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.
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.)
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.
Standardize the basic information in corps articles
Create a custom project template (see above template)
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!