This is the last show of the 2011 North American drum corps season. You can follow the play-by-play action by myself and the rest of the DCP crew here. You can also get my one-shot thoughts on the performances at my Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus accounts. I’ll also update this thread after each show.
Bushwackers: You had a tough year, but you got through it and have a great foundation for the future.
Windsor Regiment: A strong start to the competitive portion of the night. Welcome to DCA!
Carolina Gold: MUCH better performance than last night, setting the bar high for Class A.
Fusion Core: A good performance, but was it good enough to stay ahead of Gold and move up?
Govenaires: A well balanced performance from all sections. I think you keep the title for another year.
Tampa Bay Thunder: Nice job making DCA Open Class Finals in your first year!
Kilties: Another corps which celebrated being in DCA Finals tonight. Powerful performance!
CorpsVets: Guard really shines in this corps. Music program needs to step up to that level in 2012.
Alliance: First total package of the night. Music really shined. Visual may have been overwritten.
San Francisco Renegades: Loud is good, and Renegades give us plenty of that. I think they stay in 6th.
Hawthorne Caballeros: Horns really know how to rip face. Couple rough spots, but still might pull an upset.
Connecticut Hurricanes: Wow, Hurcs, what did you eat for dinner tonight? That performance was incredible!
Empire Statesmen: Good performance, but I wouldn’t put the show ahead of Hurcs. Close call, though.
Reading Buccaneers: MUCH better performance than last night. You’ve made your case for the top spot.
Minnesota Brass: That was a championship performance, hands down. Minnesota sweeps DCA tonight.
DCA South Regional Class A Champion – Shenandoah Sound
Class A High Colorguard – Carolina Gold
Class A High Percussion – Carolina Gold
Class A High Music – Fusion Core
Class A High Visual – Govenaires
Class A High Brass – Govenaires
Class A Best Drum Major – Govenaires
Class A scores:
4. Windsor Regiment – 78.3
3. Carolina Gold – 83.85
2. Fusion Core – 83.93
1. Govenaires – 84.93
DCA South Open Class Champion: Alliance
Showmanship Award: Hawthorne Caballeros featured dancer
Best Honor Guard: Empire Statesmen
Best Color Guard: Minnesota Brass
Best Brass: Minnesota Brass
Best Visual: Minnesota Brass/Reading Buccaneers
Best Percussion: Reading Buccaneers
Open Class Scores:
10. Tampa Bay Thunder – 78.95
9. Kilties – 82.23
8. Atlanta CorpsVets – 85. 00
7. Alliance – 89.00
6. San Francisco Renegades – 90.18
5. Hawthorne Caballeros – 93.13
4. Connecticut Hurricanes – 94.35
3. Empire Statesmen – 95.55
2. Reading Buccaneers – 97.45
1. Minnesota Brass, Inc. – 98.35