Esperanza took top honors at the Drum Corps International Division II/III Finals August 9 in Orlando, FL. The San Diego corps defeated the Patriots from Rochester, NY, by less than two-tenths of a point to claim the division II/III title.
The Blue Stars from La Crosse, WI won division III, finishing more than three points ahead of their nearest division competitor.
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by Bill Flaker, DCW staff
This past December I attended the organizational meeting of the Connecticut Hurricanes. I purposely went to bring in a prospective new guard member and to start the groundwork for my writing the history of the corps for the newest book that was just released by Drum Corps World.
I had been asked for a few years to think about joining by many members of the Hurricanes since I have been covering the corps for the past seven years as a staff writer for DCW. I also know many of them since I am a visual adjudicator...
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.
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by Vince Lamb and Whitney Densmore, DCW staff
* Division I
1. The Cavaliers, Rosemont, IL (1) — 443
2. Blue Devils, Concord, CA (6) — 434
3. Phantom Regiment, Rockford, IL (3) — 432
4. Bluecoats, Canton, OH (18) — 416
5. Santa Clara Vanguard, Santa Clara, CA — 339
6. The Cadets, Bergenfield, NJ — 297