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...
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...
by Dr. Fred Olin, Drum Corps World staff
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...
Savas Beatie LLC has released a new book by author Gary Moore, a former member of the Chicago Cavaliers. It covers details surrounding the untimely death of rock legend Buddy Holly and, in fact, may lead to new inquires about the Iowas cornfield plane crash in 1959 that took his life.
“My teens in drum and bugle corps play a prominent role in this book as I pursue the legacy of Buddy Holly and his impact on the culture after his death. There is a chapter in the book about my experience in drum corps and several pictures of me in the...
by Gary Dickelman, Drum Corps World staff
The end of an era
So much has been written about the venerable Yankee Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps of Baltimore, MD, that it is difficult to do much more than mark the end of an era, which occurred on August 14, 2010. This was the day the Reilly Raiders hosted their annual “Shamrock Festival” and the day the Yankee Rebels would give its final performance.
Indeed, it was outstanding — and when the closing chords...