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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 even 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...

May 09, 2004

Drum and bugle corps invited to Malta festival

Applications are being received from drum and bugle corps interested in participating in the third “Mellieha International Band Festival” being held in Mellieha, Malta, between March 27 and 30, 2005.

The event is a non-competitive music festival. It is a celebration of music and an occasion for musicians to meet and enjoy each other’s music.

In the two editions organized so far, the Mellieha International Band Festival was open for just brass and concert bands. As a natural development of our festival, we intend to...

May 09, 2004

Reilly Raiders represent Delaware Valley in World War ll Parade on Memorial Day in Washington, D.C.

Parade to be held 8 AM Memorial Day Monday, May 31st

Forty musical marching units will participate in the two-hour Memorial Day parade as part of the closing weekend ceremonies dedicating the newest memorial to grace the Mall in Washington, D.C. The Reilly Raiders will be the only non-military drum and bugle corps in the parade and the only marching unit from the Philadelphia and tri-state area. The parade will begin at 8:00 AM.

“We all owe a great deal of gratitude to those who served in a war that forever changed our world....

May 06, 2004

River City Regiment has big plans for 2004 season

by Michael Carlson, DCW staff

There comes a time when a group must take a step back in order to proceed two steps forward. This type of organizational maneuver provides the opportunity to regroup and solidify the organization without losing forward momentum. At the close of last season, Sacramento’s River City Regiment realized they needed a pause to reflect on who they are and their vision for the future.

“At the end of 2003, there were organizational changes to the board and the operations committee due to personal...

May 04, 2004

Cavalier drummers will spend the day drumming

by Paul Milano, Cavalier alum

Thanks to some generous efforts on the part of Jeff Fiedler, director of The Cavaliers, and the corps itself, details have been released about the the “soon-to-be-famous” Cavaliers Drummers Reunion.
The date will be Friday, May 14, at 4:00 PM. The location is Rosemont School near O’Hare Airport in suburban Chicago. The group will have access to the gymnasium so they can play and visit as a large group, or break into smaller groups for playing or “story-telling”.

Former...

April 27, 2004

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