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Northern Star tops 30 BYBA groups in five classes

by Richard Haw

September 18, 2004 — Coventry, Warwickshire, U.K. . . A cool day in Great Britain saw the meeting of 30 groups competing at the British Youth Band Association National Championship Finals, held at the brand new Butts Park Arena in Coventry, home of the Coventry Rugby Football Club.

This was the culmination of a season of hard fought contests across the United Kingdom, with only the top bands and corps in each of the national leagues making the cut for today’s                championship...

October 22, 2004

You can now reach the Fleetwood Web site through DCW

Fleetwood Sound has recently begun releasing its catalog of junior and senior drum and bugle corps recordings on compact disc. The collection includes everything the Revere, MA-based company produced between 1958 and 1980. At the present time there are approximately 120 titles available. More are being added to the site every week and soon all 275 will be available.

As anyone who has been involved with the activity for at least 30 years knows, a devastating fire destroyed the master tapes and back stock in 1975. However, Wayne Terminello and...

October 15, 2004

Bridgemen alumni corps has successful open house

The St. Andrew’s chapel hasn’t seen a crowd like that in a long time. The Bridgemen Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps introduced itself to the world Saturday night, October 2, in front of a packed house. Executive Director George Lavelle laid out the plans for the next three years and so far the response has been overwhelming.

Lavelle unveiled the plans, which begin with its first rehearsal on January 9, 2005, build through parades and standstills, and culminate with numerous field shows during the 2007 season.

After Lavelle was finished...

October 13, 2004

16 new compact discs added to historic recording list

We have just added an additional 16 historic CDs to the growing list of recordings available exclusively through Drum Corps World. These new items bring the total to 50 from the Stetson D. Richmond and Alf Wateska archives. In addition, the Dale Johnson collection contains 38 CDs. They are now the first 16 items on the store listing and each new one has the word “NEW” in the title.

All of this material is derived from remastered copies of the original reel-to-reel tapes recorded by these gentlemen back in the 1950s, 1960s and...

October 13, 2004

Drum corps history book price reduced

We have just reduced the price of both volume 1 and 2 of “A History of Drum & Bugle Corps” for Christmas gift sales. The original selling price was $85.00 plus shipping. For a limited time, the price is now $40.00 plus shipping. You can click on the icon on the front page of this site labeled “History Books” to place an on-line order.

Each nearly five-pound volume features a black vinyl, leather-like cover, and contains 432 information-packed pages. There are approximately 1,400 photographs and illustrations in each...

October 06, 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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