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Statement From Drum Corps Associates

DCA is closely monitoring the changes that have been made to the YEA organization in light of the allegations against its former CEO. DCA will continue to evaluate its policies and procedures as the situation evolves and will take all appropriate actions in order to protect the safety and welfare of all its performers and […]

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Hawthorne Caballeros 5th Annual Golf Outing

The Hawthorne Caballeros next great fundraiser will be led by longtime Caballero, Sean Kenney. This annual event brings together family and friends for a nice day of golf. The outing includes many prizes and raffles, including a hole-in-one prize car, donated by All American Ford. For details on the event, please see below. Read the […]

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Academy Focuses On Member Protections

The health and safety of our program participants will always be our primary concern. Promoting a culture where all constituents feel safe, accepted, and empowered to be the best version of themselves begins at the top. The Executive Director and Board of Directors take this very seriously. The Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts has […]

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Young, Aspiring Dancers Wanted

Liberty is looking for young, aspiring performers from Northampton to join the cast of their 2018 show! Liberty is similar to the music and dance programmes found in high schools all across the USA; a dance, percussion and brass group combine together to produce an annual show. As a Liberty dancer, you’ll be taught by […]

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2018 DCI Atlanta Tickets: On Sale Now

Tickets for the 2018 DCI Southeastern Championships in brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia are now available! This is a popular, well-attended event, so act fast to secure your seats in the Phantom Regiment block. While you’re there, don’t forget to lock in your seats to see the 2018 Phantom Regiment at our other […]

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In The News – Online Petition Calls For YEA Board To Resign Amid Allegations

Fallout continues from the scandal rocking Allentown’s famed Cadets drum and bugle corps. An online petition is circling calling for the Board of Directors of Youth Education in the Arts to resign following the group’s longtime director’s resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations. A group called ‘The Cadets and Friends’ started the petition on change.org Friday […]

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In The News – Indy-based Drum Corps International Investigating Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Indianapolis-based Drum Corps International is investigating whether its staff knew of allegations of sexual misconduct made against the prominent director of a well-known group in Pennsylvania. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News published a sweeping report containing allegations of lewd comments, groping and rape against George Hopkins. He is the longtime leader of […]

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White Sabers Announce New Assistant Director

We would like to thank Mike Mueller for all of his years of service to the White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps. Mike was the visual caption head from 2012 through 2016 and in 2017 he served as the assistant director. Mike now has a baby on the way so he will be stepping down […]

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In The News – Allentown Drum Corps Director George Hopkins Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The longtime leader of a champion Pennsylvania-based drum and bugle corps has resigned in the wake of a newspaper report that contained allegations of sexual misconduct spanning nearly four decades. George Hopkins, who led The Cadets to renown and a slew of national and world championships, stepped down from the Allentown-based group after Philly.com reported […]

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Ascend Continues Focus On Members & Workplace Safety

Ascend Performing Arts places member and staff workplace safety in high regard when it comes to any and all forms of abuse or harassment. In February, the Ascend Performing Arts Board of Directors directed a complete review of all harassment and discrimination policies that impact all 4 E’s that support Ascend’s mission areas: Education, Ensembles, […]

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