As the entire drum corps community gets ready to celebrate the New Year and looks ahead to the summer of 2016, this week, Drum Corps International recaps some of the highlights of 2015.

The most popular news items of 2015, and consequently some of the most "liked" and shared of the year, were comprised of a mix of both in- and off-season topics covering a variety of subjects.

 


5. Blue Devils get their fairy tale ending
August 8, 2015


You can never count the Blue Devils out.

After finishing fourth at Thursday’s DCI World Championship Prelims, it looked like their shot at a repeat championship was in doubt. But as the book was beginning to close, the corps from Concord, California calmly climbed back up the scoreboard, finishing second on Friday and completing the comeback with an emphatic victory over Carolina Crown Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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4. Five new drum corps aim to join DCI’s Open Class in 2015
January 28, 2015


In a growing resurgence of startup drum corps, five new organizations have applied to join the 2015 Drum Corps International Tour as Open Class units.

The applications of these new groups come on the heels of DCI's 2014 summer season, which saw one reemerging and six new Open Class drum corps take the field at summer tour events across the country.

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3. 12 pics that prove corps members can't stop, won't stop
January 28, 2015


As parts of the northeastern U.S. got buried under feet of snow Tuesday, the Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps issued its fans a chilly Facebook challenge—Post a "practice in the snow photo." Here's the best of #drumcorpsinthesnow.

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2. Body by Drum Corps 2015 edition
August 18, 2015


From spring training rehearsals to the final days of the DCI Summer Tour, drum corps members undergo incredible transformations as they burn thousands of calories a day during intense rehearsal and performance schedules.

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1. 35 drum majors caught in the moment
April 1, 2015


Beyond keeping time and marching members on beat and in step, drum majors often also become de facto cheerleaders, using their own emotion to pull expression and passion from the performers that will in turn bring an audience to its feet.

In a tribute to the many leaders who have ascended the conducting podium throughout DCI's long and storied history, we've rounded up some of our favorite photos of drum majors doing what they do best.

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Other Popular DCI.org Headlines from 2015

7 memorable color guard moments in DCI history
2016 DCI Tour Schedule
QUIZ: Can you match the drum corps to its uniform part?
VIDEO: Drill formations from a bird's-eye view
Sisterhood of the Dance: The evolution of Vanguard's iconic "Bottle Dance"
Live Blog: DCI World Championship Finals
Recap Roundup DCI World Championship Finals
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