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

DCI releases Magic of Orlando’s 2004 dates
After months of scrutiny and negotiation, DCI has released the summer schedule for Magic Drum and Bugle Corps.

Alumni corps line-up set for Scranton DCA weekend
Ten organizations have been invited to participate in the 2004 Alumni Spectacular in Scranton, PA.

One post-DCI event will be at Rose Bowl
Three of the four “Tour of Champions” sites have been announced.

Community focus and the Phantom Regiment: A conversation with Pat Seidling
DCW writer Chris Atkinson interviews Phantom Regiment Director Pat Seidling.

The amazing world of drum corps
Fascinating facts about drum corps history from columnist Brian Tolzmann

Time really does fly by!
Publisher Steve Vickers reflects on the past as DCW celebrates its 33rd anniversary.

Remembering a few old friends
Photo feature of four corps that are no longer active.

Inside Pacific Crest with Dale Leaman, program coordinator
Stephanie Eshbach sat down with Dale Leaman to get the inside scoop on what’s in store for fans this year.

’Festival of Brass returns to Oswego
This will be the show’s 16th consecutive year in Oswego.

Style Plus launches new line of costumes, accessories
The company recently debuted FUSION, a new line of guard and front line outfits, accessories and flags.

Moments with Mike
This is the first in columnist Mike Wetzel’s new series of articles on corps theme songs.

Cozy’s corner
Columnist Cozy Baker shares news from the drum corps community.

Corps, bands combined in KNFM circuits
The Dutch music federation KNFM can be considered the largest in the Netherlands.

Around the drum corps world
News briefs from the world of drum corps

Racine Boys of 76 plan parades in 04
The corps would like to invite past, current or future members to participate in local events this July.

Part 1 – Carolina Spring
The variety of drum and bugle corps in the Carolinas is ever increasing.

Star of Indiana alumni will march in Indy 500 parade
An interview with Josh Talbott

NorthEast Corner
A column by Art Kellerman

Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion
A special section about WGI groups

2-3 Forum
DCW columnist Michael Carlson shares news from the division II/III corps.

Selden Cadets were a 1960s power on East Coast
The corps was organized in 1949 as the Selden Fire Department Band.

Catalano is new director of marketing for Ludwig/Musser
He will lead product, pricing and promotional activities.

The further adventures of Our Lady of the Single-Valve Cadets
The latest installment in Ace Holleran’s series

Drum Corps Germany is growing rapidly
For a couple of years, Drum Corps Germany seemed dead. Well, it wasn’t.

Bridgeport rivals unite for ‘Barnum Festival’ parade
More than 150 alumni of rival Bridgeport drum and bugle corps have united to perform in the 2004 “Barnum Festival” after 35 years in retirement.

Dynasty consortium will help sponsor World Marching Band Championships
Dynasty USA, Evans, Innovative Percussion, Directors Showcase, Fred J. Miller and Holland’s Muremo have each pledged $1,000 toward the World Show Band Championships.

Crossmen rookie has marched since age 4
Ryan Donnelly may be new to drum corps, but he’s not new to the marching activity.

Part 2: On the road to Philly in 1926 with the Racine, Wis., Boys of 76
The 1926 National American Legion Convention was held Oct. 11-15 in Philadelphia, PA.

A drum corps wedding
DCI marketing guru Ed Dempsey and DCW contributor Christina Mavroudis were married February 14.

The emergence and meaning of alumni drum and bugle corps
by Gary Dickelman

Europe hosts ‘Mega Clinic’
Nearly 120 musicians attended the clinic in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.

Madison Scouts announce 2004 musical repertoire
The production will be titled “MadiSonic.”

Heat Wave announces 2004 visual, guard staff
Ron Ellis, John Johnson and Steve Cates have been added to the senior corps’ team.

In memoriam: Richard W. Ledford
Dick Ledford passed away March 3 at the age of 91.

Dallas Mavericks showcase drum line at home games
The group has origins in the Surround Sound percussion unit competing in the Winter Guard International circuit.

Drum Corps Midwest is moving strong into 2004
Lots of teamwork, determined staff and new volunteers have helped make DCM a viable circuit that lives up to the tagline “The Drum and Bugle Corps People.”

An interview with Brian Hickman
Steve Vickers chats with Glassmen Director Brian Hickman.

Drum corps celebrations in Connecticut
Two new junior corps have surfaced in Connecticut for the 2004 season.

Pacific Youth Arts Organization begins tour fund
The organization has begun its drive to raise operating revenues and supplement the tuition of its 130 students who take part in its drum and bugle corps.

Racine Kilties hold open house March 6-7
Potential members and the public had the opportunity to observe the corps during rehearsal.

Atlantic Guardian to receive horns from foundation
The 21st Century Drum and Bugle Corps Foundation has leased a set of instruments to the new corps from Maine.

Yankee Rebels plan busy 2004 set of appearances
The corps ahs scheduled a full slate of events during the spring, summer and fall.