On behalf of Drum Corps International, I extend to you our warmest regards for a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Those of us engaged in the pursuit of excellence through the drum corps experience have a great deal for which to be thankful. We enjoy a freedom and a prosperity that enables us to come together and share the joy of marching music each season. The values established and the lessons learned from our involvement in drum corps are a gift we should embrace and bring forth to others the rest of our lives.

As we reflect on our blessings please keep the troops in mind from all the countries that stand ready to preserve our precious liberty. It is their sacrifice, as it was those for two and a quarter centuries before them, that makes it possible for us to enjoy our family and friends in a peaceful gathering on Thanksgiving Day.

Daniel E. Acheson
Executive Director/CEO
Drum Corps International