by Donald Chinn, DCW staff
June 23, 2004 — Woodburn, OR . . . The Blue Devils widened the small edge they had over the Santa Clara Vanguard from the previous weekend. “Drums of Fire,” sponsored by the Woodburn Chamber of Commerce, was the first of four Pacific Northwest shows. The show was the smallest of the DCI tour, with an enthusiastic audience of about 1,000.
In their production, “SummerTrain Blues Mix,” the Blue Devils showcase an intriguing mixture of blues licks, train sound effects, outstanding soloists, and a...
by Vince Lamb, DCW staff
June 22, 2004 — Canton, MI . . . Drum corps competition made a triumphant return to Centennial Educational Park in Canton Township twelve years after its last appearance there in July 1992.
While the previous contest was merely a temporary relocation of Drum Corps North from Eastern Michigan University’s Rynearson Stadium, this year’s Summer Music Games in the Park was a successful attempt to give Canton Township a drum corps show of its own. In some ways, it felt like twelve years had never...
by William Aldrich-Thorpe, DCW staff
June 19, 2004 — Wildwood, NJ . . . It was the battle of two titans, fresh from a long winter’s nap, ready to do battle once again for DCA supremacy. This night, the Syracuse Brigadiers stood atop the field, placing first with a spread to the Hawthorn Caballeros. The 2004 DCA season has begun!
You felt something special was going to happen as the Syracuse Brigadiers (51B/25P/35CG/3HG/3DM) took the floor in competition.
The corps’ 2004 production is titled “Caravan” and is a...
The seven men to be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame on September 4 have made outstanding contributions to the international drum and bugle corps movement right across the continent, from Quebec south to Louisiana, west to California and as far away as South Africa.
The inductions will take place at the mid-day banquet and awards ceremony in Scranton, PA, during the Drum Corps Associates Labor Day weekend championships. They were selected by the Hall of Fame screening committee.
Michel Boulanger, of Ste. Foy, QUE, began...
by Andrew Wheeler, DCW staff
June 18, 2004 — Oswego, IL . . . The drizzle that plagued the “Prairie Fest” for much of the day gave way to a short rainbow just before the opening of the 16th annual “Festival of Brass.” The evening was cool and breezy, but a great night for drum corps, and the show did not disappoint.
The late addition of Capital Sound to the lineup, the excellent standstill show by the Oswego High School Band and the exhibition by the Royal Airs added much to the long-anticipated opening night.