Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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Prince Philip to open UK-based World Show Band Championships

Organizers of the 2004 World Show Band Championships in the United Kingdom have announced that His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will officially open the championships and festival on July 21 in Bournemouth, England.

Event director Jim Vaughan said this is a major coup for the activity.

“This is the first time ever that such a senior member of the Royal Family has visited any activity event in the UK. With His Royal Highness playing such a prominent part in our five-day festival, this will significantly boost the profile of...

December 19, 2003

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

A perfect day in November features corps at Wildwood, NJ
Gary Dickelman reports on the alumni parade.

Alumni corps shine at Plymouth, MA, concert/parade
Nine top alumni drum corps, one fife and drum corps and an outstanding high school band performed in an evening concert in historic Memorial Hall.

Madison Association announces reorganization; Capital Sound will be inactive for 2004 season
The Madison Drum and Bugle Corps Association has announced it will undergo a massive reorganization for the 2004 season, which will...

December 16, 2003

A Q&A session with new Kilties Director Mike Phillips

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

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