Nearly two months after discontinuing operations, Drum Corps Europe has announced its rebirth as a new association with new leadership, the European Drum Corps Association.
After a meeting with EDCA organizers Rob van Koningshoven and Bert van Maaren, the Drum Corps Europe (DCE) Board of Directors decided to pass along all of the organization's assets to the two men "to help them and make the transition to a new organization as smooth as possible."
An announcement of the migration was made on DCE's Facebook page on Dec. 3.
Following the meeting, van Koningshoven and van Maaren were tasked with seven objectives in order to get the circuit up and running efficiently.
1. Establish a new association (European Drum Corps Association) and register at the chambers of commerce
2. Work out the details of rules and regulations of the EDCA
3. Invite all participating drum and bugle corps to become a member of EDCA
4. Secure the partners of Drum Corps Europe to remain partners of EDCA
5. Secure the judges panel remain as part of the ECDA
6. Secure the volunteers of Drum Corps Europe remain as part of the EDCA
7. Start to investigate the possibility to have European Championships in Kerkrade, Netherlands, again on Sept. 29, 2018
The EDCA will have a completely new board of directors elected by the participating corps at a meeting to be held annually. According to the official release, "this will generate more involvement of the drum corps with the EDCA."
The announcement concluded: "As soon as step 1 and 2 are done, more detailed information will become available."