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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

Third High Brass CD continues fine performances

by Dave Scott, DCW staff
scottdw02@hotmail.com

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,...

February 23, 2006

The nuclear family does drum corps . . .

by Jud Spena
judspena@aol.com

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...

February 23, 2006

Third High Brass CD continues fine performances

by Dave Scott, DCW staff
scottdw02@hotmail.com

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,...

February 10, 2006

An interview with Arizona Academy’s executive director, Mark Richardson

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

Like most everyone else in North America — outside of California, Arizona and Colorado — I am anxious to see the new corps called Academy that hails from Tempe, AZ, near Phoenix.

The corps has competed in division II for two years at Western DCI competitions and fared extremely well, topping all the other regional division II corps this past summer at every meeting.

Their director, Mark Richardson, is...

January 16, 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.

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