It was a week-long celebration of the very best in marching music featuring exceptional performances and competitive excitement that will leave lasting memories in the minds of corps members and fans alike. From the Open Class opening events in Michigan City, Ind., to the crowning of the Cadets as the 2011 DCI World Champions at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, was on the scene reporting on events as they happened. Take a look back at who was making headlines last week in this recap what you may have missed along the way.

Monday, August 8

Severe weather puts early end to Open Class Prelims Video: World Championships Day 1 Recap

Tuesday, August 9

40th DCI World Championships are officially underway Field Pass: From Ames Field in Michigan City Blue Devils B takes three Recap analysis: Open Class World Championship Finals Video: World Championships Day 2 Recap

Wednesday, August 10

Field Pass: Open Class cheers and tears 2011 Open Class Individual & Ensemble results Video: World Championships Day 3 Recap

Thursday, August 11

Live Blog: World Championship Prelims Field Pass: Yokohama Scouts help bring the World to World Championships Three Open Class corps advance to Semifinals Corps scramble for top spots at marathon Prelims competition Video: World Championships Day 4 Recap

Friday, August 12

Live Blog: World Championship Semifinals Spirit soars, Cadets maintain lead in Semifinals Recap analysis: DCI World Championship Semifinals Video: World Championships Day 5 Recap

Saturday, August 13

Live Blog: World Championship Finals Recap analysis: DCI World Championship Finals Cadets' 'Angels and Demons' rise to glory Video: World Championships Day 6 Recap