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Blue Devils come out on top at DCI Semifinals

The Blue Devils from Concord, CA, came out on top at the 2003 Drum Corps International Semifinals August 8 in Orlando, FL, defeating the defending DCI champions, The Cavaliers.

Spirit from Jacksonville State University will be the first corps to perform at finals August 9, following several ceremonies and presentations and an exhibition performance by the United States Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps. Spirit edged out the Blue Knights by just over one-tenth of a point to claim the final spot in the top 12.

For coverage of the entire DCI Championships week, pick up a copy of the August 31 issue of Drum Corps World, or subscribe by clicking on the link below.

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