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Colts’ spring debut announced

The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps from Dubuque, IA, will hold their annual spring debut concert on Sunday, April 25 at 2:00 PM. The Dubuque Senior High School Nora Gym will be the location and admission is free. The Colts will perform their entire summer musical show.

Also appearing will be the Colt Cadets, presenting a portion of their summer show, and the Colts Youth Chorale, presenting excerpts from their recent concerts. A special guest will be the state champion senior high school color guard in their final performance of the season. The...

April 23, 2004

Blessed Sacrament opens spring concert season

by Gary Dickelman, DCW staff

On March 27, six alumni drum and bugle corps and three high school groups performed to a sold-out “Cavalcade of Music” crowd in Nutley, NJ. It was the first time since 1972 that Blessed Sacrament hosted a show.

Ironically, this was the first year since 1972 that members of a Blessed Sacrament junior corps from Newark made an appearance. Although they are not yet performing, the youngsters who attend Blessed Sacrament School at Clinton Avenue and Van Ness Place devoted this particular Saturday to...

April 23, 2004

Serenade in Brass another showcase of seniors, alumni

by Christina ‘Mav’ Mavroudis-Dempsey, DCW staff

Throughout the evening, tuxed MC Larry Hershman, chairman and one of the “stars” in the sponsoring Five Star Brass Productions, welcomed the audience, but specifically targeted the six who had never been to a “Serenade in Brass” in Harrisburg, PA. Pegged as one of six, it was easy to be assimilated. Resistance was futile because the quality of the production, the sheer caliber of performances, and the magnitude of talent were par excellence.

Ten musical...

April 14, 2004

DCA ready for potential record season

by Tom Peashey, DCA PR

Saturday, March 27, saw the membership of DCA meet in regular session to finalize all information for the 2004 season, discuss at length the future of DCA and have the draw for positions at all contests.

The weekend started with an executive board and committee meeting to discuss at length the direction that DCA should plan on taking in the years to come. This progressive meeting was well-attended and included specific, detailed input that may lead to considerable change in the make-up of the organization come the...

April 14, 2004

Renegades will host 5th Annual “Loud Music Symposium”

The San Francisco Renegades Drum and Bugle Corps jas announced this year’s “Loud Music Symposium 5″ will be held at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on April 25. This spectacular celebration of loud music and performance artistry will tantalize the eardrums of unsuspecting listeners with an amazing showcase of diverse artists.

The event is a festival celebrating the variety of music and visual arts native to the San Francisco Bay Area. Featured performers include the San Francisco Renegades, the Punk Rock Orchestra and...

April 08, 2004

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