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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

DCW releases 1967 Legion and CYO on DVD

Steve Vickers, Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

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...

March 16, 2006

New campaign launched to support South African program

by Johann Zietsman
jzietsman@ispa.org

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...

March 09, 2006

DCW staff member Ed Cagney home from the hospital

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...

February 28, 2006

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About DCW

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.