DCI Semi Finals - it's Cavaliers but still close!

By capturing the highest score in the World Championship Semifinals competition, The Cavaliers (1st-97.875) may have secured two out of three shows at the Drum Corps International Division I World Championships, but the mystery as to the final placements is anything but etched in stone. Blue Devils (2nd-97.000) is less than a point away from springing into the top spot and Phantom Regiment (3rd-96.825) is just a shade over a point away.

The Green Machine enjoyed the biggest increase in score of the top three corps from the Quarterfinals competition, and a .6 increase in visual performance from Thursday assisted that jump.

Blue Devils also dropped in percussion, but managed to pull out a tie for second in the caption with Bluecoats. Once again, the corps took high color guard, but took second to the Cavaliers in general effect visual, visual performance and visual ensemble, and second to Phantom Regimentís winning percussion score. For the second night, the corps also took third in music brass and music ensemble.

Phantom Regimentís percussion has never taken top honors at the DCI World Championship, but that could change this year. The corps also took over first in general effect music from the Cavaliers, took second in brass and music ensemble and placed third in all other captions. Make no mistake, fans could be talking about any combination of placements among the top three before Saturday turns into Sunday.

Place Corps Score
1 The Cavaliers 97.875
2 Blue Devils 97.000
3 Phantom Regiment 96.825
4 The Cadets 93.625
5 Santa Clara Vanguard 93.550
6 Bluecoats 93.500
7 Carolina Crown 90.275
8 Blue Knights 89.350
9 Boston Crusaders 88.775
10 Madison Scouts 87.950
11 Glassmen 86.275
12 Spirit from JSU 85.275
13 Colts 83.050
14 Blue Stars 81.525
15 Crossmen 81.250
16 Capital Regiment 80.825
17 Mandarins 77.875

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Since yesterdays News Item we have been advised of the following Brits at DCI:
Danny Goodier (Cheshire Cadets) - Madison Scouts - trumpet
Mark Cresswell (Kidsgrove Scouts) - Madison Scouts - baritone 
Steve Muzio (Kidsgrove Scouts) - Cadets - staff
plus 2 members of 37th Kingswood with The Colts

Do you know of anymore Brits performing at DCI? - Let us know

12th August 2006

Source: DCI.org








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