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Personal remembrances of a good friend and fellow 27th Lancer

by Jim Hager

This article was originally published in the February 2011 issue of Drum Corps World.

Publisher’s note: Jim and I met back in 1974, but hadn’t stayed in touch. When Paul Jasionowski passed away on January 4, Jim contacted me about contributing this piece on his good friend. Paul and I never met, but we did correspond as I prepared to put together the DCI history book, “Drum Corps International: The First Decade, 1972-1981.” Paul work with author Nic Waerzeggars who wrote the book’s text. Some of Paul’s quotes...

July 31, 2011

DCI show helps keep memory alive for Susan and Jerry Kiley through yearly scholarships

This article originally appeared in the December 2010 edition of Drum Corps World.

Reprinted from the Waubonsee Community College Web site

Margie Kiley of Oswego, IL, has been named Waubonsee Community College’s Distinguished Contributor for 2010, along with the memorial scholarship fund established in her daughter Susan’s name, the Optimist Club of Oswegoland and the annual “Festival of Brass” drum and bugle corps show.

During their lives, Susan Kiley and her father, Jerry, impacted countless lives just by being...

July 23, 2011

Drum CorpsMudgeon

by Dr. Fred Olin, Drum Corps World staff
Fred Olin

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...

July 08, 2011

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...

June 19, 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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