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An intense performance art with an impressive variety and dedication by its performers, drum and bugle corps (shorthand drum corps) is an activity combining unparalleled musical, physical, and mental demands. A rich history has brought the activity to where it stands today, governed by such organizations as DCI, DCA, and DCE.

At present, Wikipedia's information on drum corps varies greatly from article to article. Some need to be created, some rewritten from the ground up, others expanded to truly do justice to the activity and its performers. The goal of this project is to improve the articles relating to drum corps and make Wikipedia a premier resource on the activity.

Version History[edit]

15 September 2005 by Mr Bound.

Scope[edit]

This project covers all drum corps articles, including American and European corps at both the junior and senior level, as well as articles about individual corps such as the Blue Devils or The Cavaliers. In addition, this project will also be responsible for applicable sections on drum and bugle corps in articles where marching bands and drum corps intersect, such as drum majors, marching percussion, articles on horns and drums, and other assorted articles. The primary focus, however, is the creation and maintenance of all things drum corps.

The Wikiproject will also be responsible for articles pertaining to winter guard (governed by WGI, which is arguably a child activity of drum corps.)

Goals[edit]

  1. To improve and expand articles on drum corps at all levels and in all regions.
  2. To create articles for every North American Division I drum corps (this is just a starter, DII and DIII will have their day).
  3. The creation of a vast, accurate, and neutral drum corps resource.
  4. To secure the use of drum corps photos in articles.
  5. To promote a drum-corps article to featured article status.

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Parentage[edit]

The parent of this WikiProject is WikiProject Music.

Descendant WikiProjects[edit]

There are currently no descendant WikiProjects for this project.

Similar Wikiprojects[edit]

Related Music WikiProjects[edit]

Action Items[edit]

Articles needing cleanup[edit]

Please add others as you see fit. the drum and lyre corps originate in the philippines.

Articles needing expansion[edit]

Please add others as you see fit.

Articles needing creation[edit]

Here's a list of current (January, 2014) Open Class corps with no article:

  • 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Blue Saints Drum and Bugle Corps
  • City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Coastal Surge Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Gold Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Legends Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Les Stentors Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps


-It's safe!

  • Only one Drum Corps Associates corps has a page, the Renegades.
    • A few have been added, but still less than halfWerecowmoo (talk) 15:19, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Have been attempting to add to the Drum Corps Associates member pages but they have been constantly deleted by mods. May want to go back and mark each page as a member of this project. I would do it but do not know how. Also, please remember the pages shouldn't be used as corps promotion (as has been happening constantly to the Austin Stars page) but should be factual and historical.Werecowmoo (talk) 23:50, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Jersey Surf need a page. They've gone World Class as of 2009 and really should have a page like every other World Class corps. --Crossman33 (talk) 04:22, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
    • And on top of this, their page was deleted in April! --Crossman33 (talk) 17:42, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
      • Just made the page. Hope it stays up.--Crossman33 (talk) 18:51, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Category work[edit]

Requests for Comment[edit]

None yet.

Participants[edit]

Active Wikipedians[edit]

  1. GWFrog
  2. Ëvilphoenix Burn!
  3. Sherwelthlangley
  4. Littledrummrboy
  5. Kevin Rutherford
  6. BassHero55 (talk)

Others[edit]

  1. Aran101
  2. Mr Bound
  3. Ross Uber
  4. Readparse
  5. SWGlassPit
  6. Letoofdune
  7. Lazytiger
  8. Brad Halls
  9. Jim Burnell
  10. Wootking
  11. Green Machine 6
  12. C.lettinga
  13. Hornandsoccer
  14. Rokbloom -currently on tour
  15. DTGardner - active after I get back from tour
  16. Crossman33
  17. Smilliga
  18. Werecowmoo
  19. Djthemello
  20. Dbalash
  21. HoboBob11 - once I stop sucking at Wikipedia
  22. FusionBeatz
  23. Tanokiman1
  24. nawsum526
  25. sanders.me
  26. Scottydude talk
  27. NickIsOrange
  28. Rifelpet

Wikipedia Resources[edit]

External Resources[edit]

Please add sites as you see fit.

Featured articles on drum corps[edit]

None (yet).

Project templates[edit]

WikiProject Drum Corps (Rated Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Drum Corps, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Drum and bugle corps (modern) on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the quality scale.
 Mid  This page has been rated as Mid-importance on the importance scale.
 

{{WikiProject Drum Corps}}

WikiProject Drum Corps

{{Infobox drums corps}}


To Do[edit]

  1. Standardize the basic information in corps articles
  2. Create a custom project template (see above template)
  3. Create a uniform infobox for corps (see articles such as Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps for an example of what we're shooting for). The current infobox (Template:DrumCorpsInfoBox) is a good start, but for defunct corps (no director), corps without titles, or other needed changes, it is somewhat inflexible. Needs to be discussed and modified!
  4. Write and cleanup articles!


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