The Drum Corps International World Championships returned to Madison in 1992, heading into Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin for the fourth time. Pictured here, the 12 top scoring corps gather on the field during the finale of the event on Saturday, Aug. 15.
A drum corps mecca of sorts, Camp Randall Stadium has historically been a centerpiece of the DCI World Championships. The stadium has hosted the event seven times between 1985 and 2006, more than any other stadium in DCI's 41-year history.
Capturing their very first World Championship title ever in 1992, the Cavaliers have since become the most winning corps at Camp Randall. The Green Machine took home the Championship trophy again in 2002 and once more in 2006. The corps' 2002 feat marked the highest winning score in DCI World Championship history. It's a record that still stands today, though it was matched by the Cadets in 2005.
DCI World Champions by year in Madison include:
1985: The Cadets
1986: Blue Devils
1987: The Cadets
1992: The Cavaliers
1999: Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard
2002: The Cavaliers
2006: The Cavaliers
Photo from the Drum Corps International archives. Scanning and archival services provided by Drum Corps International corporate partner WeScanFiles.com.