by Brian Tolzmann, DCW staff
The summer of 2006 found a total of 65 active North American junior drum and bugle corps. Of this number, 55 were on-field competition corps, with the other 10 being parade, concert or field exhibition units. The competition corps are familiar to those who follow drum corps, but the others are not as well-known.
Here’s a rundown on those non-competition junior corps that were active in 2006:
• Atlantic Guardian, Maine
• Blue Jay, New York
• Chippewa Valley Brigade, Wisconsin
What better way to find yourself or that special drum corps fan on your gift list a treasure from drum corps years gone by!
Starting November 9,2006 at 10:00 PM EST, Drum Corps World and its auction partner, www.drumcorpsnation.com, will launch another series of auctions containing drum and bugle corps items that span the activity over the past 40 years. All auctions will be held at the world’s largest auction site, www.ebay.com. The best way to find a list of each week’s auction items is to visit...
“The Beat Goes On” now contains an even 100 CDs, with the addition of the 12 discs described below. If you like the sounds of drum corps from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, check back every three or four months, because there’s a lot more material in the archives of Stetson D. Richmond and Alf Wateska that we hope to make available to you.
Yankee Rebels, Syracuse Brigadiers, New York Skyliners, Westshoremen, Pittsburgh Rockets — the 1956 “March of Champions” has them all. These are classic recordings of classic, hall-of-fame...
Drum Corps World is pleased to announced that Drum Corps Planet has expanded its store to include items from the Drum Corps World product catalog. Available now for purchase via The DCP Store are subscriptions to the newspaper, the 432-page “A History of Drum and Bugle Corps – Volume 2″ hardcover book, and the 1967 American Legion/CYO Nationals set of four DVDs that include four senior and 14 junior corps performances. Additional products from the DCW catalog will be offered in the future.
Steve Vickers said, “John and...
by Steve Vickers, Drum Corps World Publisher
I am working on a new book project that will include approximately 2,200 photographs of drum and bugle corps. These groups participated in one or more of the Drum Corps International Championships between 1972 and 2006.
I have spent the past 10 months going through the Drum Corps World photo archives — which are quite extensive, with well over 15,000 prints — but there are a number of corps I have...