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 Cadet drummer, and five fellow astronauts earthbound until September 9....
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 groups worldwide!
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by Brian Tolzmann, DCW staff
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...
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...
by Fred H. Olin, M.D., DCW staff
On October 19 and 20 at Auburn University in Alabama, a conference titled “Marching, Music, Medicine and Science” was convened to discuss the health evaluation and health maintenance of marching musicians.
Co-sponsors were the Auburn University College of Education, Department of Health and Human Performance, the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Bands, and the Cavalier Medical Group. Participants included drum corps medical personnel, marching band directors and teachers, and academics in the...