I’m very pleased to continue presenting a wide variety of content each issue, generated by our staff of writers as well as material from DCI and others who submit interesting articles, especially during the off-season. I think you’ll find some unique material as you page through this edition.
Our circulation continues to expand worldwide. We currently have readers and followers of our Facebook page in the U.S, and Canada, but also in Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Guatemala, The Philippines, Thailand, El Salvador, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Columbia, Germany, Japan, Argentina, India, Malaysia, Italy, Costa Rica, France, Chile, Kenya, Honduras, Venezuela, Peru, Taiwan, Bolivia, Spain, Australia, Belgium, Ecuador, South Africa, ireland, Nepal, Portugal, Myanmar, Nigeria, Poland, Panama, Greece, Puerto Rica, Vietnam, Turkey, Bangladesh and South Korea.
We are looking to expand our writing staff for the upcoming 2018 season. If you’re interested in reporting on one or more competitions in your area, please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know what shows are nearby that you would like to cover. No journalism background is required, just an interest in writing positive comments about the performances of corps you witness in person during the summer.
And I want to continue to thank the companies that are almost entire responsible for Drum Corps World to continue publishing on-line for fans of the drum corps movement around the globe including: Yamaha Corporation of America, A Wish Come True, Band Shoppe, CrownStore, ChopSaver, DeMoulin Bros. Uniforms, Dinkles/Upfront Footwear, Director’s Showcase International, Drillmasters, Drum Corps International, Jarvis Industries, Key Poulan Music, Pearl Corporation, Stanbury Uniforms, TAMA Percussion/Hoshino USA, FJM, Inc., Kanstul Musical Instruments, Vader Percussion, Schilke Music, Lone Star Percussion, Jupiter/Mapex/Quantum, Andalucia Musical Instruments, www.WeScanFiles.com and One Beat Better.
I also want to call your attention to our newly-designed Web site (www.drumcorpsworld.com) and the recently-released store. Check out the photo gallery featuring 157 drum corps, SoundSport and Drumline Battle Groups, as well as alumni, mini-corps and exhibition corps located in the United States, Canada and Europe. The selection features photographs from our talented sideline photo journalists who keep us supplied with literally thousands of images from which to choose.
Thanks for your continued interest and support of Drum Corps World.