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...
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...
by Lee Rudnicki, DCW staff
Music: Something about you by Level 42 — Fairleigh Dickinson College, NJ, week one: Before tour, I move into the Fairleigh Dickinson College dorms in New Jersey with the rest of the members of the Garfield Cadets. Although I’m excited to start another summer of drum corps, I cannot stop thinking about Wendy, a girl who I met back at Westchester a few months ago.
I didn’t realize college was going to be so much fun. I actually miss being there. Hopefully, this summer with a new drum corps will compare...
The Bridgemen recently announced the date for their open house to prepare for the 2006 season. It will take place on September 24 7:00 PM at the Senior Center in Bayonne, NJ.
“We are excited to get the 2006 season under way,” said Director George Lavelle. “We have taken on a great challenge and look forward to seeing the Bridgemen return to the field.”
The organization plans a full schedule for 2006, including numerous shows across the East Coast, beginning with their own ‘Tournament of Stars’ invitational on June 10,...
If you are not currently a subscriber to Drum Corps World, you can purchase issues of our tabloid newspapere at shows this summer through the following organizations at their souvenir table, tent or trailer. Copies of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps,” volume 2, are also for sale.
* Boston Crusaders
* Drum Corps International — at their major regional and championship events
* Empire Statesmen — at DCA senior competitions
* Jersey Surf
* Madison Scouts
* Seattle Cascades...