Thousands Of Performers, Spectators Set To Descend On Rochester

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The Drum Corps Associates (DCA) World Championships return to Rochester this coming Labor Day weekend. The event will feature approximately 3,000 performers ? including a number from the Rochester area, many from throughout the United States, Canada, and one group from Great Britain.

These performers belong to over thirty of the best drum and bugle corps in the world. These elite marching music ensembles each feature up to 128 brass, percussionists and color guard with members of all ages. They are guaranteed to wow audiences as they compete in the final competition of the 2010 drum corps year in what organizers call, “the Super-Bowl of drum and bugle corps.? You will witness an energetic blend of challenging musical arrangements, spellbinding marching formations and dance choreography that are delivered with precision, artistry and showmanship. The music is an array of classical, jazz, pop, and show tunes performed on Rochester?s largest stage ? The field at Rhinos Stadium! Join us there as we crown the 2010 Drum Corps Associates World Champion!


The Details:

Friday (9/3)- 5:30pm Downtown Rochester the individual, ensemble and mini-corps contest. This is an opportunity to see (and hear) the members up close. The sounds of drums and bugles will be flowing through downtown and across the Genesee River on this evening! This event is open to the public and is free. Venues include Main St. between the river and South Ave. (blocked off for this event), the Riverside Convention Center and the Riverside Radisson Hotel. 

Saturday (9/4) 2pm Rhinos Stadium- preliminary contest starts. This is the ONLY time that all competitive corps will appear. All tickets are $27.00.

Sunday (9/5) 10am Rhinos Stadium- The Alumni Spectacular. Experience the finest ?old school? drum and bugle corps have to offer at this event! All tickets are $18.00.

Sunday (9/5) 5:00pm Rhinos Stadium- The 2010 DCA World Championships. Join us for what is the culminating event of the year. This is where the top corps in 2 classes will fight for the title of DCA World Champions. All seats are reserved. $32.00 and $57.00.

Seats are available for all shows!


Online is the best method:
(orders will be taken until midnight September 2nd)
Note: Orders placed after August 21st will be filled and HELD at the Rhinos Stadium box office for pick up.

By Telephone: 1-888-300-6910
(last day to place phone orders will be August 26th)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am-9:00pm

Tickets will be available and during the event:

Box office at the Rochester Plaza Hotel
70 State St. Rochester, NY 14614- 7th fl. 
Thursday, Sept 2nd ? 9am-8pm 
Friday, Sept 3rd ? 9am-8pm

Box office at Rochester Rhino Stadium
Saturday, Sept 4th ? 10am to 8pm
Sunday, Sept 5th ? 8am-8pm


For further press related information regarding the DCA World Championships, Please contact Allen Buell (Local Chair Person) at 585-330-4546.

More about DCA:
The primary function of DCA is to provide an organization of drum & bugle corps with rules and regulations, which provide for continuous progress and growth for drum corps. Using entertainment as a primary goal, DCA performances are unique and represent “state of the art” in mass appeal drum and bugle corps. DCA strives to provide performers with stimulating and rewarding social experiences, to provide a competitive outlet for performers, and to entertain and excite the audience. It is DCA’s objective that member corps should be entertaining, unique, emotional, diverse, vibrant, spirited, and energetic without sacrificing the highest level of quality. To achieve this objective, the DCA philosophy is to encourage each and all corps to choose and perfect the vehicles that entertain audiences and satisfy membership. Audiences should expect and receive varied programs performed with the highest level of proficiency within the structure of the activity. 

Posted by on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. Filed under DCA News.