Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
Photo by: Larry Eckert

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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

HELP! DCI photo book missing corps

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...

September 26, 2006

Connections: 2006 Madison Scouts Alumni Reunion Corps project

by David Endicott, DCW staff

Publisher’s note: This article appears, along with 20 selected photographs, in the August 31, 2006 post-DCI edition of Drum Corps World that was mailed to subscribers on Tuesday, August 29. The 32-page issue has full coverage of DCI week and a photograph of every corps that competed in Camp Randall Stadium during the week. There is also a selection of senior corps show reports and, of course, complete recaps (five pages worth). To subscribe, click on the “Subscription” box on the front page of...

August 31, 2006

Post-DCI edition of Drum Corps World delayed

Steve Vickers, Publisher

In the 32 years I have owned this publication, there have only been a handful of editions that were not mailed on time. In the last 20 years, it has only happened once — the April 2005 issue went out three days late due to my being incapacitated for five weeks following a heart attack.

The 2006 post-DCI issue of Drum Corps World has been a...

August 23, 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.