Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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Throughout the Month...

May 01, 2005

Royal Airs plan huge Illinois corps reunion at show

Calling all alumni of Illinois drum and bugle corps. You are invited to attend one of the largest drum corps tailgate parties to be held in the Midwest this summer. This event will be at Maine West High School, Wolf Road & Oakton, Des Plaines, IL, on June 26 at 2:00 PM.

The “Glory Daze” Reunion Party will be held in conjuction with the DCI-sponsored “Big Blue’s Brass Review” junior corps contest at Main West High School stadium that evening. Guests will check-in with their respective corps and be entitled to...

April 28, 2005

Peashey hired as director of operations by Seattle Cascades

The Northwest Youth Music Association, sponsors of the Seattle Cascades Drum & Bugle Corps, announce the hiring of Tom Peashey as their director of operations. Peashey will work closely with Executive Director Dr. Sal Leone, while overseeing the daily operations of the organization. His priorities will be to improve the long-term survival of the organization by improving its revenue sources, expanding its youth programs and attracting new supporters of youth music.

Peashey has spent 50 years in the drum corps activity. He started...

April 26, 2005

Spartans have new show sponsor

BAE Systems is proud to sponsor the Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps’ 50th anniversary celebration in 2005 and will be cheering for them on July 2 for their “Bugler’s Holiday” performance in Nashua, NH.

The company is a long-time supporter of this extraordinary group of young people and the reason for our support is clear:

Like BAE Systems, the Spartans have also contributed to the social fabric of New Hampshire’s local communities for half a century. Even more, what the Spartans do on the field is very much akin to the...

April 26, 2005

An interview with Glassmen director Brian Hickman

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

A year ago I interviewed Brian about the Glassmen and we covered a number of subjects that I had always wondered about. Now the corps has some interesting plans for this season and beyond that I wanted to let our readers learn about.

I’ve known Brian since he first became involved with the Toledo, OH, corps almost 10 years ago. He has...

April 13, 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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