Blue Devils win DCI 10 World Championships

The Concord Blue Devils have been crowned the Drum Corps International Champions for the 2nd year in succession with The Cavaliers in 2nd and The Bluecoats getting their highest ever finish in 3rd

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Blue Devils - 2010 World Champions      (c) DCIThe 2010 World Championship Finals ended with the color gold for Blue. For the second year in a row, the Blue Devils won the gold medal in the World Class, concluding one of the most competitive Drum Corps International seasons in recent history.
“I’m not sure how we got there, but I know what made up the organization,” said Blue Devils Executive Director David Gibbs. “It's the staff, designers, instructors, and an amazing group of kids who were committed from day one to the end. The talent and commitment of these kids made it happen.”

The Blue Devils’ winning program, “Through a Glass, Darkly” was based on the experimental musical selections of Bob Graettinger’s “City of Glass” that was written for Stan Kenton. “We knew it probably wouldn't be the crowd favorite,” said Percussion Arranger Scott Johnson. “I don't want to say we didn't care about the crowd, because we always do, but we wanted to try something different. We figured after last year's success we had to do something different, and the performers bought into it.” 

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The scores for the top 12 were:

1 Blue Devils 98.90
2 The Cavaliers 97.75
3 Bluecoats 96.40
4 Carolina Crown 95.95
5 The Cadets 95.10
6 Phantom Regiment 93.15
7 Santa Clara Vanguard 92.00
8 Blue Stars 91.90
9 Boston Crusaders 89.35
10 Madison Scouts 88.95
11 Blue Knights 87.10
12 Glassmen 85.80

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15th August 2010



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