Building the Green Machine
by Colt Foutz

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ISBN: 978-1-932714-39-5
480 pages, 70+ photos
In trade hardcover: $32.95
In trade paperback: $19.95


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Marching Music Resources:

Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps
Winners of 20 national and world championships. Celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2008.

Drum Corps International
Your connection to “marching music’s major league” – scores, merchandise, news and more!

Bands of America
Competitive circuit for high school marching bands founded by Cavalier Larry McCormick now comprises much more, including orchestral music, under the umbrella Music For All.

Drum Corps Planet
News is second to none, including a column by yours truly, “Company Front.”The forums are always hopping with insider info and other fun stuff.

Drum Corps World
Drum corps’ preeminent newspaper, published by the passionate Steve Vickers.

Corps Reps
Want to know what the Cavaliers played in 1973? Where they toured? How they scored? This site has collected all of that, for an uncountable number of corps. Easy search engine.

Marching Arts<
An index of news articles on marching music from around the globe.

Drum corps
When all else fails, Dave Sherry has collected a diverse array of sources here.

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On the Field from Denver, Colorado…The Blue Knights!
Live the 1994 season through the diary of Blue Knights member – and now tour manager – Gregory M. Kuzma.

Colt’s Faves:

Playing with the Enemy
Cavaliers alumnus Gary Moore writes of his father’s baseball talent, his dream of making the majors, and his teaching World War II prisoners the game he loved.

Savas Beatie
My publisher. If you can’t get enough military history, and appreciate gorgeous editions, then this mighty independent is for you. Check out their new selection of sports books and fiction.

Send Me the Soap
My friend and fellow author Gretchen Schlesinger has created a magical series for young readers where her heroine, Katie, explores the world thanks to her grandmother’s special soap.

The Bradbury Chronicles
Want to know the stories behind how legendary author Ray Bradbury hatched some of the most memorable tales of our lifetime? Nobody gets inside better than Sam Weller.

Columbia College Chicago
My graduate alma mater. Purveyors of the patented story workshop method and glittering star of the college literary world for its annual collection of student work, Hair Trigger.

Katie Foutz
Portfolio for my wife, health reporter for the Naperville Sun in suburban Chicago.

t.Rev Designs
Portfolio of Trevor D. Podd, designer of this website. Dig it.

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