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Part 2: Planning your trip to DCI — Pasadena: Midwestern roots and free treasures

by Christine T. Hoeffner, DCW staff

This article originally appeared in the March 2007 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 35, Number 18).

Pasadena rests elegantly atop the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, just 7 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The origins of this “Crown of the Valley” are distinctively Midwestern and it offers ample treasures for drum corps fans to enjoy next August for free.

They say it all began because of an exceptionally bitter winter in 1872-73. A group of neighbors gathered at the Indianapolis...

July 19, 2007

Part 1: DCI Championship Week extras: enjoy Los Angeles’ secret treasures for free!

by Christine Hoeffner

This article originally appeared in the February 2007 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 35, Number 17). It is one of six parts on things to see and do while visiting California for the 2007 35th Anniversary Drum Corps International Championships

Drum corps fans attending the 2007 DCI Championships next August will discover there is more to “Tinseltown” than theme parks and face lifts. From spectacular views, to international gardens, to Italian villas, to good vibrations, you really can have it all — for...

July 12, 2007

Casper Troopers ready to make return to DCI competition

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff

This article originally appeared in the June 1, 2007 issue of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 3), mailed to subscribers on May 24, 2007.

June 3, 2007 — Cheyenne, WY . . . This year’s rebirth of the Casper Troopers is a classic tale of good coming from bad. You can almost hear the corps’ trademark Battle Hymn Chorale — which will be its field warm-up this...

July 06, 2007

An interview with arranger Larry Kerchner, part 3

by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff

Publisher’s note: This is the third part of the interview series. Part 1 appeared in the December 2006 edition and part 2 in the January 2007 issue. This part appeared in the March 2007 issue of the newspaper.

Harry Heidelmark: Do you believe DCI will some day allow woodwind instruments and, if so, how should the maximum number of corps members be increased to allow for...

July 04, 2007

Brandt Crocker reflects on 35 years of DCI as annual championship announcer

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff

Publisher’s note: This article was originally published in the June 1, 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 3).

There have been two constants at Drum Corps International World Championship finals over the first 35 years — the Santa Clara Vanguard has been among the top 12 and Brandt Crocker has been on the microphone as the public address announcer.

But upon further review, maybe it’s more accurate to say Crocker was “by the microphone” for all those championship...

June 21, 2007

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