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What to Watch Tonight: DCI Live! from Texas
The Crossmen will perform Thursday evening in Belton, Texas.Photo by: Drum Corps International

What to Watch Tonight: DCI Live! from Texas

by Drum Corps International

The next leg of the Drum Corps International Tour reaches Texas today with two events: DCI Denton presented by the Cavaliers for Red River Thunder at C.H. Collins Stadium and DCI Central Texas presented by Band Shoppe at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Both events will be webcast via the DCI Live! streaming video platform today, Thursday, July 21. The first of 12 corps will step off in Belton at 7:10 p.m. ET / 4:10 p.m. PT and an hour later the first of 10 in Denton at 8:10 p.m. ET / 5:10 p.m. PT.

DCI Live! webcasts are available for viewing on desktop computers, with mobile streaming available exclusively through the DCI.org iPhone and iPad app, or the DCI.org Android app. The webcasts are accessible through a season-long subscription package or separately by pay-per-view.

Register today for a 2016 DCI Live! subscription.

Note: All times Central and subject to change.

DCI Central Texas
Presented by Band Shoppe
Belton, TX | Thursday, July 21, 2016

6:00 p.m. Welcome & National Anthem

6:10 p.m. Genesis - Austin, TX
6:27 p.m. Seattle Cascades - Seattle, WA
6:44 p.m. Jersey Surf - Camden County, NJ
7:01 p.m. Spirit of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
7:18 p.m. Oregon Crusaders - Portland, OR

7:35 p.m. Intermission

7:52 p.m. Troopers - Casper, WY
8:09 p.m. Colts - Dubuque, IA
8:26 p.m. Crossmen - San Antonio, TX
8:43 p.m. Blue Stars - La Crosse, WI
9:00 p.m. Boston Crusaders - Boston, MA
9:17 p.m. Madison Scouts - Madison, WI
9:34 p.m. Phantom Regiment - Rockford, IL

9:59 p.m. 
Awards Ceremony

What to Watch: Belton

After touring the Midwest in June and the first part of July, Austin-based Open Class corps Genesis finally returns to its home state to help kick off the first of four DCI Tour events scheduled for Texas in the coming days. 

 Welcome the Seattle Cascades: The corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and Belton will mark one of its first performances since leaving the Pacific Northwest at the beginning of July. The showdown on Thursday at Crusader Stadium will be one of the first times the Cascades get to see where they stack up against other World Class corps like Jersey Surf and Spirit of Atlanta.

 Can the Madison Scouts mount a comeback?  Earlier this summer the Scouts were able to notch a win against the Blue Stars during their first meeting on July 10 in Madison, Wisconsin. The Blue Stars managed to slip by on July 15 by two tenths of a point and by nearly a point and a half a day later in Minneapolis. If the Blue Stars can keep Madison at bay moving forward, Phantom Regiment may be the next one in the La Crosse, Wisconsin corps’ sights. A little over a point separated the two corps on July 16 which is the closest they’ve finished since the 2010 DCI World Championships.

 Competition between the Colts and the Troopers could heat up quickly as these two corps march their way into Texas. Since June 25 the Troopers have held a lead on the Colts in all nine events that they’ve faced each other. The gap between the two corps, however, has been as little as three tenths of a point. With both groups eager to find their way back into the DCI World Championship Finals for the first time in a number of years, Texas could be pivotal in setting up the second half of these corps’ summer seasons. 

DCI Denton
Presented by the Cavaliers for Red River Thunder
Denton, TX | Thursday, July 21, 2016

7:00 p.m. Welcome & National Anthem

7:10 p.m.
 Guardians - Houston, TX
7:27 p.m. Pacific Crest - Diamond Bar, CA
7:44 p.m. Mandarins - Sacramento, CA
8:01 p.m. The Academy - Tempe, AZ

8:18 p.m. Intermission

8:35 p.m. Santa Clara Vanguard - Santa Clara, CA
8:52 p.m. Blue Knights - Denver, CO
9:09 p.m. The Cadets - Allentown, PA
9:26 p.m. Carolina Crown - Ft. Mill, SC
9:43 p.m. Bluecoats - Canton, OH
10:00 p.m. The Cavaliers - Rosemont, IL

10:25 p.m. Awards

What to Watch: Denton

• As the sole representative of DCI’s Open Class division in Denton, Houston-based Guardians will get the event started with the very first competitive performance of its 2016 production, “Radioactive.”

• Although the Blue Devils have the night off from competition, the race to the top at this event continues with the Bluecoats, Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cadets, and Cavaliers all in attendance.

• The last time Bluecoats and Crown faced off was Monday in Warrensburg, Missouri, where the Ohio corps managed to fall second to the Devils by just a tenth of a point. Crown took third less than a point behind the Bluecoats. With just tenths separating these corps, the top spot in Texas could be just about anyone’s for the taking.

• Vanguard and Cadets continue to finish back and forth, one triumphing over the other in a seemingly unpredictable fashion. Where will Denton leave these two contenders on the road to the San Antonio regional on Saturday? Will Cadets continue to claim victory as it has time and again over the last decade, or can Vanguard finally push past the East Coast juggernaut for good?

• The Cavaliers scored 80 points for the first time Monday, but the Green Machine still finds itself a little more than a point behind Vanguard and the Cadets. Look for the corps to make a move past the sixth-place slot its been holding onto as it approaches its "home away from home," Texas.

Can't watch either event? Log on to DCI Live! Saturday, July 23 when corps from both Belton and Denton make their way to San Antonio. 

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