The Cavaliers of Rosemont, Ill., won the Masters of the Summer Music Games in Murfreesboro tonight, scoring 94.85.The Cadets scored 92.65, earning second place, ahead of the Blue Devils (92.05) and the Santa Clara Vanguard (91.95)."This was, without a doubt, the most intense performance to date," said Cavaliers corps director Jeff Fiedler. "It wasn't without flaws," Fiedler noted, saying that the entire corps still needs to "focus on all 11 minutes and 15 seconds of the show."Fiedler said that in the coming two weeks before championships in Madison, the Cavaliers would work to "be the best we can be on the night of August 10," Adding that the corps wants to "max out our performance of 'Frameworks.'"An enthusiastic audience of more than 8,700 people witnessed the performance tonight. "It shows that they love drum corps in middle Tennessee," said Drum Corps International executive director Dan Acheson, noting that the "great stadium and great weather" also contributed to a powerhouse evening. "The communication between the corps and the audience was great tonight," Acheson said. The Cavaliers won all captions tonight, and were beaten in only two subcaptions – brass musical and percussion technical. The Cavaliers scored 93.25 at a contest in Kennesaw, Ga., earlier this week, ahead of the Blue Coats, who scored 86.20.
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