Sunday, August 12, 2007

Blue Devils - 2007 DCI World Champions!

When it comes to the marching arts, the Blue Devils are the BEST in the world:
The Blue Devils completed their three-day sweep of the 2007 Drum Corps International World Championships Saturday night, winning the final show of the season in impression fashion with a 98.000 and sweeping the Brass, Percussion, Ensemble Visual and General Effect caption awards.

After lagging behind the second-place Cadets for much of the season, the Concord, Calif.-based Blue Devils surged in the final two weeks to take the corps’ 12th overall World Championship. The crowd included many alumni celebrating the corps’ 50th anniversary at the Rose Bowl, practically in the Devils’ backyard.

Final Scores:
**** 2007 DCI Division I Championship Finals ****

01. 98.000 - Blue Devils
02. 97.025 - The Cadets
03. 96.350 - The Cavaliers
04. 94.850 - Phantom Regiment
05. 94.175 - Santa Clara Vanguard
06. 94.150 - Carolina Crown
07. 94.050 - Bluecoats
08. 90.275 - Blue Knights
09. 89.100 - Boston Crusaders
10. 86.150 - Colts
11. 85.750 - Glassmen
12. 84.500 - Spirit from JSU
Congratulations also goes out to the Spartans and Memphis sound for capturing the title in their respective divisions:
Thirteen top corps performed for the last time this season at the Division II & III World Championships this afternoon at Pasadena City College in California. The Spartans (96.150) were named the 2007 Division II World Champion and Memphis Sound (90.550) was named the Division III World Champion, both putting on the greatest performances of their seasons.
But that is the Junior corps.
The All Age contingent competes through Labor Day weekend. Their DCA World Championships will be held in Rochester New York.

Leading up to that event is DCA Central weekend right here in Minnesota. Witness the marching arts in person as corps from across the country meet in South St. Paul (Aug 18) and St. Peter, Minnesota (Aug 19). I will be at South St. Paul and hope to make it to St. Peter as well. Come witness drum corps live and share in a passion I have had since 1978. You are definitely in for a treat.


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