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.
The GNODCA Annual Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 6:00 – 8:00 pm at American Office Machines, 2609 Ridgelake Dr., Metairie, LA 70002. We are hoping you will join us at this business meeting & pot-luck!
Two Board Members will be elected for 3-year terms at this year's meeting. Cheryl Gautreaux and Gail Perrin have been nominated for the open positions. A little information about each of them is listed below:
Cheryl Olivier Gautreaux
Cheryl joined the "Bleu Raeders Drum & Bugle Corps" in 1975 where she was in the guard. In 1981 the “Bleu Raeders” merged with the "Stardusters" to become "Louisiana Southernaires". There she remained until she aged out.
Cheryl comes from a "Drum Corps Family". The Olivier Family, Cheryl included, have remained active with the Jazz Fest beverage booth for 30+ years. She is married and the mother of 2 children.
She remained an active member in the GNODCA’s Echoes until 2012 and remains an active GNODCA "Regular Member in Good Standing." Several years she chaired the Social/Banquet Committee. From FY2009 - FY2011 & FY2015-FY2023, she served on the Board of Directors and Hs proven to be an asset in that role.
Gail Perrin began her drum corps experience with Expressions Drum & Bugle Corps in 1989. She has been a member of GNODCA and “Echoes of New Orleans” since 2005. For two fiscal years she served the Board in an appointed position, then a 3-year term as a regular elected member. Gail plays the baritone for us.
Gail was a teacher and Computer Lab Manager at Midway Elementary in the Tangipahoa Parish School System. She is active with her church as well as Star Trek and Doctor Who fan clubs.
Gail has proven to be a member with commitment to the music and the Board.
Hope to hear from you and you will join us at this Meeting. Please let us know, by texting Babette Staunton at 504-343-1964 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: ABM, how many will be attending and what Pot-Luck item you plan to bringing so we can get good variety.
If you have any questions please contact me at email@example.com or 504-343-1964.
GNODCA Social Committee & Public Relations
Posted October 14, 2023
This is to announce that our Annual Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at American Office Machines, 2609 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, LA 70002 (near Veterans & Causeway). In addition to GNODCA members, we also invite friends and family to come join us. It will be a pot luck dinner, like we’ve done in the past. So, please bring your favorite dish along with you.
GNODCA’s purpose is to preserve and build the great tradition of the drum & bugle corps activity; appropriately represent the Greater New Orleans area as well as Louisiana, the United States and the entire drum & bugle corps activity worldwide; and to stimulate interest in the study and teaching of music and the arts.
If you would like to become a GNODCA member, go to http://gnodca.org/joinus.html to register on-line or to download the Membership Application to mail your Membership Application & dues to GNODCA Post Office Box 23582, New Orleans, LA 70183. Our fiscal year is October 1 to September 30.
Hope to see you at the Annual Meeting & Pot Luck. Set-ups and soft drinks will be provided (BYOL). Please let us know [via email (Subject: ABM) or text] how many will be attending and what Pot-Luck food item you expect to bring to insure we have a variety of foods.
If you have any questions, please contact Babette Staunton, GNODCA Social Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-343-1964. Hope to see you there!
Article By Babette Staunton – Posted September 27, 2023
The GNODCA Annual Business Meeting was held on October 8, 2022. Two Board Members, David Callaway & Mark Manguno’s terms expired and they were re-elected for another 3-year term.
Most of our Board Meetings in FY2022 were held virtually & in-person. At the first Board Meeting for FY2023 on November 10, 2022, the FY2023 Executive Board was elected::
President - Elroy Ingersoll
Treasurer - Mark Manguno
Secretary - Babette Staunton
Other Board Members: David Callaway, Cheryl Gautreaux and Gail Perrin
We wish you, your families and your friends healthy & safe holidays.
by Babette Staunton
GNODCA Public Relations
November 30, 2022