December 5, 2020: Drum Corps Associates approved a virtual season (July/August) working with the possibility of an in-person (LIVE) World Championship in Williamsport PA over Labor Day Weekend.
The DCA Board, along with 40 corps administrators, staff and judges, came together virtually for the 2020 DCA Winter Meeting.
The proceedings began with a moment of silence in honor of all those who have been lost to “COVID- 19” during this past year. The topic of conversation quickly turned to how to maintain the good health of our members and fans during this upcoming summer drum corps season.
DCA President John Carr said, “The data will dictate everything moving forward. The health and safety of everyone involved in DCA, our families and fans are of the utmost importance.”
**Corps directors unanimously approved a virtual season in coordination with Box 5 Media Productions, to hold virtual competitions through subscription streaming each Sunday night in July and August leading to the possibility of the 55th Annual World Championship Weekend of Live Championships in Williamsport PA.**
How will the virtual portion of the season work?
Each corps will meet within their home practice space (Bubble/Containment Site) utilizing strict Covid-19 screenings. Following local CDC guidelines, each corps will create their show and submit a video of their performance for that week’s BOX5 Media and DCA event. The judges will review, score and critique each performance in that contest using the videos provided. Those videos will be the basis of the subscription streaming events presented by BOX5 Media and DCA! Each virtual show will be hosted live by an announcer, guests and at times a panel.
New this year, there will be a FAN FAVORITE FEATURE. Each subscriber will get a chance to vote during the show for their favorite corps. At the conclusion of each virtual contest, judge’s scores and the Fan Favorite winner will be announced. Tune in to each event for details!
There will be eight virtual events on Sunday nights during the months of July and August followed with the possibility of the DCA World Championships to be held live in Williamsport on Labor Day Weekend September 3 – 6, 2021.
For continued updates about the 2021 DCA season visit our web site: www.dcacorps.org