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Reading Buccaneers announce 2005 staff

The Reading Buccaners are proud to announce the 2005 staff for the successful senior corps from Reading, PA.

Lee Umberger, program coordinator and brass arranger, has a music education degree from Lebanon Valley College and a master’s degree in music composition from West Chester University. He served on the brass and design staff with the Reading Buccaneers from 1997 through the 2001 season. In 2003 and 2004, he arranged the rich and stylistically diverse scores for the Buccaneers titled “The Sea” and “Innovations! The...

December 08, 2004

U.K. High Brass to record with Bob Curnow

“New voices” in the jazz idiom

If you are a connoisseur or lover of big band music, then undoubtedly you will either own or have heard a recording of music that Bob Curnow has helped to create in one format or another.

Born in Easton, PA, Bob was a trombonist with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and was a member of the last “Mellophonium Band.”

In 1973, he began a four-year stint as the A & R Director, arranger, composer, record producer and general manager for Stan Kenton’s Creative World Records,...

December 07, 2004

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

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