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.
by Steve Vickers, Publisher
Sights & Sounds, Inc., publisher of the Madison, WI-based Drum Corps World newsapaper, is pleased to announce the return of Jeff Collins as advertising sales manager. He will be assisting Publisher Steve Vickers as the publication concludes its 36th year of coverage, reporting on the worldwide drum and bugle corps activity. Collins previously worked for the paper from April 1994 to December 1998, and again from June 2001 to...
by Brian Tolzmann, 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.
The number of North American junior corps that made it to the field in 2007 stands at 53, an overall decline of six corps from the 2006 total. Of that 53, just 48 actually competed on the field, marking the first time in the DCI era that fewer than 50 junior corps made it to field competition.
California remains an amazing breeding ground for the junior corps...