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The March on Massachusetts – Chapter 1

The March on Massachusetts – Chapter 1

The following is an excerpt from "The March on Massachusetts," a history of Massachusetts Drum Corps from the mid 1920s to the present. It will be available in early ’97. In the Beginning There Was a King *In the beginning, there was a king and this king ruled over a...

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Al Saia – World Drum Corps Hall of Famer

Al Saia – World Drum Corps Hall of Famer

On Saturday evening, August 31, 1996, Mr. Al Saia was inducted into The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame, founded in 1976. This is a most prestigious honor, as Al joins fellow New England corpsmen Scotty Chapell, Dom Bianculli, Earl Sturtze, Vinnie Ratford, Pepe Notaro,...

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Gerry Shellmer – Unplugged!

Gerry Shellmer – Unplugged!

Gerry wasn't like the other drummers and instructors. Hell, he wasn't like anyone you ever met before, a unique, creative, intense and driven genius. He now resides in Wilmington, Delaware and his current passion is sailing. He screams at the waves, the seagulls, the...

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I’m Bored – Aren’t you?

I’m Bored – Aren’t you?

By Gerry Shellmer In my opinion, listening to a drum corps percussion section is as musically boring as a politician's campaign speech. Imagine how interesting and musically rewarding a drum corps contest would be if the instrumentation were not limited to mere drums...

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