Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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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.

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August 08, 2003

DCW fan poll — week 8

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

August 06, 2003

Phantom sweeps all captions in Hornell

by Ed Medina, DCW staff

Contributions of new inductees into World Drum Corps Hall of Fame span eight decades

The seven men who will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame this year have been involved in drum corps activity from the mid-1930s until the current year, representing virtually all of the modern era of competitive drum and bugle corps activity in Canada and the United States.

The induction ceremony will be held during the 28th annual World Drum Corps Hall of Fame banquet August 30 at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center as part of the Drum Corps Associates’ Labor Day weekend championship tournament. The World Drum Corps...

July 31, 2003

A phew phacts about Phantom

by Judd Williams, DCW staff

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