by Dr. Fred Olin, Drum Corps World staff
This article was originally published in the November 2010 edition of Drum Corps World.
“A curmudgeon’s reputation for malevolence is undeserved. They’re neither warped nor evil at heart. They don’t hate mankind, just mankind’s absurdities.”
As I watched the Southwest Regional in San Antonio, then semis and finals this year in Indianapolis, I started to get a bit grumpy. In past years I have written this column and grumbled...
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...
by Gary Dickelman, Drum Corps World staff
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...
by Adam Burdett, DCW staff
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...
by Jim Claytor, DCW staff
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...