With hearts pounding, drums booming and horns blaring, six drum and bugle corps from around the country put on a show for the thousands in attendance Thursday for the annual Drums on the Ohio competition. The California-based Blue Devils took home the overall championship on the 30th anniversary of the event, held for the first […]
OSWEGO — Thursday afternoon, 21-year-old Cory Simpson sat cross-legged on the grass at Traughber Junior High, polishing his already gleaming black shoes. Simpson’s reddish hair was closely cropped, just like the other 134 young men who sat as he did, shining their shoes and their silver horns. The Tampa, Fla., native was among the 135 […]
When North High School band director Steve Shelley attends the annual Drums on the Ohio event, he sees it as a learning opportunity for his students. "We encourage (band students) to go as a group," said Shelley. "This gives them the idea about what our programs will be patterned after." This year Drums on the […]
For many college students, summer months are more than welcome because they bring the promise of lazy days on the beach, sleeping in late, hanging with their friends and, if they have time, perhaps a part-time job.Not Matt Hartwell. Hartwell, 20, of Salem, is spending his summer working much harder than most of his peers […]
Scott Johnson recently learned something about himself. He’s a celebrity — at least in the world of marching bands and drum corps. The realization came after an ill boy from Southern California said that meeting Johnson, the director of percussion for the Concord Blue Devils, was one of his biggest wishes. "It totally floored me," […]
Mike Ruegg joined the Blue Star Cadets five years ago with his eyes on the Blue Stars. It took a switch from trumpet to contrabass for the 16-year-old to make the big corps this summer as a substitute. “It didn’t look like I’d ever be a Blue Star when the corps became a Division I […]
Dan Potter’s free podcast, Field Pass, is now available in iTunes! Drum corps fans from all over the world can subscribe to this daily audio podcast to receive information about DCI events and more, five times a week throughout the summer. iTunes also allows you to automatically download episodes straight to your computer’s hard drive […]
After Southwind’s performance in Lisle, Ill. on Sunday June 24, DCI.org’s Christina Mavroudis talked with members of the organization about the loss of two corps members over the winter, and how the lives of those two individuals, Caitlin Brideau and Ronald Lewis, will always be remembered. You can read the rest of the article here.
Seven corps were in action Sunday, June 24 in Lisle, Ill. at the DCI Chicagoland Summer Music Games Tour event. You can read the rest of the article (and view the photos) here.
Drum Corps International Audio Performance Downloads (APDs) are back for the 2007 summer season! After select 2007 Summer Music Games Tour events, you’ll be able to purchase and download audio files of your favorite corps performances straight to your computer’s hard drive. APDs of corps at the Walnut, Calif. Drum Corps International event on June […]