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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

New Atlantic Guardian Drum and Bugle Corps to host open house October 29

Portland, ME — Community Musical Arts is pleased to invite all interested parties to an open house for Atlantic Guardian Drum and Bugle Corps to be on Friday, October 29, at 5:30 PM in the band room of Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Avenue, next to the Portland Public Market.

Parents, students and other corps supporters are invited to hear about the new group. Performers will then break into brass, percussion and color guard sections for an open rehearsal.

Specific information can be found on the corps” Web site at

October 23, 2004

2004 junior corps census shows declining numbers

by Brian Tolzmann, DCW staff

After such a promising 2003 season, where a record 95.9% of the previous season’s junior corps population was retained, the 2004 numbers are back down to earth, with a net loss of nine corps.

Most drum corps fans knew way before the 2004 season began that there would be many faces missing in the North American junior corps ranks. Dimensions, Eklipse, Decorah Kilties, Rochester Patriots, San Diego Alliance, Scenic City, Quest, Quebec Alliance, Phoenix and Revolution all decided to call things off for...

October 22, 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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