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March 17, 2004

See what’s in the April 2004 issue of DCW!

DCI releases Magic of Orlando’s 2004 dates
After months of scrutiny and negotiation, DCI has released the summer schedule for Magic Drum and Bugle Corps.

Alumni corps line-up set for Scranton DCA weekend
Ten organizations have been invited to participate in the 2004 Alumni Spectacular in Scranton, PA.

One post-DCI event will be at Rose Bowl
Three of the four “Tour of Champions” sites have been announced.

Community focus and the Phantom...

March 16, 2004

An interview with Brian Hickman

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher

Brian Hickman has been director of the Glassmen since the mid-1990s and has not only established the Toledo, OH, corps as a prominent competitor in DCI, but solidified the organization as an important part of the city’s musical entertainment offerings.

I’ve long admired Brian’s thoughtful and reasoned approch to running his...

March 16, 2004

DCI releases Magic of Orlando’s 2004 dates

After months of scrutiny, negotiation and putting the corps under a microscope like no corps has ever gone under before, DCI has released the summer schedule for Magic Drum and Bugle Corps. It is no secret that even as a finalist last year, the corps had serious financial problems and a bleak prospect for the future.

Following the championship, the board of directors of the corps decided to make drastic changes for survival. New leadership and new blood on the board were all very necessary. Just when it appeared likely that the burden of debt...

March 12, 2004

One post-DCI event will be at Rose Bowl

Last fall, Drum Corps International announced a first in their 32-year history. There will be a one-week tour of top corps after the DCI Championships in Denver that will appear in four California locations. It will feature the six active DCI title holders.

Included in the series will be the Concord Blue Devils, Madison Scouts, Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard, The Cadets and The Cavaliers. West coast fans have never had the opportunity to witness season-ending quality since the corps from California have always headed east on tour in...

March 12, 2004

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