• 08-15-2006, 08:48 AM
    Sir Terrence the Terrible
    To all of the Drum corps peeps
    I returned yesterday from the Drum corps championships in Madison Wisconsin with my twin sons and nephew. I have not attended championships since 2004, and this is my 17th year attending championships.

    I am so proud of the Cavaliers for winning another DCI championship trophy. Their show "Machine" was one of the most creative shows I have ever seen on the field, and they did this with no props, or amplified voice. The Blue Devils who placed consistantly 2nd place through quarter and semi finals fell to 3rd place behind the surprise corps of the finals Phantom Regiment. Here are the scores from finals for those who are interested.

    1 The Cavaliers 97.200
    2 Phantom Regiment 96.850
    3 Blue Devils 96.550
    4 Bluecoats 93.175
    5 The Cadets 93.075
    6 Santa Clara Vanguard 92.350
    7 Blue Knights 90.125
    8 Carolina Crown 89.975
    9 Madison Scouts 87.700
    10 Boston Crusaders 87.325
    11 Glassmen 86.000
    12 Spirit from JSU 84.825

    Next year the finals will be in Pasadena California, and you can bet your hometheater system I will be there as this is the first championships to be held in California EVER.
  • 08-15-2006, 09:54 AM
    Which network has the finals this year - ESPN2 or PBS? When does it air?

    My son plans to try out for Spirit from JSU this fall. He may try out for a Div.II corps as well like Teal Sound. Can't wait to tell him (if he doesn't already know) that Phantom Regiment came in 2nd. We took him to Rockford, IL a couple of years ago for Phantom Regiment's snare camp.
  • 08-15-2006, 12:37 PM
    Very cool, congrats to the Cavaliers! Even last year, I thought they were the standout group (I see that last year's champs, The Cadets, got pushed back into the pack a bit this year)

    I did not get out to any of the drum corps shows this summer, but when I saw Phantom Regiment last summer I was very impressed with how they played. Good to see that they came in second, because they just do a great job on the basics, with none of the theatrics and thematic pretenses that I've seen take over some of the other high ranking performances of recent years.

    Like the others, I'm curious as to when the championships will play on TV.
  • 08-18-2006, 10:01 AM
    Sir Terrence the Terrible
    Finals are on ESPN2 and is slated for September 5, 2006 from 8pm to 10pm eastern time.

    See you in front of the screen!