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Former Cavalier publishes book about Buddy Holly’s impact on music

Savas Beatie LLC has released a new book by author Gary Moore, a former member of the Chicago Cavaliers. It covers details surrounding the untimely death of rock legend Buddy Holly and, in fact, may lead to new inquires about the Iowas cornfield plane crash in 1959 that took his life.

“My teens in drum and bugle corps play a prominent role in this book as I pursue the legacy of Buddy Holly and his impact on the culture after his death. There is a chapter in the book about my experience in drum corps and several pictures of me in the...

June 28, 2011

A tribute to the great Baltimore Yankee Rebels

by Gary Dickelman, Drum Corps World staff
Gary Dickelman

The end of an era

So much has been written about the venerable Yankee Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps of Baltimore, MD, that it is difficult to do much more than mark the end of an era, which occurred on August 14, 2010. This was the day the Reilly Raiders hosted their annual “Shamrock Festival” and the day the Yankee Rebels would give its final performance.

Indeed, it was outstanding — and when the closing chords...

June 19, 2011

Streak vs streak — Reading 2005-2009 vs Brigadiers 1999-2003

by Adam Burdett, DCW staff
adamburdett@verizon.net

DCA has been in existence for many years and has featured many different champions over the decades. But in the semi-recent past, two corps have dominated the majority of the last 12 years or so of all-age drum and bugle corps action.

The corps I am referring to are the Syracuse Brigadiers and the Reading Buccaneers. Both corps have epic win streaks that span several years with many similarities.

Starting with the Syracuse...

June 08, 2011

Emmy-nominated artist/producer visits City Sound camp

by Jim Claytor, DCW staff
musicforfilm@yahoo.com

Peter Michael Escovedo spoke at a City Sound camp recently under a flurry of excitement. He has produced numerous television shows, written music for films, theme songs for television, composed, arranged and produced music for various artists and is currently releasing a new E. Family CD featuring Joss Stone, Prince, Earth Wind & Fire, Gloria Estefan, Raphael Saadiq and Israel Houghton.

His credits also include working with Justin...

May 30, 2011

“BLAST!” will launch new tour this fall

by Steve Vickers, Drum Corps World publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

It’s been a little more than 11 years since “BLAST!” first appeared on stage at the Apollo Hammersmith Theater in London. I was fortunate to be among the audience at the premier and second performance the next day (December 14-15, 1999), the final show in London (April 22, 2000), as well as seven additional times, including on Broadway in New York City (April 28, 2001), Milwaukee, WI (Sepember 27, 2000),...

May 22, 2011

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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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