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Greater New Orleans Drum
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Welcome to The Greater New Orleans Drum Corps Association Website. The purpose of GNODCA is to preserve and build on the great tradition of the drum and bugle corps activity; to appropriately represent the greater New Orleans area as well as Louisiana, the United States and the drum and bugle corps activity worldwide; and to stimulate interest in the study and teaching of music and the arts.

DRUM CORPS AT THE CINEMA - EXCLUSIVE ONE SHOWING EVENT DCI 2018 Tour Premiere – LIVE from Detroit, MI
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM (Central Time),
(Approximate Run time: 2 hrs.)

Drum Corps International (DCI)’s summer tour officially opens on Thursday, June 20, 2019. DCI, Fathom Events and DeMoulin Bros. & Co. are teaming up to bring the 2019 DCI Tour Premiere event to the big screen! Join your Drum Corps friends on June 20th to be part of the excitement and see the 2019 Season first show. It will be presented LIVE from Ford Field, Detroit, MI. This ninth-annual event will showcase six of DCI’s top marching music ensembles. Listed in order of appearance:

Blue Stars – La Crosse, WI
Bluecoats – Canton, OH
Boston Crusaders – Boston, MA
The Cadets - Allentown, PA
Carolina Crown – Fort Mill, SC
Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL

Don’t miss this one-night only nation wide showing! To see additional details, additional theaters and buy your tickets go to Fathom Events at https://www.fathomevents.com/events/dci-2019 . If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema. A list of the 3 closest theaters showing this event can be found by entering your Zip Code on the link listed above.

KNOWN LOUISIANA THEATERS:
AMC Elmwood Palace 20 with IMAX – Harahan/Elmwood
Cinemark 14 Lake Charles - Lake Charles
Cinemark Perkins Rowe – Baton Rouge
Regal Boardwalk 14 - Bossier City, LA
Regal Covington Stadium 14 - Covington
Tinseltown - Shreveport
Tinseltown USA - West Monroe

KNOWN MISSISSIPPI THEATERS:
Cinemark 16 Gulfport - Gulfport
Cinemark Pearl – Pearl

Keep your eyes peeled for the 2019 BIG, LOUG & LIVE 16
Drum Corps International Championship Prelims
broadcast LIVE from Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 5:30 PM CT

Article by Babette Staunton, Posted May 18, 2019

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OCTOBER 13, 2018 - GNODCA'S ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING, ELECTIONS & POT LUCK DINNER

The GNODCA Annual Business Meeting and elections are being held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. This will be a pot luck dinner (BYOL), like we've done in the past.

Two Board Members will be elected for 3-year terms at this year's meeting. Elroy Ingersoll & Babette Staunton have been nominated for the open positions. A little information about each of them is listed below:

Elroy Ingersoll:

Elroy began his Drum & Bugle Corps days as a soprano bugler in the “New Orleans Cadets Southernaires”, “Southern Rebels” and “Masqueraders” Junior Corps.

Elroy joined GNODCA in 2005. He has served as Executive Director since 2007-2017. Elroy is currently on the Board of Directors serving as President, the Historian and Hall of Fame Chairman. Elroy is a member of Echoes of New Orleans and the interim Director.

Babette Staunton

Babette is a charter member of GNODCA. She has been the Board Secretary since FY2007. Babette is on the Public Relations & Social Committees. She also supported special events: Banquets, Annual Business Meetings, the 30th Anniversary Event for the Southernaire – DCI Champion and the 2017 Drum Corps Reunion. Babette participated with Echoes and participates with the fundraising events at Jazz Fest and the Superdome.

Babette has a vested interest in the Association. Babette’s husband Donald and Son, Alex are also active and supportive members. Babette was in the Southern Rebels in her youth.

Hope to see you at the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, October 13, 2018! See article below for additional information.

If you have any questions, you may contact me at bbstaunton@cox.net or 504-885-0019 (Land Line).

Babette Staunton
GNODCA Social Committee

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Last Updated on  May 18, 2019