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DCA elects officers, names director of year

Drum Corps Associates elected a slate of executive officers for the 2004 and 2005 seasons at the annual business meeting October 19 in Scranton, PA. The new officers are Gil Silva, president; Dan Rippon, vice president; Glen Johnson, secretary; and Michael Corso, treasurer.

Larry Hershman was also named as a consultant to the executive board. Ken Sherry was retained as judging coordinator for the 2004 season, with the caption chairmen to be announced in December.

The member corps also voted Chris Nalls from the San Francisco Renegades...

October 30, 2003

DCA President Petrone passes away following tribute dinner

Drum Corps Associates President Michael “Mickey” Petrone passed away suddenly at his home around 3 a.m. September 22 following a tribute dinner that was held September 21 to celebrate Petrone‚Äôs seven decades in drum corps.

Visitation will be September 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wooley Funeral Home in Long Branch, NJ. Funeral services will be at Precious Blood Church in Monmouth Beach, NJ, at 10 a.m. September...

October 23, 2003

See what’s in the November 2003 issue of DCW!

Air Force Academy soars to victory at Interservice contest
Coverage of the October 3 competition between the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy drum and bugle corps

Get the latest scores from the European competitions

Senators top DCUK Finals
Coverage of the October 5 show in Mansfield, England

British Youth Band Association hosts 30-unit championship
Coverage of the October 12 show in Mansfield, England

The amazing world of drum corps
Fascinating facts about drum corps...

October 23, 2003

New York Skyliners prepare for 2004

Garden State Circuit will discontinue operations

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