Drum Corps World Historic CDs And DVDs
If you long for the days when the G bugle ruled the activity, Drum Corps World has a selection of historic compact discs and DVDs to add to your personal collection or to remind friends and family of what the drum and bugle corps activity was like in the “old days”! These make great holiday gifts!
When it comes to nostalgic performances, the Stetson D. Richmond, Alf Wateska and Ed Burke archives provide a listen back at simpler days, when the average size of a corps was 50 (later up to 128) and shows approached 14 minutes in length. Recording engineer Ken Mason has done a masterful job restoring literally hundreds of memorable productions (1,320 so far out of nearly 4,000 available), representing 464 different junior and senior corps at more than 228 competitions between 1950 and 1980.
To see the entire 228-CD collection, go to: http://www.drumcorpsworld.com/?page_id=4398. These are six-corps CDs made one at a time for you from the restored master recordings. An additional dozen titles are added each fall and spring. The sound quality is excellent and the shows sound even better than when the corps were originally.
And Drum Corps World also has a selection of video performances that have been restored from the collections of Mike Rounds (Velvet Knights) and Jim Jones (Troopers) by recording engineer Scott Gordon. All are black and white with brilliant sound and demonstrate what the drum and bugle corps activity was like in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Among the important competitions are the 1967 American Legion and CYO Nationals, highlights from the 1970 and 1971 seasons, the 1971 VFW Nationals, the first DCI Championship in 1972, as well as performances from prominent corps during the 1974, 1975 and 1976 seasons – including the only video record of the 1975 Hawthorne Muchachos.
For details on the historic DVDs, go to: http://www.drumcorpsworld.com/?page_id=26. Like the CDs, this material is also made up one at a time.
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To get your FREE subscription started, go to: www.drumcorpsworld.com and click on the cover of the latest issue (top right). All you need to provide is your e-mail address where you would like issues sent. All the magazines that have been produced since going onto the Internet in May 2011 are also available for viewing . . . more than 2,000 pages of current and historic content and thousands of photographs.
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