Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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New historic compact disc releases bringing total to 196 titles!

by Ken Mason, DCW staff

Is your favorite corps on CD yet? Check again before answering, because we’ve added another dozen discs to “The Beat Goes On” drum corps audio recording selections. These compact discs are the digital versions of the original recording work of Stetson D. Richmond and Alf Wateska, optimized for your listening pleasure. Treat yourself to recordings of your favorite corps or surprise...

April 12, 2012

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February 10, 2012

DCA Prelims will be shown live on DCA Fan Network

As the eyes of the drum corps world shift their focus to the upcoming Drum Corps Associates World Championships slated for Friday, September 2, through Sunday, September 4, in Rochester, NY, drum and bugle corps fans from around the world will have the unprecedented opportunity to join with thousands of fans in attendance as the all-age circuit launches the online DCA Fan Network and presents a live video webcast of its preliminary competition.

“For the first time ever, fans of all-age drum corps worldwide will be able to enjoy the...

August 25, 2011

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

by Mike Ferlazzo

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...

August 06, 2011

An interview with Crossmen brass head Aaron Goldberg

by Bob Fields, Drum Corps World staff

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...

August 06, 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.

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.