The Cadets; June 16, Annapolis, Md.
The Cadets (80.000) won last night's competition in Lexington, Ky. beating out the undefeated Phantom Regiment (78.750) in their first competition together this season. The two corps, along with performances from Carolina Crown (76.050), Boston Crusaders (72.550), Spirit from JSU (67.450) and Southwind (63.900), left fans applauding for more at Tates Creek High School Stadium. This competition and Monday night's show in Russellville, Ala., where the Cadets scored an 81.300, have made them the first and only corps to break the 80-point mark this season, giving them the highest score of the 2007 Summer Music Games Tour to date. "It's been a great summer," said George Hopkins, director of the Cadets. "The new staff is always bringing in fresh enthusiasm for each rehearsal and the kids have also been performing very well every night which is always a lot of fun to see." The Cadets, whose scores have increased almost 10 points over the past ten days, will travel to Maryland tonight to prepare for Friday's competition in Westminster. Phantom Regiment will perform again tomorrow night in Elizabeth, Pa., and the two corps will meet up again in Westminster on Friday and East Rutherford, N.J. on Saturday, where as this season is proving, anything can happen.