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Some of the world’s best all-age drum and bugle corps headed to Rochester, New York, over Labor Day weekend for the 50th anniversary edition of the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) World Championships.

After two years away in Annapolis, Maryland, DCA mades its return to its familiar home at Sahlen’s Stadium, as more than 20 corps from across the country square offed in several events scheduled Aug. 29-31.


Schedule of Events

50th Anniversary Parade
Friday, August 29, 6 p.m. ET
Free event through downtown Rochester

DCA World Championship Prelims
Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m. ET
Preliminary performances at Sahlen’s Stadium

Individual/Ensemble & Mini Corps Competition + 2014 Street Party!
Saturday, August 30, 6 p.m. ET
Free admission at the Riverside Convention Center

Alumni Spectacular
Sunday, August 31, 10 a.m. ET
Field performances by alumni corps at Sahlen’s Stadium

DCA World Championship Finals
Sunday, August 31, 5:30 p.m. ET
Advancing corps after Saturday's Preliminaries square off for the Championship title at Sahlen’s Stadium

For those who couldn't make it to Rochester, select events were webcast live on the DCA Fan Network powered by Drum Corps International.


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