DCA Championships return to Scranton

For the 39th consecutive year, Drum Corps Associates, in conjunction with the Seventh District of the Pennsylvania American Legion, will present the World Championship of senior drum and bugle corps. Beginning with the preliminary competition August 30 at 10:00 AM, Montage Mountain will reverberate with the sounds of competition. With more than 20 corps competing, the defending champion Syracuse Brigadiers will face a tough challenge.

In competition in addition to the champions will be the Empire Statesmen, Reading Buccaneers, Minnesota Brass, Inc., Bushwackers, Hawthorne Caballeros, Connecticut Hurricanes, Rochester Crusaders, Kingston Grenadiers, San Francisco Renegades, CorpsVets, New York Skyliners, Sunrisers, Kilties, Heat Wave, Carolina Gold, GBV NightStorm, Presidents, Mon Valley Express and Shenandoah Sound.

Saturday evening DCA will present it’s individual, ensemble and mini corps contest at Montage Mountain Resort. Starting at 6:00 PM, the stage will be ringing with sound as these smaller groups continue the entertainment. This is more like an old-fashioned block party, but with lots of entertainment everywhere. This event will draw in additional groups including Southern California Dream from Los Angeles, CA. They’ll be joined by 10 other mini-corps from around the country as well as more than 100 individual performers.

Sunday morning, the events will move back into Lackawanna Stadium, as DCA presents its annual Alumni Spectacular. Starting at 10:00 AM, this event is an excellent opportunity to see some of the history of drum corps. This year there will be a special treat as the United States Air Force Academy Drum and Bugle Corps will use this opportunity to celebrate its long history. Always one of the country’s top ambassadors of music, this corps has traveled the globe representing America. Joining them will be the Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights, Yankee Rebels, Chicago Royal Aires, New York Skyliners Alumni, Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni, Boston Crusaders Alumni, Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni, Syracuse Brigadiers Alumni and Light Brigade.

Sunday evening will be the gala conclusion as the American Legion and Drum Corps Associates present the 39th annual DCA World Championship. The top 12 open class corps from preliminary competition, along with the top two class A corps will put it all on the line for the Holy Grail of drum corps, the coveted DCA World Championship. This year is an added treat, as the champion will also be crowned the American Legion National Champion. For more information, visit www.dcacorps.org.

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Drum Corps World is published as an on-line electronic magazine by Sights & Sounds, Inc., Madison, WI. It is supported by advertising from manufacturers, service providers, corps, circuits and show sponsors. The publication began in October 1971 at the same time Drum Corps International was formed and has been produced continuously as a tabloid newspaper until April 2011 and on the Internet since May 2011. It is released monthly, as well as six additional e-mail blasts, one in late June, three during July and two in August.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.