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...
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...