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Cadets living in past, present and future as they win in Lima

by Vince Lamb, DCW staff

June 27, 2004 — Lima, OH . . . Fresh after their first victory of the season over the previously undefeated Cavaliers the night before, The Cadets (64B, 19FP, 12PP, 34G, 2DM) illustrated why their fortunes had reversed since the first contest in Toledo. They handled the transitions more fluidly, maintained better control over tempo and time signature and communicated more effectively with the audience.

They also displayed a sense of humor, with the women in the guard stripping the shirts off the men to...

June 07, 2004

Drum corps grab spring spotlight in Baltimore

Fran Haring, DCW staff

May 15, 2004 — Baltimore, MD . . . Warm weather; the Preakness horse race; colorful azaleas blooming — all of these are signs that spring has arrived in Baltimore. And since the early 1990s, the “Dixie Stinger” stage concert, sponsored by the Yankee Rebels senior/alumni corps, has become another springtime tradition south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Winter is over, so bring on the drum corps!

As they have for several years, the Audubon Bon-Bons Alumni Chorus got things started with a nice...

June 07, 2004

DCW summer schedule modified

The second and third June issues are going to be produced one week later than originally announced. They will be dated June 18 and June 25 and mailed to subscribers on June 17 and June 24. The schedule initially had a one-week gap at the end of June, but we have eliminated that in order to produce seven issues in seven weeks leading up to the DCI Championships in...

June 03, 2004

Toronto Optimist Alumni debut at St. Joe’s Classic

by Tom Peashey, DCW staff, and Norm Schaefer

April 24 saw Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni present their 11th Annual “Classic” indoor exhibition. Held in past years in the spacious Kodak Theatre on the Ridge, 2004 saw the show moved to Greece Olympia High School. This fine auditorium — although not the theatre — was more than adequate for the evening’s performances. There were very few empty seats and enthusiasm abounded.

This is a wonderful chance for old friends to gather. There was much drum corps chatter...

May 20, 2004

Pre-season continues Pioneer hosts spring concert

by Andrew Wheeler, DCW staff

I’ve never really attended many pre-season drum corps events before, but this year seems to be providing a variety of them. Last week, it was the Cavaliers’ annual get-together at Gameworks (why do I always type that as “Frameworks” and then have to go back and correct it?) in Schaumburg, IL. This week, it was Pioneer’s Spring Concert, the 2004 “Shamrock Festival of Music,” spring edition.

I donned my Southwind polo shirt, climbed in the car, put in my “Phantom...

May 13, 2004

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