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Streak vs streak — Reading 2005-2009 vs Brigadiers 1999-2003

by Adam Burdett, DCW staff

DCA has been in existence for many years and has featured many different champions over the decades. But in the semi-recent past, two corps have dominated the majority of the last 12 years or so of all-age drum and bugle corps action.

The corps I am referring to are the Syracuse Brigadiers and the Reading Buccaneers. Both corps have epic win streaks that span...

June 08, 2011

Emmy-nominated artist/producer visits City Sound camp

by Jim Claytor, DCW staff

Peter Michael Escovedo spoke at a City Sound camp recently under a flurry of excitement. He has produced numerous television shows, written music for films, theme songs for television, composed, arranged and produced music for various artists and is currently releasing a new E. Family CD featuring Joss Stone, Prince, Earth Wind & Fire, Gloria Estefan, Raphael Saadiq and...

May 30, 2011

“BLAST!” will launch new tour this fall

by Steve Vickers, Drum Corps World publisher

It’s been a little more than 11 years since “BLAST!” first appeared on stage at the Apollo Hammersmith Theater in London. I was fortunate to be among the audience at the premier and second performance the next day (December 14-15, 1999), the final show in London (April 22, 2000), as well as seven additional times, including on...

May 22, 2011

Spartans: return of a champion

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...

May 17, 2011

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

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...

May 13, 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.

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