Recently we called on drum corps fans to "spread the word" about drum corps to the uninitiated invited longtime fans to become marching music evangelists. Er Ralston in this shot. "Attached is a photo of more new drum corps converts. Margaret and Ray Surratt (on the right) are shown attending Nightbeat on Aug. 2, their very first drum corps event. They loved it! They are seated with Margaret's sister, Cathy (on the left). Cathy is the mother of Brad Ralston, member of the snare line for Carolina Crown." Thanks Er! We're asking each of you to reach out and spread the word about the drum corps activity. Knock on doors, e-mail, instant message, even yell if you have to -- but this is the summer for you to bring a friend to a DCI show. Bring a digital camera to the show and take a picture with your new drum corps convert at the show, and send it to -- we'll post pics as they come in under the headline, "New convert." Great seats are still available at most DCI shows. Pick up the phone, make your pitch, and we'll see you on the 50.