Drum Corps International
The Tweets that started them all

The Tweets that started them all

by Drum Corps International

In March, Twitter celebrated its eighth anniversary by giving its more than 600 million users the ability to search for their very first Tweets ever published.

On July 21, 2008, at 5:39 p.m., DCI's first drum corps introduced itself on the popular social network, with nearly every World and Open Class corps following suit in the next few years.

As a record of their inaugural posts, check out this list of every corps' very first Tweet of all time, as we also crunch the numbers to see which groups are most active and garner the most attention on Twitter.

First corps to Tweet to the drum corps universe

1. @PhantomRegiment, July 21, 2008

2. @SCVanguard, October 14, 2008

3. @TheBlueDevils, October 15, 2008

4. @BostonCrusaders, November 25, 2008

5. @JerseySurf, February 6, 2009

Five most-followed corps

1. @TheCavaliers, 32,300+

2. @TheBlueDevils, 27,200+

3. @CarolinaCrown, 26,300+

4. @PhantomRegiment, 25,800+

5. @TheCadets, 24,500+

Corps that Tweet the most

1. @TheCavaliers, 11,300+

2. @CarolinaCrown, 6,625+

3. @TheBlueDevils, 5,324+

4. @PhantomRegiment, 3,612+

5. @TheBlueStars, 3,259+

First Tweets of DCI and its World and Open Class corps