Steve Vickers - DCI Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2007
Under his guidance as editor and publisher since 1973 (first as editor and then owner and publisher since 1974), Steve Vickers led Drum Corps World to be a primary way of getting information disseminated throughout the drum corps activity. Through Vickers' leadership, every drum corps show - no matter how big or small - received coverage. If no one was scheduled to cover a particular show, Vickers was known to have called around until he found someone willing to do so.
For many years, his passion for drum corps ensured that most Drum Corps International (and smaller regional association) events received publicity in Drum Corps World as he believed every corps was important and worthy of recognition.
David Scott, a personal friend of Vickers said, "When I look back over the years, it is amazing to consider that Steve has devoted practically his entire life to the drum corps bugle corps activity. He has been a marching member, journalist, publisher, editor, board of director's president, show promoter, public relations director, philanthropist, historian and advocate."