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An interview with the San Francisco Renegades’ Lee Rudnicki

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

One of the most intriguing drum and bugle corps to come along in a very long time is the San Francisco Renegades. The organization kind of snowballed from an idea to reality in a relatively short time and, over the past few years, has become a very competitive corps in DCA senior competition.

Lee Rudnicki has been an integral part of the...

January 04, 2006

Bridgemen host reunion, plan for bigger 2006

Publisher’s note: This article originally appeared in the November 2005 edition of Drum Corps World, mailed to subscribers on October 20.

Alumni, members, staff, administration and fans gathered in Bayonne,NJ, to find out where the new Bridgemen Alumni Corps is heading in the new year. There were plenty of people wearing Bridgemen gear, plus there were yellow bowling shirts and black pants (the mini-corps          uniform) passing through the room.

Members chatted with friends and family before heading outside to warm up....

December 30, 2005

Drum Corps World office will be closed during the holidays

The Drum Corps World office will be closed between Saturday, December 17, and Tuesday, December 27.

Orders that are placed through our on-line Web store and those received through regular mail will be filled on Wednesday, December 28.

Steve Vickers, will check for voicemail messages daily and will return them as soon as possible.

Have a everyone a wonderful holiday...

December 12, 2005

An interview with the Troopers’ interim director, Mike Ottoes, about recent events

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.


December 04, 2005

12 brand-new historic CDs added to collection; brings total to 74 from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s

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...

November 23, 2005

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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.