The chartering process for the DMV Area Chapter began in July 2011. Sharon
Bradford-Finney initiated this project with guidance from the Alumni
Band Association President, Victor Gaines and Membership Coordinator,
The first official event was held on Saturday, January 7th 2012 at the National Harbor just south of Washington, D.C. This time of fellowship was an opportunity for Marching 100 Alumni to hear from current Alumni Band Association members and to better understand why a local chapter would be beneficial. This event generated additional interest which essentially encouraged the future officers to move forward.
Chartered on March 22, 2012, the DMV Area Chapter consists of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The majority of the chapter members reside in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, hence the name DMV Area Chapter. Until March 2019 the chapter had been referred to as the DMV Chapter (which is what the chapter's charter says) however, after considering the fact that the chapter includes 8 states, the executive team for the chapter made a decision to add the word 'Area' to it's official name - the DMV Area Chapter.
The DMV Area Chapter is the fifth local chapter for the Marching 100 Alumni Band Association, Inc.