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Drum Corps World will be available at European Championships

Steve Vickers

Single copies of the August 31 post-DCI edition of Drum Corps World will be available at the September 24 Drum Corps Europe Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Peter Jan de Werk, a writer for Drum Corps World, will be selling copies at the Color Guard Nederland souvenir and information table during the European event that will showcase drum and bugle...

September 15, 2005

Watch the Drum Corps World commercial on ESPN2 repeat broadcasts

Drum Corps World was among the first companies to sign up with Drum Corps International to support the broadcast on ESPN2 that originally aired on Tuesday, September 6. The 30-second commercial was put together by DCW staff member Rob Sheiffele, a producer with the television program “Extra,” and John Christensen, an independent filmmaker based in California, who recently completed a documentary on the Blue Devils called “11 1/2 Minutes.”

ESPN2 will rebroadcast the first hour of the DCI program (with a new ending) on...

September 05, 2005

August 31 issue and history books will be available at DCA in Scranton, PA

Copies of the post-DCI issue of Drum Corps World, dated August 31, 2005, will be on sale at the 2005 Drum Corps Associates Championships in Scranton, PA, on Labor Day weekend. Volume 2 of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” will also be on sale.

Visit the souvenir table for the Empire Statesmen on the concourse of Lackawanna County Stadium to purchase copies and to obtain information on subscribing to the tabloid newspaper, which is published 18 times each year — monthly September through May, twice in June, four times in...

August 25, 2005

An exclusive interview with my mom and dad

Jeff Davis

This article is kind of a prequel to my article “For the love of the activity,” that previously appeared in this paper. We have all taken our own unique road to the activity. Some more deliberate than others. Some a right of passage. For many of us, it was out of sheer boredom.

I’d like to think my path was one of genetic disposition, but that would be quite an exaggeration. No one in my family, including myself, had any musical talent or leanings, so I’m not sure how it all started. Thus, I decided to (30 years...

August 24, 2005

Germany’s Blue Diamonds celebrate 21st season

Did you know that there are drum and bugle corps in Germany? The Blue Diamonds, from the town Nienhagen, Germany, was founded on August 28, 1984 under their previous name, Nienhagener Wappengarde, already then using the style of a drum band.

The association in those times consisted of five brass players and six drummers having been chosen by Christian Korn.

The first instruments were bought with members’ donations. Then in 1985, upon the Hachefest (a local festival), the first public performance took place.

In the same year,...

August 19, 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.