Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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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

Can you help provide photos of early DCI participating corps?

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

Drum Corps World and Drum Corps International are working on a project that requires photographs dating back to the 1972 season and the championship events held at the University of Wisconsin’s Warhawk Stadium in Whitewater, WI.

Most of the material will come from the archives of Drum Corps World in Madison, WI, but there are a number of...

December 12, 2006

Space shuttle crew member marched in Philadelphia PAL Cadets

by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff

While the Philadelphia PAL Cadets were holding a picnic/reunion in Pennsylvania’s Washington State Park the weekend before Labor Day, one former member was in Cape Canaveral, FL, awaiting his first trip into space as a member of STS 115 aboard the space shuttle Atlantis.

Delays for equipment malfunctions and weather concerns kept Captain Chris Ferguson, USN, a former PAL...

December 09, 2006

HUGE SALE! Save on subscriptions, the history book and our latest DVD release

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

With the January 2007 edition of Drum Corps World coming up in 10 days (mailed to subscribers on December 14), now’s your chance to get an introductory price on a subscription and start the new year right with the drum and bugle corps activity’s only publication that covers division I, II, III, senior, all-age, alumni, parade and standstill...

December 03, 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.

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.