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Lee Beddis Leaves Crown for Madison Scouts

Lee Beddis has been announced as the Percussion Caption Head and Battery Arranger for the Madison Scouts. This ends a run at Carolina Crown that lasted from 2007-2011 and placed them in the mix as one of the top percussion programs every year. He returns to the Scouts where he was the Percussion Coordinator in 2005 and 2006. You can read more about it from the Madison Scouts press release:

Scouts Welcome Lee Beddis to Head Percussion Caption

The Cadets Win the 2011 DCI World Championship

DCI 2011 World Championships


In a tight race to the finish, The Cadets win the 2011 DCI World Championship with a Final Score of 98.35. The Cadets swept the GE caption with 1st place finishes in all subcaptions, won the Music Ensemble subcaption and tied the Blue Devils for the overall Music Caption. The Blue Devils finished in 2nd place with a score of 97.80. Besides tying in the Music Caption, they won the Visual Caption by two tenths of a point over The Cadets. They also won the High Color Guard Award with a final score of 19.8.

The Cavaliers finished in 3rd place with a score of 96.85. The ended up winning the High Percussion Award with a score of 19.6. Rounding out the top four was Carolina Crown with Final score ended up being a 95.30. Crown took home the High Brass Award with a 19.5, edging out The Cadets that scored a 19.4.

Overall, it was a fantastic year with a lot good shows. The spread of the subcaption awards shows there is some real competition and that it was anyone’s game to win. Congratulations to The Cadets on their championship and we can’t wait to see what the corps bring to the audiences during the DCI 2012 season.

Heading to DCI Ft. Worth

We are packing up the car and heading to Saginaw, Texas for the first DCI show of the year. The Top 8 from last year’s Finals will be there and we will try to get as much video footage from the lot as possible. We are running all new recording equipment so all drumline videos will be YouTube HD from here on out. We are currently taking a poll over on snarescience.com to see which drumlines people want us to record.  Put in your vote before tomorrow night!

The performance order for DCI Ft. Worth in Saginaw, Texas:

Blue StarsLa Crosse, WI
Santa Clara VanguardSanta Clara, CA
Phantom RegimentRockford, IL
The CadetsAllentown, PA
Carolina CrownFt. Mill, SC
BluecoatsCanton, OH
The CavaliersRosemont, IL
Blue DevilsConcord, CA


We also have one more trick up our sleeve, check back around 5pm CST Saturday to see what’s up.

DCI 2011 Tour Begins in 30 Days

In exactly one month from tonight, we will see the beginning of the 2011 Drum Corps International Tour in a new and exciting way. The top 8 drum corps from last year will converge on Fort Worth Texas for the kickoff the 2011 season. That means the performing corps at the DCI Ft. Worth show will be the Blue Devils, The Cavaliers, Bluecoats, Carolina Crown, The Cadets, Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard, and the Blue Stars. This looks to be quite the start to the 2011 DCI Tour. For more information about this show and others that might be close to you, check out the DCI schedule: http://www.dci.org/schedule/

DCI Siloam Springs Review

colts drumlineSiloam Springs, Arkansas was the scene for a great showcase of some of the top corps including Bluecoats, Carolina Crown, Boston Crusaders, Colts, Blue Knights, Mandarins, and Revolution. Though hot, lots of trees and a setting sun set the stage for a great evening of drumming.
Let me preface this review, I didn’t get to all the warmups, and for good reason. I am currently on crutches and some of the widespread warmup areas made it difficult to get to all of them. I tried the best I could and got to 80% of the warmups. Sorry to you Carolina Crown fans, they were tracking all over a parking lot on the other side of a shopping center and was just too far for me. As for Mandarins and Revolution, we didn’t get there in time to see them but for a minute or two. And Bluecoats, well, I made it to part of the warmup, but it was already dark and therefore made no sense to try shooting photos, but I did get a video clip (mainly audio). So, enjoy the pictures and check out the video clips of each corp.

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