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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    1979 DCA Championship in Hershey, PA and being announced the winner.
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Reading Buccaneers, Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Hawthorne Caballeros, Cavaliers, Crossmen (in no special order)
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    I have not seen it yet however, there are a few in the discussion.
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    Buccaneers 1984
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    Maricopa, AZ
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    Stand-Up Comedy. Seriously!

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  1. Congratulations and Good Luck to you both. You have one heck of a task in front of you.
  2. Reading not coming out in 2021 just might be a good thing. Gives them the opportunity to really look at which direction the organization should be heading.
  3. When we finally do come out from under this pandemic cloud, ALL of Drum Corps is going to struggle a little to get back to normal. It was mentioned that DCA Leadership may end up doing other things to occupy their time and it's more than likely that many members from Corps in DCA will do the same. You are correct. DCA as we know it it dead. That being said I do believe that if DCI were to take on All-Age and grow the product it could work. DCI would have no strict timeline to go follow. Because it's under DCI's umbrella they might be able to sell the idea of All-Age to member DCI Corps. An excellent way to keep age-outs engaged. I also see a way for DCI to grow DCI Championships by making it an entire week of all Drum Corps activity represented. Everyone comes to Indianapolis. Something for everyone and DCI counts the money. Yes, it will start out small I'm sure but has the potential to grow into something real special.
  4. Perhaps Drum Corps, Jr. and All-Age should be under one governing body. Couldn't hurt.
  5. What COVID has done is make most of us do a total reset. Starting over for some will not be as easy as it may be for others. That is where the challenges will come for DCA when they try and reorganize. I just don't see there being enough interest to wanting to be a weekend warrior when you are looking at putting your Family back to normal. When I started this topic I was feeling optimistic about some form of DCA coming out. I'm not so sure I feel that way anymore. Hopefully there will be some forward thinking people who can put a plan together to keep DCA alive. There are a lot of us still here who have fond memories of DCA as performers and made life long friendships. Just hearing the words, 'DCA is Dead' is so sad.
  6. I don't get on Facebook that often. Did not see anything on their website indicating Reading not coming out in 2021. However, as you say, if you don't have your own facility and must rely on schools you're in a pickle.
  7. In this world of COVID as it relates to All-Age Drum Corps, I don't see an easy path on a return to a competitive environment. Has anyone given any thought on how that can happen? This has caused some real life changing events that quite frankly makes one prioritize what they've done in years past a whole lot differently.
  8. As long as the rankings are correct I can live with all of what you said.
  9. I am hoping to see this get tighter as we get close to the end of the season. Can't use this show as a true barometer. Hawthorne at home will always see things close in all captions. Has to be on a neutral field. How about coming out here to Arizona where no one knows about the Buccaneers, Caballeros, Fusion Corps. etc.etc..etc....lol
  10. I don't really have a preference who wins the show. The real winner is DCA and the fans for sticking with the organization over the past few years. I'm happy to see the level of competition come up with ALL the corps and I'm especially happy to see the Skyliners back in the mix. Hope to see many of my friends there on Sunday at finals. Good Luck to all the corps at prelims. Make us proud. I'll try to bring some sunshine with me.....lol
  11. I know John will do his part. Now I will do mine. Prayers are on the way.
  12. You are right on point with Gene and Uncle Nick Fran. Gene is a great inspiration to me in this activity and everything I am in Drum Corps I owe to Gene Bennett and Barry Swain. Uncle Nick was so special and always looked for my brothers and I whenever we came off the field during my time in the Reading Buccaneers. I miss him a lot.
  13. Hi. Did you know Duke Jordan?

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