Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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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

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

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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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