Drum Corps World Offers 12 New Historic CDs
Hobbyist recording engineer Ken Mason, a long-time member of the Drum Corps World writing staff, has contributed a great service to the drum and bugle corps activity by preserving thousands of performances recorded originally by Stetson D. Richmond and Alf Wateska during a time period that spanned from 1950 to the late 1970s. Richmond passed away in the early 1970s and Wateska in the early 1990s. Both traveled all over the eastern United States recording big and little corps at hundreds of large and small competitions.
Ken began putting together six-corps collections and offering them for sale exclusively through Drum Corps World and the DCW Web site in the summer of 2003. Since that time, many old and new drum corps fans have had an opportunity to listen to some of the most exciting performances from the activity’s heyday during a three-decade period of time when the movement included more than 2,000 junior and senior corps in competition.