It is with a heavy heart the Northwest Youth Music Association announces that our ensemble, the Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps, will not be participating in the 2022 DCI summer tour.
After much consideration the leadership of the Cascades, along with the Board of Directors, made the decision we believe best ensures the future of the organization and maintains the high standard of the Cascades world class experience. The difficulties that still remain from the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, as well as continually rising inflation, are just two of the factors that lead us to this very difficult decision
In keeping with the mission of the NYMA to deliver a world class experience for everyone involved with the organization from our members and staff to our volunteers, the corps leadership and the Board of Directors have already begun to plan a return to the competitive field for the 2023 season.
The Seattle Cascades and the Northwest Youth Music Association wish all 2022 DCI participating corps a safe and successful summer tour. We appreciate the help the DCI community has shown in offering opportunities to our members to participate in 2022 and we look forward to rejoining you all in 2023.