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About totaleefree

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  1. It is with great regret that we announce today that Drum Corps Europe will terminate all its current activities effective immediately, including DCE Championships, the DMG/DCN competition and Indoor Music Games. This is not a decision that has been made lightly. In the last couple of weeks before and after our very successful DCE Championships the board has had a lot of discussions about the future of DCE. This year was the last year of a multiannual contract with the Parkstad Limburg Stadium. The contract needs to be renewed, and it is also a year in which we needed to make decisions on several new investments. The question for the DCE board to ask is how we can keep the foundation healthy (in regard to the organisation and the finances) in the short and long term. Also, in the light of the decreasing number of corps. We have great volunteers and judges who are prepared to spend a lot of their free time to support the events and continue to develop and educate themselves. The staff, judging team and board of DCE consists of volunteers only. In the last couple of years we have seen people leave, and we couldn’t find suitable candidates for a management functions, despite various attempts. For the three remaining board members, the time has come to take a step back. Changes in our personal lives mean we can’t spend as much time as we would like to on the activity, and as much time as is needed. We noticed that sometimes we were delivering half a job, and even worse, we weren’t developing the future of the activity. Of course we have considered continuing the current path for another year or two, but finally agreed that stopping at a height is better than having to stop because there is nothing left. We see that there is still enough potential to build a future with new initiatives. Based on this I think the Volunteers who ran it got burned out, and they could not find anyone to volunteer to take over important staff jobs.
  2. I wonder if Annapolis has made another bid since then. I know they had a conflict with a football game for the year after their 2 year gig. Was the attendance good ? did DCA have the wanted economic impact in the area? Seems based on our very limited poll Annapolis should be vying to host again.
  3. 2017 DCA Finals

    maybe 5 years ago there were quite a few Kilties and MBI people on here, don't know what happened to them I guess they just got worn down. And the main score tracking colunm is usually updated by someone from Chops. The DCA community on here is pretty small so 2 or 3 people leaving may change the balance of folks here, Now the DCA judging box may be a little different, but that is a result of tradition and where most of the corps and shows are and I have heard of attempts to create more geographic diversity with the judges.
  4. Had to post this to go with this discussion Drum Corps International Published on Sep 6, 2017 SUBSCRIBE 78KSUBSCRIBE SUBSCRIBED UNSUBSCRIBE From the very first audition camp to the last show of the season, drum corps staff members invest every ounce of their lives and souls into elevating the level of music making and athleticism of the members of their corps. With that very special connection and vantage point to witness those students achieving their ultimate performances, it’s no surprise that corps staff members are also some of their most ardent cheerleaders, as seen here during the DCI World Championships Finals in Indianapolis.
  5. 2017 DCA Finals

    Getting older I can understand that completely, old knees can do a few hours of running around a field, not 20 plus hours over a weekend. I have heard several people say that they would do it if they didn't have to beat up their knees practicing all summer. However I think the mms who practice hard all summer might have issues with a part time member of a Part time corps. I wonder if most of the last minute additions pay their full dues or if they just comp them to fill the ranks and make the corps as a whole better? Then you wonder if someone might be on the fence and just waiting for an emergency last minute call so they can march without paying dues.
  6. 2017 DCA Finals

    yes after that show I can forgive them for forsaking the bull call and not wearing the traditional uniform for 2 straight years
  7. 2017 DCA Finals

    I listened to George Hopkins ranting on facebook this morning. Anyway he says that this is a crowd that really appreciates this show. The kids in in corps don't know the history but the DCA crowd does.
  8. 2017 DCA Finals

    You will see some all age with CV when they come on
  9. 2017 DCA Finals

    Well flo worked great for the commercial then official pause
  10. 2017 DCA Finals

    Yesterday it wAs for 1 corps then good. This is bad for Govies fans. But let's hope they make adjustments and are good for the rest.
  11. 2017 DCA Prelims Discussion

    Do you think it might be like the tuba who was late for Mass in Cadets show ?
  12. 2017 DCA Prelims Discussion

    I don't have the program but this may explain the other Southern Nights Thompson January 5, 2015 · Hove, United Kingdom 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Southern Knights USA Tour to compete at the Drum Corps Associates World Championships in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This page has been created to celebrate that years events so please feel free to post stories, photos, videos - in fact anything to help create a lasting reminder of that great trip. I have started by adding a couple of photos and will continue to do over the coming weeks plus will also be making available video footage taken both in the lead up to the trip and once in the USA. I am trying to ensure that I "invite" as many people as I can find that were part of his historic year and if I have missed anyone then please, please add them. Also, whilst this page is designed for those who were involved in the Corps that year, please feel free to add anyone who might also want to be part of this celebration and see what we did all those years ago. The more the merrier I hope this page will bring back some great memories. Seen by 248 They were I think the first UK Corps to compete in the US
  13. 2017 DCA Prelims Discussion

    It is hard to believe that 2 years ago n a DCI judged show in ATL Carolina Gold actually outscored CV. That was a strange day, Crown also beat the Blue Devils that day.
  14. 2017 DCA Prelims Discussion

    Playing songs no one knows what is this lol