10 episodes

A weekly podcast delving deeper into Drum Corps History.
Each episode is devoted to reading material and audio clips of a single corps.

Drum Corps History Podcast Ron Allard/Diceman Radio

    • Performing Arts

A weekly podcast delving deeper into Drum Corps History.
Each episode is devoted to reading material and audio clips of a single corps.

    Episode 075: Cadets LaSalle

    Episode 075: Cadets LaSalle

    “In 1963, a drum corps emerged literally from the shadows of the magnificent “Peace Tower” of Parliament Hill in Canada’s National Capital of Ottawa. This group would go on to set the drum corps world on fire, but unfortunately, the flame that was the Cadets LaSalle would burn out much too quickly, lasting for only […]

    • 23 min
    Episode 074: Spirit of Atlanta

    Episode 074: Spirit of Atlanta

    “Established in the fall of 1976, Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps was the creation of husband and wife team Freddy Martin, a successful suburban Atlanta band director, and his wife, Lynda. That summer, they and Bob Hoehn partnered with a local network television affiliate to realize their dream of an Atlanta area junior drum and […]

    • 30 min
    Episode 073: Phantom Regiment

    Episode 073: Phantom Regiment

    “The Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps has been in existence since 1956. Originating in the “blue collar” community of Rockford, IL, the Regiment is the surviving marching unit in an area where drum and bugle corps have existed since the end of World War I.” …  

    • 33 min
    Episode 072: Bluecoats

    Episode 072: Bluecoats

    “In 1972, Canton, OH, police officers J. Babe Stearn and Ralph McCauley, the director and assistant director of the Canton Police Boys Club, met with Canton businessman Art Drukenbrod to discuss an idea they had for a music program at the Boys Club.” …  

    • 22 min
    Episode 071: St. Rita’s Brassmen

    Episode 071: St. Rita’s Brassmen

    “The Saint Joseph Patron Parish was small, mostly Italian, and located in Brooklyn, New York. In 1956 the parish leaders were moved to organize a Sea Cadet corps for the youngsters of the neighborhood. The corps had a two-fold mission: to keep the kids out of trouble and to represent the church in parades for […]

    • 26 min
    Episode 070: Giant Killer – The 80s Part II

    Episode 070: Giant Killer – The 80s Part II

    “The musical program and drill design underwent explosive growth during the 1980s. In 1980, the Top 12 competing units were playing a musical book that averaged 5 separate selections, much the same as had been done for the previous 20 years.” …  

    • 33 min

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