As cases of the coronavirus skyrocket across the US this week DCI marchers, alumni and fans were all wondering what the fate of the 2020 season would be.
Today DCI voting membership unanimously voted to cancel the 2020 DCI season.
The announcement didn’t come as a huge surprise as most fans were just waiting for the official announcement considering nearly everything else has been cancelled over the past few weeks due to the spread of the virus.
In a statement released by DCI it is clear that this was a difficult decision, but the safety of the members and fans was paramount over everything else.
“We share in the profound disappointment of the thousands of remarkable performers who will be unable to take the field this summer on the 2020 DCI Tour. We encourage every one of them to continue to commit fully to the pursuit of their personal best. We sincerely hope that corps members everywhere will continue to embrace the values taught through participation in the marching arts to remain motivated until we are able to perform together under the stadium lights once again.”
Maybe the most important piece of the announcement was that DCI membership “agreed to preserve the opportunity for this year’s class of age-outs, performers will receive additional eligibility based on existing age requirements with a one-year extension.”
DCI will return and fans should expect that 2021 could go down as the best year ever.
Show your support for DCI by using the hashtag #MarchOn this week.
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