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Glassmen win, Capital Regiment tops three division I corps in Port Huron

by Andrew Wheeler, DCW staff

2002 Glassmen (Toledo, OH)
Photo by Ron Walloch

July 1, 2002 — Port Huron, MI . . . The cancellation of the Novi show earlier this season left Eastern Michigan with only one drum corps show this year, the 24th annual “Blue Water Brass” Drum and Bugle Corps show. If the attendance and appreciation shown by the fans is any indication, this region could easily support more shows. Well-run from beginning to end, with a great venue and concession stand stocked with plenty of water (important on a night with temperatures around 90 degrees), this show was a real treat.

Glassmen (Toledo, OH)
There was good news and bad news for the Glassmen tonight. They won their ninth of eleven contests (only the Cavaliers have beaten them so far), but their scores seem to have hit a plateau…

Capital Regiment (Columbus, OH)
Perhaps the story of the evening was Capital Regiment’s second-place finish, edging out three division I corps for the honor. With a well-balanced, solid all-around program, Capital Regiment impressed both the fans and the judges, achieving their highest score of…

Southwind (Lexington, KY)
Although Southwind’s overall score has dipped a bit from their high of 63.20 in Normal, IL, the show appears to be continuing to improve, especially with regard to…

Pioneer (Milwaukee, WI)
Pioneer’s production of “Oliver” continues to improve musically, particularly in the brass line…

Troopers (Casper, WY)
The Troopers broke 50 for the first time this season in their fourth performance with a show that was clearly…

Marion Glory Cadets (Marion, OH)
The Glory Cadets’ show, “Primary Colors” featured the use of several wooden frames on the field to highlight…

Lake Erie Regiment (Erie, PA)
“Firebird Suite” is an ambitious program that challenges the corps and entertains the audience…

Bandettes (Ontario, Canada)
The Bandettes’ show, “Think Outside the Box” was a visual and musical treat from such a small corps…

Dutch Boy (Kitchener, Ontario)
Dutch Boy is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a program titled…

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