Drum Corps International
World Championships Day 6 Recap

World Championships Day 6 Recap

by Jeff Langan

For the first time in six years, the Cadets captured the DCI World Championship trophy, maintaining a lead they held all week long in Indianapolis while passing up the nearest competition by more than half a point with a final score of 98.35. This is the Cadets' 10th World Championship title since Drum Corps International's founding in 1972, and one that left drum major Ben Pouncey speechless before a crowd of thousands at Lucas Oil Stadium. "These guys have been walking on water since Atlanta … the last 10 shows have been really, really, really strong, " said Cadets director George Hopkins about the work ethic of his 2011 corps members. "Being able to stand there [with them] and be a part of [this Championship] is really something special." Read more.