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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

Drum Corps World looking for writers to cover summer shows

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

To ensure more complete coverage of the 2005 worldwide drum and bugle corps season, DCW Publisher Steve Vickers is seeking additional writers interested in submitting show reviews from junior, senior and alumni events.

The newspaper already has a staff of approximately 80 writers and photographers, but sometimes no one on the current staff is planning to attend specific shows that need to be covered. Assignments are made...

May 10, 2005

2005 Worldwide Master Schedule now on-line

by Steve Vickers, Publisher

The complete 2005 season schedule of drum and bugle corps competitions is now available on our Web site — click on “Schedule” in the menu bar — as well as in the April edition of Drum Corps World that was mailed to subscribers on March 31.

The listing includes all Drum Corps International, Drum Corps Associates, Drum Corps Midwest and European events scheduled between now and early October. Each...

May 08, 2005

Drum Corps World auction will run through May

The Drum Corps World Historic Record and Memorabilia Auction returns to the Internet for the entire month of May! Starting on Monday May 2, at 10:00 PM EST, all items up for auction can be found at the Drum Corps World auction partner’s Web site, www.drumcorpsvinyl.com . Just click on the current auction link and it will take you to the current items up for bid.

Throughout the Month of May, over 250...

May 01, 2005

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About DCW

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.