12, 2012

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February 10, 2012

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About DCW

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.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.