From a Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard press release: 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Blue Devils and the 40th for the Santa Clara Vanguard. The competitive history between these two corps is legendary, spanning decades of trading victories and pushing each other to greatness. Together these two corps have brought 17 DCI World Championship titles home to Northern California! In celebration of five decades of excellence in Northern California drum corps, Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard are joining forces for an unprecedented combined performance. Both competitive corps and their alumni will perform at the DCI West Championship to be held at Stanford University on Aug. 4. Read more on www.bluedevils.org or www.scvanguard.org.