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We're glad you're here!--Sam King 09:42, 17 July 2006 (PDT)
You've been doing a lot of work on the state and province pages. Great job. What are you using for a reference? I'm just curious if you have access to one of the Drum Corps Encyclopdia volumes. They seem pretty scarce. --Sam King 14:01, 20 July 2006 (PDT)
> I've been using Steve Vickers' "A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, Vol. 1" (I'm also a staff writer for DCW, although I haven't written anything for him in a while. Care to be interviewed? ;) ) Unfortunatley, all of my other reference materials are in storage presently.
- > Volume 2 is possibly still in print. You'll be *very* lucky if Steve has any more copies of Volume 1 left (I believe I was one of the last people to buy a copy; he published it in 2002). Don't wait until your birthday; e-mail him NOW! :) BTW, I have come across a 60s-era Drum Corps Encyclopedia; I got it through interlibrary loan (some library in Madison, WI - of course ;) ); unfortunately, my copy of it (I copied the entire thing on a photocopier) is tucked away in storage. It's worth going through ILL to get it, though.
- Thanks. I have tried to get "A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, Vol. 1" via ILL here in Vancouver, BC Canada with no luck. I will try again for the "Drum Corps Encyclopedia" though. --Sam King 22:32, 24 July 2006 (PDT)
Zamiel has already thanked you but I wanted to show my apprciation for your additions as well. /WikiSysop/ 13:49, 26 July 2006 (PDT)
> You're welcome. I'm just doing what I can with what little material I have. My additions are in line with the type of drum corps webpages I used to have up on my own website (mostly lists of inactive corps and the history of our activity). My attitude toward this work is akin to recording the life stories of the Jews of the Holocaust: we need to record this stuff now before it's all forgotten.
- I agree wholeheartedly. Setting up links and stubs for old corps makes things easier for alumni who find this site and want to contribute. There is a less steep learning curve to registering and then editing a page (or starting one from a red link) as opposed to figuring out how to make a new page and then choosing where to put it. --Sam King 09:07, 28 July 2006 (PDT)