The Bridgemen Organization is excited to announce plans for the formation of The Bridgemen Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps. Older fans will remember the corps’ entertaining style and welcome the return of one of the activity’s most beloved corps. Few have managed to capture the imagination of fans in a way the Bridgemen did. After many years they are pleased and proud to announce their return.
At a recent meeting, the board of directors voted in the majority for the creation of a new corps. They are proud to announce the appointment of George...
by Brent Turner, DCM President
Drum Corps Midwest would like to thank all organizations involved in its championships on July 10 with 12 great corps in competition and two in exhibition (Chicago Royal Airs and “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps). DCM would also like to thank the major event sponsors: Yamaha Corporation, Dynasty USA, Bateman Photography and the city of De Kalb.
The Renegades from San Franciso sacrificed much time, effort and monetary resources to partner with DCM and its member corps. This drum...
by Drum Corps World staff
Drum Corps World is pleased to announce “The Beat Goes On” series has 16 brand-new CD releases, continuing the historic drum corps recordings from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. As always, these recordings are digitally remastered from the original tapes of Stetson D. Richmond and Alf Wateska, two of drum corps’ most prolific recording engineers.
The new batch leads off with the heavy-hitting volume 3 disc from the 1953 American Legion Nationals, featuring the top three seniors in attendance that year....
by Kimmy Keck, corps manager
On July 4 in Cedarburg, WI, after the parade, Southwind departed for a 12- hour drive to Kansas City, MO. As they got about 15 minutes outside of Cedarburg, an announcement came through the CB radios, “We need you to stop for a minute . . .”
“Are you okay? Are all the kids okay?” the guard bus driver replied.
“Yes, but . . .”
“Is it the bus?”
“You got it!”
After arriving at the scene, we learned that bus #151, the horn bus, had blown a gasket. Yes, folks, blown...
by Peter Jan de Werk, DCW staff
The KNFM National Show Championships and the Drum Corps Europe Championships will be combined in 2004. The contest will take place on September 25 in The Hague, The Netherlands at Zuiderpark Stadium.
In 2003, Drum Corps Europe hosted their first outdoor championships in the same venue which was the long time venue of Drum Corps Holland. On the same day, however, the Dutch Music Federation held their national championships in Helmond. Many felt this was not a good situation. Days in September (the drum...