Report and recaps from Woking contest - 3rd July
On Sunday 3rd July DCUK returned to the
Kingfield Stadium in Woking, Surrey for the second contest of the
2016 UK season (the fifth in the European Music Games
"tour"). The number of competing units was down on
last years event (which hosted the Blue Devils International Corps -
was that a year ago already!!) but the level of performance by those
that did attend was no less intense.
The day started with the Junior Class and
both units where ones affiliated to the host Corps of today's
Cadets (2nd - Junior Class) - whilst small in number (and size of
performer) they are a confidence group and performed a selection of
tunes from the musical Annie.
Although a predominately static performance
they got the audience behind them and were a great start to day.
Juniors (1st - Junior Class) came next and were an obvious step up
from their younger "brothers and sisters" in the Cadet
They performed a short but full show based
around the Wizzard of Oz with the Guard in Dorothy style uniforms
complimenting the theme very well.
moved onto the Open Class and the Cadence main Corps (3rd - Open
Class). They seem to have made great strides over the winter months
and gave a strong confident performance which was lapped up by the
home crowd of supporters
Performing their show entitle "Arcana"
which included tarot card visuals and featured a very mature choice
of music for this still quite young group.
Pacemakers (4th - Open Class) took the field next and their
"Back To School" production was full of fun moments with
members dressed as school pupils, the Drum Major as the
Teacher and even featured a Lollypop Man.
Special mention to the vocalist during
Hallelujah who did an excellent job and also to the front ensemble
that provided a well balanced addition to the performance.
up were Kidsgrove Scouts (2nd - Open Class). What a power house of
sound this Corps provided which got the audience on their feet
within 30 seconds and the stand at Woking FC took a real
Fielding over 100 members, their
Symmetricity show features mirrored props around the field and is a
real grower. They are definitely keeping the pressure on as
they crept a little closer in points to todays winners.
Company (1st - Open Class). Having won the contest two weeks
earlier in Barnsley the Corps continued on their winning way today.
As expected there was a strong performance
by all sections of the Corps and they really drew the audience in
with their "Inspire Me" show which has a more traditional
feel to the last few years productions and we all know this Corps
will fight to keep itself at the top as the season progresses.
Scores and recaps are available on our Results
rankings are now starting take shape with three Corps now over
the 70 mark. Jubal from Holland are currently scoring highest
followed by The Company and then Kidsgrove Scouts - but still a long
way to go.
Two weekends time and we have 10 Corps
attending the next DCUK contest in Leicester (Sunday 17th July)
including Spirit of 52 from Germany and so we all look forward to
another great day of entertainment then
Keep an eye out for the next edition of Drum
Corps World for an additional report and photos
6th July 2016