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DCI Field Pass host/announcer Dan Potter leaves radio news for new venture

by Mike Ferlazzo
mferlazzo@yahoo.com

This article was originally published in the November 2010 edition of Drum Corps World.

If Dan Potter’s life is following the path of Phantom Regiment’s “Into the Light” program about the life cycle, he would probably find himself somewhere in the ballad’s contemplative mid-life segment. And Potter, host of Drum Corps International’s popular “Field Pass” podcast and celebrated public address announcer at top performance arts events, is...

August 06, 2011

An interview with Crossmen brass head Aaron Goldberg

by Bob Fields, Drum Corps World staff
RFields25@AOL.com

Publisher’s note: The exclusive material posted on this Drum Corps World Web page and in the archives has previously been presented in the print version of our monthly tabloid newspaper. We do this to show visitors what types of articles are available, but only a small percentage is included here. The publication offers a variety of topics and cannot be found elsewhere on the Web. PLEASE CONSIDER SUBSCRIBING TO DRUM CORPS WORLD! We offer...

August 06, 2011

Personal remembrances of a good friend and fellow 27th Lancer

by Jim Hager

This article was originally published in the February 2011 issue of Drum Corps World.

Publisher’s note: Jim and I met back in 1974, but hadn’t stayed in touch. When Paul Jasionowski passed away on January 4, Jim contacted me about contributing this piece on his good friend. Paul and I never met, but we did correspond as I prepared to put together the DCI history book, “Drum Corps International: The First Decade, 1972-1981.” Paul work with author Nic Waerzeggars who wrote the book’s text. Some of Paul’s quotes...

July 31, 2011

DCI show helps keep memory alive for Susan and Jerry Kiley through yearly scholarships

This article originally appeared in the December 2010 edition of Drum Corps World.

Reprinted from the Waubonsee Community College Web site

Margie Kiley of Oswego, IL, has been named Waubonsee Community College’s Distinguished Contributor for 2010, along with the memorial scholarship fund established in her daughter Susan’s name, the Optimist Club of Oswegoland and the annual “Festival of Brass” drum and bugle corps show.

During their lives, Susan Kiley and her father, Jerry, impacted countless lives just by being...

July 23, 2011

Drum CorpsMudgeon

by Dr. Fred Olin, Drum Corps World staff
Fred Olin

This article was originally published in the November 2010 edition of Drum Corps World.

“A curmudgeon’s reputation for malevolence is undeserved. They’re neither warped nor evil at heart. They don’t hate mankind, just mankind’s absurdities.”

As I watched the Southwest Regional in San Antonio, then semis and finals this year in Indianapolis, I started to get a bit grumpy. In past years I have written this column and grumbled...

July 08, 2011

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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.

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