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Drum Corps FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Drum Corps.

This FAQ about Drum corps was compiled and written by Cathy Doser cathyd@halcyon.com with numerous contributions by others.

Original written by Michael Fath and Donald Chinn Updates and new material by Cathy Doser and Caryn Roberts RAMD FAQ administered by Cathy Doser (cathyd@halcyon.com) and Caryn Roberts (caryn@halcyon.com)

Comments welcome on any aspect of this FAQ. We are especially looking for information on Div. II/III corps, and early drum corps information (VFW and American Legion Championships and pre-DCI corps in general). If you see anything that is inaccurate (such as corps address information or repertoire), please let us know.

NOTICE: This FAQ is Copyright (c) 1995 by Cathy Doser and is made available as a service to the drum corps and the Internet community. The FAQ may be distributed freely in printed or electronic form, provided that it is not modified. The FAQ may not be sold in any medium including electronic, CD-ROM, or database, or published in print without the express written permission of the authors. Contact Cathy Doser (cathyd@halcyon.com) if there are any questions.

-1.0 What is drum corps?
Drum corps is an abbreviation for drum and bugle corps. During ...
-1.0.1 DCI and DCA
There are many organizations devoted to promoting and organizing ...
-1.0.2 Drum Corps International
The official organization devoted to organizing the junior drum and ...
-1.0.3 Drum Corps World
Drum Corps World (DCW) is the only independent publication devoted ...
-1.0.4 Scorelines (Drum corps)
Every summer, several drum and bugle corps set up their own individual ...
-1.1.1 History of drum corps on-line
The first on-line drum corps newletter that I am aware of was called ...
-1.1.2 Rec.arts.marching.drumcorps (RAMD)
The home for most all drum corps discussion on the Internet is the ...
-1.1.3 Drumcorps mailing list
A Drumcorps-Digest mailing list was created by Mark ...
-1.1.4 FTP site for drum corps information
There is currently no r.a.m.d FTP site....
-1.1.5 Cybercorps (Drum corps)
In 1997 we are again requiring $1 (US) or MORE to be sent in to form ...
-1.1.5 Drum Corps Web Sites
Thanks to Christina Mavroudis ...
-1.1.6 Drum Corps Related Web Sites
Public Service and Commercial sites:...
-1.2.1 Drum Corps Compact Discs And Cassettes
DCI sells cassettes and CD's of recent Championship years. For the ...
-1.2.2 Drum Corps Videos
1995 DCI World Championship ...
-1.2.3 Drum Corps Books
Jodeen E. Popp's 1978 book on drum corps is called Competitive ...
-2.0.1 DCI Member corps for 1997
Black Gold, P.O. Box 54283, Tulsa, Oklahoma ...
-2.0.2 Other DCI corps (Div. II/III)
12th Command, 8001 Trafalgar, Taylor, MI. ...
-2.0.4 Future Corps (Drum corps)
Future Corps is an 14-person drum corps (11 brass, 3 ...
-2.1.1 Other drum corps associations
In addition to DCI, there are many regionals and international drum ...
-3.1 1997 drumcorps music
The Official Unofficial 1997 DCI Repertoire List!!!...
-3.2 1997 drum corps competition schedule
* SUBJECT TO CHANGE *...
-4.1.1 DCI Championships in Boston (The 1994 DCI season)
DCI World Championship ...
-3.2.2 Final SEASON ranking (The 1994 DCI season)
-4.1.3 Final RAMD Reader's Poll (The 1994 DCI season)
RAMD Readers' Poll (Post Junior Season)...
-4.1.4 Drum Corps Music 1994
BLACK GOLD - inactive in ...
-4.1.4 Drum Corps Music 1994: Drum Corp Associates (Seniors)
-4.2.1 Corps' repertoires for 1993 (1993 DCI Season Information)
Cadets of Bergen ...
-4.2.2 1993 DCI World Championships, Jackson, MS - Results
Open Class ...
-4.2.3 Individual and Ensemble winners
-4.2.4 DCA Championships (1993 DCI Season Information)
September 5, 1993 Scranton, ...
-4.2.5 RAMD Final Poll Results (1993 DCI Season Information)
-4.3 1992 scores from DCI Finals in Madison, WI
Div. II/III ...
-4.4 Previous DCI World Champions
-4.6.4 Corps' repertoires in 1996
1996 Drumcorp ...
-5.1 Number of members allowed (Drum corps)
The number of members allowing depends on the Class that the corps ...
-5.2 Corps' budgets (Drum corps)
Typical numbers for an Open Class corps are $250,000 to $500,...
-5.3 Fundraising (Drum corps)
Since drum corps are not associated with any school (...
-5.4 How far do the corps travel? How many competitions? How long is the season? When are the Championships? (Drum corps)
A typical Open Class corps travels somewhere between 10,000 ...
-5.5 How can I catch the Championships on TV? (Drum corps)
In past years, PBS would broadcast the tape that DCI makes of ...
-5.6 How does the judging work? (Drum corps)
For 1994, DCI has moved from a nine judge system to a seven ...
-5.7 What is a legal bugle? (Drum corps)
For competitive purposes (i.e. at DCI competitions), a bugle ...
-5.8 What kind of percussion is allowed? (Drum corps)
Rule 4.1.1: All acoustic percussion membrane and ...
-5.9 What is the "pit area"? (Drum corps)
It is the area between the 35 yard lines on the front side ...
-5.10 How long is each show? (Drum corps)
Each corps' performance is supposed to last between 10 and 11 1/...
-5.11 What are all those strange abbreviations and/or nicknames people keep using when writing about drum corps? (Drum corps)
-5.12 Why do people keep misspelling things? (Drum corps)
-5.13 How to join a drum corps
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-5.14 Rehearsal information (Drum corps)
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-5.15 Music for wind ensemble (Drum corps)
Corps play a wide range of music including classical, contempory,...
-6.1.1 The DCA Story. (Drum Corps Associates - DCA)
In September of 1963, five men, Henry Lefty Mayer (NY ...
-6.1.2 Corps Listing (Drum Corps Associates - DCA)
Information compiled from '89, '90, '92 DCA Championship Programs....
-6.2.1 Ballad of the Unsung Heros (Parade Corps)
Parade corps are almost always senior by nature. As the class ...
-6.2.2 Corps Listing (Parade Corps)
Corps (Alias): Buccaneer Alumni Drum & Bugle ...
-6.3 Rehearsals (Drum corps)
It should be pointed out that senior corps are comprised of people ...
-6.4 Fallen Comrades (Drum corps)
6.4.1 Folded ...
-6.5 DCA Champions
1965 Buccanneers (first DCA Chamionship)...









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