As the entire drum corps community enters the New Year and looks ahead to the summer of 2012, this week, Drum Corps International recaps some of the highlights of 2011, today with the most popular "DC-eye" fan-photo submissions. "DC-eye" is's popular photo-of-the-day feature showcasing images submitted from the lenses of drum corps fans around the world. The following five photos were the most popular among the nearly 250 posts made in 2011. If you've got a drum corps themed photo you'd like to share for a future installment, e-mail it to, along with a description of where and when the photo was taken and a little about yourself as well.
1. Wrong turn The Blue Knights horn line bus took a wrong turn in Minnesota and somehow ended up in a cornfield ... Learn more about this photo.

2. Cute and yellow and chubby I started making custom marching duckies a few years ago for my friends in corps. Here is the 2010 edition … Learn more about this photo.

3. Pulling a Spartacus In 2009, Phantom Regiment housed at my high school before going off to compete at the DCI Eastern Classic in Allentown. Being a huge Phantom fan, my assistant band director really wanted a picture with their drum major, Koji … Learn more about this photo.

4. Legend under the lights The Legend under the Lights, Gail "GR" Royer, Santa Clara Vanguard director from 1967-1992 ... Learn more about this photo.

5. Cadets in the sunset The Cadets arched up in the sunset in before their show in Nampa, Idaho on July 5 ... Learn more about this photo.

Most Popular "Flashback Friday" Photos

1985 Velvet Knights 1981 Cavaliers 1972 Santa Clara Vanguard 1988 Garfield Cadets 2002 Cadets