Wednesday, February 28, 2007

DCI 2006 Championships available for viewing... maybe

Beginning March 1, ESPN360 - the signature broadband service from ESPN, will be available to all U.S. consumers with a broadband Internet connection, regardless of their service provider, as part of ESPN360 All-Access presented by Cisco. The special trial period will be highlighted by live online coverage of 61 men’s college basketball games from the top conferences in the nation as part of ESPN’s Championship Week coverage, and will also enable fans of the 2006 Drum Corps International World Championships to view both of the one-hour segments of the program on-demand.

I don't know if this will work if you are connecting from an ISP in Canada, but it's worth a try.

Links article

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Kiwanis Kavaliers break-in

We are asking that if anyone hears or sees anyone selling any Dynasty Horns (Contras, Baritones, Mellos, Euphs, Trumpets) and Dynasty Battery Equipment (7 Black 14" Snares, 2 Black Tenors [6,8,10,12,13,14], and 3 black bass drums [16,20,28]. That you please contact us. Ebay has already been notified, but sometimes some items get over looked.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Wither ODCA?

Does anyone know if the Ontario Drum Corps Association still exists? The web site had been down for months and I am informed from private sources on the forums that it no longer exists.

Is anyone willing to say that they have indeed folded up shop?



Kiwanis Kavaliers adieu

I have been not-posting for some time so I think I should post on the current fortunes of the last Division I drum corps in Canada: the Kiwanis Kavaliers


May 17, 2006: Kavaliers announce their withdrawal from DCI competition. Members are refunded their tour fees. Doug Darwin joins the staff of the Cadets for the summer.

September 27, 2006: The Kiwanis Kavaliers announce their return to Drum Corps International competition in 2007 and their move to Miami, Florida from their previous locations of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and Ft. Meyers, Florida. ( A new administrative staff takes charge of the organization.

January 25, 2007: The Kiwanis Kavaliers of Miami, Florida, announce that they will remain inactive for the 2007 competitive season. (


KK is no longer from Kitchener, ON (although some might argue it was this way for some time), KK is technically not even the same organization although the name, logo and uniforms remain the same. Doug Darwin is no longer involved with the corps. The corps is inactive at this time and may return to the field in 2008. Got it?

Official Web Site:
Article at Drum Corps Wiki: Kiwanis Kavaliers

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Conquerer II 25th Anniversary Celebration

From the extremely short notice department:

Conqueror II Drum and Bugle Corps
25th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday February 17, 2007
8pm – 1am

66 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton


Tickets $15.00 each or $25.00/couple

Door Prizes, Raffles, Late Night Buffet

All Proceeds Going to Pasadena 2007

Contact Thom or Sheila at 905-549-6387 to order tickets


In other news, H.Y.P.E. is going to Pasadena for the DCI Championships!