On Saturday, the 2014 Keystone Indoor Drill Association season came to a close. After 15 shows, hundreds of performances, and thousands of hours of preparation, 86 units took the floor in one of the largest KIDA Championships in history. Championships was the culmination of a seasons worth of hard work from over a thousand incredibly talented musicians and performers. KIDA would like to congratulate everyone on an amazingly successful season in 2014.
Units Reach New Heights of Their Craft
The 2014 season saw the creation of 2 new classification as units within KIDA reached new heights of their craft. Mechanicsburg HS became the first unit to compete in the World Color Guard classification while Conestoga Valley HS became the first percussion unit to complete in the Platinum Percussion classification.
Increased WGI Participation
Throughout the 2014 season, countless KIDA groups participated in WGI regional competitions across the east coast. From Pittsburgh to Richmond, South Brunswick to Unionville, units continued to make KIDA proud with their WGI performance. Additionally, 6 units will represent KIDA at the 2014 WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH. We wish the best of luck to Mechanicsburg HS Guard, Red Land HS Guard, Lampeter-Strasburg HS Guard, Towson University Winter Guard, Mechanicsburg HS Percussion, and Conestoga Valley HS Percussion in their World Championship Performances.
New KIDA Champions
The 2014 season also saw the crowning of several new KIDA champions. East Pennsboro HS was awarded their first association championship in the White Moving Percussion classification. Encore became the first ever Independent Majorette champion in association history. The 2014 KIDA color guard championships saw 4 first-time champions. Those units were the Towson University Winter Guard (Ind. Blue), Northeastern HS (Sch. Gold), Century HS (Sch. Bronze), and Johnson-Williams MS (Sch. Middle School).
Finally, we would like to take a minute to thank everyone who made the 2014 season possible. Without the tireless efforts of every student, performer, instructor, and parent, KIDA would simply not exist. Your hard work each and every season reminds us of why this activity is so important. Your fervor, passion, and pride for your crafts make us cheer, cry, and believe. Whether your are a performer, staff member, or simply a supporter of the association, know that we appreciate your support throughout the season. Continue to support your local programs and encourage them to reach new height.
From everyone at KIDA, thank you for making 2014 the best season in association history. We look forward to seeing everyone again for our 34th season in the winter of 2014. THANK YOU!