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

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Troopers are approved to return to DCI Division I in 2007

Following a meeting with Drum Corps International’s Executive Committee on April 7, 2006, the Troopers have been preliminarily approved to rejoin the ranks of DCI in full division I competition for the 2007 competitive season. Final approval is expected later this year when the full DCI Board meets to vote on the matter.

DCI Executive Committee members praised the Troopers’ executive director, Mike Ottoes, for the diligent work and appropriate steps taken over the last seven months to rectify the issues which caused the corps’...

April 12, 2006

Jim Ott scholarship seeks applicants

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Jim Ott Scholarship. The award, sponsored by Sponsors of Musical Enrichment (S.O.M.E.), is for $3,000 and is granted to a single individual for a one-year period. High school seniors or students presently attending an institutiono of higher learning are eligible.

The following criteria are considered for the awarding of the scholarship:

* The candidate must demonstrate financial need
* The candidate must be participating in a drum and bugle corps
* The candidate must...

April 10, 2006

DCW 2006 photo gallery hosted by DCPlanet

by Steve Vickers, Publisher

It was a long time coming, but I have finally accumulated a sizeable number of images from the 2005 season. In the past (2001, 2002 and 2003) the photographs have been added on this Web site, however, this time around, I’ve forged an agreement with the new owner of Drum Corps Planet, John Donovan, to host the past season’s pictures on his...

April 10, 2006

Septet from Jazz at Lincoln Center will tour South Africa to benefit Field Band Foundation

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will sponsor Jazz at Lincoln Center’s first ever South African cultural exchange program with the Field Band Foundation to produce performances and educational events in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

The Field Band Foundation uses brass and drum corps marching music to engage its members and make them, their families, classmates and audiences aware of the importance of HIV prevention. Jazz at Lincoln Center is partnering with the organization to employ jazz in...

April 01, 2006

Deadline extended for submitting articles for DCI history book

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...

March 17, 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.