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Crossmen in fender bender

By: Bill Speakman

No injuries, but a van and scaffolding are casualties.

An accident on the way to the Salem Virginia show Monday caused by a bag of trash in the road cost The Crossmen the use of a passenger van and the corps scaffolding.

While no one was injured, and the kids, staff and volunteers continued on to make the show on time, the collision cost the corps the use of a critical vehicle. The primary vehicle used for day-to-day transportation for such things as food, medical assistance and general re-supply. The van was...

July 20, 2004

Citations Chosen to perform at DNC in Boston

Citations Press Release

Citations Director Donna Monte, has been informed that that Citations have been chosen to perform at the VIP Media Gala as part of the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston on July 24. The corps will perform their 2004 field show, “Constellations” before an expected audience of 10,000.

The corps was chosen shortly after DNC officials observed the corps perform in the Chelmsford (MA) 4th of July parade and again at the Everett (MA) contest this past weekend.

Immediately following the...

July 19, 2004

DCA rocks the South

by Jeff Pastor

July 10 and July 11, saw the first two DCA South contests of 2004. Rockmart, GA, practice home of the CorpsVets, welcomed a full DCA panel and seven enthusiastic corps, eager to perform and be judged by a national caliber panel.

This show also saw the debut of three brand- new corps. Music City Legends of Nashville presented a strong brass line in exhibition. With this foundation to build on, and a few more percussion and guard, they will soon be a competitive part of DCA South.

G-Force from Latrobe, PA, and...

July 16, 2004

Bridgemen announce formation of new corps

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...

July 15, 2004

DCM thanks Renegades, Dekalb and supporters

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...

July 15, 2004

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