Cavaliers top Phantom in Portage

by Jason Hess, DCW staff

The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL)
Photo by Ron Walloch

June 16 — Portage, Michigan… Seven corps performed at the sold out McCamley Field on a perfect night for a drum corps show that resulted in a Cavaliers win.

The Cavaliers
The Cavaliers performed “Spin Cycle.” The ideas and concepts in this show are so innovative. My first thought was the guard uniforms with the words “Cycle” written on their chest sort of look like baseball uniforms, but spectators around me thought they looked like racecar drivers. Whatever opinion you may draw about the guard costumes, the color guard is non-stop energy…

Phantom Regiment
Phantom Regiment’s new white uniforms look great! “Harmonic Journey” is less thematic than in the past and just more classical drum corps the way only Phantom Regiment can do it. The guard is…

Capital Regiment
Capital Regiment’s show is titled “A Brave New World,” which includes the New World Symphony. The guard has terrific moments, especially…

Southwind presented “Dance Portraits.” This year’s show is simply enjoyable, aesthetic and traditional drum corps at its best. A strong corps for so early in the season, Southwind is sophisticated and entertaining. The show starts off with…

Marion Glory Cadets
Marion Glory Cadets ranked first in division III corps but placed fifth overall. This year’s show, “Oppressions in Red,” has the potential to push this corps to be a top contender in division III. The show has some great…

The first corps on the field was Dimensions from nearby Grand Rapids. Dimensions is the only corps from Michigan to compete in DCI. Formed in 2000, Dimensions has potential to become a powerhouse in division III. This year’s show…

Scenic City
Scenic City out of Chattanooga was back again this year to the West Michigan show. This year’s show is titled “Rhythms” and features music by…

For the rest of this article and much more, pick up a copy of the July 4 issue of Drum Corps World.

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