by Michael Carlson, DCW staff
Despite the odds and the plague of rumors throughout the activity, the 2010 season saw the Spartans from Nashua, NH, rise up like a Phoenix from the ashes of an ancient tale. Founded in 1955, the corps has always been a symbol of power and tenacity. Since 1997, the Spartans have been a five-time gold medal winner and have enjoyed the majority of seasons since then with a top-10 position at DCI Finals.
At the end of the 2008 season, the...
by Steve Vickers, Drum Corps World publisher
Almost a year ago, the top seven DCI drum and bugle corps [at the time called the G7] put forth a new idea to the DCI Board of Directors at the annual spring meeting in Indianapolis. At that time the concept was quite controversial and resulted in impassioned and significant responses on the various drum corps forums for several months after the release of the proposal was apparently “leaked” through Drum Corps...
by Scott Wolfe, DCW staff
Beginning in the fall, a lot of sound came from San Antonio, TX, with news of new (and some returning) staff members for the Crossmen. The new visual caption head is Terry Pritchard.
I was able to sit down and talk with Terry and get to know more about him, his background, his current drum corps activity and plans for the year.
Terry has a well-rounded background on his performance resumé as well as several stops along the way with some...
Michael Boo, DCI staff
Drum Corps International instructors, designers, judges and directors considered three rules proposals at DCI’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, January 21-22. With few proposals on the docket, it was a quick and tidy affair, in contrast to some gatherings in recent years.
The proposal to allow for vocal categories at the DCI Individual & Ensemble competition passed unanimously by the 22 voting World Class corps in attendance. Submitted by Tim Rall,...
by Michael Boo
Just in case you were wondering what to get the corps fan who has everything, or better yet, what to get yourself right now in case you’ll be celebrating another birthday within the next 12 months, you have no further to look than “Drum Corps International: The First Decade — 1972-1981.”
The book is the latest in a line preserving our drum corps history by Steve Vickers and was produced for Drum Corps International. You can think of it as a companion...