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Part 2 — An interview with drum corps arranger Larry Kerchner

by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff

Publisher’s note: part 1 of the interview appeared in the December 2006 issue of DCW (Volume 35, Number 15), mailed to subscribers on November 16. It i also posted on the Drum Corps World Web site. Correction: Larry’s last name was mispelled in the headline for part 1. We apologize for the error. There will be one more part, published in the February 2007 issue, mailed to...

March 01, 2007

Want to be part of history? We’re seeking writers for new DCI book

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

This fall, a history book covering the years leading up to the formation of Drum Corps International (1969-1972) and through to the present day will be produced by the publisher of Drum Corps World, in cooperation with Drum Corps International.

The co-authors of the book, Nic Waerzeggers and Dave Wilson, will be working to include personal...

February 03, 2007

An interview with arranger Larry Kerchner, part 1

Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff

Publisher’s note: This four-part interview began with this segment, published in the December 2006 edition of Drum Corps World. The content covers not only Larry Kerchner’s involvement in the drum and bugle corps activity, but his other musical endeavors that include Broadway, nightclubs and the circus!

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For many years, I have enjoyed the musical...

January 27, 2007

2007: Looking back, looking forward

by Andrew Wheeler, DCW staff

Ever since the historically early announcing of the 2007 summer touring schedule, I’ve been looking forward to the coming season with eager anticipation. There are many things I’m   excited about this year. And yet, there are also some things I’ll miss from my brief six-year history as a drum corps fan. The 2007 season will be a bittersweet summer for...

December 16, 2006

DCI releases statistics for 2006 event in Madison

Drum Corps International staged its sixth championship event in Madison, WI, last summer and, once again, it was one of the most well-attended and successful in the organization’s 35-year history.

The DCI Marketplace featured 42 booths on Breese Terrace and in the adjoining parking lot next to Camp Randall Stadium. Of the total, 24 were division I corps and the balance were sponsors and division II/III corps.

The division I quarterfinals crowd reached 8,871, with semifinals topping out at 14,624 — more than 2,000 higher than any...

December 14, 2006

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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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