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 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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-885-0019 (Land Line).
GNODCA Social Committee
The GNODCA Annual Business Meeting is being held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 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 our friends and family to come join us. This will be a pot luck dinner, like we've done in the past. So, please bring your favorite dish along with you. Looking forward to seeing you at this event!
Two Board Members will be elected for 3-year terms at this year’s meeting. All eligible Regular Members will have an opportunity to vote on the nominees at this meeting on October 13, 2018.
Please note, to vote you must be a paid-up Regular Members in good standing for at least one year and 18 years or older to be considered a voting members. Eligible nominees will be posted. If you cannot make the meeting and would like to participate in the election, please mail your proxy (include your name, phone number, vote and signature) to GNODCA, Post Office Box 23582, N.O., LA 70183-3582 with your dues so that they may be received before the meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Membership dues are due as of the first day of the fiscal year, October 1 (Go to http://gnodca.org/joinus.html for Membership Application or to register on-line). However, we will be happy to accept them at the Annual Business Meeting or you may mail your Membership Application & dues to GNODCA, Post Office Box 23582, N.O., LA 70183-3582. If you are already a member, and dues are not received by November 1, you will lose your eligibility to vote in the next election. Please make sure you get your dues in on time.
Hope to see you at the Annual Meeting & Pot Luck. Set-ups and soft drinks provided (BYOL). If you can, let us know (via email or phone) what you expect to bring to insure we have a variety of foods. If you have any questions, contact Babette Staunton at email@example.com or call 504-885-0019 (land line).
GNODCA Social Committee
September 4, 2018
DCI 2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PRELIMS – LIVE from Indianapolis, IN
DRUM CORPS AT THE CINEMA - EXCLUSIVE ONE SHOWING EVENT
Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM (Central Time)
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To close out the 2018 DCI 46thSeason, Fathom Events will air DCI 2018: BIG, LOUD AND LIVE 15 on the big screen near you, where you can see the 15th annual live broadcast of the DCI World Championship Prelims from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. This is your opportunity to experience the best of the best in the comfort of your theater on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM Central Time (Expected Run Time: 5 hrs. 15 min.)
Do not miss this, one showing, chance of a lifetime to see the 2018 DCI World Championship Prelims live! For more information and to pre-order your tickets go to to Fathon Events at https://www.fathomevents.com/events/dci-big-loud-and-live-15..
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 Perkins Rowe – Baton Rouge
Cinemark 14 - Lake Charles
Regal Cinebarre Canal Place 9 - New Orleans
Regal Covington Stadium 14 - Covington
Regal Louisiana Boardwalk 14 - Bossier City
The Grand 14 - Lafayette
The Grand 16 - Alexandria
The Grand 16 Slidell with MAX - Slidell
Tinseltown - Shreveport
Tinseltown USA - West Monroe
KNOWN MISSISSIPPI THEATERS:
Cinemark 16 - Gulfport
Movies 8 - Tupelo
Oxford Commons - Oxford
The Grandview Cinema - Madison
Tinseltown Jackson - Pearl
Article by Babette Staunton, Posted July 31, 2018