Drum Corps International
Recap Roundup: 2012 World Championship Semifinals

Recap Roundup: 2012 World Championship Semifinals

by Michael Boo

Here is a very brief glimpse at the recap of scores for the DCI World Championship Semifinals, with an in-depth analysis on how Blue Devils won and how Crossmen nudged their way into the Finals. Crossmen and Blue Stars are the only two corps of the day to switch positions between Prelims and Semifinals. Blue Devils (1st–98.20) won five captions and placed second in three captions to Carolina Crown; Music Effect, in which they were down by 0.20, Brass, in which they were down by 0.30, and Visual Proficiency, in which they were down by 0.20. (The combination of those two spreads only accounted for 0.45 of the total score, as only the two Effect captions aren't divided in half before being added to the final score. The corps finished 0.15 over Crown in Total Effect, (Visual and Music), 0.35 over Crown in Total Visual (Proficiency, Analysis and Color Guard) and 0.25 over Crown in Total Music (Brass, Analysis and Percussion). Carolina Crown (2nd–97.45) won Music Effect, Visual Proficiency and Brass. The corps was 2nd in Visual Effect, Color Guard and Music Analysis. Visual Analysis was 3rd and Percussion was 4th. Phantom Regiment (3rd-95.70) was 2nd or 3rd in all captions except for 7th place in Percussion, which contributed to the 4th place finish in Total Music. The Cadets (4th-94.10) were 4th or 5th across the board. Santa Clara Vanguard (5th-93.70) was 4th in Visual Effect, 5th in Music Effect and all three Visual captions, 6th in Brass and 7th in Music Analysis. Percussion moved up to 2nd from 5th in Prelims, 0.20 under BD. Bluecoats (6th-92.80) was 3rd in Percussion, 4th in Brass, 5th in Music Analysis and 6th in the remaining five captions. The Cavaliers (7th-89.40) finished between 6th and 8th in six captions and 10th in Visual Effect and Visual Analysis. Boston Crusaders (8th-89.30) was 6th in Brass, 10th in Music Effect and 7th through 9th in all other captions. Madison Scouts (9th-88.80) was 10th in Percussion, 11th in Color Guard and 7th through 9th in everything else. Blue Knights (10th-87.65) was 7th in Visual Analysis, 12th in Brass, and 8th through 11th in the remaining captions. Spirit of Atlanta (11th-85.65) was 10th through 12th in six captions, but 13th in both Visual Proficiency and Analysis. Crossmen (12th-84.90) had caption placements of 11th (Visual Effect, Visual Analysis and Brass) to 14th (Percussion). The corps outscored Blue Stars by 0.65 in Total Effect, which more than accounted for the corps jumping into Finals. Total Visual was only 0.05 ahead of Blue Stars and Total Music was 0.40 behind, due to coming out even in the combination of Brass and Music Analysis, but scoring 0.80 under in Percussion. The following corps will not be in Finals. Blue Stars (13th-84.60) was 11th to 13th in all captions. Glassmen (14th-82.25) was 13th in Percussion and 14th through 15th in all other captions, except for 16th in Color Guard. The Academy (15th-81.90) was 14th or 15th in all captions except for 17th in Visual Proficiency. Pacific Crest (16th-80.25) finished 20th in Percussion, 17th in Color Guard and 15th or 16th in the remaining captions. Colts (17th-79.20) was 15th in Color Guard, 19th in Music Analysis and 16th through 18th in everything else. Troopers (18th-77.65) had caption finishes from 16th in Percussion through 21st in Visual Analysis. Oregon Crusaders (19th-77.45) was 17th through 19th in six captions, 21st in Percussion and 22nd in Color Guard. Jersey Surf (20th-75.45) was 22nd in Percussion and 19th or 20th in the rest of the captions. Blue Devils B (21st-73.60) was 17th in Percussion and 21st through 24th in the remaining captions. Vanguard Cadets (22nd-72.75) was 24th in Color Guard and Percussion and 21st or 22nd in everything else. Mandarins (23rd-71.60) was 19th in Percussion and 22nd through 24th in the remaining captions. Spartans (24th-70.75) was 19th in Visual Analysis, 20th in Color Guard and 22nd through 24th in four other captions, and 25th in Brass and Percussion. Cascades (25th-68.75) was 23rd in Percussion and 24th or 25th in the remaining captions. View the complete recap of scores from the World Championship Semifinals. Read more about the results from this event.