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...
by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
This article originally appeared in the November 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 14), mailed to subscribers on October 25, 2007.
Regardless of your position on amplification and what it has meant to the activity since Drum Corps International adopted the rule in 2004, everyone can agree that it has radically changed the programming options available to each corps — and they seem to be using it.
Along with the new design of our Web site front page, the “link” list has been significantly updated, expanded and corrected. Many of the categories has been renamed, sites that were previously listed in an incorrect list have been placed in the right location, approximately 50 additional Web sites have been added and nearly every known active organization has been researched and included on one of the lists.