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 include division II Capital Sound going inactive and division I Southwind becoming a self-supported corps.

New York corps’ bingo operations hit hard by smoking ban; Patriots file for bankruptcy
After announcing that their division II corps and winter guard would go inactive for the coming seasons, the Patriots have also been forced to file for Chapter 11 protection under the Federal Bankruptcy Laws.

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

DCA survey deadline extended
The new deadline is January 20.

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Photo feature of four corps that are no longer active.

An interview with DCI’s executive director, Dan Acheson, Part 2
Acheson took the time to answer questions from DCW publisher Steve Vickers and some DCW readers.

DCA 2004 and beyond
An update on what’s going on in DCA.

Letters to the editor
Readers share their views.

Q&A with new Kilties director Mike Phillips
Beth Myers Landbo interviewed Phillips about his plans for the Kilties’ future.

Marching solutions, part 2: Standing upright
This is the second in a series of articles Stuart Rice will be writing about marching technique.

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

Fresh Air Fanfare — 1969
Jud Spena reviews the recording of the 1969 “Fresh Air Fanfare.”

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

Drum corps parity and other stuff
In any given year, a sports team has a chance to “win it all.” The same does not seem to be true for drum corps.

Madison Scouts alumni form new performing organization
The group plans to put a corps on the DCA field in 2005.

Strutters percussion instructor sets new world record for snare drum solo
Steve Kress set the record at 18 hours and 7 minutes.

Amen and pass the turkey
Danny Lloyd shares what he is thankful for in drum corps.

Blessed Sacrament junior corps: an update on progress
Gary Dickelman provides an update on the new corps.

In memoriam: Eric Frolkey
Frolkey gave 100 percent every time he stepped onto the field with River City Regiment and the Renegades.

In memoriam: Tom Downey
The Manchester Muchachos lost a friend, drum instructor and longtime member on the parade route in Plymouth, MA.

Drum Corps Midwest holds first meeting after requiring autonomy
Thirteen member corps met in Milwaukee December 6 to make plans for the organization’s 26th season.