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* Boston Crusaders
* Drum Corps International — at their major regional and championship events
* Empire Statesmen — at DCA senior competitions
* Jersey Surf
* Madison Scouts
* Seattle Cascades...
by Jeff Ream, DCW staff
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...
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...
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.
by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
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 more than three decades.
I was pleased to be asked to provide photos...