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Drum Corps International 1983 Yearbook

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2 Ten year review DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL IN PERSPECTIVE I employee;' Pesceone remembers that, we implement those says. \"Once they've done n ten years, our organization, years, \"I was the only DCI the sponsor and catalyst for modern drum and bugle now. \"We operated out of my policy decisions'.' corps activities, has grown from a home, with the help of my Even the most successful corner of Executive Director wife Maty The judging operation growth - and ours qualifies as Don Pesceone's basement to a and the rules congress were such - isn't without its growing modest office in Lomb,u-d, run with volunteers'.' pains. Like a child, DCI always Illinois, with a staff of ten. Relaxed and congenial in his seems to be one size ahead Patt of the impetus behind off.season hiatus, Pesceone of the clorhes it needs. As DCI's ten years of great strides laughs, \"The second employee demands accelerate, daily has been the dedication of \" ·as Mary The Boai·d paid her operations require all of the its first and only executive a token fee and formalized the staff' aYailable time, so looking directot; Don Pesceone. He atTangemenr we had already. ahead to the future is a luxurn accepted the challenges all but Only no\" ; if she did a bad job Larger and more diversified singlehandedly in the beginning on the typing, we could fire her:· cro\" ·ds meant greater revenues - organizing the needs of 100 With the hectic 61-dffi· for our emerging organization, Below: The first DCI Championship was held plus corps, many with up to competitive season behind but also new challenges. In Warhawk Stadium at 128 members and $100,000 him, Pesceone had time i\\·lore professional business Whitewater In 1972. It is budgets, all scattered across to reminisce. \"Our tangible management was necessaiy; considered the birthplace of a continent. assets were ourselves in eYen though, regrettably, contemporary drum corps. Each year the gentle rolllng hills of Include contest scheduling, the beginning and the 'wai· the mm·e to a businesslike coast-to-coast touring logistics, surplus' office equipment \" ·e atmosphere alienated some of this rural university community now hosts the DCI Midwest trendsetting show concepts used'.' The organized but the members who yearn for regionals. and the individual needs comfortable clutter of the drum co1ps' informal past. of patticipants and fans and Lombard office is a real contrast '·DCI had to learn quickly hov. Right: As corps alumnus, judge, instructor, corps manager, a it's clear how things looked to with the early days. to hai1c1Je a convention-type parent of corps members, and Pesceone in 1972, when he \"Our objective then was to situation at the Championships, executive director of DCI, was hired to manage the generate funds that the with 40,000-50,000 people;' Don Pesceone Is dedicated to year-old organization. corps needed to keep their sa\\·s Pesceone. 'All the the activity. For the first three and a half programs alive while they promotion we had done was developed their own resources;' staiting to pay off, but there says Pesceone. were many new problems'.' DCI organized comest tours, Personal relationships with so corps could move fluidly clients, supp01t ers of the corps, around the count1y without became diluted due to lack of wasting expensive travel time. time and volume of the crowds. Uniformity was established Again, additional personnel were in judging, a previously necessary, to handle increased controversial area. A dialogue sales of tickets and souvenirs. among our member corps Yet the sweeping management - those Pesceone humbly calls changes created an environment \"the true leaders of DCI\" - that encouraged the corps to was set up. greater creativity. Organizational \"DCI is, ai1d was, a service changes that begai1 on the organization;' he says. \"Our board room tables soon showed entire purpose is to make all the up on the competition field. details, small or large, easier Due to these more for both audience ahd drum entertaining shows and corps;' Pesceone says. promotion, audiences The professional staff does mushroomed around the not establish policy; they implement dictates from the corps and audience. \"The corps make the rules;' Pesceone

3 country. From staff to performers, jokes Pesceone. \"The transition in corps and hold down summer television was a big boost to everyone experienced a happened quickly, but the jobs as well. And Pesceone public awareness. Local stations pleasant shock drum and concept and philosophy slowly says more emphasis in the future have covered our events, and bugle corps was really evolved over 10 years'.' will be placed on corps helped sponsor national ones. catching fire. Drum Corps International is generating funding in their In 1982, when public The relocation to larger very much focused on the home areas. television declined to broadcast arenas was a significant factor. here and now; yet it does look \"We think there needs to be the championships, DCI In 1975 and 1976, the World to the future. \"We have trouble a complete re-evaluation of developed funding and Chan1pionships were held in making long-range plans our competitive structure on the produced the broadcast Philadelphia's Franklin Field. because of all we've had to face regional level;' he says. in-house. Televised live nationally by in terms of growing pains \"Su·ong regional organizations There was an excellent WGBH-1Y, Boston, on PBS, over the past five years;' says such as Drum Corps Midwest response; and now Pesceone the co1ps suddenly found Pesceone. So the future is a and Drum Corps East can be is organizing a possible themselves in living rooms coast question mark- is DCI on the developed to reinforce commercial interest in a cable to coast. right course? what we're doing nationally'.' television venture. As with \"When we were performing More and more corps are Pesceone says DCI will take a the public 1V broadcast, the goal before 10,000 people in being squeezed by the economy. serious look at moving the is not so much money-making Whitewate~ Wisconsin, we Fuel, food and housing costs yearly championships to one as audience-building. thought we had achieved all that have gone up, but the real central spot. \"Because of From humble literally drum corps could possibly factor is how the economy our aggressive promotion, and downhome roots a decade ago, achieve;' says Pesceone. affects the families of the the increased musicality of DCI is dedicated to the challenges \"That night in 1977 when the kids who participate. A two the corps, we've attracted new of the activity's growth. corps came out into Mile High month touring schedule limits audiences. Now we're an activity New audiences, creative Stadium in Denver and saw summer job possibilities - jobs with universal appeal'.' development, and financial 34,000 people in the stands, we that may be necessary for Yet, promotion has had to be stability: DCI has a tradition we're were so awed we didn't even funding an education, or for very streanilined, because proud to look back upon, and know how to react:' helping out the family. most ofDCI's money goes to an exciting new aesthetic It was due to DCI's vision, A shotter competitive season the corps. The annual horizon ahead. after taking over organizational might be one way to allow young broadcast of the World responsibilities that a new spirit people the opportunity to play Championships on public of freedom in creativity developed among corps, after the organization took over from the previous sponsors - American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. \"Because it had been subsidized almost entirely by veteran organizations, drum corps had a semi-military structure;' says Pesceone. \"Carrying the American flag, playing flag presentations, marching in parades - we had to do these things in order to compete. The types of insuuments we could play were pre-determined'.' Now spectators take for granted that each corps will have a distinct identity. \"Corps can do about anything, so long as it isn't illegal or immoral;'

4 Drums Along the Rockies HIGH IN ROCKIES, BLUE DEVILS SHOW SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME I mposing and formidable Mile High Stadium in Denver - the site of DCI' s Drums Along the Rockies Regional, July 10 - has left more than one novice corps performer a quivering wreck With bold lines reaching toward the skies, and a god's view of the mundane, daily world, the stadium is one of great beauty and wrenching intimidation. It was an omen of things to come, as the Blue Devils, from Concord, California, registered the first of many victories in 1982 on the road to an eventual triumph in Montreal. Corps fans were glued to the scoreboard, fidgeting in anticipation of the clash between the Devils and their home state rivals, the Santa Clara Vanguard, searching for an early hint of dominance in the coming season. It wasn't to be, howevet; as the Vanguard witnessed its greatest point spread of the summer between themselves and the Devils. The Vanguard finished in third place behind the Blue Devils 1bp: Precise. Over and over untll Above right: Callfornla glrls and the Phantom Regiment. It's perfect. A practice fleld Is a who can't afford to think about Still, the regional marked surprlslngly quiet, orderly the surf, the Vanguard sllks the first major battlefield space. No seconds can wlll lose count of the number be wasted. of tosses they make before on which the two high-octane they can be satisfied with corps would meet, and the Above: No errors get past an their performance. annual renewal of a dogfight Instructor. They are always that would continue to watching, always helping, At left: A corps competes as the last minutes of the missing nothing. It all counts. a unit, but Is made up of lndlvlduals. It comes down World Championships. finally to commitment: can you The Blue Devils fielded face yourself and say, \"This Is their savvy act to the tune of an my personal best?\" 84, edging them past a feisty Regiment by a point and a half. The Vanguard pushed the Devils and Phantom to the wire, while the Madison Scouts scrapped their way into fourth. In a fight tor fifth, the Freelancer's marching precision helped

5 DCI East DCI Midwest Regional Regionals Y<\\NKEES AND REBEI.S UNCONDIDONAL WARFARE WAGE CML WAR IN DRUM WHEN POWERS CIASH CORPS' BIRTI-IPIACE push them past the Sky Ryders heisted a first-place finish them the sixth and eighth an anonymous corps, oblivious by 1.5 with a total score from the jaws of the Crossmen. spots, respectively. to the weathei; uniforms shed, of73.55 waited to see who would draw North Stai; from the North played a gentle ballad. The lroopers, a distant first blood. Shore of Massachusetts, many of If offered a precious moment seventh, finished with a 59.75. Garfield, launching the whom are students enrolled that makes memories - the Valley Fevei; from Modesto, final phase of a three-year at the Berklee School of Music, soft ballad, the waning storm California, a rising storm in improvement program, took the came in seventh. and the anxious return to the Western skies, finished field with authority and an Alliance, from Boston, competition, all inspired the eighth. The Modesto corps air of self-confidence they would topped the bottom four corps, corps' performances. highlighted a feverishly hot horn maintain all summer. Garfield more than 10 points behind As the contest progressed, line tempered by their cool poured it on, staving off a last the forerunners. Rounding out patterns of success formed and reserved uniforms. minute charge of the Crossmen the top 12 in the DCI East as drill designs unfurled. Rounding out the top ten - hometown favorites by virtue regional were the Defenders, Whitewatei; at this point the were the Blue Knights in ninth, of their proximity to Allentown. from Rockland, Massachusetts, most prestigious regional in and the struggling but proud In finals, Garfield served the rapidly improving Memphis terms of competition, was the Blue Stars in tenth. notice they would be the team Blues and Canada's Les Eclipses, site of some grueling match-ups Six corps competing in Drums to beat from the East. But later to become the first that would later reoccur at Along the Rockies would later the Crossmen, who came close Canadian corps in two years the World Championships. finish in the top 12 at the to killing Garfield's three- to finish among the top 25 at the By Whitewatei; most corps are Montreal World Championships, year program, also made its DCI World Championships. hitting their strides. In a tribute to the intensity of presence felt, executing with The DCI East regionals perhaps the greatest ongoing competition in Denver. machine-like precision. produced high point totals for rivalry since the Brooklyn From the lofty heights of the Completing an Eastern sweep competing corps in their Dodgers and New York Yankees Rocky Mountains to the urbane of the top three spots, the first major event of the 1982 in the fifties, the Concord charms of Montreal, the Bridgemen cavorted to third. season, scores comparable to Blue Devils and Santa Clara Drums Along the Rockies The Bayonne, New Jersey, corps those tallied by Western corps Vanguard again topped the field. Championship gave advance maintained its tradition of in Denver. The Devils finished with 91.15, warning of an unparalleled finishing high in the DCI From early in the 1982 followed by the Vanguard competitive season. EMt regional. season, there was little doubt with an even 89. The all-male Cavaliers, from that Eastern and Southern corps With rhythmic, jazzier-than- w bile Western and Rosemont, Illinois, inherited were battle-ready for their thou arrangements, and a Midwestern corps the Madison Scouts' Eastern unyielding West Coast and looseness of presentation were locked into popularity in the Scouts' Midwest counterparts. consistent with the medium, the a pitched battle high in the absence. The Cavies gave their De.vils are stylistic opposites Rockies, vying for prominence competitive all to finish a strong An extremely hot day at of the Vanguard. The Vanguard, west of the Mississippi, Eastern fourth, slipping past the South's the 1982 DCI Midwest in turn, complement the Blue and Southern corps competed strongest entry, the Spirit of regional was ripped Devils with a tightly structured in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Atlanta. The Cavaliers rebounded into fragments. During the classical format that opens July 10. remarkably in the finals to supper break, a suddenly with the Fourth Movement of Deep in the heart of drum move ahead of the 27th Lancers. erupting rainstorm, shattered an Giannini's Third Symphony and corps' origin, where tradition still lraditionally tough extremely hot day at the DCI ends with a tantalizing runs strong, staid J. Birney competitors themselves, Midwest regional. arrangement of American Crum Stadium hosted the DCI the 27th Lancers were caught As youthful corps fans composer Aaron Copland's East regionals, the site of the in a weak moment - a drill frolicked in the rainy streets 'J\\ppalachian Spring'.' first show-down between the redesign - and placed fifth. near the University of Wisconsin- The Phantom Regiment East's two most formidable corps. Two Southern corps, the Spirit Whitewater Warhawk Stadium, sneaked past reigning For two sweltering summer of Atlanta and Suncoast Sound everyone wondered if the Whitewater champs, the Madison days, Philadelphia's Crossmen found themselves in neck- competition would resume. Scouts, for third with its and the Garfield Cadets engaged to-neck battle all season. When the rains ceased dazzling interpretation of the in a photo-finish battle that Hearty performances earned as abruptly as they had arrived, ballet \"Spartacus;' a magnum would end with the slimmest Temperatures in the crowd of spectators and participants opus production in its last of margins. more than 11,000 rose as trooped back into the stadium. Garfield, in its first major fast as the mercury while they Passing the campus cafeteria, competition of the season,

6 DCINorth DCI Canada Regionals Regional \\I\\NGUARD CWMS VICTORY 1WO YEARS IN A ROW year. With enough props to film a In 1981 the Ypsilanti, corps' lack of an image, up on the Dubuque Colts, Hollywood movie, caned onto Michigan, regional was a soggy the Sacramento crew proved who came in tenth. the field with chariots, the memo1y that 1982 fans happily you don't need an image to blow DCI North provided a final full-blown performance brought forgot as they basked in the a horn. learning station for the a rousing ovation. warm light and bright blue skies Independent of the Scouts/ impending World Opting to perform last, of a postcard-perfect day. Vanguard tussle for first was Championships, scarcely the Scouts took fourth. With But it's never the right a second spirited fight between a week away. As the season some fancy hoofing by a rifle temperature down on the field, two sisters of the South, the wound to a conclusion, the many , squad resembling twenties just hot, hotter and hottest - Spirit of Atlanta and the Suncoast pieces of a consummate drum gangsters in a fifties' musical, ask the Madison Scouts. Sound, of Tampa Bay, Florida. corps show were finally falling the Scouts also garnered a strong The Scouts came out ready After being knocked out of the into place. crowd response. to play giant-killer; delivering a Whitewater regional finals by Eastern corps held the next spectacularly hot show that sent Suncoast, the Spirit wanted F ans were buzzing alter four spots with the Garfield the crowd springing to its feet. to clearly reestablish their tl1e Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets taking fifth, the Crossmen Since tl1e Phantom Regiment position in Ypsilanti. scored 94.65, its highest sixm, Bridgemen sevenm and wasn't entered, it quickly Battling for Soutl1ern score of the summer. The tl1e 27m Lancers eighm. boiled down to a head-to-head supremacy; Spirit finished California corps romped to its In keeping with its unabashed confrontation between the on top with its contemporaiy second straight DCI Cai1ada image, me psyched-up Scouts and the Vanguai·d. An arrangements of populai· regional on August 15, in Bridgemen gave a \"go-for-it\" audience of 9,000 at Rynearson Dixie classics. Hainilton, Ontario. performance marking one of its Stadium was crazy about me But the Sound had arrived, Speculation increased tl1ree- finest showings this year. Scouts, a regional favorite with with its sweetly swaying fold when word can1e from The ninm, tenm and eleventh tl1eir hot vaudeville dancing. But hai·monies, to take ai1 eventual Boston mat tl1e Blue Devils had spots were claimed by the fans were awed to silence by 13th place finish in the just tallied another towering Cavaliers, Sky Ryders and the formidable Vanguard. Montreal championships. score in the CYO Nationals, Freelancers. But, the real surprise Madison lit the fire, but Santa In contrast to the fresh new a 93.25. at Whitewater was the Clara was the flame, licking Southern corps, the Knights, With me next stop Montreal, emergence of Florida's Suncoast hotter and higher than the Scouts from Geneseo, Illinois, had been every score announced took Sound in the top 12. An and tallying a final score of ai·ound long enough to pass on additional meaning, ascending stai; me Sound took 87.60, several points under its back into fashion. They'd prophecies of that which was 12th at the expense of Southern 1981 DCI Northern regional returned to World Class soon to come. sister; the Spirit of Atlanta, point total. competition after a hiatus in However; those in Hamilton which was edged out of the It was the Vanguard's second Class A In 1981 World doubted whether the Vai1guai·d finals. With a balmy and breezy straight victory at Ypsilanti, Class competition the Knights could top the Madison Scouts. sound, Suncoast finished a razor's edge up on the Scouts finished 19th. Their sixth- Emphasing dance, the Scouts had in the finals here for the first ai1d the Sacramento Freelancers. place DCI North finish, behind stait ed the season slowly. time in its brief history. Previously one of the earliest perennial powers Madison But, Madison's strengm and Whitewater proved to be more regionals of me drum and and Santa Clara, witnessed a maturity grew nearly eve1y day than a tune-up for Montreal. bugle corps season, DCI North full return to respectability. during the summer; and by this When me final scores were in, was moved ahead to mid-August In a battle between heritage last regional, tl1ey verged the results for the Vai1guard in 1981 to draw more and innovation, the Casper; on awesome. and Blue Devils foretold competitive corps. The switch Wyoming, lroopers pulled into It was said in Hamilton the final placements at the worked, and me North Regional seventl1, just ahead of the mat me Scouts nearly moved World Championships. is now one of the drum corps' Avant Garde, from Saratoga Ivor Wynne Stadium off most competitive events. Springs, New York The Avant its foundation. w ith Montreal - the pot For me Freelancers, it was Gai·de lived up to me promise It was me Vanguard's second of gold at me end me second straight strong of its name with a deft straight Cai1adian regional of me World showing at DCI North; mey'd contemporaiy repertoire in championship, with botl1 Championship rainbow - captured a fourm the previous shaip contrast to the lroopers, victories at the Scouts' expen e. looming ahead, DCI's Northern yeai·. Although Freelancer whose history-minded approach In the Blue Devils' absence, regional was eagerly awaited director Parker Silva has offered a glimpse into drum by Vanguard-watchers, anxious expressed concern over his corps' past. to see if Santa Clai·a was ready The Boston Crusaders to turn on. slipped into ninm, a scai1t point

7 Santa Clara walked away with both DCI North and Canada regionals, winning by more than two points in Ypsilanti, while pounding out a three-point plus margin in Hamilton. Although the Scouts narrowly edged the Vanguard in the bl-ass caption, with its motor- driven horn line going full bore, Santa Clara won all the other captions hands down on the sprint to Montreal. TI1e consistent Freelancers took an undisputed third, finishing five points ahead of fourth-place Atlanta. A little over tl1ree points behind Spirit of Atlanta was its Southern rival, the Suncoast Sound, a corps that spent 1982 improving point totals in all captions. The 1roopers took sixth, shaded by half a point by the Suncoast Sound, but four points ahead of the Knights, from Geneseo, Illinois. A fast-paced no-nonsense floor show eased Valley Fever from Modesto, California into eightl1, ahead of the Boston Crusaders Top: Young corps members on in ninth. The Avant Garde and the road, away from home the Dubuque Colts tied for tenm maybe for the first time. That's great- at the start. After a in the prelims, putting 11 month or so, the letters and groups in finals competition. packages at mail call start to The Avant Garde, howevei; look better and better. slipped past the Colts in the Above: They cook. They counsel. finals to take tenth. They go for. They're there In a DCI Canada represented the crisis, but they're having last major battlefield before a good time too. Many corps the full-scale combat of the are accompanied by World Finals. The high scores chaperones, often mothers tallied by me Vanguard and the of corps members. Meals on the road are a time to relax, fill Scouts reflected a summer up, and trade banter with of hard work, long hours, surrogate family. When a day endless travel and most of all, has been spent with every ceaseless improvement. nod and gesture Judged, It's an TI1e corps were just days away hour to treasure. from the final test in Montreal. Left: The old world of Montreal As corps' buses pulled onto tl1e through young eyes of Santa highway out of Hamilton, Clara Vanguard members. The there was one stop left on the days off are rare and prized. tour - Montreal.

8 Left: In lndlvlduals and Above: A performer's eye view ensemble competition a kid of the corps and the crowd. from Hicksville can challenge a At the 1982 World Blue Devll on common ground, Championship prellms historic and perhaps win. McGIii University bulldlngs punctuate the setting.

9 Solo and ensemble Class A and All-Girl competitions World Finals PROVIDE OPPORTIJNilY CANADIAN DUTCH BOY, FOR INDMDUAL LES CHATEWNES ACCOMPLISHMENT ThKE CHAMPIONSHIPS he annual DCI solo and \"Nobody really knows about it ntario's Dutch Boy Florida Wave, in the first year of Tensemble competitions, now; and yet it turns out that 0 dropped the plural from Class A competitions, claimed juggled around to fit so many of the kids that its name - formerly a surprisingly strong third. the schedule of the World are into the solo and ensemble Dutchboys - and jumped from The Wave's performance Championships, offer a different contests over the years have fourth in the 1981 Class surprised viewers with a slickly level of achievement for become instructors for their A World Championships to a staged trick involving an its participants. corps and other corps'.' resounding first in 1982. expanding parachute unfurled Although many of the eventual The solo and ensemble event Whether the former name by the color guard. winners inevitably will hail began the second year of represented ballast overboard or Following the Florida Wave from the powerhouse drum DCI activities in Whitewatet; not, Dutch Boy traveled light was Arbella, taking fourth with a corps such as Santa Clara Wisconsin, 1973, and moved fast through the '82 restrained use of asymmetrical Vanguard, the solo and ensemble Richards remembered. season, winning all but one drill patterns. Arbella showed contests provide the chance \"It's grown from about 50 of the contests they entered. itself to be a sophisticated for individual soloists to excel contestants to 300 entries Originally a feeder corps for and contemporary corps. on their own merits. this year with more than 400 the Flying Dutchmen of Some old-time partner \"This competition is where contestants;' he reflected. Kitchenet; Ontario, today's dancing and an amiable if it's at;' said Dave Richards, \"If we could just expose it, I Dutch Boy is a flashy unit with an modest drill brought out the DCI judge who has been in think we would have a super eye for pleasing audiences. best in the Pioneers, from charge of solo and ensemble huge crowd, and not just \"Our drum corps has always Cedarburg, Wisconsin, who slid contests for the past several years. corps kids'.' been crowd-appealing;' said past the Golden Garrison and \"This is for the individual, 'As I look at the kids that director John Robins. Valley Aires respectively to where a kid from Podunk prepare for this, first of all \"Sometimes a crowd-appealing capture fifth. Center in West Virginia can beat I realize the time they put in as corps can be a negative with From the first to the last a Concord Blue Devil;' corps members;' Richards said. the judges, but this year it's note, in the cool early autumn Richards continued. \"If he \"Now; all these kids have put been a plus. night, Les Chatelaines basked can beat a Blue Devil, then that's in X-amount of hours in addition \"We also consider the number in the warm glow of their his reward. He's no longer to their corps activities, and I of members we have;' he hometown Laval supporters. relying on anything other than look at them as leaders'.' continued. \"We're one of the Claiming first for the second his own talents, his own Winners in the captions of larger Class A corps, so we can do straight year in All-Girl perception and his own solo competitions were: snare a lot more on the field than competition, Les Chatelaines performance that day'.' drums, Robbie Robinson, a smaller corps can'.' weren't about to relinquish Solo and ensemble contests from the Crossmen, 98.55; With the final tally of 68.05, their title without a struggle. carry only a small fee, and mallets, Lauren Vogel, Dutch Boy dethroned reigning The only All-Girl corps to tally are open to all corps members from Phantom Regiment, 93; Class A Champion, the over 60 points (62.85), Les participating in the week of timpani, Bob Morrison, the Southernaires, finishing ahead Chatelaines pulled out all the competition. Performing soloists Crossmen, 95.50; multi-tenoi; of All-Girl Champ Les Chatelaines stops in reclaiming the title with play designated scales for the Scott Pearson, Madison Scouts, by more than five points. a varied and colorful drill that judges, as well as a composition 93.70; soprano, David Wailes, With precision execution revolved around smooth and approximately three minutes Freelancers, 88; baritone, Dave and tasty musical selections, aesthetically-pleasing movement. long. Though most perform Lang, Dubuque Colts, 98.50; including their variation of \"You Although the Ventures, from the compositions of others, often French horn, Timothy Hinton, Are My Sunshine;' retitled Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, classics, some contestants pen Phantom Regiment, 100; contra \"Dutch Boy Sunshine;' they scored well in marching their own pieces for the event. bass, Christopher Smith, Les were clearly the class of the field. and percussion, they lost ground Although solo competitions Etoiles, 95.50; and mellophone, Second in the Class A finals in brass and general effect to have been accorded second-class Tom Holman, Concord Blue was a Canadian corps, Les Etoiles, finish second in All-Girl status in the past, the event Devils, 85.50. who begin their drill in a competition. With a nicely-paced has picked up prestige in recent Toking the two ensemble semi-star with the color guard show; howevet; the Ventures years, Richards pointed out. categories were the Madison in a crescent spinning off the tip. segued smoothly from one drill 'A prelim and a final, Scouts, with a 97 in brass, In bright greens contrasting segment to the next. someday, with the finals and Santa Clara Vanguard, with a with black, offset with sunny St. Ignatius, from Hicksville, showcased in a place where 90 in percussion. oranges and yellow-green New York, took third. people can come in, buy tickets, flags, Les Etoiles put forth a sit down and enjoy themselves dazzling front. would be ideal;' Richards said. A tiny but feisty corps, the

10 DCI World Championships SPECD\\CUIAR SIGHTS AND SOUNDS AMIDST RECORD PERFORMANCES he last specks of the emotional rite of passage, Spirit of Atlanta, pride of the delight of the crowd. Some T Northern daylight \"aging out'.' South, was off next. The sky-blue drum corps buffs love them, flickered over the Some competitors and pink Spirit stepped lively others don't, but no one denies bleachers on the Eastern face contemplated the last minutes through its drill, playing modern the Bridgemen's impact on of Montreal's Olympic Stadium. to be spent with their corps variations of Southern-flavored an audience. It was the night of August in silence. Others talked classics, before surging Finishing tops in the drum 21, as the first corps took animatedly to friends, trying not toward the sidelines behind captions, a feat that testifies the field in 1982 DCI World to think of what was, for many, the forceful thrust of its to both their strengths Championship finals the high point of their youth. horn line. Atlanta slid to twelfth and imbalances, the Bridgemen competition. A week of Away from the hustle and in the final tally. are consummate entertainers. electrifying competitions noise, a young man stood Meanwhile, on the sidelines, They serve a lounge lizard's culminated as twelve corps who alone, surrounded by nine years Sky Ryder backers keyed up delight - gimmicks from soft- had fought their way through of memories with the 27th for their first DCI World pedaled bumps and grinds to hot prelims merited thirteen Lancers. For awhile he fought Championship appearance. It percussion licks. minutes of prime time. tears, trying to wrest control was a fitting debut for a corps Switching places with the Montreal was divinely suited of his vocal chords, then, that swept out of the great plains Bridgemen in the final to the event, which is considered the dam burst. and into the competitive arena, tallies, the Freelancers' solid \"olympic\" in scope itself, \"It has seemed like it's as the Hutchinson, Kansas, performance continued their bringing together more than such a short time, although I corps demanded and took tenth. charge up the rankings to 100 drum corps from North started when I was 12, but I'm The colorful Sky Ryders take ninth. After breaking into America. More than 30,000 fans, aging out tonight, and it'll spread across the field in brazen the top 12 in Montreal the aficionados and participants soon be over;' Mike Purpel said. anticipation, fans screaming previous year; director Parker turned out at Olympic and \"It's a funny feeling, in solidarity. After some Silva's corps executed solidly McGill stadiums for the because you don't believe it'll limbering exercises and a with nearly identical marching, competitions, more than three ever end. You think of that deliberately nonchalant free- percussion and brass tallies. times the number to attend last bus ride home tomorrow, form tune-up, backs still to the The Freelancers, from the first DCI World and the show tonight, and you've stands, the Sky Ryders wheeled Sacramento, California, bolstered Championships in 1972. got to go out and do the job for abruptly, ready for an assault by the acquisition of crack Exhibits by a pair of talented 13 minutes, and that's it'.' on the audience. drill designer Pete Emmons, Canadian corps: The Class A Splashes of soft light played The Sky Ryders played to the gave an efficient and Dutch Boy champs and Les across the field, the last crowd, climaxing an exciting professional performance. Chatelaines, All-Girl winners, reminders of another glorious show with deftly executed rifle After an early false start, New inaugurated Saturday night's Canadian day. With the last tosses. In one spectacular England's solid 27th Lancers finals. Both corps had won their traces of summer slipping into gimmick, equipment is thrown hit the comeback trail. respective divisions the autumn and evening's curtain down a horizontal line of fire Gathering steam through the night before. quietly descending, the Cavaliers from one end of the guard summer, the Lancers finished Tension rippled through the from Rosemont, Illinois, hit to the other; leaving the sixth, redeeming what had earlier crisp air as anxious fans and their first chord, sending crowd gasping. looked like a lost year. performers paced or sat by a shiver through the crowd. While the exuberant Sky The rich and earthy colors themselves in mute anticipation. Kelly-green Cavalier uniforms Ryders strutted their stuff, and subtle movement of its color The show started at 5 p.m., blended into the Astro Turf Bobby Hoffinan, the director of guard complement the Lancer's two hours earlier than usual, and as the all-male corps glided over the Bayonne, New Jersey, rich repertoire. Rising to the would end five hours later its surface. Bridgemen strode the sidelines challenge of finals competition, with a new champion. As their rifle line marched in agitation. A wiry, high-energy they exited to their trademark Throughout the stadium, briskly through the silk's type, Hoffinan was making - the melancholic ballad mini-dramas took place between spreading ranks, they effortlessly raw hamburger out of his \"Danny Boy'.' competitors and their snapped into synch with spins, mouth as his troops moved In a rivalry steeped in supporters. Many young men tosses and tricks. into alignment. tradition, the Crossmen, from and women, now at the peak of After edging the newcomer The free agents of form, Philadelphia, finished seventh - their performing careers, Suncoast Sound to secure a Hoffinan's Bridgemen slid into just behind the Lancers. They were preparing themselves for spot in the top 12, the their loosely structured pop/ jazz reflect director Harold Cavaliers rose with a captivating repertoire to the predictable Robinson's philosophy of finals performance show to choosing recognizable songs. garner eleventh.

11 Moving from their arrangement of Stan Kenton's 'Artistry in Rhythm;' through exit ballad \"Russian Christmas Music;' the Crossmen dealt a full deck of favorites to an appreciative audience. When the Garfield Cadets brought their mellifluous act onto the field in the fifth spot, it was just after 8 p.m., neither day nor night. The sun had given up the ghost, but the sky was by no means dark The ethereal light blended into the tranquil touch of the Garfield Cadets - grace to substance. Their restrained but active color guard had mastered the fine alt of flirtation - close to the musicians but never underfoot. Complementing, but never detracting from the music, weaving into the patterns, Garfield's eventual third-place finish marked their highest DCI achievement. From the wistful fringes of Garfield's gentility to the hot-to-trot vaudeville of the Madison Scouts, spectators were served a stylistic smorgasbord. Vying for prominence from the fourth position, the Scouts were the first group to benefit from the bright overhead lights. Taking full advantage of this, the Scouts riveted the crowd to their seats with a wall of sound. With hats doffed to the audience, the Scouts exited in style, the way they came in. One of a record five corps to surpass the 90-point bench-mark, they were fifth. Coming in third in prelims and going out fourth tonight, the Phantom Regiment played Above: The night of the 1982 Left: They sweated every step, World Championship flnals every note, all season long to at Olymplc stadium. The earn the Judges marks. Having season's cllmax. won It all, the Blue Devlls let go In a midnight encore for Just the fans and for the love of It.

12 with a cutting edge to their grounds are excellence, scoring of the ballet \"Spartacus'.' complexity of drill and Phantom musicians snapped consistency of performance. in synchrony Crisply attacking Santa Clara's Vanguard and releasing chord flurries, assumed its position for the the Regiment punched out a last show of the evening, climaxing passage - the last note determined to take finals for would linger on the air. the second year in a row. From The coordination of audio their energetic deliverance and visual has become a of \"Slava;' featuring an trademark of Program Director imaginative mechanical wind-up Dr. Dan Richardson. Richardson's toy dance by the color guard, philosophy dictates a flowing they segued beautifully to production with a unified theme 'J\\ppalachian Spring;' a ballet from beginning to end. Their so lush and verdant that you final performance of the Greek could raise vegetables between tragedy will remain in the the thick black-dirt chords. memories of spectators well Despite brilliant after the Rockford corps performances, the World has undertaken its next year's Championship's most effort- Tchaikovsky memorable moment came not After the weighty Phantom during the competition. show, the Blue Devils were Instead, it came minutes a playful breeze off the Pacific after the final results were Ocean. The Concord, California, tabulated and announced to corps literally covers the full the crowd. 100 yards, both physically Standing tall and proud but and conceptually alone, isolated by the Aesthetically, their pleasing disappointment that had left variations in blue have a smooth him fighting back tears, Above: The work. The hours. consistency with the weightless Santa Clara drum major Michael The highs. The closeness. translucence of their heavy Zapanta struggled to regain The bone tiredness. The competition. The thrill of jazz arrangements. It was fitting his poise before striding over to winning. The pain of losing. that a corps which has performed congratulate the winners. Summed up by Mlchael Zapanta with many jazz greats would As chaos erupted around and Steve Sanger, two score first in both brass them, Zapanta and Steve Sanget; champions \"aging out:• and marching. Blue Devils drum majot; stood in Left: Winner. In a situation that is fast the center of the field sharing becoming the \"big two, little their thoughts without rivalry or ten\" of DCI Championship bitterness. They talked competition, the Blue Devils intimately, one restraining and Santa Clara have traded titles his exuberance, the other his for nine of eleven years. disappointment, until it was Ironically, the two corps are time to muster their troops for day and night. From the spring- the final exit. air jazz of the Blue Devils to As of that moment, both had the hard-core classical image of aged-out. Santa Clara, the only common

13 Marching Music Board of Convention directors meeting CORPS, BAND ENTI-IUSIASfS DIRECTORS CHANGE FORMAT, POOL EXPERTISE DOUBLE PRIZE MONEY AT CHAMPIONSHIPS ur first annual \"Marching will include a rules congress ith the idea of August 15 and run through 0 Music Convention\" to air proposals for rule and Wimproving the DCI August 20. The afternoon- attracted more than 550 procedural changes. World Championships, evening shows will give more drum corps and marching The 1983 convention will the board of directors met corps a chance to participate band supporters to a take place in the Chicago area. in December in Miami to make under the lights, in comfortable brainstorming seminar Howevet; the 1984 autumn significant changes in its format. temperatures; will encourage highlighted by clinics' interest convention will return to the Competitive corps will receive more spectators to attend, and to both disciplines. location of the 1985 DCI more prize money for the will give corps fans and members Held in Miami, in Decembet; Championships which moves 1983 Championships as a result spare time during the week 1982, the convention provided bi-annually DCI's board of of the new show structure. to enjoy Miami's attractions. a look down the road at directors authorized this \"The corps need money to The All-Girl designation was future collaborations. approach to give corps directors travel;' said Don Pesceone, dropped at the meeting, because \"It was an effort to get an an opportunity to familiarize DCI Executive Director. \"The so few female corps still active communication going themselves with the money they receive from compete. The remaining all-girl between marching bands championship city prior to the other shows during the corps will compete with the and drum corps, and we the annual event. season doesn't come close to others and under the new system hope it's only the beginning boosters, contest sponsors covering their travel costs. it will be possible for an all-girl of an ongoing dialogue;' and Class A corps managements. This is one way we can help corps to rank in the top 25. noted James Walsh, DCI public Seminar participants make up that difference'.' Other highlights of the relations manager. also met with instrument To do so, DCI has more than meeting included the election \"We tried to set the stage manufacturers, equipment doubled its prize money of 1983 executive officers. for identifying common makers, suppliers, fund-raising structure from $47,000 to over Retaining his position as DCI denominators in terms of companies, schools and $103,000. Of the 85 corps Chairman was Gail Royet; director outdoor competitions;' other related businesses. to compete during the week of of the Santa Clara Vanguard. Walsh added. According to DCI Executive World Championships, 77 could Dr. Daniel Richardson, board Clinics ranged from the basics Director Don Pesceone the receive money for performances. representative from the Phantom of proper brass and percussion That figure represents more Regiment, will serve as Vice- technique to the fundamentals of than twice as many as the 35 paid Chairman. George Bonfiglio, programmed motion. Special in previous years. director of the 27th Lancers, was guests and clinical leaders Increased ticket prices and elected Secretary while Madison included: Tom O'Horgan, a projected rise in attendance Scouts' directot; Scott Stewart, Broadway choreographer and will support additional will continue serving as 1reasurer. director; Dale Clevenget; prize monies. In other business, the DCI Chicago Symphony principal The annual Fall Meeting also directors authorized scheduling horn; Dave Samuels and Dave paved the way for the first of the five traditional regional Freidman, percussionists; competitive performance of a championships as well as a Vic Firth, Boston Symphony European drum and bugle corps new regional, DCI South, typanist; and Steve Gadd, at the 1983 DCI Championships. August 13, in Atlanta. The board renowned studio percussionist. A British corps, the 117- also approved the reduction In addition to the 17 clinics, member Dagenham Crusaders, of World Championship entries the convention featured separate will be among the 60 entries from 100 to a maximum of 85. meetings for quartermasters, scheduled to compete during the As at most board meetings, success of the convention first two evenings of the 1983 there were some tough decisions ensures a similar program World Championships in Miami. made this year. Decisions that next year. Above: Once a dlsclpllne American observers of the will affect the entire activity: onto itself, corps Is opening to British drum corps have noted And with typical concern, the Specific plans call for a late new influences. Professional November or early December that the Crusaders present a corps directors voted not what musicians, Broadway weekend convention. Once producers, and dances are performance level that's would necessarily benefit their again, the convention will now sought to help corps. competitive with the average own corps, but what would be include meetings for the DCI Class A American corps. best for drum corps as a whole. board of directors, contest Afternoon and evening shows sponsors and judges. In to replace daytime competitions addition, the 1983 convention were adopted. The new six- day schedule will begin Monday,

14 Blue Devils FOREGO DISCIPLINE TO SHAITER RECORD iscipline - the word strikes fear in the hearts of some, D while for others it means losing identity in a larger group. But for the 1982 drum and bugle corps World Champs, the Blue Devils of Concord, California, the concept of discipline is superfluous. After all, if you love what you're doing, and are willing to sacrifice everything to achieve your goals, how much extra motivating do you need? \"Discipline in the Blue Devils is a state of mind;' said Steve Sangei; drum majoi; on the eve of his corps' biggest victory evei; an all-time record score of 95.25. \"With us discipline is not what you can't do, but what you should 'fops in execution. 'fops in marching Crisp and clean already want to do;' Sanger emphasized. \"If you're missing rehearsals, as a new deck of cards, the Concord Blue Devils define the and if you're not prepared, when you get out on the field, you're consistency of champions. wasting your own time'.' Sangei; an articulate and poised field marshall, aged-out with his corps' record-setting performance. His last show also marked the first time a corps has claimed five DCI World Championships. With the Blue Devils, Sanger pointed out, discipline isn't shoved down your throat - it's simply a question of maintaining a competitive edge. \"You don't have to say 'snap, snap, do this, do that, do ten pushups'. Nobody intentionally fouls anything up. \"So we don't take the attitude that we're going to make you win the World Championship;' he said. \"We just say 'This is your World Championship, you win it'.\" Call it discipline, call if self-motivation, or call it the search for perfection; as far as Sanger is concerned, the lessons he has learned will last the rest of his life. \"When I think back to the changes in my personality from my early years in the corps, it's really been something;' he recalled. \"I tend to be very excitable, and I've noticed a calmness come over me in the last three years. It's not from the hype, but from learning how to be in control'.' The guiding light for the Blue Devils has been its directoi; Jerry Seawright. Seawright's professionalism has provided an atmosphere for fledgling corps members to develop into mature performers. He took the reins back in 1964, when it was a drum and bell corps. His corps broke into the top 25 in 1973, its first year in DCI competition. In '74, it rocketed to ninth. The next year the Devils captured third, and in '76 the Concord corps took the first of its five World Championships. Seawright points to the snappy and precise jazz arrangements as the key \"We have been identified for some time with the jazz idiom;' he said. \"I like to think that not only have we been innovative over the years, but that we introduced a new musical concept'.' \"We spend hours and hours each year selecting music and looking for a repertoire that will live up to our reputation;' he said. A veteran directoi; Seawright has learned how to toe the line between an animated performance and audience overkill. \"Sometimes you overhype them and the kids just end up blasting;' he pointed out. \"It's the challenge of turning an audience on individually and collectively\"

17 Santa Clara Vanguard CO:MPEfITNE CORPS ENJOYS SHARED EXPERIENCE an a vigorously competitive drum corps find happiness in C a quiet moment far away from the performance field? According to Gail Royei; director of the four-time World Champions the Santa Clara Vanguard, the answer is yes. \"I think one of the most exciting things that happened all season was in Rockford, when the Phantom Regiment, the Madison Scouts and the Santa Clara horn lines all played 'You'll Never Walk Alone' together;' Royer reflected in the midst of preliminary competitions at Montreal. \"It was magnificent- that's what it should be all about;' Royer The Santa Clara Vanguard is the only corps ever continued. \"In Rome, New York, we played the song in a semi-circle, to place in all 11 DCI World Championships, finishing every other musician staggered. Madison played their concert first four times. An American classic in corps. for us, we played ours for them, and then the drums jammed together for about 30 minutes. \"Nobody cared who won after that;' he beamed. \"There's too little of that in drum corps anymore'.' Strange words for a man who engineered four DCI World Championships in a decade, and whose squad was narrowly squeezed out by an inspired Blue Devils corps in a bid for a second straight title. He readily admitted the paradox. \"It's really competitive, yes;' he stated flatly. 'Jerry Seawright, from Concord, and I are very good friends, but it's pretty tense this time of yeai; pretty tense'.' It isn't really a paradox. These talented auteurs of multi-disciplined mediums know that winning means giving your heart and soul in a search for perfection. \"What we try to do is to make the performers competent and self-assured;' he said. \"That's the reason for rehearsal. If they have that, they win for themselves'.' \"Ego doesn't have much to do with it for me;' Royer said, \"because I don't have any more dragons to slay. But it does make the kids feel good'.' Royer' s comments were made the day before the Blue Devils were to usurp the Vanguard crown in the Montreal finals. It took an all-time record score to dethrone a Santa Clara crew that scored 93.55. In a touching moment on the field, minutes after the final scores were announced, Vanguard drum major Michael Zapanta graciously congratulated Blue Devils major Steve Sanger. The two young leaders stood proudly in the center of the enormous stadium, surrounded by members of 12 corps and thousands of fans. Zapanta, who like Sanger was aging-out, brushed aside his disappointment and shared his reflections. \"These are my last minutes of drum corps;' Zapanta said softly, as if in a dream. 'Tm very proud of this corps and no matter what place they take, they're champions because of the way they act on and off the field'.' Winning, in the perspective in which Royer and Zapanta have framed it, is simply an attitude.

18 Garfield Cadets SANTO INJECTS HEALTI-IY DOSE OF POSITNE AITITIJDE hen Dr. Richard Santo took over the helm as director Wof the Garfield Cadets four years ago, the first thing he noticed was the absence of a winning attitude. When those same Cadets fielded a slick, understated show in the 1982 Montreal Championships, fluid and poetic, they were realizing goals Santo had set for them in his first year. \"The biggest thing that bothered me when I took over was that nobody was upset about losing;' Santo, who retired as director after the 1983 season, said prior to Garfield's strong third-place finish. \"It was a static situation, almost a limbo. Winning didn't bother them and neither did losing:' The oldest active competitive corps in drum and bugle The doctor realized immediately that his corps needed an corps history the Garfield Cadets take the artistic risks that injection. He moved quickly to give them a healthy dose of his set contemporary standards. positive philosophy \"We've decided to win rather than just exist;' he stated flatly \"To develop that, we put together a three-year program. The first year our goal was to put our corps in the bottom third of the top 12; the second year we intended to finish in the middle three, and this year we aimed to win:' In 1980 Garfield reached the first of its goals by taking a 10th in the World Finals, and in 1981 they finished seventh, realizing the second goal. After establishing a mandate of success, Santo publicized his goals to show that it wasn't just so much talk. \"We felt that we had to demonstrate that management and staff were totally committed. The attitude was one of burning the bridges -you're going to conquer or you're not going home:' Although Garfield fell just short of its third goal, a championship, Santo emphasized that winning is not necessarily the defeat of someone else. He contended from the beginning that you compete only against yourself. \"We're not numbers-oriented; we have to be satisfied with our performance. To be happy with what we did is more impo11ant than the judges' opinion. Of course it's nice when we're both happy;' he said, chuckling. \"If you don't think that way, then there's only one winner in any contest. \"Our goal for each individual member is to perform to his best ability, and if you do that you win;' he continued. \"If everyone does that, we win:' Santo credits drill designer George Zingali and dance choreographer Greg Cesario for the bright and ai1y designs that facilitate a delicacy of movement. Zingali has a background in movement and drama, and has been creating drills for six years. He also felt that the Cadets had met their three-year goal. \"I tried to set a new design standard through visual motion - through making motion interpret the music;' Zingali said. \"The show concept is one of fluid motion that never stops, an intertwining ceaseless motion;' he continued, \"but, it was just a stage for the kids, and the ultimate effect was conveyed in their emotions:'

21 Phantom Regiment SPARTACUS BAllET IS PHAND\\SMAGORIC hantasmagoric - only one word describes the Phantom P Regiment's exquisitely choreographed \"Spartacus;' a show they performed at the 1982 World Championships for the second and last time. The Regiment revised and overhauled their literal interpretation of the ballet \"Spartacus\" for the '82 World Championships. The corps again rose to the occasion in finals, delivering a performance that swept them to a fourth-place finish, an appropriate curtain call for the elegiac ballet. Although their show earned them accolades, and marked a conceptual peak in the evolution of drum and bugle corps, Regiment staffers fear their choice of material is too flamboyant to win top ratings. After the preliminary show; Regiment program directot; Dr. Dan Richardson, eased his lanky frame onto some practice field bleachers and shared his concerns. \"We get so many band people and music majors coming up and congratulating us on our portrayal of something really unique in drum and bugle corps, and we take a lot of pride in that;' Classical purists, the Phantom Regiment, have placed he smiled. among the top five cotps in the country since 1977. \"On the other hand, we've been told that we can never win unless we do it someone else's way. But, we just don't want to do that;' Richardson said adamantly He doesn't let the criticism overwhelm him howevet; because Richardson sees other corps emulating the trend-setting Phantom show. \"I hope other corps will field a total program, rather than playing one song, stopping and then going into another song;' he said. The Phantom Regiment was not the first to try a unified presentation, Richardson said. But, he thinks they have carried the idea further. \"I guess I just like the idea of writing the drill for the sake of the story, rather than for its own sake;' he observed. \"When you go to watch a symphony, or to the theatre, you go to watch the total package. We're trying to make the audience as involved as possible'.' As do movie directors, corps directors are more concerned with the finished product than with the small details. \"The biggest thing we look for is coordination;' he said. '.i\\nd that, of course, is my job - to get all the elements together to make a perfect show. We look for coordination among all the elements in a production. With drill design we don't spread out and do a lot of simple open formations, we relate each particular drill design to the music'.' Steve Suslik, Phantom marching instructor agreed, adding that the psychological demands of executing \"Spartacus\" has molded their corps into the very image of solidarity. 'J\\s Dan said, when the show is put togethet; it is all based on the music'.' \"We were learning ourselves as we went along, and now that it's all ovet; we have a great feeling;' Suslik continued. \"The one thing we'll remember out of this is how it brought us together. We don't think of ourselves as a drum corps anymore, but as a family, and that's unique'.'

22 Madison Scouts \\AlJDEVIUEAN scorns LOOK TOWARD DANCE I f the Madison Scouts can hoist a fifth-place finish at the end of a rebuilding season, what can they do running full-throttle? With a new show that emphasizes dance, the Scouts, one of two all-male corps, hope to be able to answer that question in 1983. According to director Scott Stewart, 1982 was one long dress- rehearsal for 1983. Showcasing some snappy new soft-shoe steps by the Scouts color guard, the Madison corps hopes to be a giant killer by the 1983 DCI World Championships in Miami. \"We'll keep about twenty percent of the show, but the vast majority will be new;' Stewart remarked. \"Last year we set a base, but Veteran crowd-pleasers, the Madison Scouts charm next year we're looking to improve on all the fronts we've initiated audiences out of their seats wherever they travel In 1983, already We're pretty excited at this end!\" they'll cover more than 12,000 miles. With two veteran drill design staffers, Mike Turner and Sal Salas, both with extensive dance backgrounds, the Scouts strove in 1982 to beef up their focus on movement. Altl1ough '82 was a dry run for the new look, the Scouts stayed highly competitive. \"The staff has remained constant in the other captions, but we have a new drill design staff, and with last year under their belts, we look for tremendous improvement;' Stewart said optimistically \"In fact, I look for us to improve each year now'.' The Scouts leave no doubt they have engineered a permanent switch in emphasis toward sophisticated dance maneuvers. \"Dance is stressed heavily with our color guard caption, and we'll be expanding that to the rest of the corps next year;' Stewart said. \"Actually, the whole horn line may be involved in some dance routines;' he predicted. Stewart is aware, though, that by changing gears from a macho rifle corps to slick hoofers, the Scouts are messing with their traditional image. \"When you put males in a dancing situation, if you don't pull it off well, it can be really embarrassing;' he admitted. But, Stewart isn't worried. Many of their young recruits now come into the corps with a dance background. \"Those who don't will soon have it;' he said. \"For the last several years, the whole corps has had basic dance instruction, such as stretching exercises;' Stewart said. \"With our new instructors they're working on jazz dancing, vaudeville-style tap and ballet. Once they're through the basics, we decide what look we're after and start working on specific steps'.' Under Stewart's guidance, the Scouts also will work on coordination from drill design to musical selection, with upgraded entertainment the ultimate goal. \"We want to produce a show that appeals to a large number of people, not just the aesthetic part of the crowd;' Stewart pointed out. \"Entertainment and variety is a Madison trademark. We intend to field a show where the visual program is as important as the musical program'.' If Stewart's Scouts have any say in the mattei; 1983 may see them dancing their way to the stars.

24 27th Lancers IANCERS RISE FROM IBE ASHES L ike the Phoenix resurrected, the 27th Lancers rose from their ashes midway through the 1982 drum and bugle corps season. Early in the summe.1; the Revere, Massachusetts corps, started over from scratch while other corps were now fine-tuning their own shows. 1he 27th Lancers' original show had failed to live up to their standards. Such a near-disaster would have shelved a less experienced corps. 1he Lancers took it in stride. It took clawing and scrambling, and the weight of their lengthy tradition, but by the Montreal Championships, the 27th had mastered their second complete routine of the season. In fact, behind veteran director George Bonfiglio, the Lancers became competitive enough to snare a strong sixth-place finish. 1he Lancers had to quickly come back to accomplish it, however. \"1hese are just plain gutsy kids, that's all;' Bonfiglio explained. \"1hese kids had to have the spunk to want to give an ultra performance, and as it was they exceeded our expectations. The 27th Lancers, venerable 7.bries from Revere, \"1hey worked their hearts out this year; and they earned a Massachussetts, highlighted their career performing at position that nobody thought they would attain;' added Bonfiglio, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1980 Winter still shaking his head on the sidelines immediately after the Olympics in Lake P/,acid World Championships. 1he earthly fortitude of their colors adds substance to the flowing drills, giving the Lancers the solidity of granite. A marcher for the Lancers keeps pace with a long and proud heritage. It is tradition that has given the Lancers the power to conquer all odds, Bonfiglio maintains. \"In the Lancers we push pride, pride in the organization and pride in themselves as young adults;' he emphasized. \"We tell them right from the beginning that we're not going to baby them. We tell them of our heritage. And, we expect them to carry on our tradition'.' If the Lancers had the inner strength to overcome some imposing obstacles, it should come as no surprise; they have to be tough to make it in Bonfiglio's corps. Bonfiglio's quest is enhanced by a staff of seasoned and multi-talented veterans. Brass line staffer Jim Centorino waxed mystical when he explained his vision of \"that transcendent moment on the field'.' \"1hese kids are trained to be professionals in their own right;' he said. \"When they take our intellectual approach and blend it into their skills and abilities, and put it on the field, they're one focal point of direction, rather than a cornucopia of different styles and techniques. \"When you achieve that, you're achieving what the stock car racer achieves when he crosses the checkered flag a second ahead of everyone else, or when the triple crown winner breezes to that three-length victory at the Kentucky Derby;' he said.

27 Crossman GOOSEBUJ\\1.PS - BAROMETER OF ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE he Japanese have an interesting linguistic twist to express T those experiences that cause little bumps to go rushing up your arm - they call it \"the goosebump pevple'.' When the goosebump people stand at attention, they say, it's a tribute to the power of an emotional sensation. Philadelphia's Crossmen mustered goosebump people up and down the arms of drum corps fans throughout the 1982 season with their show. At the Montreal 1982 World Championships, the Crossmen were merciless executioners, performing with crisp effectiveness to take home their merited seventh-place finish. It was a highwater mark for the corps, a modest improvement over eighth-place standings in the two previous World Championships. The Japanese, however; aren't the only ones who pay heed to the phenomenon of goosebumps. That sudden burst of inexplicable emotion has always been the measure of a successful show for Crossmen Director; Harold Robinson. \"My barometer for a gripping show has always been the goosebumps going up and down my back;' Robinson exclaimed. \"I can just feel it when the kids are doing a good job'.' How do Crossmen staffers prepare their young performers? \"Musically, we look for something that will entertain our audience, and is also satisfying for our members;' Doug Sterner, Crossmen program coordinator said. \"It's also picking a program that projects a unique image of our corps - some kind of personality;' answered Grant Davis, An exciting eclectic repertoire of movement and sound; percussion instructor. helped the Crossmen bring 7th place honors home to And yet, there's a magical third ingredient that bonds the other two. Philadelphia from the 1982 DC! World Championships. \"When we put the total program togethe.t; we play up the strengths of each section to give a balanced overall effect;' Tony Yaklich, brass arranger and instructo.t; said. The three key staffers agreed when it came to their success during the 1982 competitive drum corps season. \"Well, it's been a typical drum corps season, topsy turvy;' Stemet said. \"But it's the best Crossmen that we've ever had, and we're really pleased. The kids have been great, the scores good, and beyond the competitive level, the corps has never been more solid'.' In fact, if you were to believe these instructors, you'd think they did nothing but provide their charges with a support network when the going gets tough. \"We just tell them to bring our what's inside of them when they're out there;' Yaklich shrugged. \"It's their corps'.' \"We take control of rehearsals, but when they're out on the field, then it's time for them to communicate;' Yalkich emphasized. When the Crossmen reach that level of interaction with the audience, it's time for a standing ovation from the goosebump people.

28 Bridgemen FREE AGENTS OF FORM FIT 'VISUAL HIJINKS' INTO FORMAf I t comes as no surprise to find that Bobby Hoffman, former corps director of the flamboyant Bayonne, New Jersey, Bridgemen, has an extensive background in drill design. Hoffman's corps has brought audiences to their feet for years with outrageous theatrics and a championship drum line, giving them an ongoing notoriety. With a background steeped in drill design, Hoffman uses two criteria to blueprint a show: he looks for a highly recognizable score that lends itself to visual adaptation. \"We try to pick music the audience can relate to, music they know;' Hoffman replied from the sidelines in the belly of Montreal's Wild and unpredictable in their three-quarter mammoth Olympic Stadium, minutes before his corps was to length cloaks, the Brldgemen tapped their wqy to top perform at the 1982 Internationals. percussion honors in the past three World Championships. \"We use more recognizable tunes than most corps do;' he continued. \"We search for something that we can do some visual hijinks to, and try to program in the 'unexpected surprise'.\" Fans respond ebulliently to the throwaway antics of a Bridgemen show, howling as the favorites cast themselves down upon the stadium flooi; or spring up to sprint off the field at the end of a performance. Despite the fan identification, the Bridgemen managed only a ninth-place finish. Hoffman harbors no bitterness. \"Well, we do come right at the audience;' he acknowledged, still pacing the sidelines nervously. \"You know, there are those minute details of precision that the audience really can't relate to, especially from that far away. \"But the judges take a much more serious look at our precision level. It has not been high enough for the top three slots;' he continued. \"We usually end up in the five to ten range'.' Hoffman teaches his troops \"to be performers rather than competitors. We enjoy not only our own corps, but all the other corps too. \"The thing I try to impress on them the most, is that when they're working on mechanical things, they're working with their heads, but when the time comes to perform the show, it's got to come from the heart;' he said. The emotional level puts us right into the chair next to the people in the audience. They can feel that'.'

30 Freelancers SILVA-LIFELONG LEGACY OF INVOLVEMENT arker Silva must have drum and bugle corps in his bones. P Silva, director of the Sacramento, California, Freelancers, has trailed behind corps since 1932 when his father marched with the Sacramento American Legion drum and bugle corps. If that wasn't enough family heritage, Silva also marched with The 1982 Freelancers moved to ninth at the World his father for three years after World War II, when he entered the Championships, using pop tunes to their best advantage. American Legion. Modest and self-effacing, Silva is an understated voice of experience in drum and bugle corps. He has worked closely with the Freelancers through several previous incarnations, from an American Legion corps to an all-girl corps and finally, a co-ed corps. Despite a respectable ninth-place finish at the 1982 DCI Championships, Silva worried about his corps' lack of an image, a frustrating dilemma, especially with two definitive corps - the Blue Devils and Vanguard - in the same state. 'T d like to see a lot more emphasis on general effect, which we're lacking;' he said. \"We've been the old standard, and we need to develop an image'.' \"It's hard to find an image when you compete against some of the well-established corps that have them, so we're still in the process;' he continued. \"We have to stay away from jazz because Concord's Blue Devils are in our backyard. And, of course, the Santa Clara Vanguard is in classics, so we can't go that way either'.' But Silva may have found the cure to his corps identity crisis. And a doctor to administer it. \"We've been considering a big band sound, and we're trying to do a drill to fit that kind of music;' he said. \"Last year we added Pete Emmons to balance out our staff and give us a little show biz;' Silva said of the talented drill designer. Emmon's has written for several corps, including the World Champion Vanguard. Over the years, with drum corps, Silva has seen more trends come and go than most young directors knew existed. Whatever cure he finally settles upon for his corps' image problem, it's a good bet that the veteran director will make it work

32 Sky Ryders GALLOP our OF GREKf PWNS TO TOP 12 he Sky Ryders, from Hutchinson, Kansas, came raging out of T the southern fringes of the Midwest to contend in DCI World Championship competition. As expressive and exuberant corps, the Sky Ryders rely heavily on a dynamic show. They generate enthusiasm whenever they compete. To the great pleasure of its former program directot; Lee Carlson, the Sky Ryders also have succeeded where it really counts - in the judges' ledger. In the 1982 Montreal DCI finals, the Kansas corps rode roughshod into the top 12 for the first time, finishing tenth on the strength of a sixth-place brass line. The Great Plains meet jazz in Hutchinson, Kansas. The Sky Ryders have patiently climbed a few notches a year on the There, the Sky Ryders have found a winning formula, competitive ladder: In 1980 they were 17th, in 1981 thevwere placing 10th in Montreal 14th, and in 1982 they made the finals. In Montreal the Sky Ryders were given the opportunity to cap off their bone-rattling show in magnificent Olympic Stadium. They used the stirring climax that has become their trademark a spreading rainbow backdrop to the strains of \"Somehwere Over the Rainbow'.' Attention to nuances was the key to the Sky Ryders' ascent. That they play to the crowd is not accident, according to the corps director George Tuthill. \"We structure everything around entertainment;' he said. \"We look for a routine that we think the kids can project, that they can get into and sell, even if someone has never seen a drum corps before'.' In sharp contrast to the bombastic production that typifies a Sky Ryders performance, is the low-key approach ofTuthill. With all the emphasis placed on keyed-up on-field dynamics, it is surprising that his personal priorities are to give his youngsters a pleasant, educational experience. \"Our whole staff agrees on the same philosophy;' Tuthill declared. \"We are out to give the kids a good summei:; to educate them, and to entertain the crowd. 'i\\s corny as it sounds, whatever score we get is not the primary reason we're in it;' he continued. \"We'd like to improve but if the kids have had a good summet; then we have really won'.'

35 Cavaliers BRASSY FRAfERNilY BROTI-IERS I twas steaming hot under the sun, but the two women working the concession stand for the Cavaliers were pedaling souvenirs as if their lives depended on it. Given an opportunity to ex:toll the virtues of their corps, from Rosemont, Illinois, the two mothers opened their hearts. \"This is a terrific group of boys;' Pat Zebrowski said. \"If you can help one kid to not go bad, it's worth it all'.' For Joan Maryanski, her son's involvement with the Cavaliers marked a turning point in his life. She's eternally grateful. \"He's gotten an awful lot out of it;' she said, \"he's so proud of the corps and its tradition. He was a real shy boy when he started out in the cadet corps in 1973. But he's learned to be a winner and he's learned to be a loser'.' \"The biggest thing is that he's learned a lot of independence;' she continued. \"Let's face it, there's nobody behind them to clean up their mess'.' One of just two male-only corps left, the Cavaliers carry themselves proudly. Even their carriage, regal in the sparkling kelly green uniforms, reflects the pride they feel in their heritage. When the The Cavaliers will celebrate their 35th anniversary Cavaliers opened the DCI World Championships in Montreal, it was in 1983. They'll comemmorate the occasion with Jade, an with a flourish, a heralding of great entertainment to come. original composition written for them by Michael Boo. Although the Cavaliers struggled to make it into the top 12 dropping from the previous two finishes, in ninth and tenth place respectively, their performance was tight and controlled. The Cavaliers have gained a reputation for brassy horn lines, and their Montreal show was no exception. According to Cavalier directoi; Adolph De Grauwe, they place the most emphasis on horn charts. \"We like to put together as strong a horn line as possible, and build our visual effects around the horn line;' he stated succinctly. \"Our goal is simply to please ourselves and the crowd'.' Because of their all-male heritage, the Cavaliers have a sense of solidarity they feel is unequalled in other corps. \"We have a fraternalism in the corps;' he observed. \"I think that in itself is our strongest pad' Over the years, the Cavaliers have consistently performed well under pressure, giving their most stirring shows when it counts the most. The secret, according to De Grauwe, is an attitude handed down through their organization. \"We try to instill the idea they should entertain themselves first;' he pointed out. Next, the crowd, and then the judges - in that order. \"They should convey the feeling that they are enjoying their show;' he continued. \"They do that when the crowd responds to their show, and that's what they're here for'.' It's that personal satisfaction, experienced by each member of the Cavaliers on the field, that gives their shows a memorable potency.

36 Spirit of Atlanta SPIRIT OF ATIANfA TURNS ON IN FINALS reddy Martin patted the ground before settling down next to F his son on a practice field behind Montreal's McGill Stadium. It was just minutes after his Spirit of Atlanta had given what corps director Martin considered its best performance of 1982, and while still harried from the chaos swirling about him, he was greatly relieved. \"The magic you see out there comes from months and months of preparation by staff people who understand how to get those kids to peak at that exact moment psychdogically;' Martin sighed in exhaustion. \"That's basically what happened today;' he continued. \"We wanted the prelims to be the best performance we've done this season, and it was. It's the best performance we've done since Birmingham in 1980, and we want the finals performance to glisten just a little bit more - to be just a little bit shacpei; and so that's what we'll work on tomorrow morning'.' It is the director's prerogative to begin fretting about the next performance as soon as his corps has left the field. But, with the increasing sophistication of corps drills in the past decade, Spirit Director Martin feels they have to maintain a competitive edge to The young Spirit of Atkmta blew out of Georgia on stay one step ahead of the game. the strength of a powerful horn line in 1977. They haven't Yet, a decade ago drum corps directors had only to concern missed the top 12 since. themselves with such problems as discipline and punctuality These days, howevei; they are forced by the rigors of competition to address such subtleties as \"the psychology of performance;' as Martin termed it. \"Performance is a trained art, and it comes from having total confidence and knowing exactly what you have to do at the moment you have to do it;' Martin remarked. Still, corps consist of young men and women, not seasoned Broadway veterans. Martin, knowing their limits, asks only that his willing young troops work within them. \"The difference between a pro and an amateur is that a pro will perform every night, and an amateur will perform sometimes;' he observed. \"We're still an amateur activity, because none of the corps will give magnificent performances every night like a Broadway star has to. \"On the other hand, it's a very professional activity, because of the level of performance we consistently achieve;' the Spirit director said. Reflecting Martin's personal standards, the Spirit has improved steadily since its inception in 1977, to become one of the top competing corps. In fact, from a respectable first-year finish of 23rd in '77, they leapt to a high of fourth in the 1979 and 1980 DCI finals held in Birmingham, Alabama. A true southern gentleman, whose corps reflects his personality, Martin likes to think of the Spirit of Atlanta as ambassadors of the new, progressive south. \"The personality of our corps is the 'contemporary south;\" he explained in a soft southeast coast drawl. 'Atlanta is a very contemporary southern city The abstract A- the geometric design on the front of our uniforms - is to demonstrate that'.'

38 Member Corps TRAVELING ALONG TI-IE FROND\\GE ROADS OF SUCCESS L Blues still are searching for an was 'why aren't you the way shows - some kids wouldn't ife in the DCI member coips world is not so have the courage to do that;' much lived in the fast lane identity. To date they have you were?' They liked us better Jones said sagaciously tl1e first two years'.' chosen to identify themselves as it is on a frontage road - the with the regional flavor of The Dubuque Colts, on the \"Many people only want to go near fringes of success. Memphis, known as the home other hand, weren't born where there is success;' Jones Many of the members are of the blues, according yesterday. The Iowa-based cotps continued. \"Support the team newly formed and rising quickly to Lindstrom. has been around for a while, because they're winning in the ranks. They are constantly \"We're a Memphis-based and were competitive enough to every game - well, they don't striving to improve their lot, coips, and Memphis has a lot scale up into the top 25 in need your support when they're and some make quantum leaps to say about blues and jazz and the 1982 world finals. Director winning. They need the in a relatively short period Elvis;' Lindstrom pointed Jim Mason was more than support when tl1ey're not doing of time. out. \"We try to stay within that satisfied with their showing so well'.' Membership represents a basic idiom.'.' in Montreal, '82. Any way you cut it, the DCI transitional phase on the road to The Blues have been quite \"I think it's been our most members are the lean and excellence, falling between successful in three years of productive season. We met hungry wolves of drum coips. open classification and the top competition, taking 20th, 18th several goals;' Mason said. 12 coips. Among competing and 19th since their maiden \"One was to place in the top coips, members are ranked from voyage in 1980. five at our Drum Coips Midwest, 13th through 25th. (First-12th But their dilemma as a which we did, and to place in place coips are referred to member coips is two-fold: the top 25 at the finals, which we as board members.) They do finding an image they are also did'.' not vote in the annual board of comfortable with, and \"We've been 25th a couple directors meeting, but can determining a level of complexity of times, member level a couple attend the yearly brainstorming at which to aim. An image, of times, and this year we session and paticipate in the Lindstrom noted, simply were 24th- so it's a move up debate. They also vote in the takes time. the ladder;' Mason added. semi-annual Drum Coips Rules Complexity of material, on Of all the member coips, me Congress. They benefit from the other hand, is a different sun-washed Suncoast Sound increased and guaranteed prize problem. If a coips overshoots from Tampa Bay, Florida, monies, automatic acceptance its mark, choosing material finished the highest at Montreal. in regional preliminaries and it's unable to perform with ease, The Sound tallied a respectable championships as well as it will be reflected in the scores. 81.10, and just missed the their pick of shows to enter. If they choose material top 12, ending up at 13th. The They also enjoy the advantages beneath their performing ambitious young coips has of DCI booking and judging. ability, howevei; it will also count progressed quickly, and with It's rather like minor league against them. their tropical touch, they baseball -you wouldn't be there The Blues began as a should be considered armed if you didn't know how the determinedly \"commercial\" and dangerous by top coips. game was played. You are there performing coips, Lindstrom Although the 1roopers, from because you have shown recalled, but in 1982 they Caspei; Wyoming, had an potential, and to polish up your attempted to gear up their level atypical, disappointing season, act for the big time. of sophistication, and met finishing 14th at Montreal, The Memphis Blues are a with mixed results. their director James Jones took shining example. They have the \"This year we tried to it all in stride. Jones, who enviable distinction of being become more legitimate, if organized the coips in 1957, \"the highest placing new coips you want to call it that, by and has presided over it since, in history with a 20th-place playing more sophisticated has a healthy perspective on finish in 1980;' according things like Gershwin;' he success and the lack of it. to directoi; George Lindstrom. continued. \"The judges said we \"I have a greal deal of respect Typical of a fledgling coips, the weren't sophisticated enough. for the Guardsmen and the I don't know if we did wrong Blue Stars this yeai; because or right, but the crowd's reaction they're small cotps, and yet they're going out there and putting on respectable

39 Above left: Relative newcomers to DCI competition, the Suncoast Sound from Tampa Bay, Florlda, have kept up the polish demanded by their first performance In 1979. A Royal Show In Stonelelgh, England. Above: In a retrospective show celebrating their 25th anniversary, the 1983 Troopers wlll show \"How the West Was Won\" to their fans. Appearing before Presidents, at the World's Fair, the Calgary Stampede and professional football games, more than 75 mllllon people have enjoyed the Casper, Wyoming corps. Right: Instructors, many of whom are corps alumnl, have pushed the Geneseo, llllnols, Knights to new competitive levels In 1982.

40 Member Corps Top: Taking Its name from Its formation, three years ago, former members of other Massachusetts corps, Alliance of Boston moved up from 26th piace at the World Championships In 1981 to 17th place In 1982. Bottom: Nothing was blue except the uniform when the Memphis Blues Brass Band became the highest ranking new corps in DCI history, placing 20th In the 1980 World Championships.

41 Above: Rising like the mercury In a thermometer on a hot Modesto, Callfornla day, Valley Fever has placed In the top 25 for their second year. Above left: The North Star from Massachusetts' North Shore overcame early Internal rlvalrles, a fire that destroyed Its equipment and other setbacks to place In the top 12 In DCI Championships from 1979-81; and 13th In 1982. Sadly, the corps wlll not compete In 1983. Left: When the Defenders placed a dismal 52nd and 54th In 1974 and 1975, some people were unwise enough to write off the Rockland, Massachusetts, corps. They have come back to place in the top 25 for three years in a row, placing 20th In 1983.

42 Above: A funky fantasy in aloha shirts and red sneakers, the Orange County, California, Velvet Knights wlll repeat their showstopping \"Hollywood Hits the Beach\" In 1983. Above right: They're everywhere. The upbeat Seattle Imperials give a show that jumps as lively as their uniforms. They have finished In the top 25 three years running. Right: From the Mississippi shores of Dubuque, Iowa, the Colts will take their Riverboat show on tour In 1983.

43 Member Corps Top: Using verve, Spanish flair, and even humor the choice of the \"Lucy Theme\" as part of their 1983 repertoire - the San Jose Raiders hope to continue cllmblng steadily In DCI standings as they have since the corps formed in 1979. Below: Les Eclipses from Longueuil, Quebec, shadowed the competition to become Quebec and Canadian champions In 1981 and 1982, only their first and second years of International competition.

44 Class A/ All Girl Corps CHANGES TO BREAIHE LIFE INTO CIASS A/ AU GIRL an anyone, looking C o DCI's future, int foresee a rags-to-riches Class A corps, with members two to three years younger than the seasoned Open Class veterans, sweeping past all the competition to claim the top prize at the World Championships? It's hardly likely But in 1983, for the first time, it will be within the realm of possibility. The chance for a \"Cinderella story\" can only add spice to an already exciting season - keeping the established corps on their toes and the feisty Class A hopefuls striving for that impossible dream. Sweeping changes for the upcoming season will have Class A corps members competing side by side with larger corps in open class. The All-Girl designation also saw its final year in 1982. The few stalwart all girl corps remaining will compete in open class as well. The advantages, planners believe, may not only breathe new life into competition, but have educational benefits for up-and-coming corps performers. Class A corps, usually not only younger but smaller in numbers, will work alongside the polished, larger corps. They'll learn by example, have a direct standard of achievement to compare their work against and they'll enjoy the thrill of competing with DCI's best. Above: The llttle, but feisty, Top: Fueled by the warmth of Florlda Wave pulled out the their hometown fans, Les parachute for a surprising third Chatelalnes claimed first place place finish In only Its second In the All-Girl division for the year of Class A competition. second straight year at the 1982 DCI World Championships In Montreal.

45 Above left: Showing strength In numbers, the Dutch Boy from Ontario, Canada, took top Class A honors at the 1982 DCI World Championships. They'll compete In Open Class, as wlll other Class A and AII-Qlrl corps, In 1983. Above: The Ventures, from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, one of the few remaining AII-Glrl corps competing, scored high In execution and percussion to take second place In 1982. Left: Les Etolles of Canada began their show at Montreal wHh a semi-star formation, their color guard spinning off the tip In a dazzllng display of color, to finish second In Class A finals.

46 Above: In 1981 the Ypsilanti, Michigan, Golden Garrison was voted most Improved corps In the Great Lakes Drum Corps Association. Above right: Marching and percussion pushed St. Ignatius Glrls from Hlcksvllle, New York, to a 10th In Class A. Right: Strong marching pushed the Valley Airs from Massachusetts into a seventh• place spot In the Class A finals competition.

47 Class A/ All Girl Corps Top: The rollicking rhythms Above: Sophisticated as its of the Pioneers from Cedarburg, name, Arbella of Salem, Wisconsin, made them the Massachusetts took fourth fifth-place choice In Class A place in Class A with innovative, competition at Montreal. asymmetrical drills.

48 Scores Repertoires Drums Along the Rockies DCI Canada Blue Devils SkyRyders July 10, 1982 August 15, 1982 TO. Home on the Range Denve~ Colorado Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Everybody Loves the Blues Medley of Que Sabe Tu and Paradox La Virgen de la Macarena 1. Blue Devils 84.00 1. Santa Clara Vanguard 94.65 2. Phantom Regiment 82.55 2. Madison Scouts 91.25 No More Blues Heart Light 3. Santa Clara Vanguard 79.05 3. Freelancers 86.25 A New Beginning by W Downey Cawliers 4. Madison Scouts 78.00 4. Spirit of Atlanta 82.95 and). Meehan Jade - original by Michael Boo 5. Freelancers 73.55 5. Suncoast Sound 79.65 Santa Clara Vanguard to celebrate the Cavaliers 6. Sky Ryders 72.05 6. 1:toopers 79.15 N Movement, Symphony# 3 35th anniversary 7. 1:toopers 5975 7 Knights 75.10 by Giannini Celebration Suite- concert 8. Valley Fever 55.25 8. Valley Fever 73.85 On the 7bwn Rendezvous- percussion 9. Blue Knights 36.00 9. Boston Crusaders 70.00 Selections from Appalachian feature 10. Blue Stars 35.75 10. Avant Garde 68.40 Spring by Aaron Copland Tbe Pines of Rome 11. Colt, 64.95 Dream Sequence from Red Pony DCIEast Spirit of Atlanta July 10, 1982 DCI World Championship by Copland Tbe Brothers of Bop Allentown, Pennsylvania Class N All Girl Garfield Cadets Blues in the Night August 8, 1982 Rocky Point Holiday- We Are the Reason 1. Garfield Cadets 80.50 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Ron Nelson 2. Crossmen 79.50 Suncoast Sound 3. Bridgemen 77.65 Class A Selections from Mass - Time Out 4. Cavaliers 76.20 1. Dutch Boy 68.05 Leonard Bernstein Spanish Gypsy 5. 27th Lancers 75.05 2. Les Etoiles 58.80 Phantom Regiment Casino 6. Spirit of Atlanta 71.70 3. Florida Wave 57.80 Music by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky: Aquarius 7. North Star 65.65 4.Arbella 56.95 Tchaikovsky Suite Greatest Love of All 8. Suncoast Sound 63.60 5. Pioneers 56.30 Capriccio Italien 9. Alliance 59.00 6. Golden Garrison 5580 1812 Overture 'lroopers 10. Defenders 5710 7 Valley Airs 49.65 Ghost Riders 11. Memphis Blues 53.35 All-Girl Madison Scouts Battle Hymn of the Republic 12. Les Eclipse 48.40 Colas Breugnon Overture Pops Hoedown 1. Les Chatelaines 61.95 Strawberry Soup It Was A Very Good W?ar DCIMidwest 2. Ventures 56.60 Selections from Cats including Through the Years August 7, 1982 3. St. Ignatius 44.55 Memories How the West Was Won Whitewate~ Wisconsin World Championships 27th Lancers Knights 1. Blue Devils 91.15 Open Class Orb & the Scepter Overture to Russian and 2. Santa Clara Vanguard 89.00 August 21, 1982 Camelot - The Lusty Month of May Ludmilla 3. Phantom Regiment 87.40 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Sea Song- Tbe Running Set Dinner Music for the Gods- 4. Madison Scouts 86.20 Danny Boy/ Dublin Bay/ Moorsing March drum feature 5. Garfield Cadets 84.75 Finals Prelims Whiplash 1. Blue Devils 95.25 94.95 Crossmen 6. Crossmen 81.00 It Had Better Be 7bnight 2. Santa Clara Russian and Ludmilla - Glinka 7. Bridgemen 80.00 It Was Almost Like a Song Vanguard 93.55 93.50 Concerto de! Rodrigo- 8. 27th Lancers 78.85 9. Cavaliers 77.45 3. Garfield Cadets 92.25 90.95 percussion feature North Star 10. Sky Ryders 77.40 4. Phantom Regiment 9215 93.10 Russian Christmas Music Inactive 11. Freelancers 73.80 5. Maclison Scouts 9075 91.95 Bridgemen Alliance 12.SuncoastSound 68.25 6. 27tl1 Lancers 88.65 87.45 Suite Duke- a medley of From Mighty Oaks 7. Crossmen 88.05 8770 DCINorth 8. Bridgemen 86.15 85.55 Duke Ellington Sunrise Lady August 13, 1982 9. Freelancers 85.80 85.90 Waiting for Godot Veloce Ypsilanti, Michigan 10. Sky Ryders 83.10 85.05 Black Market juggler- What a Feeling/ Lad)! LadJi Lady percussion feature 1. Santa Clara Vanguard 90.50 11. Cavaliers 81.95 83.10 Selections from Fame Valley Fever 2. Madison Scouts 88.10 12. Spirit of Atlanta 81.65 84.40 Freelancers American Overture- Joseph 3. Freelancers 8465 13. SuncoastSound 81.10 Jenkins 4. Spirit of Atlanta 79.70 14. 1:toopers 77.60 Breaking Up Is Hard 7b Do- Battle on Ice and otl1er selections Neil Sedaka 5. Suncoast Sound 77.70 15. Knights 76.25 from Alexander Nevsky 6. Knights 74.90 16. North Star 74.60 Lover Come Back 7b Me- Tokyo cantata - Prokofiev 7. 1:toopers 7345 17. Alliance 73.35 Union Orchestra Great Day from Funny Lady 8. Avant Garde 66.70 18. Valley Fever 72.60 Introduction - Chicago Morning Glow from Pippin 9. Boston Crusaders 64.55 19. Memphis Blues I Get Crazy- Chuck 10. Colts 64.50 Brass Band 72.50 Mangione - drum solo 20. Defenders 72.05 E11Pn Now- Barry Manilow 21. Velvet Knights 70.20 22. Les Eclipses 69.05 23. San Jose Raiders 67.35 24. Colts 67.20 25. Seattle Imperials 66.05

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