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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

Drum Corps World office will be closed from August 5 to August 15

The DCW office will not be open between Friday, August 5, and Monday, August 15. Steve Vickers will be attending shows in Allentown, PA, East Rutherford, NJ, Brockton and Foxboro, MA, and Providence, RI.

He will be checking voicemail messages, but will not have Internet access to check e-mails. Because of no Internet access during this period of time, there will no new articles posted.

All orders for subscriptions, history books and compact discs placed through the store will be filled after August 15.

Thanks for your continued...

August 03, 2005

Starting a circuit in the southwest — one corps at a time!

by Chris Green, executive director of Frontier

A little over a year ago, Gulf Coast Sound and Frontier Drum & Bugle Corps of Texas decided that there was an immediate need for more corps in the area. With more corps locally, more shows and cheaper travel would make the summer more rewarding for everyone.

In June 2005, all four active Texas drum corps — two DCI (Revolution and Trinity) and two DCA (Gulf Coast Sound and Frontier) — performed two concerts at the historic Alamo and Riverwalk in San Antonio. On August 6, Gulf...

August 03, 2005

Turning the tide: South African Field Bands (corps)

by Allison Close, DCW staff

When one sees drum corps on the field during the summer, it is easy to concentrate too much on the enjoyment it brings as a viewer, and overlook the empowering, enhancing experience that the activity brings to the young people involved.

Outside the United States, particularly in less economically prosperous regions of the world, drum corps has worked its wonders in a variety of situations; young people of many nations have experienced participation in drum corps and related musical activities and come away...

July 31, 2005

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About DCW

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.