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Single copies of Drum Corps World available through these corps this summer

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
* Colts
* Drum Corps International — at their major regional and championship events
* Empire Statesmen — at DCA senior competitions
* Jersey Surf
* Madison Scouts
* Seattle Cascades...

July 01, 2005

An interview with DCA President Gil Silva

by Jeff Ream, DCW staff
Jeff Ream

With the recent growth and surge in popularity of senior corps and DCA, I recently was able to interview DCA President Gil Silva. I made sure I asked honest questions on the minds of fans and I was pleased he responded so candidly and openly. With his permission, here is the entire interview.

Jeff Ream: Gil, I’d like to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this interview. For those out there not familiar with you, could you list a brief resumé of your drum corps...

June 29, 2005

14 new CDs released in ‘The Beat Goes On’ series

Fourteen more compact discs have been added to “The Beat Goes On” series of historic drum corps recordings from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. As always, these recordings are digitally remastered from the original tapes of Stetson D. Richmond and Alf Wateska, drum corps’ most prolific recording team, and are available exclusively from Drum Corps World.

The cream of the 1958 Midwest crop can be heard in their performances at the South Milwaukee “Spectacle of Music,” jointly recorded by two drum corps audio icons, Stetson D. Richmond and...

June 23, 2005

Reilly Raiders travel to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day

There was once a junior corps in the Philadelphia area called the A.K.Street Post. The group won the National Championship at the New York City World’s Fair in 1940.

However, due to WWII, the corps disbanded as the young men joined the service. When the war was over, they went to the director of Street Post, Abe Street, and his wife Mrs. Virginia (MeMa) Street, and explained that they would like to start a senior corps since they were all over age. One of the men who was instrumental in starting this group was William Hooton.

The...

June 20, 2005

An interview with the “voice of DCI,” Brandt Crocker

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

I’ve known Brandt Crocker since the week I was hired as editor of Drum Corps World in June 1973. We met at the Troopers’ “Drums Along the Rockies” in Casper, WY.

Our conversations have been numerous over the years, almost always at the DCI Championships, but sometimes at tour shows and DCI winter meetings. He’s been a good friend for...

June 16, 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.