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A look back: 1973 Boston Crusaders prove corps was made of giants

by Bob Kennedy, in memory of Neil O. Connolly

This article was originally published in the August 10, 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 10).

The 1973 season was one very difficult, yet special year in the 67-year history of the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps. To tell the story of this one season is a feat in itself, for many decades have passed us by and the memories seemingly blend together as one.

The Boston Crusaders were hit by two major catastrophes two years before the 1973 season. These two...

August 19, 2007

Part 6: Planning your trip to DCI — Ten tips for savvy DCI Pasadena Travelers

by Christine Hoeffner, DCW staff

Publisher’s note: Christine and Peter Hoeffner have written this series of articles to help DCI fans plan ahead for their trip to DCI’s first West Coast championship event. The series began in the February 2007 edition of Drum Corps World and concludes with this article. We hope this information will be helpful. This segment was published in the July 13, 2007 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 6).

1. Do a little homework — The “lost tourist” look is definitely out — the...

August 02, 2007

Part 5: Planning your trip to DCI — The Heart of Los Angeles

Christine Hoeffner

This article originally appeared in the June 1, 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 3).

Welcome to Los Angeles! Drum corps fans visiting Pasadena will discover downtown Los Angeles is only a few miles away, easy to visit, compact and spectacularly entertaining (yet again, for free). Here, you will find the heart of the city. And yes, it does have a heart — after all, this is the City of the Angeles.

Experience LA’s history and scope by leaving your car in Pasadena and enjoying the short...

August 01, 2007

Part 4: Planning your trip to DCI — Car-free in Pasadena

by Christine Hoeffner

This article originally appeared in the May 2007 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 2). Editor’s note: Since thi article was published, the fare for the LAX to Union Station FlyAway bus is now $4.00 — still a bargain!

Peter and I enjoy traveling much more when we’re not saddled with having to drive everywhere in a car — who really wants traffic tedium, navigation nightmares and parking purgatory?

When visiting cities, we pick up a pass for the local metro system and travel all...

July 25, 2007

Part 3 — DCI Championship week extras: Pasadena culture, from fine art to flea markets

by Christine T. Hoeffner, 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.

Fans attending DCI Championships in Pasadena this August can take in all forms of art — from music to dance, fine art to flea market art, and architecture to rare books. We’ve already explored gifts from American entrepreneurs Getty and Wrigley (DCW February and March 2007 issues). Let’s explore Pasadena and meet some more local entrepreneurs and their art...

July 22, 2007

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Drum Corps World is published as an on-line electronic magazine by Sights & Sounds, Inc., Madison, WI. It is supported by advertising from manufacturers, service providers, corps, circuits and show sponsors. The publication began in October 1971 at the same time Drum Corps International was formed and has been produced continuously as a tabloid newspaper until April 2011 and on the Internet since May 2011. It is released monthly, as well as six additional e-mail blasts, one in late June, three during July and two in August.

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