For all you corpsheads.... [R]

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  1. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Jakarta
    The 2002 DCI World Championships wrapped up tonight in Madison. The results:

    12. Seattle Cascades 84.05
    11. Magic 84.85
    10. Spirit 85.45
    9. Crossmen 89.1
    8. Glassmen 91.0
    7. Bluecoats 91.5
    6. Boston Crusaders 92.4
    5. Phantom Regiment 92.4
    4. Santa Clara Vanguard 95.65
    3. Cadets 96.75
    2. Blue Devils 97.3
    1. Cavaliers 99.15

    No, that's not a misprint - Cavaliers set a new DCI record for highest score ever (not to mention an undefeated season).

    Feel free to discuss your favorite corps-related issues here.
     
  2. Footix

    Footix Member

    Dec 11, 1998
    Left Of The Dial
    What the hell is Corps?
     
  3. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    Marching Band.
     
  4. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's definitely a midwest thing -- drum corps make Up With People look like Slayer.
     
  5. Footix

    Footix Member

    Dec 11, 1998
    Left Of The Dial
    Fair enough.

    Count me as a big Phantom Regiment supporter from here on in.
     
  6. chuwy2000

    chuwy2000 Member

    Jun 17, 2000
    El Paso Tx
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Corps can be described as "professional" marching bands. Good to see Seattle do well for a first yr. division 1 corps. Saw their show, it was good.
     
  7. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Is the #10 Spirit the former Spirit of Atlanta? They placed fourth in '79 and '80, and never got to that level again. Great sound back then, could have done without the southern-themed arrangements and the redneck flag worship thing. Got quite a few DCI albums and tapes from my high school days (snare, timpani)

    These corps aren't professional at all- musicians pay many dollars to join, and can only stay in until they're 21. They're not technically marching bands because they have no woodwinds- just brass and percussion. They also used to use two-valve bugles, but now they use regular three-valve horns. There are corps for adults (21 +), but they're not as good, nor are they as popular.
     
  8. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Jakarta
    Re: Re: For all you corpsheads.... [R]

    'Tis. They were SoA, then funding went south and they teamed up with Jacksonville State U. to become JSU Spirit before branching out on their own again.

    They're getting their old sound back now - granted, it's with some Bb horns mixed in, but it's still almost vintage Spirit.
     
  9. chuwy2000

    chuwy2000 Member

    Jun 17, 2000
    El Paso Tx
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Well I didn't really think it about it that much. You are very right in saying that they are not "professional". When I said it, I meant it in terms of that it takes a lot more to be in DCI than in a regular marching band. You know, you have to be more displined and professional.
     
  10. Scoey

    Scoey Member

    Oct 1, 1999
    Portland
    this was one of the stronger years in recent DCI history, which is good to see. Bummer for Madison Scouts, but, based on what I saw of them in July, their fall was probably deserved. Good to see my hometown corps make finals. I remember when the Cascades were a joke of a Div III corps that could barely hold up their horns!

    By the way, Trooper, I listen to that CD you made me all the time. Thanks!
     
  11. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Jakarta
    If you believe the DCI mouthbreathers, it's all an anti-Scott Stewart conspiracy. :p

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    No worries, Scoey. Just be sure to get yourself some of those Legacy DVDs!
     
  12. Scoey

    Scoey Member

    Oct 1, 1999
    Portland
    DCI Mouthbreathers...redundancy personified...people take Corps so seriously. It is what it is: a bunch of kids working hard, learning, and having fun. That's all it should be. Its not the x-files. Its not life.
     

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