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Spartans: return of a champion

by Michael Carlson, DCW staff
Michael.carlson@me.com

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...

May 17, 2011

An interview with Jeff Fiedler about the “Tour of Champions”

by Steve Vickers, Drum Corps World publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

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...

May 13, 2011

Crossmen on the move

by Scott Wolfe, DCW staff
srwolfe@firstam.com

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...

May 11, 2011

DCI passes two new rules, tables third idea

Michael Boo, DCI staff
boomike@aol.com

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,...

May 08, 2011

The “First Decade” will amaze you!

by Michael Boo
boomike@aol.com

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...

May 03, 2011

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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.