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.
by Steve Vickers
Brian Hickman has been director of the Glassmen since the mid-1990s and has not only established the Toledo, OH, corps as a prominent competitor in DCI, but has also solidified the organization as an important part of the city’s musical entertainment offerings.
I’ve long admired Brian’s thoughtful and reasoned approch to running his corps and I’m pleased we finally got a chance to cover some topics I’ve been wondering about for some time.
Steve Vickers: First, tell me a little about your background...
by Bob Fields, DCW staff
HOT! was the key word for the day of music at this year’s “Memorial Brass” concert, sponsored by Youth Education in the Arts! — hot music brought to fans by the USSBA All Stars, the USSBA All-Star Jazz Band, the USSBA Honors Percussion Ensemble, the United States Marine Corps All-star Jazz Ensemble, The Cadets, and the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps.
It was a scorcher in more ways than one, with high temperatures outside and cool music inside. Although no performers or audience members were felled by...