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When the DCI World Championships fell on Friday the 13th

By: Drum Corps International
          Release: 10/13/2017
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While some people suffer from triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13, some people go even further and have to deal with paraskevidekatriaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th.

Even the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index historically performs half as well on Friday the 13th as it does on any other Friday. Drum corps, on the other hand, have no choice but to perform well on Fridays, just as they must on any other day of the week. And at no other time during the season is that more critical than when Friday the 13th falls on the day of the DCI World Championships Semifinals, when triskaidekaphobia already runs rampant among corps that might be on the bubble for advancing as a top-12 finalist.

Lucky for them, just twice in the more than 45-year history of the Drum Corps International World Championships have corps had to perform on Friday the 13th. Take a look back at those top-13 finishers when the DCI World Championship Semifinals fell on August 13 in 1999 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin and in 2010 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.


13th Place



1999 Bluecoats
“Music of Chick Corea”
13th, 83.000

2010 Colts
“True Colors”
13th, 84.650


12th Place



1999 Colts
“Voices”
12th, 85.200

2010 Glassmen
“The Prayer Cycle”
12th, 86.500


11th Place



1999 Carolina Crown
Jekyll and Hyde
11th, 85.300

2010 Blue Knights
“Europa”
11th, 87.850


10th Place



1999 Boston Crusaders
“A Collection of Symphonic Dances”
10th, 86.500

2010 Madison Scouts
10th, 89.200


9th Place



1999 Crossmen
“Changing Perspectives: A Silver Celebration”
9th, 86.700

2010 Boston Crusaders
“Thy Kingdom Come”
9th, 89.600


8th Place



1999 Phantom Regiment
“Tragedy and Triumph”
8th, 91.700

2010 Blue Stars
“Houdini”
8th, 92.050


7th Place



1999 Madison Scouts
“Selections from Jesus Christ Superstar”
7th, 92.200

2010 Santa Clara Vanguard
“Bartók”
7th, 92.450


6th Place



1999 Blue Knights
“Suite for Brass and Percussion”
6th, 93.000

2010 Phantom Regiment
“Into the Light”
6th, 92.950


5th Place



1999 Glassmen
“Empire of Gold”
5th, 93.800

2010 Cadets
Toy Souldier
5th, 94.850


4th Place



1999 Cadets
“The Big Apple”
4th, 95.500

2010 Carolina Crown
“A Second Chance”
4th, 95.350


3rd Place



1999 Cavaliers
“Classical Innovations”
3rd, 96.800

2010 Bluecoats
“Metropolis: The Future is Now”
3rd, 96.500


2nd Place



1999 Santa Clara Vanguard
“Inventions for a New Millennium”
2nd, 97.600
    
2010 Cavaliers
“Mad World”
2nd, 97.250


1st Place



1999 Blue Devils
“Rhythms … At the Edge of Time”
1st, 98.500

2010 Blue Devils
“Through a Glass, Darkly”
1st, 98.050

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