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Minnesota Brass, Inc. announces new corps director

The Minnesota Brass, Inc. board of directors appointed Brent Turner vice president of corps operations (corps director) at the final board meeting of the 2003 season.

In Turner’s first official statement he said, “I’m looking forward to serving the corps as director and building on the huge successes that the corps has had over the years. It’s a big responsibility to be able to live up to the leadership that MBI has had over its long history. In MBI’s 58th season I’ll be focusing on how the corps can keep...

September 11, 2003

Caballeros are 2003 DCA champions!

The Hawthorne Caballeros won the Drum Corps Associates championship title August 31 in Scranton, PA. For the full article, check out the September 2003 issue of Drum Corps...

September 05, 2003

Fourteen new CDs will soon be available on this site

Drum Corps World has announced the addition of 14 additional historic compact discs now available from the collection of Stetson D. Richmond and Alf Wateska. A special 12-page flyer was distributed at the DCA Championships Labor Day weekend in Scranton, PA, that indicated the CDs could be ordered on our Web site.

At the present time, we are planning a significant makeover of the Web site and especially to the “store” portion. Because it would involve considerably extra work to add them now, only to change the site in a few weeks,...

September 04, 2003

In memoriam — Vince Bruni

The drum & bugle corps community lost of one its greatest participants when Vincent A. Bruni passed away August 29. His passing occurred while his corps, the four-time world champion Empire Statesmen, participated in the Drum Corps Associates Senior World Championships in Scranton, PA.

Bruni was a United States Navy veteran and a lifetime master educator. His involvement with the drum and bugle corps activity began in the late 1940s.

During Bruni’s career, he directed the Rochester Crusaders to national American Legion...

September 02, 2003

‘Best of 2003’ show experience review

by Andrew Wheeler, DCW staff

Another junior drum corps season has come and gone. It seems like only yesterday that I was hitting the road for my first glorious weekend of shows, a little slice of heaven that included five shows in six days (it was an extended weekend) at the beginning of the season. This year, I have added a new facet to my show reviews — an experience review from a fan’s point of view. As a summary of the season, I’d like to highlight the best shows from an experience standpoint, point out a few of the truly unique...

September 01, 2003

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Drum Corps World is published as an on-line electronic magazine by Sights & Sounds, Inc., Madison, WI. It is supported by advertising from manufacturers, service providers, corps, circuits and show sponsors. The publication began in October 1971 at the same time Drum Corps International was formed and has been produced continuously as a tabloid newspaper until April 2011 and on the Internet since May 2011. It is released monthly, as well as six additional e-mail blasts, one in late June, three during July and two in August.

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