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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”.


April 27, 2004

Date announced for Shamrock Festival of Music

The spring “Shamrock Festival of Music” will be held on Sunday, May 2, beginning at 1:00 PM at the Waukesha South High School auditorium, 401 East Roberta Avenue, in Waukesha, WI. This event will feature standstill performances by the Waukesha South Wind Ensemble and its “Blackshirts” drum ensemble. Also performing will be Milwaukee’s John Marshall High School “Scream’n Eagles” drum ensemble, “Omo Ana — Children of the Spirit of the Drum,” and the Pioneer and the Racine Kilties Drum...

April 26, 2004

A conversation with Colts’ Director Greg Orwoll

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

The Colts have had a strong drum and bugle corps program for nearly 40 years. Greg Orwoll has been a major reason behind the organization’s success for half its existence, since assuming the reigns from Jim Mason following the 1984 season.

One of the things that has always struck me as particularly interesting about his tenure is the fact that his corps is probably the single most well-known drum and bugle corps in their own community that currently exists in the activity. He spends tremendous...

April 26, 2004

Pride and preservation: further thoughts on alumni drum and bugle corps

by Gary Dickelman, DCW staff

If you have been following the alumni scene through DCW, then you no doubt read my last article, “Build it and they will come” (April 2004, v. 33, no. 1). Thanks to many readers who e-mailed your agreement with my sentiments.

Indeed, there is much more to the exciting, expanding world of alumni drum and bugle corps than reliving youth (to paraphrase a common thread in the messages). Since writing the article, I have performed with two alumni corps in the “Cavalcade of Music” (March...

April 26, 2004

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