MDBCA announces reorganization; Capital Sound will be inactive for 2004

From a MDBCA press release:

Capital Sound (Madison, WI)
Photo by Ron Walloch

The Madison Drum & Bugle Corps Association has begun a massive reorganization. As with any reorganization, there are significant changes in the works, some of which will have a profound affect on the complexion of the association. The most drastic move is that Capital Sound will be inactive for the 2004 season. The association’s goal is to recreate Capital Sound in a form that fits its original intent.

The board of directors faced a difficult decision with Capital Sound. While Capital Sound had its most successful competitive season in its short history, it also moved away from the purpose for which it was formed. Capital Sound was meant to be a local corps that represented the association in the Madison community. In recent years, it has become a touring corps that did very few performances in the Madison area. Interim executive director Andy Davis, along with association vice president Sarah Teschke and board member Connie Ferris-Bailey will form a committee to develop a strategic plan for a future Capital Sound. The MDBCA recognizes that there are many routes that can be taken with Capital Sound; we now must find the one route that works best for the association, the members and the community. We understand that our decision is unpleasant and disturbing, and that it has affected many wonderful young men and women. However, it was a necessary decision when considering the monumental challenges we all face.

In addition to Capital Sound being made inactive, Southwind will become a self-funded and self-supported corps by October 31, 2004. While Southwind will remain under the MDBCA umbrella, it is time that they create a base in Lexington. Ever since Southwind joined our family, we have failed to grow roots in Kentucky. They will create roots that will enable Southwind to become financially sound. Southwind has recently formed the Southwind Advisory Committee, which is located in the South. The advisory committee, headed by board member Jim Young, will generate a local base, raise funds and ensure that Southwind becomes active in the Lexington community.

This reorganization will allow the MDBCA to create a fiscally secure environment that will emphasize providing the best musical and marching instruction leading to the best drum corps experience possible.

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