Carolina Crown 2nd at World Championship The Charlotte Observer spread the word Monday that their hometown drum corps, Carolina Crown, took second place at the DCI World Championships, medaling for the first time in the corps' history. Learn more about the corps and their '09 season in this article. Read the article at

Troopers Tuesday: Corps, director end on high note The Troopers made history last weekend, making it to the DCI World Championship Finals competition for the first time in 23 years. The corps' hometown Casper Star-Tribune made sure to herald that achievement on Tuesday. Read on to learn about director Fred Morris, named the 2009 World Class Director of the Year, drum major Corey Moore, and how the corps captivated audiences around the country. Read this article on

Bitten by the drum corps bug The Michigan City News Dispatch reported that Ed Morris, sound technician for the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, has been bitten by the drum corps bug. Morris, whose son marched as a member of the corps this summer and whose wife and mother-in-law volunteer as well, is in need of a heart transplant but refuses to let that keep him from his love of marching music. Learn more about Morris on

Drum corps a way of life for dedicated participants As 22 World Class drum corps invaded Indianapolis last weekend for the World Championships, the Indianapolis Star made sure everyone knew what the groups were all about. Featuring Indy native and Santa Clara Vanguard member Matthew Geiger and Vanguard CEO Jeff Fiedler, the article outlines the summer drum corps experience and what life lessons members learn by participating. Read more on

Victor's Bugle Boy Rochester New York's MPN Now featured Bluecoats member Tom Mika earlier this month as the corps competed in the last few competitions before the World Championships. Mika, who raised his tour fees through donations on Facebook, was called an "exceptional student," "great talent" and "hard worker" by his former band director. Learn more about this Bluecoat at

Boca Ciega band director Frank Williams inducted into Drum Corps International Hall of Fame The St. Petersburg Times recently featured jazz instructor and band director Frank Williams, who was among those inducted into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame last Wednesday. Learn more about his extraordinary man, whose goal is always to inspire and challenge students, in this article. Read the article at