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Check out the new selection of worldwide corps that have recently been updated in the box in the masthead. Last year there were about 110 different groups represented, this year the number has grown to 164 — DCI, DCA, alumni, mini-corps and foreign corps in the United States, Canada, Europe and Malaysia. Our worldwide staff of two dozen photographers were along the sidelines at more than six dozen shows and we’ve selected a great shot of every corps we could find from the 2013 season. The images are rotating in random order, so take...

May 04, 2014

San Francisco Renegades prepare for Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco

The San Francisco Renegades’ 2014 season explodes onto the scene February 15 as they take to the streets of San Francisco in the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade.

Celebrating their 13th year participating in this historic cultural event, the Renegades once again extend an invitation to drum corps members worldwide to join in the festivities — become a Renegade for a day and march the parade with the “ones in black.”

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January 07, 2014

Drum corps arranger Larry Kerchner nominated for two Broadway Cabaret Awards

Larry Kerchner has been nominated in two categories for the 2013 BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Awards, and he would appreciate your vote and for any help in getting others to vote. Please pass this article on to all of your friends.

He began his marching career with the Wilmington, DE, Blue Rock in the 1960s. During his last few seasons before aging out he was also the corps’ arranger, producing such classics as “Baby Elephant Walk,” “Quiet Village” and “Requium for the Masses.” During the late 1960s,...

January 05, 2014

“The Beat Goes On” historic CD collection adds 12 new titles, bringing total to 220 discs, 459 corps by Ken Mason, Drum Corps World staff (audiodb@yahoo.com)

“The Beat Goes On,” the digitally-upgraded versions of historic drum corps recordings from the Stetson D. Richmond/Alf Wateska collection, is happy to announce the 18th batch of new CD releases. Many corps never available on CD before have been added to the list by virtue of these new offerings (23 new junior and senior corps). Satisfy your curiosity, or surprise someone you know, with a holiday gift from our audio library. Corps listed in RED have not been available prior to this set of CDs being released.

Since the release of two CDs...

November 14, 2013

FREE Webcast of the Drum Corps Europe Championship

Drum Corps Europe will once again broadcast the European Championships live on the internet this year. The live stream is FREE to watch and can be accessed via a banner on the website.

For those who can’t come to Kerkrade, The Netherlands, this year to attend the largest drum corps event in Europe, the live Webcast is the next best thing. Four cameras will cover the performances. The presentation is in the hands of Robby Overvliet (DCI judge) and analysts Joe Fitzpatrick and Paul Doop will give their opinions on the shows.

The...

September 27, 2013

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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.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.