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BREAKING: Heat Wave Drum Corps Announce Break for 2024 DCI Season

BREAKING: Heat Wave Drum Corps Announce Break for 2024 DCI Season

Heat Wave Drum and Bugle Corps announced yesterday that the Florida-based corps will not be fielding an ensemble for the 2024 DCI season

Jun 12, 2024 by Natalie Shelton
BREAKING: Heat Wave Drum Corps Announce Break for 2024 DCI Season

Heat Wave Drum and Bugle Corps announced yesterday, June 11th, that the Florida-based corps will not be fielding an ensemble for the 2024 DCI season. Check out the full statement from the corps below:

Key reasons as to why Heat Wave made the hard decision not to field a corps this summer include:

  • Obtaining new members
  • Finding housing sites for camps
  • The cost of touring continuing to rise due to inflation

In their own words:

As we work through every viable option to return to the field in the future, we remain committed to our core values of fostering self-confidence, the furtherance of integrity, and the continued cultivation of community.

Heat Wave becomes yet another drum corps that has recently folded or shut down operations temporarily, joining the ranks alongside Vanguard Cadets, Legends, Shadow, Southwind, and The Cadets.