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Blue Devils Crowned 2010 World Champions

Photo credit: pearldrumcorp

The Blue Devils win the 2010 DCI World Championship, their 14th and back-to-back with their 2009 win, with a score of 98.9. Their 2010 Production called “Through A Glass, Darkly” challenged the audience both musically and visually with tiny reflections of previous shows and reflections from the tall 30+ mirrored panels used throughout the program (more information about the repertoire can be found here).

BOA Grand Nationals Trip


Well, the last rehearsal is done and the drums are all packed and ready for Indy. It has been a long season, but the great weather since Halloween has given us a lot of time to clean. I think this has honestly been the nicest November on record for us: 60s and 70s every day with no rain or other nasty weather conditions.

Tomorrow is the travel day as it takes us 10+ hours to get into Indy, then a practice block at Carmel HS once we get there. Those are always nice to get everyone on the same page and set the tone for the rest of the weekend – here’s hoping for a good rehearsal.

I plan to post as much as I can while on the trip to share my experiences as we try to achieve what 90 other bands are trying to achieve as well. With that said, good luck to everyone tomorrow in the Thursday slots and I wish safe travels for the rest of the groups.

See you in Indy…

DCI World Championships

Blue Devils or Crown?

Tonight is the DCI World Championships for the World Class (Div I) groups. It is being held at the new Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. So far it has been the Blue Devils in the driver’s seat, but you have Carolina Crown sitting in 2nd with the Holy Name Cadets right behind them. Last night the Blue Devils almost walked away with a perfect percussion score of 20.00 by posting a 19.90 – Carolina Crown was right there behind them with a 19.80.

Tonight decides the Fred Sanford High Percussion Award to the highest score using one judge on the field. This is different from Quarters and Semis where you have two judges – one in the box and one on the floor. I’m not so sure with leaving the decision up to one judge and them being on the field. That means the ensemble sound will not be taken into account as much, it will be more technical in nature.

How will it go down? Will Carolina Crown catch BD or will they remain on top? I have my Top 6 in order posted after the jump…

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