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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

Writers needed to cover 2007 season

Steve Vickers

DCW Publisher Steve Vickers would like to expand the scope of coverage for this summer’s eight issues. If you are interested in providing reports for one or more shows this season, please send an e-mail to publisher@drumcorpsworld.com that includes a list of shows you plan to see and would like to write about.

Writers are needed in the following...

May 31, 2007

What you’ll be hearing this season

by Dave Scott, DCW staff

* Blue Devils, Southwind, The Academy — TBA

* Blue Knights —
Piano Concerto #1, Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony #10, Dmitri Shostakovich

* Blue Stars — “Power & Grace”
Swan Lake, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Swan from “Carnival of the Animals,” Camille Saint-Saens
Firebird Suite, Igor Stravinsky

* Bluecoats — “Criminal”
Criminal, Fiona Apple
Battle Music, David Holsinger
Small World, Trilok Gurtu and Robert...

May 19, 2007

Part two: Money matters — Corps manage money creatively to keep their shows on the road

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff

This article was originally published in the April 2007 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 36, Number 1), mailed to subscribers on March 15. The first part appeared in the March issue and is in this Web site’s archives.

A drum corps’ creative team is typically thought to be the staff members who create the show. But with most touring corps now having annual budgets...

April 26, 2007

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