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DCI Semifinals Results

Here are the scores from tonight’s Semifinals:

01. 98.05 Blue Devils
02. 97.25 The Cavaliers
03. 96.50 Bluecoats
04. 95.35 Carolina Crown
05. 94.85 The Cadets
06. 92.95 Phantom Regiment
07. 92.45 Santa Clara Vanguard
08. 92.05 Blue Stars
09. 89.60 Boston Crusaders
10. 89.20 Madison Scouts
11. 87.85 Blue Knights
12. 86.50 Glassmen
13. 84.65 Colts
14. 84.05 The Academy
15. 83.35 Troopers
16. 81.45 Spirit
17. 80.90 Crossmen

Phantom Regiment Mystery Drum Revealed

Phantom2010-bass_gongWhen it was first rolled out, people started asking, “what is it?”. It looked like a concert bass drum but without a shell. Seeing that it was from Remo, their history with pretuned heads and the TSS line, we assumed it was a very large TSS head. Phantom Regiment’s Percussion Caption Head, Paul Rennick, is calling it a “bass gong” and it is a tunable head. We also found out it is much larger than a typical bass drum measuring in at 60″ inches in diameter! That is one large drum! Be sure to check it out this Summer at your local drum corp show (find a show).

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The 2010 Drum Corp Season is Underway

This past Friday marked the start of the 2010 DCI season with a hybrid performance/clinic by The Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, and The Cadets at historic J Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, PA. What can we expect to see this Summer? Well besides a heated competition (Crown by the way placed in the top spot in the season opener), we will see some new hardware by Yamaha, a new concept from Remo, the production version of the new Pearl carriers and much more.

To start you off, we have a couple images of corps “unboxing” their new drums. Enjoy!

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Ring of Fire

Blue Devils warming up at the DCI show in Broken Arrow, OKA “Ring of Fire” in meteorology terms is a high pressure system stagnated with thunderstorms circling the pressure in a clockwise motion. This weather pattern is what the corps had to endure while making their way towards DCI Southwest in San Antonio. What started as stormy weather in Hutchinson, Kansas one day turned into blistering hot weather in Oklahoma. This set the stage for a day so hot, they moved the start time of the show back thirty minutes in hopes that it would bring cooler temperatures. No such luck. Nine corps endured the heat wave high of 103 in Broken Arrow to put on a performance and they did not disappoint.

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NAMM Show in California Starts Today

NAMM ShowThe National Associates of Music Merchants Winter Convention starts today in Anaheim, California. All of the major drum manufacturers will be there showing off their new products for 2006. If everything goes as planned, we will have coverage from Anaheim including pictures of the new products by the drum manufacturers.