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Special exhibition will feature Madison Scouts Alumni on August 9

For fans planning to be in Madison, WI, for the 34th Annual Drum Corps International Championships, now is the time to plan your “free” time so you can attend a very special evening of entertainment on Wednesday, August 9.

The Madison Scouts Alumni Reunion Corps, a 240-member drum and bugle corps assembled specifically for the 2006 season and to perform at the DCI Championships on Friday evening, August 11 at the conclusion of the semifinals competition, has added one more appearance that fans won’t want to miss.

The event will be...

July 02, 2006

Making a drum corps comeback

by Paul Mordorski
skinnypaulm@yahoo.com

The drum and bugle corps activity is multi-faceted. From division III to division I in junior corps, the all-age corps with class A, open class, mini-corps and alumni, to parade corps for all, there should be a place for everyone to get the experience.

But what if you haven’t marched in several years and have the desire to march in an all-age corps that has aspirations of...

June 29, 2006

Harvard — and drum corps — graduate lands special position at Disney Company

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

Dane Skillrud graduated this spring from Harvard University. He spent a couple of years marching in Capital Sound from Madison, WI. His success at one of America’s top universities — and in landing a very special job he’ll start this summer — is due, in part, to his involvement in the drum and bugle corps activity.

I met his...

June 07, 2006

Photographs needed for new book! Did you march in one of these groups?

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

This fall I will complete work on a new history book that contains nearly 2,200 drum and bugle corps images. The vast majority of photographs have been accumulated from the extensive archives of Drum Corps World, but there are a number of units that were not among the nearly 15,000 prints at the DCW office in Madison, WI.

I have sent this list...

May 31, 2006

Madison Scouts will stage golf outing during DCI week

The Madison Drum & Bugle Corps Association, Inc. and its premier performance group, the Madison Scouts, will stage their first annual “$1,000,000 Shoot-Out” golf outing at Hawks Landing Golf Club in Madison, WI, on Wednesday, August 9. The start time is 11:30 AM.

Scheduled during the week of the Drum Corps International Championships that will be held at the University of Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium, it is open to local golfers from across Southern Wisconsin, as well as drum corps fans in Madison for the competition. The $150.00...

May 08, 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.