Members Info

Small Drum Corps Association

The Small Drum Corps Association (SDCA) was started in 2007 by Chris Ferrara.  Chris started in
drum corps as member of the triple crown National Champion Chicago Royal Airs beginning in 1959, and is a member of the 2012
Class in the Bugler's Hall of Fame.

The SDCA came about in response to smaller corps looking for a gratifying venue where they could
perform. The SDCA also wanted to fill a niche to encourage the reorganization of corps, no longer
in existence, by forming new community drum corps.  There was also a need to be flexible to allow
any size drum  corps to perform. Membership and performances are open to all classes including
junior, senior, alumni and all-age corps. In addition, membership is open to drum lines, color guards
and bands.

SDCA Members may also belong to multiple organizations such as DCI or DCA. The additional
performances provided by the SDCA can only better a corps for DCI or DCA competition, if that
is the goal. The SDCA supports these opportunities through a friendly people's choice competition. 
As a member driven association we work together to aid one another in performance quality.

Based in the Midwest, the SDCA recently expanded and now has Regional Directors in the Northern,
Central and Eastern Midwest, Southern California, Texas and Gulf Coast. This opens up opportunities to perform, without the expense of traveling great distances with limited time available. 

If you wish to find out more about the SDCA or have a group that would like to join, please send
your inquiry on our CONTACT page.         

Small Drum Corps Association and Arena Drum Corps are registered trade names.

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