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Can you help provide photos of early DCI participating corps?

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

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 smaller corps that very few, if any, pictures are available from that time...

December 12, 2006

Space shuttle crew member marched in Philadelphia PAL Cadets

by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff
DCWphotog@aol.com

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 Cadet drummer, and five fellow astronauts earthbound until September 9....

December 09, 2006

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

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

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 groups worldwide!

Call Publisher Steve Vickers at 1-800-554-9630 anytime...

December 03, 2006

First-ever all-age, senior corps census

by Brian Tolzmann, DCW staff
jtolzman@ties2.net

Last year, Drum Corps World Publisher Steve Vickers asked me if it would be possible to do some sort of all-age/senior/alumni corps census, to go along with the junior census I have done since the early 1990s. At that time, I didn’t think I would be able to get an accurate count on those corps.

This year I thought I’d give a stab at it to try and find out just how many of these corps were active in North America during the year. What I...

December 02, 2006

Music For All Foundation and Bands of America unite to form Music For All, Inc.

Bands of America and the Music for All Foundation have announced a merger of the two groups to create Music for All, Inc., one of the largest and most influential national music education organizations in support of active music-making. The merger became effective September 14.

Recognized leaders in their fields, Bands of America (BOA) and its Orchestra America division have a 31-year heritage in providing educational experiences for instrumental music programs and students. The Music for All Foundation (MFA), one of the nation’s leading...

November 30, 2006

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About DCW

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.