DCA Selects Dinkles

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Drum Corps Associates, the world’s largest organization of all-age drum and bugle corps, announced its endorsement today of Dinkles Marching Shoes as the official marching shoe of DCA.

Located in Lebanon, Pennsylvania for more than 60 years, Dinkles Marching Shoes have been worn by leading bands, drum and bugle corps, and colorguards throughout the world. Three generations of the Savoca family have been producing what is considered to be the industry’s leading footwear when evaluated for durability, comfort, and contemporary design. The current DCA World Champion Reading Buccaneers wear Dinkles marching shoes.

During a recent tour of the Dinkles manufacturing plant, DCA Marketing and Public Relations Director Fred Windish gained first hand knowledge of the care built into every Dinkles shoe. "Dinkles still uses many traditional hand craftsmanship processes and quality materials. More importantly, President Jeffrey Savoca and his team really know drum corps. I was surprised by their knowledge of DCA and their concern for providing our organizations with innovative shoes at a reasonable price."

Fred Windish, DCA Marketing and Public Relations Director (left), DCA President Gil Silva (center) and
Craig Rodenberger, Director of Sales and Marketing for Dinkles (right) at today’s DCA Meetings in Scranton, PA
Photo by David Rice

Craig Rodenberger, Dinkles Director of Sales and Marketing, after addressing the DCA Spring meeting held this morning in Scranton, Pennsylvania, expressed his pleasure in becoming a DCA partner. "We’ve been impressed by the rapid growth of the all-age drum corps movement and are thrilled with this endorsement. DCA provides us an opportunity to interact with organizers of marching units of many types, and from an expanding geographic base. That’s exciting."

In addition to marching shoes, Dinkles offers an extended line of performance gloves and accessories.

Posted by on Saturday, April 22nd, 2006. Filed under DCA News.