One Final Weekend: 2021 DCA

It all comes down to one final weekend.

The 2021 DCA summer season is heading toward its final event, the summer’s culminating weekend, with the DCA Championships.

Rife with competition, season finale performances and more, the championship event features two days of drum corps action, all viewable LIVE.

Subscribe to watch the DCA Championships live at watch.dcacorps.org .

Here’s everything you need to watch for throughout DCA Championships weekend.

Saturday, September 4 — Mini & Alumni Corps

Mini and alumni corps performances have long been a staple of DCA’s championship weekend, and that won’t be going away with the 2021 summer’s virtual format. Saturday of DCA’s championship weekend will feature an array of performances by mini corps and alumni corps alike.

Saturday’s performances are set to kick off at 7 PM ET, hosted by longtime DCA announcer Steve Andermann.

Celebrating their 75th anniversary this year, Hawthorne Caballeros be one of several groups to feature an alumni corps.

The mini and alumni corps event will include 10 groups in total in exhibition, with the full performance listing featuring:

● Warriors
● Northcoast Brass
● Govies International
● Brig Juice
● Sine Wave
● Freelancers
● Skyliners Alumni
● St. Joe’s
● Kingsmen
● Caballeros Alumni

Sunday, September 5 — DCA Memorial Presentation

As part of Sunday’s events, DCA will honor the many lives lost during the past year and a half, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The memorial presentation will be presented by longtime DCA announcer Fran Haring.

In Haring’s words, numerous individuals who sadly passed away in the past year and a half, “have made tremendous contributions, not only to their individual drum corps, but also to DCA.”

Sunday, September 5 — DCA Championships Competition

Sunday’s live event, starting at 7 PM ET, will feature 12 corps’ final performances of the summer, all vying for the title of DCA Open and ‘A’ Class champion.

The competition has been red-hot coming down the stretch, with Hawthorne Caballeros currently in position to take home the Open Class crown. Caballeros earned a top score of 89.65 at the most recent competitive event, with Atlanta CV just a point behind.

With plenty of other intriguing competitive storylines up and down the standings — including three different caption score winners in the final week of pre-championships competitive action.


The full list of competing corps is as follows:

● Rogues Hollow Regiment
● Govenaires
● Columbus Saints
● Hawthorne Caballeros
● Atlanta CV
● Fusion Core
● Bushwackers
● Cincinnati Tradition
● Sunrisers
● Connecticut Hurricanes
● White Sabers
● Southern Knights