Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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Marching, music, medicine and science

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...

November 26, 2006

Annual fall junior census again reveals fewer corps

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

November 24, 2006

Historic items available in latest auctions

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...

November 07, 2006

New CD releases bring total collection to 100 recordings

“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...

October 25, 2006

DCW products now available through Drum Corps Planet

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...

October 20, 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.