Friday, June 20, 2008

Serve Yourself a Helping of Drum Corps Lunch


Can't get enough of drum corps and marching band?

Well, sharpen your silverware and fill your plate with Drum Corps Lunch.

We're a new Blog Talk Radio show, hosted weekly by Colt Foutz, author of Building the Green Machine: Don Warren and Sixty Years with the World Champion Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps.

Colt's book tells how a ragtag bunch of Boy Scouts from Chicago morphed into the Cavaliers, winners of 20 national and world championships. It's also the life story of Don Warren, who came up with the idea for Drum Corps International in 1970 while standing at a stadium urinal in Delevan, Wisconsin.


If that's the type of fun and in-depth insight into the marching activity you appreciate, you'll love Drum Corps Lunch!

Each week, Colt draws on his background as an award-winning journalist to interview a mix of drum corps movers and shakers -- corps directors, alumni, publishers and fans with something to say.

We'll talk tour, summer 2008 scores, history and a whole lot more.

Coming up this month (All times listed are Central):

3 p.m. Sunday, June 22: Tom Montgomery, a marching band alum and drum corps booster; and Jeremy Van Wert, Santa Clara Vanguard alum and author of drum corps memoir Not for the Faint of Heart

1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25: Don Warren, Cavaliers founder and DCI co-founder; and Steve Vickers, (tentative) publisher of Drum Corps World

1 p.m. Thursday, July 3: Gary Moore, percussionist in the Cavaliers 60th Anniversary Corps and author of Playing with the Enemy; and Mike Pease, chairmen of the 48th-annual Pageant of Drums July 6 in Michigan City, Ind.

It's a half-hour helping of smart talk you can sink your plastic corps-issued fork into. And you can participate!

Tune in each week during show time at, and dial the call-in number at (347) 539-5082 to chat LIVE.

You may go away hungry -- but it will be hungry for more Drum Corps Lunch.