Bluecoats - Canton, OH, USA
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Amen and pass the turkey

by Danny Lloyd, DCW staff

I hope that your family is sitting down this holiday season at some point to a warm meal, with a roof over your heads, clothes on your backs, this year’s finals DVDs on your 5.1 Surround Sound system . . . you know, the really important things in life. Take a moment to be thankful for these gifts when there are so many with so little. It has occurred to me that we have much to be thankful for in our own drum corps community, though by the amount of whining we all do, you’d never know it. So I would like to take a...

December 12, 2003

Blessed Sacrament Golden Knigts (Newark, NJ)

December 12, 2003

New York corps’ bingo operations are hit hard by smoking ban; Patriots file for bankruptcy

After recently announcing that both their division II silver medallist corps and their top-five World Class WGI Guard would go inactive for the coming seasons, Drum Corps World has learned that the Patriots organization has been forced to file for Chapter 11 protection under the Federal Bankruptcy Laws.

MDBCA announces reorganization; Capital Sound will be inactive for 2004

From a MDBCA press release:


December 05, 2003

Southwind auditions approaching

Southwind will hold auditions for all sections December 12-14 at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, KY. The audition camp will begin with an orientation/sign-up session at 8:00 PM Friday. The rest of the weekend will consist of sectional clinics, marching clinics and individual auditions. Camp will end by 4:30 PM Sunday. Southwind is looking forward to a great 2004 season under director Mike Loeffelholz.

“We will be making our staff announcements over the next couple of weeks, but I can tell you now that we have a very...

December 03, 2003

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