“The start of the ‘Big Sound’ was in 1960, when the horn line went from 28 to 48 players. Eric Perriloux’s drum line became a fierce weapon and the corps won its first show in Jersey City, beating arch-rival Hawthorne.” …
“When New York Customs House employee William St. John organized a junior drum and bugle corps in 1932, the boys of his corps averaged 9 years of age. They lived in the area around the west end of 125th Street, where the West Side Subway rumbles over head. There isn’t much room for kids to play there, except when police close off nearby La Salle Street as a play street in the hot summer months.”
Welcome to the Drum Corps History Podcast!
This is an ever-growing blog where I will discuss Drum Corps History through Podcasts (mp3 files).
The time constraints on Diceman Radio make it impossible to get as deeply into the history of the corps as I’d like. With Podcasts, there IS no time limit, so I can ramble as long as I want!
So keep checking back as the episode list grows, and we delve deeper into Drum Corps History!