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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

Part 1: My Kingsmen journey

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...

December 14, 2007

South African Field Band Foundation is more than contests

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....

December 10, 2007

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