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European, Dutch title shows will be combined in 2004

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...

July 08, 2004

Devils edge Vanguard; Northwest corps showcased

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...

July 08, 2004

Cavaliers win as drum corps returns to Canton

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...

June 29, 2004

Brigadiers top Caballeros at Wildwood

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...

June 28, 2004

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame inductees made contributions coast to coast and even South Africa

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...

June 25, 2004

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