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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

DCI reallocates the way corps are paid for shows

by Ken Mason, DCW staff

January 21-23, 2005 — Orlando, FL . . . Ordinarily, the most significant development at DCI’s annual all-purpose weekend of meetings and seminars takes place in the Rules Congress. Not in 2005.

Amid the bustle of activity in Orlando this weekend, which also included the Instructors Summit, Tour Event Partners Seminar and the winter meeting of the division II/III directors, the real news was presented and ratified in the annual meeting of the division I directors.

For those who thought the buzzword...

June 14, 2005

DCI highlights will be on ESPN-2 September 6

Drum Corps International, the world leader in producing and sanctioning touring marching music competitions, today announced that its dynamic and award-winning World Championships television program will be broadcast on ESPN2 this fall. This is the first prime-time broadcast of the program on commercial television and it will be available to more than 88 million households.

The two-hour program is tentatively scheduled to air on Tuesday, September 6, 2005, from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Eastern time. Dates and times are subject to change....

June 11, 2005

National Marching Youth Music Week ‘Marching Music – Magical!’

by Jim Vaughan, director, The British Federation

Our Federation, which has brought together all of the 14 major national youth organisations in the United Kingdom that involve their young people in all styles of marching bands and corps, is celebrating its fifth birthday this year.

It’s been a roller coaster five years that has increasingly made the whole UK activity look to the future and plan strategically. No one would claim that this still young organisation has all the answers or indeed has changed perceptions dramatically, but...

June 11, 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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