by James Althouse, DCW staff
The U.S. Food and Drug administration estimates that approximately one million Americans each year will be stricken with skin cancer, a potentially deadly disease, which is the most common of all types of cancers.
Lucky for most, the vast majority of these cases will be either basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas, which are treatable and usually not life-threatening when caught in their early stages. Those who develop melanoma, however, are not so fortunate — approximately 25 percent of melanoma...
by Jeff DeMello and Chris Nalls
March 14, 2004 — This was not your typical Sunday in Concord, CA. This was to be another one of the magical days in the history of the Blue Devils.
On this day, two different musical ensembles came together to record four legendary and classic Blue Devils tunes: Channel One Suite (1976, 1977, 1986), When a Man Loves a Woman (1992), Dindi (1980, 1981) and Everybody Loves the Blues (1983).
The session had been long in the planning stages. Conceived and co-produced by Jeff DeMello (BD 73-78) and...
by John Dunne, DCW staff
In my “real” life, I”m a lecturer for a private college in Singapore, teaching various classes in marketing and management.
A few months ago, one of my students, a young man from Indonesia, asked me the following question: “Does success or failure help shape an organization”s culture over time?”
By “organizational culture,” we are talking about the system of shared meaning held by members of that organization that distinguishes one organization from another....
by Fran Haring, DCW staff
Twas quite a magical day, with drum corps romance in the air. People gathered from near and far on Saturday, February 14, for the wedding of drum corps personalities Ed Dempsey and Christina Mavroudis in San Jose, CA.
Ed works full-time for DCI’s marketing department and Christina, aka ‘Mav,’ has been a long-time contributor to Drum Corps World and also is a member of the San Francisco Renegades. Her daughter, Emily, Christinas maid of honor, aged out of the Santa Clara Vanguard last summer...
by Tom Peashey, DCA PR
Drum Corps Associates has sent invitations to 10 organizations, asking them to participate in the 2004 “Alumni Spectacular” during the world championship weekend, September 3-5 in Scranton, PA.
The groups that will appear include the Syracuse Brigadiers Alumni, Syracuse, NY; Scout House Alumni, Preston, ONT; Boston Crusaders Senior, Boston, MA; Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni, Hawthorne, NJ; Yankee Rebels Alumni, Baltimore, MD; Steel City Ambassadors Alumni, Pittsburgh, PA; New York Skyliners Alumni, New...