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Drum Corps Planet International (DCP-I): 2004-2019


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DCP-I began in the winter of 2004, started by an Executive Director with a dream and several corps/players helping to fulfill that dream. The very first shows in the history of DCP-I were on March 1st, 2004. A total of 34 corps competed that day in either San Diego, CA, Willingboro, NJ, or Whitewater, WI. The first winners were The Gladiators, Phantasma and Buena Vista.

Twenty-nine seasons (2 per year in most years) later, the final DCP-I season took place in the summer of 2019, culminating in that season's championships in Seattle, WA. The final DCP-I champions were Quiksilver (World), Sparrow Regiment (Open), and Nastalgia Percussion Ensemble (A). During the twenty-nine seasons of DCP-I, over 100 different corps won a medal in any of the three competitive classes.

Over the fifteen year run, participation waxed and waned. The COVID-19 pandemic and loss of the 2020 and 2021 competitive DCI seasons were the final nail in the coffin for our fun little side activity. After a couple of years of inactivity and server changes, the amount of work required to bring the custom DCP-I code and databases up to current standards and bring the game online again is simply too big of a demand.

We thank all of the players and Administrators who put forth their time and effort into this game over the years. Executive Directors and administrators of the circuit included:

STEVE BURSTALL (DCP user: sburstall) - Founder, Executive Director seasons 1-6
JEFF HINTON (DCP user: CincinnatiGloryMello) - Executive Director seasons 7-15
MATT BRIDDELL (DCP user: Galen) - Executive Director seasons 16-23
KEVIN POGUE (DCP user: hostrauser) - Executive Director seasons 24-29
JOHN DONOVAN (DCP user: JohnD) - Drum Corps Planet owner / system administrator / developer

Drum Corps Planet International (DCP-I): 2004-2019

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