Drum Corps International
Recap analysis: DCI Eastern Classic (Allentown)

Recap analysis: DCI Eastern Classic (Allentown)

by Michael Boo

Since the Friday and Saturday DCI Eastern Classic events are considered to be one show in two parts with the same adjudication panel, the results from both days will be analyzed as being from one event.



Since this show utilized two Visual Effect and two Music Effect judges, each judge's score in each of the two captions was added together and then divided by two. Then the average score of Visual and Music Effect was added to the final score without being divided in two, as is done with each of the remaining six captions.



The six remaining judges in the three Visual captions (Performance, Ensemble and Color Guard) and the three Music captions (Brass, Ensemble and Percussion) have their scores divided in half before being added to the final score. This is so they can work with 20 points each and not 10, which allows them to deal with tenths and not hundredths. (The two decimal places result when the scores are divided in half.)



View the Friday, Aug. 5 DCI Eastern Classic scoring recap.



View the Saturday, Aug. 6 DCI Eastern Classic scoring recap.



Blue Devils (Sat.) (1st-95.25) maintained the corps' recent winning streak by taking 1st in all three Visual captions and 2nd in Brass and Visual Effect. Music Ensemble and Percussion took 3rd and Music Effect tied for 3rd.



The Cadets (Sat.) (2nd-95.20) scored as close to 1st as is possible with the current judging system, (which due to one less percussion judge than in 2008, can't go out to three decimal places). Both Effect captions finished 1st, with Visual Ensemble, Music Ensemble and Percussion in 2nd. Brass took 3rd, and both Visual Performance and Color Guard placed 5th.



The Cavaliers (Fri.) (3rd-94.85) took 1st in Music Ensemble and Percussion, 2nd in Music Effect, Visual Performance and Color Guard, 3rd in Visual Effect and Visual Ensemble and 4th in Brass.



Carolina Crown (Sat.) (4th-93.70) placed 1st in Brass and was 3rd in Music Effect (tie) and Visual Performance. 4th place finishes came in Visual Effect, Visual Ensemble and Music Ensemble. Color Guard finished 5th and Percussion 6th.



Phantom Regiment (Fri.) (5th-91.50) took 5th in both Effect captions and 6th in all other captions except Percussion, which placed 8th.



Santa Clara Vanguard (Sat.) (6th-90.6) took 3rd in Color Guard and 5th in Visual Performance, Visual Ensemble and Percussion. Brass placed 6th, Visual Effect and Music Effect (tie) 7th and Music Ensemble tied for 9th.



Bluecoats (Fri.) (7th-90.15) was 4th in Percussion and 5th in Brass and Music Ensemble. Visual Effect and Music Effect took 6th and Visual Performance 7th. Visual Ensemble placed 8th and Color Guard 11th.



Boston Crusaders (Sat.) (8th-88.25) was 7th through 9th in all captions, placing 7th in Music Effect (tie), Visual Ensemble and Music Ensemble, and 9th in Color Guard and Percussion.



Madison Scouts (Fri.) (9th-87.20) took 7th in Brass and 8th in Visual Effect (tie), Color Guard and Music Ensemble. 9th place was earned in Visual Ensemble (tie) and Music Effect, and 10th in Visual Performance, with Percussion placing 14th.



Blue Knights (Sat.) (10th-86.70) placed 7th in Color Guard, tied for 9th in Visual Ensemble, 10th in both Effect captions, 13th in Percussion and 11th in the three remaining captions.



Blue Stars (Fri.) (11th-86.10) took 7th in Percussion and 9th in Visual Performance, Brass and Music Ensemble (tie). Both Effect captions and Percussion finished 10th. Visual Effect took 11th and the corps had 12th place finishes in Music Effect (tie) and Visual Ensemble.



Spirit of Atlanta (Sat.) (12th-84.00) took 10th in Brass and Percussion, 11th in Music Effect, and 12th in Visual Effect (tie) and Music Ensemble. Visual Performance, Visual Ensemble and Color Guard placed 13th, 14th and 15th, respectively.



Troopers (Fri.) (13th-83.05) were 11th in Visual Ensemble and tied for 12th in both Effect captions, also taking 12th in Visual Performance, Color Guard and Brass. Percussion took 13th and Music Ensemble tied for 15th.



Glassmen (Fri.) (14th-82.40) were 12th in Percussion, 15th in both Effect captions and 14th in every other caption.



The Academy (Sat.) (15th-81.80) placed 11th in Percussion, 13th in Visual Ensemble, Brass and Music Ensemble and 14th through 16th in the remaining captions.



Colts (Sat.) (16th-80.65) took 13th in Color Guard, 14th in Percussion and 15th through 17th in everything else, being the highest placing corps to earn no top-12 captions.



Crossmen (Sat.) (17th-79.85) took 12th in Color Guard and 15th through 17th in all remaining captions.



Pacific Crest (Sat.) (18th-76.95) took 20th (tie) in Percussion, 23rd in Color Guard, and 17th through 19th in all other captions.



Mandarins (Fri.) (19th-75.60) were 16th in Percussion, 17th in Color Guard and 18th in Visual Performance, placing 19th through 21st in the remaining captions.



Teal Sound (Fri.) (20th-74.90) tied for 17th in Visual Ensemble and took 18th in Brass, placing 19th through 21st in all remaining captions.



Jersey Surf (Sat.) (21st-73.55) was 18th in Color Guard and 19th in Music Ensemble and Percussion, placing 20th through 21st in the other captions, except for 23rd in Visual Ensemble.



Cascades (Fri.) (22nd-73.00) was 19th in Brass and 20th in Visual Ensemble, placing 21st or 22nd in the other captions.



Pioneer (Fri.) (23rd-69.05) was 22nd in Visual Ensemble and Percussion and 23rd in the remaining captions.



Jubal as the sole representative of the International Class on Friday night scored 74.10.



The judges for both nights of the DCI Eastern Classic were as follows: Visual Effect – Lee Carlson and Frank Miller, Music Effect – John Bell and Richard Saucedo, Visual Performance – Robert Soloman, Ensemble Visual – Sal Adamo, Color Guard – Marie Czapinski, Brass Performance - Andy Cook, Ensemble Music – Albert Lo, and Percussion Performance, Jeff Prosperie.