Tradition is Open!

It is with boundless excitement that Tradition is declaring DCA Open Class for the 2018 season.  Thank you for the tremendous support from the members, staff, volunteers, and fans that have allowed us continual growth over the last decade.  Because of you, we have the confidence to know it’s time to embark on a journey of greater opportunities. 

Our world class design team has accepted the challenge to produce a program that will entertain all audiences.  The educational team is eager to deliver an extraordinary educational experience that is second to none.  Our support staff is focused on ensuring a safe, family environment for all. 

There’s still time for you to be a part of this landmark season with Tradition.  If you’re interested in exhibiting your talents with Tradition, please register and let us know how you can help us grow to new heights. 

Rehearsal Has Moved to Jan 21st

Due to the inclement weather, the January 14th rehearsal has been cancelled and moved to the following Sunday, January 21st.

The time and location are still the same, 9:00am - 6:00pm at Silverton Paideia Academy.

Also, this is still a Brass & Percussion only rehearsal.  

Please contact us at for any questions.

Brass & Percussion Only Rehearsals This Winter

Hello interested color guard folks!  We know how much you love being around the rest of your Tradition family.  And you can't wait for the next rehearsal so you can hang out with all your favorites.  We love seeing you, too.   However, we know that a lot of y'all are super busy with winterguard and that's awesome.   So awesome that we don't want you stressing out about attending Tradition rehearsals until April 22nd.   How's that sound?

On second thought, I'm not sure we can go that long without you.  Can we see you on January 28th, too?



Hello Brass & Percussion,

We will be rehearsing at all the scheduled rehearsals.  


What an Opening Day!

Tradition is off to a great start for the 2018 season! 

The staff was really impressed with the level of talented performers that were in attendance.  And on top of that, we had record number of people in attendance too!

As we continue through the winter months, please note that the guard will not be expected to attend all of the rehearsals to allow them to participate in winterguard activities.  Please review the rehearsal schedule.

Back to Back Champions!

Tradition performed a wonderful show for the audience in Rochester, New York that led them to a second Class A Championship!

Not only that, our very own corps director, Tom Slade, was awarded the Director of the Year award for his amazing and passionate leadership of the corps!

And if that wasn't enough, Tradition's brass line and percussion line scored the highest in their class earning them the High Brass and High Percussion awards!

The entire corps also earned the highest score in Total Effect as well.

We're not finished yet!  There were several individuals of Tradition that participated in Individual & Ensemble competition.  Congratulations goes out to Jessie Tawney for her win in the Visual-Combo category!

Overall, Tradition had a wonderful season that was capped off by some wonderful performances and everlasting memories.  Thank you to all of the supporters of Tradition!  We couldn't have done this without you!


Oh, and if you still have the drum corps itch, Opening Day 2018 is right around the corner.  Put Sunday November 19th on you calendars.  More information to come.

Bugles for Sale!

Have a piece of history by purchasing one of Tradition's G-bugles!

Tradition has made the leap to Bb horns, and we need to make room for them by selling our beloved G-bugles.  All the instruments have been loved and are in playing condition.  Most of them have a great history going back decades!  Buy a piece of history today!

Follow the link below to find your next piece of drum corps history.

The 2017 Season is Off to a Great Start!

Did you hear?!  The 2017 drum corps season is officially underway!  Tradition held our Opening Day camp Sunday November 20th and it appears that a lot of people are excited for the start of the new season.  And it's easy to see why; this is going to be another great season!

Opening Day was filled with the best turnout that Tradition has ever seen.  There were many talented performers walking through the doors to be a part of the Tradition Family.

But, do you know what we were missing?   YOU!   We are still looking for talented performers in all sections to complete our family.  If you weren't able to attend Opening Day, you're next opportunity to be a part of the Tradition Family is Sunday December 11th.  The doors open at 8:30am with a $40 registration fee that will go towards your dues.  Make sure you're registered before showing up.  

Contact us at for any questions.

Tradition is the 2016 DCA Class A Champion!

Tradition had a lot of "firsts" in Rochester Labor Day weekend.  Two members of the snare line performed a percussion duet at I&E and received first place.  The Tradition brass section earned their first HIGH BRASS award.  The percussion section earned their first HIGH PERCUSSION award.  The corps earned a first place score in VISUAL.  The corps also earned a first place score in GENERAL EFFECT.

But, the most special and rewarding "first" that Tradition earned was the very first FIRST PLACE CHAMPIONSHIP in Tradition history!   In fact, if you want to expand the "firsts" a little further, this is the first championship by any drum and bugle corps in the Tri-State area...ever!



Tradition Is Off to a Hot DCA Start!

Tradition performed in the Kiltie Klassic last night for their first DCA show of the season.  After the dust settled, Tradition came in first place of Class A with a score of 73.50!  For those keeping track at home, that's almost 3 points higher than last year's Kiltie Klassic, and 0.15 shy of Tradition's highest score last year.

Tradition would like to thank the Kilties for being such gracious hosts and putting on a great show.  The Kiltie Klassic has always been one of our favorite shows to perform in. 


May 1st Rehearsal - Location Confirmed

The confirmed location for the May 1st rehearsal is Silverton Paideia Academy.

7451 Montgomery Road Silverton, Ohio 45236

There is a $40 camp registration fee for all participants of rehearsals. You may pre-pay Here.

Also, it's not too late to be a part of Tradition this year.  Sign up or contact us for more information if you're interested in being a part of the Tradition.

Start the New Year with more Tradition!

Have you made your New Year's resolution yet?  If not, start the new year off right with a healthy dose of Tradition. 

Our first rehearsal in 2016 will be January 3rd at Silverton Paideia Academy.  We're still looking for some talented and passionate performers to fill out our roster.  Now's the time to check out what made us back-to-back DCA finalists!

Open House 2016 Nov. 29th

I know it feels like you've been waiting a long time, but it's finally here!  Tradition is excited to announce the beginning of the 2016 season on Sunday, November 29th at 9:00am.

Doors will be opening at 8:30am and full group stretch will begin promptly at 9:00am.  Be sure to get there early to check in so you're not late.

Silverton Paideia School 7451 Montgomery Road Silverton, Ohio 45236

To participate you will need to complete the online registration form.

There is a mandatory $40 rehearsal fee for all participants of the Open House and subsequent rehearsals. You may pre-pay Here

Auditions are open to all skill levels ages 14 and older. If you are under 18 or still in high school, parent/teacher/coach consent is required to join Tradition.

Back-To-Back DCA Class A Finalists!

With a score of 72.95, Tradition scored just over two points ahead of the next competitor to get into the DCA Class A Finals for a second year in a row! 

But, Tradition wasn't finished.  Finals night was Tradition's encore performance, and they didn't let down.  They performed the best show of the season, and the fans loved it!

Tradition would like to thank all of our friends, family, and fans that supported us throughout the 2015 season.  We look forward to an even more exciting 2016 season!


Rochester, Here We Come!!

Tradition is making its yearly pilgrimage to the DCA World Championships.  This year has been an exciting adventure in which we are really excited to perform for the DCA fans in Rochester.  We would love to see each and every one of you in the stands cheering us on.  There are still tickets available to see us perform live.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

But we also know that not all of you will be able to make the trip to Rochester.  Well, we have you covered.  DCA is streaming the performances live through the DCA Fan Network.

Click here for live streaming information.

Whichever way you cheer on Tradition this year, we're grateful to have you supporting us!

Championships Will Soon Be Here!

The 2015 season is heating up and championships will be here before you know it. Make sure you have purchased your tickets to see the hottest DCA corps in Rochester, NY September 5th & 6th.  Follow the links below for more information and to purchase your tickets.  Tradition hopes to see you at DCA Championships!

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.



The Last Local Performance of 2015!

If you, your family, or your friends haven't seen Tradition yet this season, Monday August 3rd will be the last local performance of the 2015 season.  Tradition will be performing at Soaring Sounds 36 at Centerville High School.  Make sure you round up all the Tradition fans and check us out!

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Listed in reverse order of performance

Boston Crusaders - Boston, MA 
Crossmen - San Antonio, TX 
Madison Scouts - Madison, WI 
Troopers - Casper, WY 
Colts - Dubuque, IA 
Pacific Crest - Diamond Bar, CA 
Mandarins - Sacramento, CA 
Cincinnati Tradition - Cincinnati, OH


Centerville H.S. Stadium

500 E. Franklin Ave.
Centerville OH 45459