Twelve powerful and entertaining drum corps took the field inside the RCA Dome tonight at the DCI Indianapolis major event. To continue the corps' 12 show winning streak, the Blue Devils (92.550) won tonight's competition, maintaining their lead ahead of the Cavaliers (91.950) and Phantom Regiment (89.950). The West Coast corps will now fly full speed ahead to the Drum Corps International World Championships with the highest score of the 2007 Summer Music Games Tour to date. "The members are really excited to go back home to perform in California," said David Gibbs, executive director of the Blue Devils. "We really think the show is getting close to where it needs to be and we should be hitting our full stride by the time we get there." Also performing at tonight's competition in the dome were the Boston Crusaders (85.600), Colts (82.650), Spirit from JSU (81.300), Blue Stars (79.450), Madison Scouts (78.600), Southwind (76.100) and Pioneer (72.250). This was also the last competition of the season for the Colt Cadets (74.650) and Capital Sound (74.450). Tonight also marked the last drum corps competition in the RCA Dome as Lucas Oil Stadium which is currently under construction will take its place next year.
With the exception of the Cavaliers and Boston Crusaders, all of tonight's competing Division I corps will now travel to Missouri to compete at the DCI Columbia event tomorrow evening at the University of Missouri's Memorial Stadium while on their way to their final stop at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. "We have a game plan that we use every year and it's how we get better in the amount of time that we have," said Jeff Fiedler, director of the Cavaliers. "We've programmed a lot of time to clean our program in the next two weeks before all the fun begins in Pasadena." View the complete scoring recap.