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by Fred Olin, DCW staff

A couple of years ago I submitted another column with the same title, “DrumCorpsMudgeon,” and, much to my surprise, it was published. Here’s the dictionary definition of the original word, “curmudgeon” from Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, Second Edition: “A       cantankerous fellow.” That’s me, today, on a gray, rainy day when I can’t seem to find anything useful to do. Let’s see, what should I grumble about?

Let’s start with the decision by the powers that be to...

July 26, 2005

An interview with Glenn Kubacki, Fleetwood recording engineer

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

I’ve known Glenn for a number of years, having met him through the historic record auctions that Drum Corps World ran twice a year since 1992. He both placed items in the auction for sale and also was a frequent purchaser of items for his extensive collection.

For the past year, he has been involved in a major project to bring the Fleetwood...

July 25, 2005

New historic auction will run for two weeks before DCI in Foxboro

With the Drum Corps International World Championships just a few weeks away, and with many drum corps fans attending shows all across the country and fans following the activity daily here on www.drumcorpsworld.com, we have decided to run a special two-week auction with some amazing drum corps memorabilia. This is the high point of the activity and fans all around the world just love looking at and finding historic and memorable drum and bugle corps items.

Over 125 items will be auctioned on the world’s largest internet auction site,...

July 23, 2005

Raiders celebrate 15th anniversary of founding

by Michael Carlson, DCW staff

The 2005 season marks the 15th anniversary of the Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps. Although the corps is hard at work getting ready for the summer, their celebration efforts include a time to reflect on past successes, as well as prepare their sights on the future.

George Lavelle, Jr. established the corps in the fall of 1990. Even though Lavelle has moved on to become the executive director for the Bridgemen Alumni Corps, he remains an advisor and mentor to the organization. Furthermore, he left behind a...

July 18, 2005

How to take a cold shower

by Henry Kaynes

As the drum corps season gets underway, a lot of information is being provided to new members. Important information such as proper stretching, staying well-hydrated in summer heat, bringing a good supply of sun screen. All are worthy of note.

As an 11-year volunteer, it occurred to me that one very important feature of drum corps life is not addressed in any formal way; specifically, how to take a cold shower.

First some background. While on the road, a corps typically is housed in a school setting where there is...

July 17, 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.

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