Updated: Jun 24
MOVING FORWARD POST COVID-19 QUARANTINE, WHAT WILL BECOME OF FUSION CORE?
Franklin D. Roosevelt once said "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor". The challenges that lie ahead at first were overwhelming but then, we put to work one of the skills we learned in drum corps. Resiliency!!
Over the last decade, DCA has evolved greatly. Fusion Core was born during that evolution. While many of its founding members were involved in drum corps going as far as back as the 1960s, the majority of its members were new to the activity. The mixture of the two helped Fusion Core embrace drum corps’ roots while keeping up with the forward movement of the activity.
Since early spring when the official 2020 season had been cancelled, Fusion Core has taken the opportunity to seek out new and innovating ways to salvage the season. Fusion has been exploring ways to create a program that will comply within the restrictions that have been set by the state of NJ and the rest of the United States and by operating cautiously under CDC guidelines.
While the Administration has been busy working out the details to get back outside, Fusion Core’s extremely dedicated staff has continued to work with the members virtually during this time to help continue educating members, as well as fueling individual growth.
With the lack of the ability to include drill and limitations on the number of participants, Fusion Core’s commitment to “PPE”, Pride, Performance & Excellence, is more important now than ever. We are dedicated to the art of Drum Corps. Despite the limit to the amount of people that can participate and the boundaries that are now part of our everyday lives, Fusion Core looks forward to “fielding” a product that demonstrates our pride for the activity, energy, dedication from the membership and a performance that will entertain regardless of the current limitations. Learning how to operate within this new age of drum corps will help mold the drum corps arena post Covid.
Thankfully Drum Corps International has developed a virtual competitive venue that includes all age members who are affiliated with a Drum Corps Associates member corps. There will be opportunities for Individuals and Ensembles. Fusion Core is excited to get back to work with the hopes of entering one or more of the venues offered.
Fusion Core, and all Drum Corps, have a long road ahead. Our ability to adapt to the challenges brought on by a global pandemic will ensure our future. We hope that you will support us during these challenging times.