by Harry Heidelmark, DCW staff
Following the decision by DCI’s Board of Directors on September 23, terminating the membership of the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, Mike Ottoes was named interim director of the organization. Since then, he has spent a considerable amount of time determining the best direction for the corps and solutions to the issues taking Troopers off the competitive field, temporarily.
I sincerely appreciate Mr. Ottoes taking his valuable time to take part...
by Ken Mason, DCW staff
Just in time for Christmas shopping, “The Beat Goes On” is happy to announce the addition of 12 more CDs to our series of historic drum corps recordings from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Several exciting treats are in store for drum corps enthusiasts in this latest batch.
We lead off with the oldest surviving master tapes in all of drum corps. Stetson D. Richmond’s drum corps recording career began in 1950, when he brought his tape...
Teach something, learn something, make a friend across the sea. Can you help sponsor a “Drum Corps Ambassador” for the 2006 season of a DCI Division II or III corps?
The 21st Century Drum & Bugle Corps Foundation, Inc. has announced this new program. It will provide four scholarships of $300 each, paid to a host corps as part of the ambassadors’ membership fees.
Ambassadors will come from countries with established marching programs and would have little if any financial resources with which to participate in the DCI tour....
by William Aldrich-Thorpe, DCW staff
This interview is long past due. Fran Haring has been a DCA icon for many years and has the distinct title of the “Voice of DCA,” as he is the official announcer at the DCA World Championships. The Labor Day 2005 weekend marked his 23rd season.
Fran has been involved with drum corps in one way or another since 1967. He has marched a total of 12 seasons, six with the Sacred Heart Crusaders from Manville, NJ, and six with the...
The December 2005 edition of Drum Corps World was mailed to subscribers on Thursday, November 17. Here is a list of the articles and features included in this 24-page tabloid newspaper (Volume 34, Number 15), one of 18 issues totaling 400 pages of informatin produced yearly:
On the front page are color photos of Pacific Crest, Diamond Bar, CA; and Impulse, Costa Mesa, CA.
Also on the cover are the following articles:
* “DCA fall meeting has elections, plans for 2006.”
* “21st Century Foundation announces...