DCA 2021 – Fierce competition

Drum Corps Associates’ 2021 virtual season is only two weeks in, and has already been red-hot in regards to competition.

Let’s pause for a second, though. For the first time in two years, we’re able to dive into drum corps recaps and analyze caption scores.

Isn’t that an incredible feeling?

Competitive trends are one of the many exciting features of DCA’s virtual summer season. With six weeks of events left on the schedule, there’s sure to be a wide array of competitive storylines, all culminating with the DCA World Championships the weekend of September 5.

Haven’t had a chance to follow the competitive action yet? Fans can still subscribe to the entire season of DCA action at drumcorpsassociates.org/watchdca

If the season’s first two weeks have been any indicator, the remaining six will be entertaining both on the field and in the scoring recaps.

Here are a few key competitive notes as the calendar transitions to August:

  • In two weeks of events five different corps have scored between 70 and 73 points, with Bushwackers currently holding the top score of 72.950 recorded at DCA’s Week Two event. 
  • Week one so the closest finish between first and second place, with Hawthorne Caballeros (1st, 71.250) edging Atlanta CV (2nd, 70.550). 
  • Connecticut Hurricanes and White Sabers both saw massive improvement from Week One to Week Two; both increased their total score by more than six points in a week’s time.

But if scores aren’t enough competition to follow, this year also offers fans the opportunity to participate in the action with the Fan Favorite voting; Week One’s Fan Favorite title went White Sabers with just over a third of the vote. 

Fans can tune in to the Wednesday night rebroadcast of Week Two action to hear the winner, and can participate in future weeks of Fan Favorite selection by subscribing to the summer package