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All-age drum corps head to 2012 DCA World Championships

Drum Corps Associates units gather in Annapolis on Labor Day weekend

DCA Drum Corps Associates 2012 World Championships ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 30, 2012) — A total of 32 all-age drum and bugle corps, including Open Class, Class A and Alumni units, are registered for the annual Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Championships to be held August 30-September 2 in Annapolis, Maryland. The weekend will also feature performances by seven "mini corps," dozens of individuals and small ensembles, and the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps.

Fans who are unable to attend in person have the option to view a live webcast through the DCA Fan Network. The cost is $15.00 for I&E/Mini Corps, $29.95 for Prelims, and $15.00 for the Alumni Spectactular.

2012 DCA World Championship Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 30
• 5:00 PM DCA At The Dock - Susan Campbell Park. Free performances by six corps and ensembles.

Friday, Aug. 31
• 5:00 PM I&E/Mini Corps Contest - Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Mini Corps contest featuring seven units begins at 7:45 PM.

Defending DCA Champion Minnesota Brass is having another strong season in 2012. Saturday, Sept. 1
• 2:00 PM Preliminary Competition - Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Featuring 20 corps.

Sunday, Sept. 2
• 10:00 AM Alumni Spectacular - Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Featuring 12 corps.
• 5:00 PM World Championship Finals - Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Featuring the top 10 Open Class and top 4 Class A corps from prelims, plus a pre-contest exhibition by the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps.

2012 Participating Corps
In Order of Appearance

Excelsior, Troy, NY
Shenandoah Sound, Sterling, VA
Cincinnati Tradition, Cincinnati, OH
Sunrisers, Orangetown, NY
White Sabers, Dansville, NY
Windsor Regiment, Mercer County, NJ
Carolina Gold, Raleigh, NC
Govenaires, St. Peter, MN

Renegades, San Francisco, CA
Bushwackers, Harrison, NJ
Kilties, Racine, WI
CorpsVets, Atlanta, GA
Fusion Core, NJ
Empire Statesmen, Rochester, NY
Kidsgrove Scouts, Kidsgrove, United Kingdom
Cadets2, Allentown, PA
Hurricanes, Shelton, CT
Minnesota Brass, Twin Cities, MN
Caballeros, Hawthorne, NJ
Buccaneers, Reading, PA

Lancers Alumni, Hanover, PA
Freelancers Alumni, Sacramento, CA
Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights, Newark, NJ
Toronto Optimists Alumni, Toronto, ON
Yankee Rebels Alumni, Baltimore, MD
Mighty St. Joe's Alumni, Batavia, NY
Preston Scout House Alumni Band, Cambridge, ON
Reilly Raiders, Philadelphia, PA
Park City Pride, Bridgeport, CT
New York Skyliners Alumni, New York, NY
Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni, Bayonne, NJ
Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni, Hawthorne, NJ

Updated schedules and scores will be posted at as they become available. For information on the live webcast, visit

Source material courtesy of Drum Corps Associates. Photo by

Copyright 2012 All rights reserved. This material may not be published or redistributed without permission.

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