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Meet Lou and Lois Tierno

We are all familiar with famous couples throughout our lives. Bill and Hillary Clinton, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe to name a few. Drum Corps Associates has a couple on its staff who are vital to the daily operations of the organization and to...
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Welcome Erie Thunderbirds…

Welcome. . . Drum Corps Associates newest member the Erie Thunderbirds Drum and Bugle Corps from Erie, Pa. The evaluation has been going on for the past 2 months and with the combined efforts of Lois Tierno reviewing all the paperwork and Dick Fischette doing the on site...
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DCA Championships 2016 & 2017

And the contract goes to. . . Rochester NY!!!! Again, the team from Visit Rochester comes up with the best plan to host DCA championship weekend. There were several other cities that made a bid and sparked interest but none of them were as attractive as Rochester. According to...
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Meet Jeremy Mensing

DCA is excited to welcome Jeremy Mensing as the newest staff member. Jeremy is a director of graphic design in real life and will be using his talent for design for DCA. If you’ve noticed the new DCA logo on the website and on Facebook that’s his first design to be used. Though...
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Meet DCA: Who is Brian Maroldt

Who is Brian Maroldt In our everyday lives we sometimes have goals that we set or plans that we make. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes they do not. Sports teams or individual players have dream seasons that do not happen too often. Such is the case with Brain Maroldt. Brian...
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2015 Administrative Changes

DCA Administrative Changes Along with the competitive rules changes there were administrative changes, of significance was the end of the appointed position of Class A Coordinator. With the changes in the competitive rules over the last 4 years, both Class A and Open Class...
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Hawthorne Caballeros Open House Success

The Hawthorne Caballeros fresh off a very highly successful 2014 season, have reloaded for the 2015 season at a great Open House weekend. All sections were overflowing with returning and potential members who got right down to work on their 2015 program. The very large horn line...
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The Results Are In!!!!

The 2014 DCA Winter Meeting is complete! Many positive things were accomplished and will change the face and scope of DCA as we move into the future. Much of the meeting revolved around the Rules Congress and changes were adopted for the 2015 season. The benefits of the proposed...
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Plans Announced for “DCX: The Drum Corps Experience” Online Museum

Plans are announced for the launch of DCX: The Drum Corps Experience online museum, showcasing the fascinating evolution and colorful history of the drum and bugle corps movement. In March of 2009, an official collaboration was established by Drum Corps International, Drum Corps...
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