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,...
by Jud Spena
I love that term, “nuclear family.” But I’m not quite sure what it means. Is it a family consisting of the traditional two parents and their children (three in our case)? Or does it refer to the fact that once the kids reach a certain age, just about any thing they say to each other leads to World War III?
I think it’s the former, but both definitions apply in our case.
A word about our family. We’re musicians. I am a band director, trumpet player...