- The Cavaliers win their first DCI Division I Championship at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.
- For DCI competition, A Class, A-60, and Open class become, Division II, Division III and DCI Division I respectively.
- Suncoast Sound returns to DCI competition in Division III.
- Heat Wave is formed in Orlando, Florida.
- Phoenix of Brick, New Jersey is formed.
- Expressions becomes inactive.
- The rec.arts.marching.drumcorps (RAMD) Usenet group first appears.