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...
by Ken Mason, DCW staff
Back in the early 1950s, Stetson D. Richmond began offering his audio recordings of drum and bugle corps contest action to the public by popular demand. The technology of the day required him to split the typical 13-15 minute performance of the day into four segments to fit the 78 RPM record format in common use back then.
Even when 33 1/3 RPM solved that problem, albums were still custom-cut on noisy vinyl acetate platters. Today, you can upgrade to...
by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff
Publisher’s note: The previous three segments of this interview appeared in the December 2006, January and February 2007 editions of Drum Corps World. This part originally appears in the March 2007 issue (Volume 35, Number 18).
Harry Heidelmark: I’ve heard you found some inaccuracies in both volumes of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps?” Could you shed some light on the information you feel is incorrect?
Larry Kerchner: You mean, other than the four or five different spellings of my last...
by Daniel Buteau, DCW staff
This article originally appeared in the April 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 1), mailed to subscribers on March 15, 2007.
For the first time in 30 years, no drum and bugle corps from the province of Québec competed at the DCI World Championships in 2006. In fact, for the first time in more than 40 years, no competitive junior drum and bugle corps was in existence in the province this past season.
Les Stentors of Sherbrooke made a valiant attempt at building a corps until the month...