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The baron of backsticking

by Joe Marrella

This article originally appeared in the December 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 15), mailed to subscribers on Thursday, November 15,

Year after year, generation after generation, we seem to move on to “bigger and better”.
But do they really?

Have you seen those Web sites that depict what life was like during past generations? You know, the ones that show fashion, television shows, commercials, toys, cars, candies and gasoline that cost .25 cents a gallon that are now all...

January 25, 2008

Part 5: An interview with drum corps arranger Larry Kerchner

by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff

Publisher’s note: The first four parts of this interview appeared in the December 2006 and January, February and March 2007 editions of Drum Corps World. This segment appeared in the April 2007 edition. You can find parts 1 through 4 in the archives of this Web site.

Harry Heidelmark: You were in on the ground floor of Star of Indiana and part of their very first staff. What...

January 21, 2008

Part 3: My Kingsmen Journey, part 33 1/3

by Jeff Davis, DCW staff and member of the Anah

This article originally appeared in the June 28, 2006 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 8.

I start this after having witnessed the “Classic Countdown” in Valencia, CA. There were about 100 to 150 people, mostly high school-age. I actually thought there would be less. So, what do you think the odds are that I would go into this...

January 18, 2008

My drum corps grandmas

by Stan Weaver, 1986 Sky Ryders

This article originally appeared in the December 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 15)

In my 25 years of being a fan of drum corps and an avid reader of Drum Corps World, I have heard many stories about how someone was first introduced to the activity. I thought I had just about heard them all until I met my “drum corps grandmas”.

While sitting in the stands before the Chattanooga, TN, show on July 29, 1999. I was typing on a palm pilot keyboard for the purpose of uploading...

January 15, 2008

Part 1: An inteview with percussion arranger Dennis DeLucia

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

Throughout more than 35 years in the activity, I’ve had the opportunity and good fortune to meet and become friends with many of the “celebrities” of drum corps. As a member of Bridgemen’s horn line, I had no real interaction with our percussion arranger and...

January 12, 2008

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