Video interview with Jeff Fiedler, director of the Cavaliers, on his corps' victory tonight. The Cavaliers of Rosemont, Ill., won the Drum Corps International World Championship tonight in Denver, scoring 98.700, edging out the Blue Devils (98.525) and the Santa Clara Vanguard (96.825). This was the sixth time the Cavaliers came away with the DCI trophy, and the fourth time in the last five years. Director Jeff Fiedler credited his corps' success to "a great program and a neverending work ethic," while the scores attributed the Cavaliers' victory to the general effect judging category. The James-Bond-meets-spaghetti-western Cavaliers show has been a hit with audiences all summer, according to Jeff Brown of the corps' trumpet line. "This year's show is a combination of what the Cavaliers are and what James Bond is," Brown said, explaining that the show "entertains millions across the country." Looking to the future, Fiedler kept his cards close to his vest. "We'll just surprise you," Fiedler said of his corps' plans for 2005.
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