Tuesday, July 24, 2012

DCI Texas Tour






DCI SOUTHWESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP
&
DCI THE EXSIGHTMENT OF SOUND 



Our percussion team ventured out to Houston and San Antonio this past weekend for the DCI performances. All the corps have been bringing their A game with each performance being more intense than the next. Some of the scores were within .100 of a point! Here are the results from the Houston show-

1. Blue Devils- 89.350
2. Carolina Crown- 81.600
3. Phantom Regiment- 85.450
4. The Cadets- 85.250
5. Santa Clara Vanguard-84.450
6. Bluecoats-83.200
7. The Cavaliers-80.400
8. Boston Crusaders-80.300



                                                   

Next stop was the Southwestern Championship at the Alamodome in San Antonio. This being one of the larger performances having 26 Corps perform. Hard to believe but the scores were even closer than  in the previous competition with ensembles being separated by .050 of a point.The scores of this show are as follows-


1. The blue Devils-90.400
2. Carolina Crown- 89.550
3. Phantom Regiment-87.750
4. The Cadets- 86.950
5. Santa Clara Vanguard- 85.850
6. Bluecoats- 84.850
7. Madison Scouts- 83.050
8. Boston Crusaders- 81.550
9. The Cavilers- 81.500
10. Spirit of Atlanta- 80.450
11. Blue Knights- 78.650
12. Blue Stars- 77.950
13. Crossmen-77.550
14. Glassmen- 75.200
15. The Academy- 74.600
16. Colts- 72.900
17. Troopers- 72.600
18. Pacific Crest- 72.350
19. Jersey Surf- 69.800
20. Mandarins- 66.950
21. Cascades- 65.100
22. Pioneer- 62.600
Open Class
1. Oregon Crusaders- 78.400
2. Genesis- 73.400
3. Forte- 66.450
4. Revolution- 63.150




 




Finally, on Sunday the 22nd  the World Class Individual & Ensemble Competition took place. Over 400 performers took to the stage with great passion and excitement.  Among the 400 competitors a few members of the D'Addario percussion family finished high in the ranking. Here are a few of our more notable individuals-

Keyboard
1st – Monica England, The Blue Devils

Timpani
3rd – Garrett Tyler, The Blue Devils

Tenors
1st – Chris Drummer, The Blue Devils
2nd – Onye Eme-Akwari, Bluecoats

Snare
1st – Keelan Tobia, The Blue Devils

Percussion Ensemble
1st - Keelan Tobia & Amir Oosman (Snare/Tenor Duet), The Blue Devils
3rd – Boston Crusaders Percussion Ensemble

Cymbal Ensemble
3rd – Pioneer Cymbal Ensemble (we don’t do cymbals…but they’re one of our groups, so I included them)

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