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Q. What COVID precautions are being taken for the IN-PERSON Open House?

  • Temperature checks upon entry, masks required, social distancing. Also, interested students will only play drums (not trumpets) - and will wipe them before playing.


Q. Will there be food?

  • At the virtual event, no. But, at the IN-PERSON Open House, yes! Light refreshments will be served.


Q. Can I just watch at the IN-PERSON Open House?

  • Parents are allowed to sit and watch. But, students must try-it-out. We need to see if you will be a good fit for the band, and you have to see if you are going to enjoy it and really want to do it.


Q. Is DCAC the only marching band in Philadelphia?

  • It is the only Competitive Marching Band in Philadelphia. We will compete at the Musicopia Percussion Showcase this year, and will participate in Cavalcade of Bands next year. 


Q. What if I want to join a sport, can I still be in the band?

  • Yes. The band practices during school hours (unless there’s a pandemic) so you will be able to do band AND sports.


Q. Can I pick which instrument I want to play in the band?

  • You MUST PLAY BRASS AND PERCUSSION. But you can pick which brass instrument (trumpet, mellophone, baritone, tuba) and you can pick which drum (bells, snare, tenor, bass).


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