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Tale of a drum line: The 1986 Garfield Cadets (an excerpt)

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...

July 13, 2005

Bridgemen set open house for September 24

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,...

July 04, 2005

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

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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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