Cavaliers top ‘All-Star Review’ with ‘Spin Cycle’

by Ron Baysinger, DCW staff

The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL)
Photo by Ron Walloch

June 14, 2003 — Toledo, Ohio . . . The Cavaliers have begun another season on top in the Midwest, beating out Phantom and Glassmen at the “All-Star Review” in Toledo.

The Cavaliers
The Cavaliers have once again put together a package of extraordinary visual moments. They were a bit shaky in some of the later portions of their show, but they obviously have just put it on the field in the last few days. The intricacy of the drill and the constant motion by someone on the field displaying the spinning motion makes the title of the show, “Spin Cycle” means so much more…

Phantom Regiment
Phantom Regiment scored a 68.75 for their first show of the season and were very warmly received by this Ohio crowd. They looked great in their new all-white uniforms with black sashes…

In third place was the host corps, the Glassmen. This is going to be a great year for them. They have been accused of being boring the past few years, but this year’s show of “Air, Earth, Fire and Water” will put all those comments aside. They have a balanced sound that is surrounded by…

Capital Regiment
Capital Regiment took the field for the first time in its first division I season. One might think they would seem a bit tentative, but this is a seasoned corps with seasoned designers…

This has to be the best Southwind corps I have ever seen. All elements of their show are strong this year. The percussion is strong and gives a good balance with the horn line. The guard is graceful in its movements…

Marion Glory Cadets
In sixth place were the Marion Glory Cadets. This has to be the best start of a season they have ever had. They marched and played all but the last piece, where they just stood and played. The drill this year is in constant motion…

Rounding out the evening with a score of 33.30 was Dimensions. With only 11 horns and nine in the battery, they still produce a quality sound. The guard is…

For the rest of this article, check out the June 27, 2003, issue of Drum Corps World.

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