by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
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 the celebration, where does DCI and the North American...
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 I’ve become a huge fan of High Brass, the big band based in the United Kingdom...
by Jeff Davis, DCW staff and member of the Anaheim
As I start this article, September 5, 2005, I know not what the outcome will be. I gave a great deal of thought to the decision to march with the Kingsmen Alumni Corps. I even mentioned it to the wife, so I must be serious.
After receiving an e-mail from a former Kingsmen guard member (who also marched with me in Phantom Regiment), I figured I’d give it a shot. So, I went to the Web site — www.xkingsmen.com...
On the final weekend of September, the Field Band Foundation in South Africa, made up of 24 drum and bugle corps using American G bugles, held their annual National Championships. The number of young people taking part in this endeavor is nearly equal to the number who take part in corps across the North American continent!
It was started in 1997 to develop programs focusing on youth social development through music and dance, HIV/AIDS and life skills education, employment, scholarships and exchanges with other countries, including the U.S....
by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff
While drum corps fans across the country enjoy competitions from June through August, marching members of the various corps begin competing much earlier. As early as September, young musicians scan the Web sites of corps looking for audition criteria and printing out musical selections they’ll need to play.
For most corps, the audition process begins in November at the first rehearsal camp. Students sometimes travel across the country in...