Facing The Sounds Of (Momentary) Silence

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The first batch of 2010 World Championship DVDs are shipping from the Drum Corps International World Headquarters in Indianapolis this week. Fans of drum corps who?ve ordered the Volume II DVD (13-23 placing corps) may, however, be in for an unexpected and somewhat unpleasant surprise when they get to track three, showcasing the Troopers? season-culminating Semifinals performance.

Two audio segments of the Troop?s 2010 ?Wanted? show, each lasting about 15 seconds, have been removed from the video recording. Although the visual performance and drill formations will be shown on the video in their entirety, the music for that portion of the performance has been silenced in the editing process. This was due to the inability to secure the necessary approvals for including it on the DVD even though all other required licensing applications were approved.

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Posted by on Thursday, November 4th, 2010. Filed under DCI World.