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Record review Fresh Air Fanfare — 1969

by Jud Spena, DCW staff

“Fresh Air Fanfare,” recorded June 7, 1969 in Hamden, CT, by Fleetwood Records

New York Skyliners: Swan Lake, Flight of the Bumblebee, Give My Regards to Broadway, I Dig Rock & Roll Music, Gershwin Piano Concerto, Manhattan Rhapsody, Aquarius, When the Saints Go Marching In, Street Scene.

Baltimore Yankee Rebels: Dixie, Waiting for the Robert E. Lee, I’m Alabama Bound, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Am I Blue, Birth of the Blues, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Requiem for an Era, When Johnny Comes...

February 13, 2004

Blessed Sacrament junior corps: an update on progress

by Gary J. Dickelman, DCW staff

Prior to the fall of 2003, the last junior drum and bugle corps to grace the schoolyard at Clinton Avenue and Van Ness Place, Newark, NJ, was the Golden Knights. The corps began in 1946 as the Blessed Sacrament Cadets. The corps later assumed the name “Golden Knights” as it entered field competition in 1952, and it amassed a brilliant record from that point until the corps disbanded in 1972. The corps record includes nine national titles, 19 New Jersey State titles, 11 National Dream wins and the...

February 13, 2004

An interview with Myron Rosander, the sage of Santa Clara Vanguard

by Christina Mavroudis, DCW staff

As Santa Clara Vanguard celebrates its 37th year with an honored position in the prestigious Tournament of Roses Parade, among their ranks a man is quietly observing his 25th anniversary with the organization. Such dedication is not only rare in the activity, but in real world scenarios.

Myron Rosander, 43, has spent more than half his life embodying the spirit of the Vanguard by living the dream as a performer, instructor, administrator and designer. Not one to flaunt achievements or take center stage...

February 13, 2004

Rochester Crusaders team up with FOODLINK to fight hunger

The Rochester Crusaders will be running a food drive February 14 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and February 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Crusaders volunteers will be available to help fight hunger during the above times at McQuaid High School, located at 1800 South Clinton Avenue in Rochester. Look for the corps’ semi-trailer in front of McQuaid. People are asked to drive through to drop off items listed below. Also, feel free to take a moment to check out the Rochester Crusaders, who will be rehearsing both days inside the school.

FOODLINK is a...

February 13, 2004

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

DCA holds winter session, elects new chief judges
Drum Corps Associates met in extraordinary sessions January 10 and 11.

Major contest dates set for summer of ’04
Final schedules are not yet ready, but there are many firm dates set.

Items sought for DCW’s next Historic Record Auction
The Madison Drum and Bugle Corps Association has announced it will undergo a massive reorganization for the 2004 season, which will include division II Capital Sound going inactive and division I Southwind becoming a self-supported...

February 13, 2004

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