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 6 judge panel versus the current 7 judge panel was debated. The voting members unanimously agreed to keep the 7 judge panel. Several other rule changes were adopted including but not limited to:
• The Percussion Judge will now be in the box and off the field.
• Guard members can now enter the field to set up at the same time as the pit without the clock starting.
• DCA will now allow keyboard synthesizers, amplification of voice, pre-recorded speech, and sampled sound effects.
DCAs goal is to stay relevant with our members and audience. The average age of corps members has become younger over the past few years and there has been a true shift in how we approach entertainment and recruiting to keep our circuit viable and strong for many years to come. DCA is excited for how we can grow from here!!
If you’ve ever thought that you’d like to give drum corps a try but only have time for a weekend commitment, check out the corps tab for an all age corps near you.
2015 is looking to be a very good year for DCA corps and fans!