Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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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

‘Beat Goes On’series has 16 new CDs

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....

July 13, 2004

Southwind seeks help for disabled bus in order to complete tour

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...

July 13, 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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