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Shawn Hogan: Maple City Sound will disband after 35 years of service

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The annual Drum Corps Show will end due to lack of sponsors

From Maple City Sound,

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce that after 35 years the Maple City Sound Committee will be disbanding, we will not sponsor a Drum Corps Show this year.  The reasons are many, lack of volunteers, lack of sponsorships (shrinking base) and the affordability of putting on a multi-thousands of dollar show.  The cost of advertising, housing some Corps, it all adds up.  We tried to keep the show affordable over the years to allow as many fans as possible to attend.  We were successful as we had generous sponsors, unfortunately the sponsor base has shrunk and we cannot expect the support we once had.

It was always my hope that we could pass the torch to a new generation of Drum Corps Fans, unfortunately that was not to be.  A thank you to the Hornell Chamber of Commerce for helping Maple City Sound over the last several years keep our shows going it was a good run and we are proud of what we accomplished and the entertainment that we provided of so many years.

Shawn D. Hogan

Chairman

Maple City Sound

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