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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

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

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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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