DCA Prelims will be shown live on DCA Fan Network

As the eyes of the drum corps world shift their focus to the upcoming Drum Corps Associates World Championships slated for Friday, September 2, through Sunday, September 4, in Rochester, NY, drum and bugle corps fans from around the world will have the unprecedented opportunity to join with thousands of fans in attendance as the all-age circuit launches the online DCA Fan Network and presents a live video webcast of its preliminary competition.

“For the first time ever, fans of all-age drum corps worldwide will be able to enjoy the outstanding performances of all 21 prelim competitors as they take the field at our championship event,” said Gil Silva, President of Drum Corps Associates. “We are very pleased to be launching the DCA Fan Network and are looking forward to introducing our unique brand of entertainment to a new audience.

“We’ll also be providing our existing fans with the opportunity to join us for all of the prelims excitement, should they not be making the trip to Rochester this year. It will undoubtedly provide a great ending to what has been an outstanding season for the corps and the fans.”

Another highlight of the upcoming DCA Championship weekend will be the ability for drum corps fans to purchase advance tickets to the 2012 DCA World Championships at the new location in Annapolis, MD, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

[Publisher’s note: this will be the first time DCA has been in a football stadium for the season-ending event since Allentown, PA, in 1999. The new venue is not only a great destination for tourist-type activities, but the stadium at the U.S. Naval Academy offers dramatically more seats between the 35 yard lines than the entire concert side at the baseball stadiums in Scranton and Syracuse, as well as the soccer stadium the last few years in Rochester, NY. This is a GREAT opportunity for drum corps fans who have never been to a DCA or all-age competition to check it out for the first time.]

Representatives will be on hand Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September. 4, at Rhinos Stadium in Rochester to take advance orders and assist fans with seat selection to ensure that the earlybirds will get the very best seats when the event rolls into its new home next year.

For those not in attendance, online ordering for 2012 DCA World Championship tickets will begin on Tuesday, September 6, at 9:00 AM ET through the Drum Corps Associates Web site — www.dcacorps.org.

Register NOW for the DCA Fan Network: http://dca.thefannetwork.org/

Learn more about the entire 2011 DCA Championship weekend schedule: http://www.dcacorps.org/?page_id=21

Find out more about tickets for the 2012 Drum Corps Associates World Championships: http://www.dcacorps.org

Read more about the new partnership between Drum Corps International and Drum Corps Associates.

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