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ALS benefit scheduled by Madison Scouts alumni

Attention Madison Scouts Alumni and drum corps fans!

MADISON SCOUTS ALUMNI REUNION
ROCKIN FOR A CURE
A Benefit for ALS Research

Representatives of the Madison Scouts Alumni are happy to announce the date and location of the 2005 ROCKIN FOR A CURE benefit to raise research funds and public awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Steve Weekes, former Madison Scouts member (1981-1983) and instructor, was stricken with ALS in 2000. He passed away on January 14, 2005.

Please join us as we celebrate our...

December 29, 2004

Chippewa Valley Brigade picked as name of new corps

Wisconsin’s newest junior drum and bugle corps has just been named. They will be The Chippewa Valley Brigade.

The corps’ sponsor, The Chippewa Valley Drum & Bugle Corps Association, has been in operation since September and has the successful development and management of the corps as its sole purpose in life.

The organization began as an idea which grew out of a reunion of the Eau Claire Scouts, Eau Claire Boys and the Sundowners which took place last summer. The corps started becoming a reality this fall when weekly...

December 18, 2004

Warrington Drum Corps Association in fifth year; inducts five to hall of fame

Now in its fifth year, the Warrington Drum Corps Alumni organisation has gone from strength to strength in ensuring the drum corps heritage in this city is celebrated on a regular basis.

Warrington is a mid-size town situated in the Northwest region of England, between the cities of Manchester and Liverpool. The town covers approx 12 square miles and has an estimated population of 193,200 within its centre and surrounding suburbs. However, the town, which once boasted 12 competetive drum and bugle corps of various standards and sizes, now has...

December 18, 2004

An interview with DCI Executive Director Dan Acheson

In this part of my interview with Dan Acheson, I’ve asked him some questions that have been on the minds of many fans following the 2004 season. Part 1 appeared in the November 2004 edition of DCW.

Steve Vickers: I’d like to cover some items that I’ve heard a great deal of talk about since the championships in Denver. I think fans would like to read DCI’s rationale or get some          background. First, the Thursday, August 5,   quarterfinals had a start time printed on the tickets as 3:00 PM and the DCI Web site had the...

December 16, 2004

Mon Valley Express kicks off new senior season

On Saturday, November 27, the Mon Valley Express senior corps held its open house for thes 2005 indoor and outdoor seasons.

With new three-valve horns replacing most of the old two-valves, the corps endeavors to provide quality equipment and instruction for its members. With many returning members (98%) from last season, as well as a very successful recruiting period, membership goals are very close to fruition. MVE is ready for a great first rehearsal.

The show show will feature the music of John Tesh. The musical selections will be...

December 13, 2004

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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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