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Christine Newman - Olympic hopeful

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Christine Newman 2006

Dutch Boy - 2006

Former Drum Major survives near fatal accident!

Former Dutch Boy Drum Major and prospective 2018 Olympic competitor Christine Newman has miraculously survived a near fatal accident 70km north of Vancouver after falling while unattended into a tree well while snowshoeing in Grimbaldi Park. She went missing at 2am on Tuesday April 1, 2014. A group of 6 people miraculously found her after locating her backpack and finding her trapped below the snowline. They performed CPR on her for 3 hours before paramedics arrived. Her survival story is quite unique and you can read the details here.

Christine was the assistant Drum Major in
2006 and 2007.

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Chris Hadfield posts the story on Facebook HERE
Read her story about marching in Drum Corps HERE

Dutch Boy Reunion

A tribute to John Robins and Al Strassburger!

The Preston Scout House Alumni is hosting their Black Thursday Pub night on April 17th, 2014 to homour to great figures in the local drum corps community. This should be one worth attending for all who marched in the past 3 decades.

For more information read this release on Facebook. CLICK HERE

Dutch Boy Reunion

An "All Dutch Boy Reunion" is in the works!

For those paying attention to the Dutch Boy Facebook page there has been talk about a "all-encompassing-everyone-is-included-put-on-your-party-hat"

Volunteers will be required for the Planning Committee.

Stay tuned to this page for more information.

Experience the thrill of drum corps again!

The Preston Scout House Alumni Band is looking to increase it's horns from 58 to 75. They recently added a mellophone section and will be acquiring quads for the percussion section for 2013. They have also created a youth drum line. It's all part of their 75th anniversary celebrations, read the full press release HERE.

DCI Canada 2013

Promoters aim to bring Drum Corps competitions back to Canada

DCI Hall of Fame member and Drum Corps World publisher Steve Vickers and High Velocity Media owner Doug Smith are looking to bring drum corps back to Canada in a big way in 2013. Show sites currently being considered are in Montreal, Quebec and Kingston, Ontario.

The DCI World Championships were twice hosted in Canada in the 1980s at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. Currently there are two junior corps in Canada participating in the 2012 DCI Tour, Blue Saints in Ontario and Les Stentors in Quebec.|


They released a survey in order to gauge how to provide fans with the best potential experience. The survey is six questions, with questions such as, "If there was a show on a Saturday evening in Montreal, QUE, would you make it a weekend road trip, perhaps spending Sunday enjoying Montreal, and then travel to Kingston, ONT, for a Monday evening competition?"

Ultimately they would like to see this project encourage the rebuilding of the drum corps circuit in Ontario and Quebec, and with time, the restarting of junior corps in Canada.


Useful Links

Drum Corps International

The official organization of the Drum Corps activity.

Drum Corps Planet

Drum Corps Planet features a very active forum community.

Drum Corps World

Drum Corps World publishes a free monthly news magazine.


Regional Drum Corps Sites



Kavaliers Alumni Site

Preston Scout House


Ventures Winterguard


Optimist Alumni


Guelph Royalaires Facebook page




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