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Blue Stars initiate collaborative relationship with University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

The Blue Stars have announced the initiation of a collaborative relationship with the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, aimed at providing a new opportunity to students who want to march Drum Corps and attend college.

Beginning this year, the two organizations will work together with the hopes of providing some of the Blue Stars’ marching members access to a high-quality college education while facilitating their development as leaders within the corps.

“This is an excellent opportunity,” said Blue Stars Executive...

December 06, 2004

The Bridgemen Alumni Corps finalizes equipment for 2005

The Bridgemen Alumni Corps finally has the equipment it will need for 2005. The administration has been hard at work for months trying to gather the necessary equipment it will need. Through the efforts of many, the corps now has commitments for a full drum battery, flags, rifles and 75 horns!

In June, Director George Lavelle and his staff began the arduous task of collecting enough equipment to field a corps of 150
people. “It’s one thing to start a corps,” Lavelle said. “It’s another to start from scratch with...

December 05, 2004

DCW Historic Auction a huge success! Ready to return in December and January!

The first month of the Drum Corps World Historic On-Line Auction has turned out to be a huge success! Over 75 rare and unique drum and bugle corps items were successfully auctioned off in record numbers! Hard-to-find record albums and videos did very well, as well as some printed material.

Due to the overwhelming response, www.drumcorpsvinyl.com and Drum Corps World will now continue this auction into December and January 2005. New items will be listed by www.drumcorpsvinyl.com every Saturday and Sunday going into December and January. Of...

November 22, 2004

Drum corps family needs help after devastating fire

At about 2:30 AM on Wednesday, November 17, drum corps members Phil and Trudi Crouthamel’s son’s house burned to the ground. In the fire, Steve’s seven-year-old son, Jonathan, affectionately called “JJ,” lost his life.

Steve Crouthamel received serious injury to his esophagus as a result of inhaling smoke and the heat generated by the fire. He is recovering in the hospital.

Phil is a long-time member of the Archer-Epler Musketeers color guard. He has held leadership positions in Archer-Epler American Legion Post...

November 21, 2004

History book volume 1 down to less than 30 copies left!

As of Thursday, November 18, there are only about 30 copies of volume 1 of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” left on the shelf. During the last six weeks we have received a significant number of orders for both volumes, but especially the first one which was produced in June 2002. Once the stock is sold, there will be no more available. The book will not be reprinted.

You can click on “History Books” on this page to go to our store and place an order, or call 1-800-554-9630 seven days a week between 8:00 AM and 9:00...

November 18, 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.

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.