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Run, Bailey, Run!

DCA Secretary Glen Johnson with Bailey, who did a great job as runner at the July 19 contest in Secaucus, NJ, sponsored by the local Kiwanis club. Bailey and a couple of her friends from Girl Scout Troop 12312 in Secaucus were bringing digital recorders and the chief...
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DCA Honors Moe Knox in Bridgeport, CT

In April at the DCA Spring meeting, it was voted unanimously to honor longtime drum corps photographer Moe Knox with the first ever DCA Heritage award for his contributions to the drum corps community. The award ceremony took place here tonight in Bridgeport, Ct. at the Champions...
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The Bushwackers Perform at the Special Olympics

On Friday June 20, 2014, the Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps had the honor of performing for thousands of athletes, coaches, supporters, and a worldwide online audience as the opening act for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Closing Ceremonies. The Corps was tasked with...
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Connecticut Hurricanes Celebrate Sixty Years in 2014

  Drum corps records will show that the Connecticut Hurricanes were originated in 1955, but it was actually back in 1932 that the actual roots of the corps were planted. The John H. Collins Post Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps started with a donation of six fifes, four drums, and...
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DCA’s Fifty Years of History

  In 2014 Drum Corps Associates is celebrating its Golden Anniversary as we need to start at the beginning on how this all came about. The chief motivator behind this was not a drum corps person, but rather a show sponsor and a major role player in the American Legion. That...
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The Drum and Bugle Corps World has lost one of its biggest fans

Gladys Maye Garr, 87 of Auburn went to watch the Big Corps in heaven on Monday, April 07, 2014. Together with her late husband Mel, they owned and operated Mel Garr Inc. and Melco Cranes for  over 56 years. She was a member of the Carnicelli & Indelicato Post 1776 Auxiliary...
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George Hayek, Sixty-Eight Years and Counting

Many of us have heard the commercial on the television or radio regarding the most interesting man in the world. The drum corps community has one such man and he is George Hayek from the Hawthorne Caballeros. 2014 marks sixty-eight CONSECUTIVE years of marching for him with no...
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Eric Brust: DCA’s Man Behind The Web

  Early last spring, Drum Corps Associates unveiled its new web site that made it more modern, eye catching, and easier to use by the readers. The designer of the new web site was Eric Brust, a talented and gifted designer with a vast history of drum corps and color guard...
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The Dansville White Sabers and Their Story

“We are humbled” were the first words uttered from director Leslie Amico during our interview. It seemed to be a consistent thread throughout the conversation and is the heart and soul of this drum corps. The White Sabers were actually formed back in 1928 but went inactive until...
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Drum Corps United Kingdom Crowns New Champions

DCUK 2013 – Champions have been crowned On Saturday 21st September, Drum Corps United Kingdom held the 34th British Drum Corps Championships at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes, Cheshire.  With a new venue for the DCUK Championships it proved a massive hit with both...
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