2/16/2014: You'll Never Walk Alone: Drum Corps in America

 

Drum and Bugle Corps is a community-based activity that brings people together from all walks of life around the world. What began as military-inpsired musical performances with a presentation of "colors" has grown into the highly competitive Summer Music Games, attracting thousands of fans and participants in percussion, brass, and guard (flags, rifles, sabres, etc), as well as luminaries in music composition and arrangement, marching technique, and visual presentation. 

In this hour long WAVE project, our focus is in sharing historical importance of drum and bugle corps, including its communities and organizations that share in the triumphs, changes, and challenges of drum and bugle corps' evolution. Because it is only an hour long show, and there are hundreds of performances every year by various organizations, we focused on favorites and significant gamechangers in the activity, attempting to reflect as much of the artistry, incredible technical mastery, and mesmerizing sound of the performances as possible. Please enjoy the show and consider donating to KFAI for their community programming.

 

For more information about the orgnizations shared in the show, you can check them out at the their website:

Minnesota Brass   www.mnbrassinc.org

Chops Inc    www.chopsinc.com

Govenaires   www.govenaires.org

Madison Scouts  www.madisonscouts.org

Santa Clara Vanguard   www.scvanguard.org

The Cadets of Bergen County (Garfield Cadets; Holy Name Cadets)   www.yea.org

Suncoast Sound   www.suncoastsound.org

Blue Devils   bluedevils.org

Star of Indiana   (Star United, BLAST!, Brass Theater)     www.starunited.org, www.blasttheshow.com

Bluecoats   www.bluecoats.com

Cavaliers   www.cavaliers.org

Carolina Crown    www.carolinacrown.org

Phantom Regiment    www.regiment.org

Playlist Tracks: 
Madison Scouts - Street Beat
Album: The Madison Collection, vol. 4; Label: Drum Corps International
Madison Scouts - 1954 Show Recording (excerpt)
Album: Madison Scouts Live; Label: M.D.B.C.A., Inc.
Santa Clara Vanguard - 1974 Show Recording (excerpt)
Album: 1974 Vanguard Historical Archives; Label: Santa Clara Vanguard
Garfield Cadets - 1982 Show Recording (excerpt)
Album: 1983 Drum Corps International Championship DVD; Label: Drum Corps International, Inc
Suncoast Sound - 1985 Show: Florida Suite (excerpt)
Album: 1985 Drum Corps International Championship DVD; Label: Drum Corps International, Inc
Suncoast Sound - 1983 Show: Time Out (excerpt)
Album: Drum Corps International Championship DVD; Label: Drum Corps International, Inc
Blue Devils - 1986 Show: Channel One Suite (excerpt)
Album: DCI World Title Performances; Label: Drum Corps International, Inc
Star of Indiana - 1993 Show: Medea (excerpt)
Album: 1993 Drum Corps International Championship DVD; Label: Drum Corps International, Inc
Brass Theater II - 1995: Pictures at an Exhibition
Album: Brass Theater II featuring The Canadian Brass and Star of Indiana; Label: Core Records
BLAST! - Blast: An Explosive Musical Celebration (excerpt)
Album: Blast: An Explosive Musical Celebration; Label: RCA Victor Broadway
Bluecoats - 2011 Show: Brave New World (excerpt)
Album: 2011 Drum Corps International Championship DVD; Label: Drum Corps International, Inc
Cavaliers - 2010 Show: Mad World (excerpt)
Album: 2010 Drum Corps International Championship DVD; Label: Drum Corps International, Inc
Carolina Crown - 2011 Show: Rach Star (excerpt)
Album: 2011 Drum Corps International Championship DVD; Label: Drum Corps International, Inc
Blue Devils - 1976 Show: Channel One Suite (excerpt)
Album: DCI World Title Performances; Label: Drum Corps International, Inc
Madison Scouts - 1995 Show: A Drum Corps Fan's Dream: A Day in the Life of a Bull Fighter (excerpt)
Album: The Madison Collection Vol.4; Label: Drum Corps International, Inc
Phantom Regiment - 1993 Show: The Modern Imagination (excerpt)
Album: 1993 Drum Corps International Championship DVD; Label: Drum Corps International, Inc