Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps will no longer be allowed to participate in Drum Corps International after a vote this afternoon at the DCI Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN. They will, however, be allowed to reapply for Open Class participation in 2020.
"In August of 2018, Pioneer received disciplinary action from policy violations resulting in suspension from all DCI activities. Today's action by the voting membership reflects the commitment of Drum Corps International to maintain the standards of excellence for all participating organizations," DCI's CEO Dan Acheson explained in a video breaking the news posted by Drum Corps International.
"Should Pioneer make operational and administrative improvements that meet DCI standards, it will be eligible to reapply for Open Class participation for the 2020 season" he finished.