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“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

An interview with DCI Executive Director Dan Acheson

Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

The last time I had an opportunity to speak with Dan Acheson and ask him questions was last winter and the resulting two-part interview appeared in the December and January editions of DCW. I want to again thank him for his willingness to share information about Drum Corps International, along with his viewpoints and ideas with our readers through this...

November 03, 2004

Beatrix takes Drum Corps Europe Championship title

September 25, 2004 — The Hague, The Netherlands . . . Beatrix (Netherlands), Distant Thunder (United Kingdom), Strangnas (Sweden), Rythm Stars (Netherlands) and Jong Beatrix (Netherlands) are the new Drum Corps Europe Champions for 2004.

More than 2000 people attended the DCE Finals for this second-year event. Excitement, thrills, a wonderful crowd and entertainment . . . a lot of entertainment. It was all there.

In prelims, Jubal from Dordrecht and Beatrix from Hilversum had a very close finish. Beatrix stayed ahead of Jubal by...

October 31, 2004

Drum Corps World historic auction is underway!

The Drum Corps World Historic Record and Memorabilia Auction starts today, Monday October 25, at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard time. All items listed can be found at Drum Corps World’s Auction Partner’s Web site — www.drumcorpsvinyl.com.

Over the next two weeks, over 150 rare and unique items will be auctioned off at the world’s largest Web site — www.ebay.com. New items...

October 25, 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.