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Crossmen on the move

by Scott Wolfe, DCW staff

Beginning in the fall, a lot of sound came from San Antonio, TX, with news of new (and some returning) staff members for the Crossmen. The new visual caption head is Terry Pritchard.

I was able to sit down and talk with Terry and get to know more about him, his background, his current drum corps activity and plans for the year.

Terry has a well-rounded background on his...

May 11, 2011

DCI passes two new rules, tables third idea

Michael Boo, DCI staff

Drum Corps International instructors, designers, judges and directors considered three rules proposals at DCI’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, January 21-22. With few proposals on the docket, it was a quick and tidy affair, in contrast to some gatherings in recent years.

The proposal to allow for vocal categories at the DCI Individual & Ensemble competition passed unanimously by the...

May 08, 2011

The “First Decade” will amaze you!

by Michael Boo

Just in case you were wondering what to get the corps fan who has everything, or better yet, what to get yourself right now in case you’ll be celebrating another birthday within the next 12 months, you have no further to look than “Drum Corps International: The First Decade — 1972-1981.”

The book is the latest in a line preserving our drum corps history by Steve Vickers and was produced...

May 03, 2011

One era ends . . . a new one begins!

by Steve Vickers, Drum Corps World publisher

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March 17, 2011

Velvet Knights make wishes come true

by Jim Claytor, DCW staff

This article originally appeared in the June 2010 issue of Drum Corps World.

Publisher’s note: The exclusive material posted on this Drum Corps World Web page and in the archives has previously been presented in the print version of our monthly tabloid newspaper. We do this to show visitors what types of articles are available, but only a small percentage is...

February 05, 2011

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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.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.