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“BLAST!” has open call to cast members for U.S., Europe and Asia tours

Anticipating the casting for several new productions of the highly successful stage show “BLAST!,” an immediate and open call is going out to age-outs of the drum and bugle corps activity to inquire about positions in the brass, percussion and visual ensemble.

A majority of the performers who have been in previous productions dating back to the fall of 1999 have been from the activity and the producers are looking to drum corps once again for tours that will take the show on its first European tour, a third visit to Japan and another U.S....

November 16, 2004

Cardinals’ Jim Tallo to receive special lifetime achievement award

Jim Tallo will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Danvers, MA, Kiwanis at the Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers, MA, on Thursday, November 18, 2004.

He has been involved with drum and bugle corps, winter color guard and youth organizations for over 50 years. He has also appeared as Santa Claus during the holiday seasons for many years. Through Jim’s diligent and dedicated efforts, he has awarded over a million dollars in scholarships to our youth. This is an absolutely an amazing accomplishment. He not only deserves this award,...

November 14, 2004

The Amazing World of Drum Corps

Brian Tolzmann

VFW must have stood for Very Freaky Woman — I received the following story via phone call from Bill Clendenon, who was involved as both a marching member and an instructor with the Greeneville, TN, Presidents Drum & Bugle Corps. The Presidents were a fixture at VFW National Championship contests throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. They also represented Tennessee in both inaugural parades for President Eisenhower.

In 1967, the Presidents had their finest unit ever, but decided not to compete on the field. They...

November 13, 2004

“A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” volume 1 nearly sold out

Since we lowered the selling price of both volumes of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” in late September, sales have been brisk. More copies have been sold in the last six weeks than the previous three months combined.

For those of you who have not yet purchased volume 1, as of Tuesday, November 9, there are only 56 copies left in stock. Additional copies WILL NOT be printed. Once the shelf copies are gone, there will be no more printed. Currently there are plenty of copies of volume 2 available. The original press run for...

November 09, 2004

Blue Devils will spend three weeks in Europe

A once in a lifetime experience will reward fans in Europe and members of the Blue Devils in 2005. The Concord corps will embark from San Francisco on a three-week tour of Europe June 20.

Sponsored by Dynasty USA and European hosts Muremo/Dynasty Europe, Drum Corps Europe, Vlamo West Vlaanderen, Italian Marching Show Bands, the City of Kerkrade, Holland, and the Kerkrade World Music Contest Foundation, the trip will take the DCI corps away from U.S. competition during the tour, although they will perform at their own show in Concord, CA, the...

November 07, 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.

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