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We are pleased to announce that the section of our Web site reachable by clicking on the DCA logo above is now more complete and easier to navigate.

You can order 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006 DVDs, videotapes and CDs by year and by product. Previously it was challenging to place an order for more than one year’s products.

Also included are complete lists of the participating open, class A, alumni and mini-corps for each...

March 15, 2007

Music memorabilia auction March 16 will benefit children of murder victim

It might not seem immediately evident how a bandana worn by drummer Alex Van Halen and a guitar signed by Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter relate to a terrible tragedy, the murder of Pittsburgh resident Paula (Lockhart) Lanz, 39. But for Mark Petrocelli, national salesman for Houston-based drumstick company Pro-Mark, and high school classmate of Mrs. Lanz’s, the eBay auction of this and other music-related memorabilia seem a fitting way to raise money for Paula’s two young daughters.

Ever since Mrs. Lanz’s body was found on February...

March 13, 2007

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

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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.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.