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Part 1 — Madison poised to welcome DCI back in grand fashion

by Nic Waerzeggars, DCW staff

Publisher’s note: This article was originally published in the April 2006 edition of Drum Corps World (Volume 35, Number 1). The second part is in the May issue, the third part will be in the June 2 edition and part four in the June 23 issue.

This August, when the 2006 DCI World Championships return to Madison, it will be to the venue that is the fourth oldest college football stadium in the United States, but thanks to a three-and-a-half-year, $110 million renovation project , Camp Randall stadium...

April 24, 2006

CD review Third High Brass CD continues fine performances

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, Scorpion Dance, Quintessence, So May It Secretly Begin and...

April 24, 2006

Drum Corps World seeks writers for 2006 season

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

Each year, I try to expand the size of the writing staff to ensure that a broad cross-section of the worldwide drum and bugle corps competition season is covered in the print version of Drum Corps World. Positive reviews of shows make up the majority of articles that appear in the 11 summer editions and the season wrap-up issues in September (August DCI...

April 19, 2006

‘Rockin For A Cure’ will benefit ALS research, honor former Madison Scout

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is an insidious disease that strikes people down, often in the prime of their life.

‘Rockin For A Cure’ is the dream of Steve Weekes, who came up with the idea while in the waiting room of an ALS clinic with his brother, John, and his sister, Monica. Shortly after his diagnosis in August 1999, he began work on the ALS benefit and enlisted the help of long-time friends from the Madison Scouts.

This year marks the sixth year of this important ALS benefit, which...

April 16, 2006

Part one: Money matters Today’s touring corps learn how to support big business

by Mike Ferlazzo, DCW staff
mferlazzo@yahoo.com

Money may not make the world go round, but it ultimately makes the wheels of the bus go round for touring drum corps. And as touring has become more extensive, shows more elaborate, and equipment needs and instrumentation more sophisticated, it takes more money than ever before to keep those busses rolling.

Most of today’s largest touring corps have budgets around a...

April 12, 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.