Drum Corps International
Ties?!

Ties?!

by Drum Corps International

Seven drum corps, Corps Vets, Scenic City, Spirit, Crossmen, The Cavaliers, The Cadets, and the Blue Devils lit up the field at Jacksonville State University last night. The show began with Scenic City, a Division III corps, featuring 40 members. The corps performed its 2001 show Thank God for Kids! According to Dan Acheson, the Executive Director of DCI, Scenic City had a "great program and a very strong showing."

Spirit from Jacksonville State University followed Scenic City with their performance of "Ghost Train." The show is very unique in that it is a tribute to the "ghosts" of old Spirit Drum Corps. Many themes throughout the show are tied to some part of the Spirit's drum corps history. According to fans, Spirit put on a solid performance and looked great in their new uniforms. Spirit's Alumni corps, Corps Vets performed in exhibition. Spirit and Corps Vets played their wonderful rendition of "Georgia" while the corps awaited their scores.The Crossmen put on a colorful and swingin show called, Late Night Jazz. Some fans described it as a show that "really keeps ya rockin."

The top three Division I corps from 2000, The Cadets, The Cavaliers, and the Blue Devils met for the first time last night. As if suspense from Sunday's Showdown in Buffalo wasn't enough, The Cadets and The Cavaliers tied for second place. The Blue Devils were the champions of the Jacksonville State competition. Will the tides turn tonight? Check back tomorrow for an update on the performances at the Dothan, Alabama show.

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