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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
E-mail: DCWphotog@aol.com

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

Part 2: My Kingsmen journey

by Jeff Davis, DCW staff and member of the Anaheim

Publisher’s note: The first part in this series appeared in the April 2006 (Volume 35, Number 1) edition of the paper and can also be found in the archives of this Web site. This segment was originally published in the June 2, 2006 issue (Volume 35, Number 3).

The February numbers are in and we have exceeded our goal. Now, that doesn’t...

January 07, 2008

DCI Executive Director has mixed outlook after DCI’s 35th anniversary

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
E-mail: mferlazzo@yahoo.com

This article was originally published in the December 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 15), mailed to subscribers on November 21, 2007.

Drum Corps International threw one heck of a 35th birthday party last summer, culminating in their world championship events in Pasadena’s famed Rose Bowl. Now that the excitement has long since faded from...

January 03, 2008

An interview with Chris Jones from the U.K.’s High Brass

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

Publisher’s note: This article originally appeared in the July 14, 2006 edition of Drum Corps World. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the group’s “Time For A Change” CD, call me at 1-800-554-9630 for a special price of $10.00 plus shipping. This price is not available on the DCW Web site.

I have to admit that...

December 29, 2007

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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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