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...
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...
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...
by Mark Riley
“Formation A!” Even now, more than 30 years later, the words have resonance. As I set out for Glendale, Queens, this past March 5, they came back, spoken in the back of my head, gravelly, Brooklyn accent and all.
I was joining more than 100 others for a very special gathering. Members of St. Joseph’s Patron Cadets (1962-1968) and St. Rita’s Brassmen (1969-1973) were coming together for a reunion, the second since the corps’ last competitive season.
This one would be different. The man, who more than any...
A short segment from the documentary “11 1/2 Minutes” will be shown on the nationally-synidicated magazine show “EXTRA” that will air on Tuesday, August 9, during DCI Championships Week.
The program airs on most NBC network affiliates at either 7:00 PM or 7:30 PM. Check your local listings for the exact time it will be shown in your area. The program is also seen across Canada and has a nightly viewership of an estimated 4 million people.
This exposure will not only be good for the Blue Devils, but also for the...