The 2018 Drum Corps International Tour reached its peak August 6-11, with a week-long celebration of the very best in marching music at the DCI World Championships in Indiana.

From the start of Open Class competition Monday in Michigan City, to Santa Clara Vanguard breaking its 19-year World Championships drought on Saturday night, was on the scene reporting on events as they happened.

Take a look back at who was making headlines last week in this recap of World Championship highlights.

Monday, August 6

Less than a point separates top corps in ultra-competitive Open Class Prelims

Corps enter Open Class Finals with medalist positions on the line

Tuesday, August 7

Vanguard Cadets go back-to-back with Open Class gold

VIDEO: Vanguard Cadets win 2018 Open Class gold

VIDEO: 2018 Open Class World Championship Finals scores

Recap Roundup: DCI Open Class World Championship Finals

Wednesday, August 8

Individual talents on display at 2018 Performers Showcase

VIDEO: Recap: 2018 DCI Performers Showcase

VIDEO: Recap: 2018 Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Thursday, August 9

Vanguard on top, Spartans sneak in after fierce Prelims competition

Open Class corps seize World Class opportunity in Indy

PODCAST: 40 broadcasts in the "air chair"

VIDEO: FREE Players make DCI World Championships debut

VIDEO: Recap: Fierce Prelims competition sets the tone for World Championships Week

VIDEO: Gold reaches new heights in 2018

VIDEO: Mic’d Up: Bluecoats’ Samuel Crawford

VIDEO: 6 takeaways from the DCI World Championship Prelims

Friday, August 10

Vanguard widens gap at top of Semifinals

Mandarins raise the bar with inaugural Finals bid

PODCAST: The final piece of the "On Madness and Creativity" puzzle

VIDEO: Canada's Calgary Stampede returns to DCI World Championships

VIDEO: Congratulations to the 2018 DCI Age-Outs

VIDEO: 5 takeaways from the 2018 DCI World Championship Semifinals

VIDEO: First-time DCI finalists

Saturday, August 11

Vanguard returns to forefront, ends 19-year championship drought

Recap Roundup: 2018 DCI World Championship Finals

VIDEO: DCI World Championship Finals awards ceremony

VIDEO: Vanguard wins 2018 DCI World Championship

VIDEO: And in first place …

Calgary Stampede taking Indy DrumLine Battle crown back to Canada

International culture on display at annual SoundSport festival

VIDEO: Recap: SoundSport International Music and Food Festival

Sunday, August 12

Super 3 ticket packages to the 2019 DCI World Championships

Book your Indianapolis hotel for the 2019 DCI World Championships

Don't miss any of Drum Corps International's news and highlights leading up to the 2019 DCI Tour. Sign up for email alerts at