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...
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....
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...
The individuals to be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame on September 3 rose to prominence during the “glory years” of the 1950s and 1960s. Most are still active today, with several marking more than 50 years of continuous involvement in the drum and bugle corps community.
This year’s inductions will take place during a mid-day banquet and award ceremony to be held in Scranton, PA, as part of the Drum Corps Associates Labor Day weekend championships.
The 2005 inductees selected by the Hall of Fame screening committee...
by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
I’ve known the Loeffelholz family for more than 25 years.
Mike, his parents, Adrian and Barb, and his two brothers, Mark and Eric, got involved in the Madison Junior Scouts in the late 1970s. All three boys later marched in the Madison Scouts.
Their sister, Sue, has sold Madison souvenirs for the last 20 years. His father has served on the Madison Drum & Bugle Corps Association and Foundation boards for most...