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‘BLAST!’back in Peoria before 8-week Japanese tour

Star of Indiana has announced that their phenomenally popular stage spectacular “BLAST!” will return to Japan for an eight-week engagement from July 28 through September 19, following their three performances at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL, July 16 and 17.

The official United States tour began at the Peoria Civic Center in September 2001, and the show returns to Japan after three sold-out weeks there last summer.

Last year “BLAST!” truly took the Japanese by storm, creating an excitement akin to the Beatles’ arrival...

June 17, 2004

Canada hosts another G.A.S. reunion

by Joel Leson

There is only one way to travel to a drum and bugle corps event and that’s by bus! That’s how members of the Archer-Epler Musketeers Drum and Bugle Corps and the Audubon Bon Bons Alumni Chorus chose to go the 470 miles from Audubon, NJ, and Upper Darby, PA, to the 2004 Great Alliance Seniors reunion held in Hamilton, ONT, April 30-May 2.

Packing the bus with drums, bugles, suitcases, snack food and liquid libation, the Musketeers and Bon Bons allowed this Yankee Rebel to join them for what was a very memorable...

June 08, 2004

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

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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.

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