Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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World Hall of Fame inductees named

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...

June 07, 2005

An interview with Southwind director Mike Loeffelholz

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...

June 06, 2005

Texas corps will perform concert at historic Alamo June 26

In an unprecedented show of solidarity, members of every active drum and bugle corps in the state of Texas will unite in San Antonio, TX, for two combined performances. Revolution, Gulf Coast Sound, Frontier and Trinity will perform their 2005 productions as a standstill concert. The corps will then play as a massed corps.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 26, starting at 1:00 PM, and finishing at 4:00 PM. The corps will perform on the grounds in front of the historic Alamo, giving a one-hour concert. Following an hour-long...

May 25, 2005

Storage dilemma yields entrepreneurial solution

Facing the prospect of two years of school construction, a Pennsylvania band director was feeling a bit overwhelmed. Two entire rooms, filled with flags and uniforms, needed to be moved out of the building and there was simply no place to store them.

Enter Brian Prato, a member of the band’s instructional staff. Prato, a marketing communications professional, discovered that no company existed to sell used color guard equipment, so he created an on-line “virtual consignment shop” and Guardcloset.com was born.

Since “going...

May 18, 2005

Edmonton Strutters will perform for Queen of England

Celebrating 100 years, Edmonton and Alberta will be delighted to host Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Strutters will be performing on Monday, May 23, in Common Wealth Stadium for what’s sure to be the biggest birthday party ever. The Strutters are one of many groups performing for the celebration, including Ian Tyson, Tommy Banks, Corb Lund, White Chocolate, Maren Ord, The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and more.

The event itself will be hosted by Paul Gross, Lorne Cardinal, Colin MacLean and...

May 14, 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.