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WDCHOF Member Frank Gerris Passes

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHoF) member Frank Gerris, age 79, passed away April 2 in Hawthorne, New Jersey. He was inducted in the WDCHoF in 1992 and the New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2000. His involvement in drum corps activity began at age 7 playing soprano horn with Our Lady […]

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What Is Happening With Drum Corps United Kingdom In 2021?

The Board of DCUK has recently met with their member Corps and part of these discussions were to get an idea of what Corps are planning as the COVID restrictions start to get relaxed. It was very pleasing to hear that most are looking to start “live” rehearsals very shortly which, whilst maybe not as […]

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New Website For Pacific Northwest Drum Corps

We’re approaching our first anniversary on May 11, 2021, and now is a good time to introduce ourselves to the drum corps community. About the site – We are the premiere Pacific NW drum corps website specializing in 1960s and 70s corps. We also have various sections covering Pre-1960s corps like Elks, Eagles, American Legion, […]

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Philadelphia Inquirer Feature About WDCHOF Member Bill Ives

A feature story in the Sunday March 28 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper gives readers tons of information about World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Bill Ives and his ongoing campaign to collect items for a proposed Marching Pageantry Arts Museum. The extensive and photos were also featured in The Upside section of […]

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DCA Announces Newest Staff Member

Drum Corps Associates is excited and pleased to announce that Jeff Griffin has been added to the staff of DCA for 2021 season. Jeff’s title will be Marketing Content Writer and will be writing content to build excitement surrounding DCA and its corps in this summer virtual season. The content itself will likely cover several […]

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DCA Preparing Unique, Exciting Virtual Offering For 2021 Season

Picture this. You’re wrapping up your weekend on a hazy Summer Sunday. The windows are open and a warm breeze is wafting in. Everything in your living space is reflecting a golden glow, as the sun begins to slowly set outside, its rays peaking in at the end of a busy, sunny, beautiful weekend. You’ve […]

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Chick Corea’s Ties To The Drum Corps Community

World famous jazz pianist Chick Corea, inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2018 for distinguished professional achievement, died February 9 at age 79 from a rare form of recently discovered cancer. He had been inducted into the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers Hall of Fame a year earlier. He […]

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WDCHOF Member Don Friesing Passes

Connecticut Hurricanes

Those wishing to honour the memory of World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Don Friesing, who passed away recently, may make a donation to the Hall of Fame’s scholarship fund in his name. Donations can be sent to World Drum Corps Hall of Fame, PO Box 357, Pine Brook, NJ 07058.

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Bluecoats Adopts Anti-Racism Policy

At the core of the Bluecoats Experience is the knowledge that performing arts education programming enriches the lives of young people, and that the Arts improves societies and brings joy to those who consume it. As our programming works to create the Bluecoats Experience, and enrich the lives of our participants and fans, we must […]

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DCA Announces New Business Manager

Drum Corps Associates is excited and pleased to announce that Larry Carbonell has assumed the position of Business Manager replacing Dick Eschenmann who has stepped down from that position. Larry will be training along side of Dick and will be taking over in the near future. Larry has an extensive background in the drum corps […]

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