This fall, a history book covering the years leading up to the formation of Drum Corps International (1969-1972) and through to the present day will be produced by the publisher of Drum Corps World, Steve Vickers, in cooperation with Drum Corps International.
The co-authors of the book, Nic Waerzeggers and Dave Wilson, will be working to include personal comments from those who have first-hand experience as members of Drum Corps International corps. Wilson, a native of the Chicagoland area, served as the Web content manager of Drum Corps...
Steve Vickers, Publisher
Sights & Sounds, Inc., publishers of Drum Corps World newspaper, released a new set of DVDs on March 15. Contained on the four-disc set are performances lf the four senior corps and seven junior corps at the 1967 American Legion Nationals and seven performances of junior corps from the CYO Nationals two days later.
This material was originally recorded on brand-new technology in 1967 — a Sony Beta videotape camera and...
by Johann Zietsman
DCW subscibers may have read previous articles about the creation and progress of the South African Field Band Foundation. Here is a quick refresher.
Based on the United States drum and bugle corps concept, the South African Field Band Foundation (FBF) was founded in 1997, in response to the dire need to redress the inequalities of Apartheid in the urban and rural townships of South Africa. Music and dance was chosen as the vehicle for social development...
We are pleased to report that Ed Cagney, long-time member of the Drum Corps World staff, has been released from St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburg, PA, on Saturday afternoon, March 4. He suffered a heart attack on February 15.
He appreciates all the drum corps folks who sent him cards and called during the last week.
If you would like to send him a card or note, his home address is 1261 Cardinal Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1207.
One of his sisters has arrived from her home in New Mexico to help him recover during the next few...
by Dave Scott, DCW staff
Since their formation in 2000, the all-brass British band High Brass has continued to excel and earn quite a reputation in Europe and the United States.
Their newest release, titled “Time For A Change,” is very exciting, featuring a tight ensemble and exceptional solo work, performing several charts written specifically for the group by legendary jazz arranger Bob Curnow. Those selections include: Chicago III Suite, Time For A Change,...