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Publisher Drum Corps Associates, Inc. Barrington, Rhode Island Gil Silva, President

30 Reading Buccaneers

46 Govenaires

32 Minnesota Brass

48 Windsor Regiment

34 Hawthorne Caballeros

49 White Sabers

Creative Director Eric Brust

36 Connecticut Hurricanes

50 Cincinnati Tradition

37 Cadets2

51 Shenandoah Sound

38 Empire Statesmen

51 Excelsior

Writers Tom Peashey, David Hobart and Don Paluh

39 Atlanta CV

52 Tampa Bay Thunder

40 Fusion Core

52 Heartliner

42 Bushwackers

53 Centurions

DIRECTOR OF Photography Don Paluh

43 Kilties

53 Lakeshoremen

44 Carolina Gold

54 Sun Devils

45 Sunrisers

54 High Country Brass

PHOTOGRAPHERS Don Paluh Chris Maher corpsreps.com David Gwyn John Matter Ronald Walloch Advertising Sponsorships Kimberly Symonds, Director of Corporate Sponsorship

thank you letters 4 GIL SILVA President of DCA 6 MARTIN O’MALLEY Governor of Maryland 8 CHET GLADCHUK Naval Academy Athletic Association 10 Connie Del Signore Visit Annapolis 12 ALLEN BUELL DCA Championships Chairman

departments 9 DCA STAFF 13 World Drum Corps Hall of Fame 16 History of Scores 20 Alumni Spectacular 26 DCA Judging and Scoring System 27 Prelims Score Page 28 Awards Page

See you in 2014. We will be celebrating a historic landmark 50 Years of Drum Corps Associates!

DCA would like to thank an army of nameless volunteers without whom this championship could not have happened. Special thanks go to the City of Annapolis, The Annapolis Police Department, Visit Annapolis, Navy/Marine Corps Stadium: your cooperation and assistance have been invaluable.


4 Welcome to the 49th Annual Drum Corps Associates World Championships. For a second year, Drum Corps Associates is pleased to bring its’ World Championships south of the Mason-Dixon Line, to the great state of Maryland, Anne Arundel County and the historic City of Annapolis. The pageantry presented by each of our performing units demonstrates a blend of sights and sounds that stirs emotion in the hearts of our thousands of visitors from both the Capital District and around the world who have joined us at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium for our World Championship events. We are again thrilled to bring our unique entertainment to the shores of beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

gil Silva

President of DCA

With an activity that dates back to post World War I, Drum Corps Associates has spent over 50 years refining and expanding our entertainment medium. We are thrilled to declare this first ever 2 year venture into the state of Maryland a complete success, and we hope to return in the future. In the meantime, we invite all of our fans – both new and old – to join us in 2014 for our 50th Anniversary Championship back in the city that has hosted these championships more than any other city – Rochester, New York. New York’s flower city on beautiful Lake Ontario is already being primed to make our 50th Anniversary most memorable for all. But first, we must crown our 2013 Champions. Thousands of performers over these 4 days representing many states and Canadian provinces will perform with this goal in mind. They will be our ambassadors of entertainment to all in Annapolis. A special welcome must go out to Heartliner Drum and Bugle Corps from Ludwigshafen, Germany who are representing Drum Corps Europe during their first ever journey to The United States and the DCA World Championship. We thank them for their participation and hope that their two week USA tour has been most successful. It is the hard work of a few dedicated individuals who made this Championship on the shores of Chesapeake Bay possible. First, we must recognize the efforts of Jeff Weir, Director of the Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. It was Jeff’s vision that brought us to Annapolis in the first place. There are a number of others whose cooperation and dedication are directly responsible for the success of this Championship and the millions of dollars in tourist spending that will be the result again this year. We must recognize: Connie Del Signore, President of Visit Annapolis, Josh Cohen, Mayor of Annapolis, John Robinson Leopold, Anne Arundel County Executive, Eric Rudin, Deputy Director of Athletics and Bill Givens, Associate Director of Athletics for Operations. Only through the cooperative effort of these people and their staff, has this 49th DCA World Drum Corps Championship been possible. Special recognition must go to the DCA Championship Committee and the DCA Staff for their tireless efforts. Without them, there would be no championship. Join us now for the 49th Annual Drum Corps Associates World Championships. Sit back in your seat and allow our thousands of performers to do what they do best – entertain YOU, our fans and supporters. While you’re enjoying the performances, be sure to react and applaud – let the performers know you appreciate their efforts and they will reward you with a lifetime of memories. Thank You Annapolis!

Gil Silva President of DCA


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DCA Remembers Joe By Tom Peashey

This past December, we lost a member of our “team”. DCA Class A Coordinator, Joseph V. “Joey” Geswaldo lost his courageous battle with cancer. Joe was a critical part of the management team directing the Class A movement for over 6 years. He was a perfect choice for this position having spent over a decade building the Syracuse Brigadiers into a super corps and dominant champion in DCA, he often discussed his experience and felt that he could help those just coming into the activity with his wealth of knowledge of both what to do and what not to do to guarantee success. He took his job very seriously and dealt personally with every upcoming corps – determined that they were the future.

walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Despite his illness and the ravages of his treatments, he accomplished this – the proudest of fathers. Second, on October 21st, his friends held a huge benefit for Joe and the family. Even though he was only weeks away from losing the battle, he spent the entire, exhausting day with his friends and supporters – thankful to the end for each and every one of them. The officers and member corps of DCA all send their thoughts, prayers and condolences to his wife, Sandy, daughter Kristen and the rest of their family and thank them for sharing Joey with us for so many years. Joe Geswaldo was only 52 years old. He will Two instances come to mind that point out the be sorely missed by all. fortitude of the man. First, he was determined to All of this came from a man who as a founder of the “new” Brigadiers in 1991, helped build an historic dynasty that dominated DCA for over a decade and won him no less than five world championship rings. Still, his passion for the activity and knowledge that the future required a constant influx of new blood to guarantee success, led him to direct all his energies to help the smaller corps, the newer corps and those that were often still struggling to survive. For this dedication, DCA became a stronger and healthier organization and will always keep Joe’s memory near to our hearts.


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Dear Friends: Welcome to the 49th Annual Drum Corps Associates (DCA) World Championship Competition. MARTIN O’MALLEY Governor of Maryland

With such a strong musical and artistic heritage in this state, music and performing arts are a part of who we are as Marylanders. DCA’s dedication to showcasing world-class drum and bugle performances not only entertains audiences but inspires us all to strive for excellence. For those of you visiting Maryland, we hope that you will take time to experience all that our State has to offer – from our Chesapeake Bay cuisine, to our landmarks, to the many outdoor activities. Congratulations to the musicians for your hard work and thank you to the families and organizers for your commitment and support. Best wishes for a memorable event. Sincerely,

Governor

State House 100 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401-1925 (410) 974-3901


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Drum Corps Associates,

CHET GLADCHUK Director of Athletics

On behalf of the United States Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Athletic Association, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Annapolis and the 2013 DCA World Championships. We are extremely proud to be hosting this event at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and we are all looking forward to an exciting weekend ahead. We hope you enjoy your visit to Maryland. While at the stadium, please take the time to walk around the grounds to view the various memorials and monuments dedicated to the men and women who have served in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. If there is anything at all we can do for you while you are here, please do not hesitate to let us know. Best wishes and good luck! Sincerely,

Chet Gladchuk Director of Athletics

United States Naval Academy 566 Brownson Road Annapolis, MD 21402-5040


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September 2013 Welcome Drum Corps Enthusiast! It is a pleasure on my part to welcome the musicians, family, friends, and followers to Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay for the 49th Annual Drum Corps Associates World Championships. I promise you a truly phenomenal experience in Maryland’s historic state capitol. Likewise, we Annapolitans are eagerly anticipating the joy and excitement of all that the music of the Championships provides. Connie Del Signore President and CEO

Annapolis is home to the United States Naval Academy where 4,500 Midshipmen are trained to serve and protect. You will enjoy tours of the “Yard”, as well as viewing of the DCA championship events at the Navy - Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Four signers of the Declaration of Independence lived in Annapolis. Make sure to carve out some time to visit their homes. General George Washington resigned his commission in the Maryland State House; the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use and the only state capitol to have been a U.S. Capitol. While the history of this historic destination is world renowned and worth touring, the shopping, dining, and entertainment we offer cannot be overlooked! We boast five shopping-entertainment centers within an easy walk from your hotel. Dine on Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs, award winning cream of crab soup, or authentic Irish fare. (Galway Bay was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives) We can satisfy any palette. And make sure to get on the water with boat cruises, kayaking, or water taxis. It’s a great time of the year to be in Annapolis. But most of all….just have fun!

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau 26 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 888.302.2852 visitannapolis.org

I’ll see you around town,

Connie Del Signore President & CEO


12 September 2013 Dear Drum Corps Colleagues, Family, Friends, Supporters and Fans, Welcome to Annapolis, Maryland! We are excited to be in your community once again as we bring you year #2 of the Annual Drum Corps Associates’ World Championships – our 49th! I want to thank you for opening your beautiful city up for the biggest drum and bugle corps show of the season. As chairman of the local organizing committee, there are many people to thank for their hard work and dedication. Far too many to list here – just know hotels, eateries, government officials and citizens we are glad you’re here.

ALLEN BUELL Vice-President

I’d like to give a huge “Thank you” to Jeff Weir from the Naval Academy Drum Corps for bringing the City of Annapolis to our attention over three years ago. Jeff was the person who had the idea that the Stadium in Annapolis was the perfect place for our Championships! Jeff has been by my side since the beginning and I want him to know this all could not happen with out his support & guidance!! In addition, I’d like to thank Jo Ellen McNees from Visit Annapolis and the dozens of people in the local visitor industry who have assisted me in putting this Championship together over the past three years. You are a wonderful and welcoming community! Now, sit back and enjoy the pageantry, the music and the magic that we call Drum Corps! Best wishes for a great competition, and we’ll see you right back here in Annapolis next year! Sincerely,

Allen Buell Vice-President Local Committee Chairman 201 DCA World Championships 2013 DCA Annapolis Committee Local Chairman / Allen Buell Anne Arundel County Rep / Colleen Joseph City of Annapolis Rep / Michelle LeFurge City of Annapolis Rep / Lisa Craig City of Annapolis Rep / Rhonda Wardlaw DCA Headquarters / Marie Moore Practice Sites / Jeff Weir USNA Rep / Mianna Jopp I & E Liaison /Kevin Hassan Visit Annapolis / Jo Ellen McNees Visit Annapolis / Connie Delsignore Visit Annapolis / Susan Steckman Visit Annapolis / Dinese Bosmans Navy Stadium / Bill Givens Navy Stadium Catering / Cheryl Haendel DCA Rep / Dick Eschenmann


Since its founding in 1976 by the late Vince Bruni, of Rochester, NY, membership in the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame has grown from six charter members to 444 regular and associate members from the United States and Canada, who have contributed to the activity across North America, England, the Netherlands, the Middle East, South Africa and Japan.

2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

Dale Adair of Edgewater Park, NJ

Since first playing a snare drum in 1969, Dale Adair has demonstrated a high level of expertise in many drum and bugle corps categories, including managing, judging, arranging, instructing and performing. He is highly regarded by students and fellow instructors for his creativity, style, enthusiasm and approach to arranging and teaching and for the initiative he has demonstrated in these areas. Members of drum lines he taught were always well prepared and well schooled. His judging opinions were presented in a professional manner and considered by fellow judges to be right on point. He was a percussion judge with the National Judges Association from 1983 to 2005. He began judging with the Cavalcade Judges Association in 2006. He served on the Crossmen’s board of directors in 1993-1994. He has arranged for and taught several highly regarded senior corps since 1982, including ArcherEpler Musketeers, Reading Buccaneers, New York Skyliners and Reilly Raiders Alumni. He was assistant drum instructor with Madison Scouts in the late 1980s and served as arranger and instructor for P.A.L. Cadets, Cramer Hill and the Shadettes earlier. He is an accomplished drummer, winning the first place medal in the first individual snare drum contest he entered. A member of a well-known drum corps family, he started playing snare drum with the Golden Eagles in 1969. Over the following 10 years, he performed with the 507 Hornets and Crossmen, before moving up to the senior category to play snare drum with Archer-Epler Musketeers in 1982 and Reilly Raiders Alumni from 2004 to 2009.

Allen Buell of Rochester, NY

Allan Buell is a superb administrator who has also reached a high level of achievement as a color guard visual designer and instructor and a judge. He served as business manager of Rochester’s Empire Statesmen, the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) champions in 2004, from 2003 to 2011, while simultaneously heading up the organization of DCA world championship tournament weekends. Initially, he served as chair of the local organizing committee when the DCA championships returned to Rochester from Scranton, Pennsylvania. DCA appointed him as operations director in 2005. He was appointed vice president of DCA in 2011. He also worked closely with Empire Statesmen and World Drum Corps Hall of Fame founder Vince Bruni in organizing the DCA championships in Rochester in 1996. He instructed the Winter Guard International (WGI) champion Bishop Kearney High School color guard ensemble with Hall of Fame member Vince Monacelli from 1991 through 1998, winning the WGI title an unprecedented five years in row from 1993 to 1997. He served as president of the North East Color Guard Circuit from 2001 to 2009. He was inducted into the Circuit’s Hall of Fame in 2009. He has also served as guard visual designer and instructor with Empire Statesmen and Rochester Crusaders. He has judged with several associations since 1999, including the New York Federation of Contest Judges and Pennsylvania Federation of Contest Judges. Between 1988 and 2003, he marched in the color guard of Empire Statesmen, Les Metropolitans, Syracuse Brigadiers and Rochester Crusaders, also serving as Crusaders business manager in 2002 and 2003.

Rita Macey Bernert of Blackwood, NJ

Rita Macey Bernert was the dominant snare drummer of the 1950s, winning nine out 10 individual snare drum contests she entered while she marched in the Audubon Bon Bons drum line. She also competed as a member of the Audubon drum quartet, earning several more first place awards. She won the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) national individual contest in Miami, Florida in 1957. The same year, the Audubon drum line took top score at the American Legion (AL) national championships in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She played snare drum with Audubon from 1952 to 1958, also serving as the assistant percussion instructor, working with Bill Reamer, from 1956 to 1958. During those same three years, she was the arranger and instructor for the drum lines of Saint Nicholas All Girls and Bracken Cadets. She is a lifetime member of the National Association of Rudimental Drummers. She began playing snare drum with the Olde Citie Fife and Drum Corps of Philadelphia in 1976, performing at ceremonies with audiences including such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth II of England, several United States presidents and other world leaders.

Ray Fallon of Euless, TX

Ray Fallon is widely recognized as one of the most creative brass arrangers in the drum and bugle corps community. After serving in the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1970 to 1974, he arranged for and taught the brass sections of such well known groups as Bayonne Bridgemen, Milford Shoreliners, Crossmen, Boston Crusaders, Sunrisers, Archer-Epler Musketeers and Connecticut Hurricanes when they won the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) championship in 1981. He helped spark the alumni drum corps movement in 1978, serving as the coordinator, arranger and drum major for Archer-Epler Musketeers’ re-appearance at the 1978 Dream Contest. He has since worked with other alumni corps, including Baltimore’s Yankee Rebels, Boston Crusaders and the Bridgemen. He was inducted into the Hurricanes Hall of Fame in 2002, the Sunrisers Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Buglers Hall of Fame in 2006. He was also the DCA individual contra bass champion in 1992. He began his long association with drum and bugle corps activity playing baritone horn from 1960 to 1969 with Legionnaires Ocean Side junior corps. After his USAF service, he played baritone with Sunrisers from 1974 to 1976.


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2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

Bobby Hoffman (deceased)

Bobby Hoffman brought a new level of creativity and a zany sense of humor to drum and bugle corps field show activity over more than 20 years of show design before his passing in January 1991. His unique new approach to show design was perhaps best exemplified by the Bayonne Bridgemen when he served as show designer, coordinator and marching instructor from 1976 to 1982. He was also director of the Bridgemen from 1978 to 1982. Earlier in the 1970s, he handled both show design and marching instruction for such well-known junior corps of the time as Garfield Cadets, Anaheim Kingsmen and Blue Stars of Lacrosse, Wisconsin. In the years following his activity with the Bridgemen, he brought his special blend of show design, show coordination and marching instruction to the west coast, working in California with Valley Fever of Fresno and Velvet Knights of Anaheim. During his years with New York Skyliners in the early 1970s, he introduced the visual depiction of a New York City style traffic jam on the contest field, one of the most crowd-pleasing, clever and effective pieces of show drill of all time. He was also a percussion pioneer. He introduced timbales while performing with the Hawthorne Caballeros drum line in 1961. The sound of the two relatively high pitched small drums mounted on a carrying harness helped create a Latin percussion sound that corps members, judges and audiences all loved to hear. Before joining Hawthorne, he played tenor drum with three New Jersey junior drum and bugle corps: the Ravens of Bergenfield in 1956 and 1957; the Dumont Police Cadets in 1958 and 1959 and St. Ann’s Cadets of Fairlawn in 1960.

Vic Kulinski Jr. of Orlando, FL

Vic Kulinski Jr. already had an impressive record of achievement as a judge, administrator and percussion instructor by the time he played a significant role in helping Drum Corps Associates (DCA) expand into the southeastern sunshine states. After co-founding Heat Wave of Orlando, Florida in 1992, he served as executive director and board member until 2005 while also responsible for percussion visual instruction, playing snare drum in the line and then marching out front as drum major. He was the co-founder and initial coordinator of DCA South in 2003. He served on the board of the Corps Vets of Atlanta, Georgia from 2006 to 2010. Before his southern involvement, he served as executive director of the Connecticut Hurricanes from 1985 to 1989 and was instrumental in the restart of the Hurricanes in 1986. He founded Class ACTE winter guard in 1980 and served as director until 1985. He also founded two winter percussion ensembles: the Spitfire ensemble and the Riptide ensemble. He has been a percussion judge since 1977, with the North East Circuit, Florida Band Masters and Field Marching Band Conference. He taught the Hurricanes’ percussion section from 1976 to 1989 while also teaching Connecticut Vagabonds from 1981 to 1983. He handled the percussion visual caption for Corps Vets from 2006 to 2010 and began teaching the percussion section of the Sun Devils of Inverness, Florida in 2013. He also handled percussion duties with several junior corps from 1975 to 1992, including Explorers of Oxford, Connecticut, Connecticut Classics and Magic of Orlando. He first played snare drum with Carey’s Cadets Fife and Drum Corps in 1967, subsequently playing with Connecticut Royal Lancers, Prospect Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps, Oxford Explorers and St. Andrew’s Bridgemen. He has performed or marched as drum major with several corps, including Hurricanes, Bahia Shriners Drum Corps, Heat Wave, Bridgemen Alumni and Atlanta Corps Vets. He was named a charter member of the Hurricanes Hall of Fame in 1994. He has won many individual snare drumming awards since 1970, including the New England Individual and Hurricanes National Invitational titles, finished second in the Bridgemen National Open, finished in the top five in DCA snare competitions 10 times since 1998 and won the DCA Class A best drum major award six times since 1997.

President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013 Bob Bellarosa of Brooklyn, New York (deceased) Bob ‘Kid’ Bellarosa spent a lifetime in the drum and bugle corps community, participating and contributing in many areas of the activity stretching across 70 years from his first involvement as a young boy in 1942 to his longstanding duties as publisher of Eastern Review and Heritage magazine for more than 50 years, from 1956 until his passing in 2011. Along the way, he played French horn with both arch rivals New York Skyliners and Hawthorne Caballeros and several well-known junior corps of the 1940s and 1950s. He constantly promoted the value of drum corps involvement as a recreation outlet and educational activity for youth especially in communities and neighborhoods where teenage programs were scarce. He founded the Blessed Sacrament Alumni Corps in 1990. He also founded and operated the Drum Corps Hall of Fame and Museum in a four-storey building in Brooklyn, packed with pictures, trophies, old uniforms and other memorabilia to help publicize the individuals and groups who were the leaders of the activity. For many years, he served many groups as a roving instructor who neither asked for

any fee, nor accepted money for teaching. He was a member of the Buglers Hall of Fame, a highly skilled mid-range brass player who won more than 50 individual competitions at the circuit, state and national level. He was a fierce competitor in another competitive sport: a Golden Gloves boxer who won 68 of 75 bouts. He was a familiar figure to thousands of fans at drum corps events: the short man in a Skyliners jacket and overseas cap adorned with his competition medals. He entered the drum and bugle corps world in 1942, carrying a rifle and playing drum with St. Helen’s Cadets. He moved on top play alto horn with Todd Memorial in 1945 then became a French horn player with Holy Name Cadets in 1948 and was voted Cadet of the Year in 1952. He moved to Edison Post junior corps in 1953 and then Our Lady of Grace Lancers in 1954. Over the following 15 years he played French horn with Skyliners for 13 years, moved to Caballeros for a couple of years then returned to Skyliners.


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september 5, 1971

rochester, NY / Holleder stadium

1. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...91.500 2. Yankee Rebels Baltimore, MD ...90.750 3. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...90.625 4. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...87.925 5. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...86.800 6. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...86.425 7. Les Diplomates Montreal, QUE ...83.600 8. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...79.550 9. Hamburg Kingsmen Hamburg, NY ...79.375 10. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...77.550

september 3, 1972

Jersey city, NJ / roosevelt stadium

1. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ...90.600 2. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...89.750 3. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...88.650 4. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...88.200 tie 4. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...88.200 tie 6. Les Diplomates Montreal, QUE ...82.350 7. Yankee Rebels Baltimore, MD ... 80.450 8. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...76.000 9. Hamburg Kingsmen Hamburg, NY ...74.300 10. Pittsburgh Rockets Pittsburgh, PA ...73.900 11. Canadian Commanders Hamilton, ONT ...63.150 12. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...58.950

september 2, 1973

rochester, NY / Holleder stadium

1. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...89.850 2. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...85.800 3. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...85.300 4. Les Diplomats Montreal, QUE ...84.200 5. New York Skyliners New York, NY... 81.550 6. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ... 79.800 7. Yankee Rebels Baltimore, MD ...76.950 8. Hamburg Kingsmen Hamburg, NY ...67.200 9. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...66.800 10. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...61.450 11. Erie Thunderbirds Erie, PA ... 59.900 12. Guelph Royalaires Guelph, ONT ...57.000

september 1, 1974

rochester, NY / Holleder stadium

september 11, 1965

september 1, 1968

1 Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...84.500 2 Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...84.360 3 New York Skyliners New York, NY ...83.160 4 Yankee Rebels Baltimore, MD ...80.250 5 Interstatesmen AlbaNY, NY ...79.950 6 Pittsburgh Rockets Pittsburgh, PA ...76.950

1. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...82.150 2. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...80.116 3. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...79.816 4. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...79.566 5. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...79.016 6. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...78.450 7. Yankee Rebels Baltimore, MD ...77.050 8. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ...75.650 9. Canadian Ambassadors TorONTo, ONT ...71.683 10. Hamburg Kingsmen Hamburg, NY ...68.216

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september 21, 1966

Bridgeport, cT / Jfk stadium

1. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...84.530 2. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT...84.400 3. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA...83.970 4. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY...83.400 5. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ...83.020 6. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...79.350 7. Pittsburgh Rockets Pittsburgh, PA ...78.830 8. Archer-Epler Musketeers Upper Darby, PA ...74.920 9. Princemen Melrose, MA...73.980 10. Les Metropolitains Montreal, QUE...71.600

september 3, 1967

Bridgeport, cT / Jfk stadium

1. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...85.583 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...83.800 3. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA...82.063 4. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...81.623 5. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...79.766 6. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...77.883 7. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...77.500 8. Yankee Rebels Baltimore, MD ...76.883 9. Archer-Epler Musketeers Upper Darby, PA ...68.300 10. Bonnie Scots Harrisburg, PA ...62.933

rochester, NY / Holleder stadium

august 31, 1969

rochester, NY / Holleder stadium

1. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...79.475 2. New York Skyliners New York, NY ... 78.275 3. Yankee Rebels Baltimore, MD ...77.650 4. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...76.975 5. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...71.500 6. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...68.500 7. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...67.950 8. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...62.975 9. Hamburg Kingsmen Hamburg, NY ...58.625 10. Pittsburgh Rockets Pittsburgh, PA ...50.275

september 6, 1970

rochester, NY / Holleder stadium

1. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...82.775 2. Yankee Rebels Baltimore, MD ...81.200 3. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...80.950 4. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...80.000 5. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...77.375 6. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...75.125 7. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...73.250 8. Hamburg Kingsmen Hamburg, NY ...68.900

1. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 83.500 2. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...82.150 3. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...77.350 4. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...70.350 5. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...67.950 6. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...66.700 7. Yankee Rebels Baltimore, MD ...65.950 8. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...59.700 9. Guelph Royalaires Guelph, ONT ...56.550 10. Erie Thunderbirds Erie, PA ...54.640 11. Hanover lancers Hanover, PA ...45.100 12. Emmaus Sentinels Emmaus, PA ...43.050

august 31, 1975

rochester, NY / Holleder stadium

1. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...91.280 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 91.110 3. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ... 89.550 4. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ... 86.980 5. Phoenix Rochester, NY ...85.200 6. Yankee Rebels Baltimore, MD... 84.850 7. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...80.700 tie 7. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...80.700 tie 9. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...76.910 10. Erie Thunderbirds Erie, PA ... 68.030

September 5, 1976

Rochester, NY / Holleder Stadium

1. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 92.500 2. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...86.700 3. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...86.550 4. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...85.050 5. Yankee Rebels Baltimore, MD ...84.300 6. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...79.950 7. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...78.250 8. Erie Thunderbirds Erie, PA ...73.600 9. Phoenix Rochester, NY ...73.050 10. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...72.000

September 3, 1977 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

1. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ... 94.150 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 94.100 3. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...91.550 4. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...87.800 5. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...87.650 6. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...86.050 7. Les Ambassadeurs Montreal, QUE ...82.900 8. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...78.650 9. Erie Thunderbirds Erie, PA ...75.750 10. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...72.800

September 3, 1978 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

1. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ... 90.850 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...88.050 3. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...85.150 4. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...84.000 5. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...82.800 6. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...80.050 7. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...79.700 8. Les Ambassadeurs Montreal, QUE ...77.600 9. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...72.100 10. Guelph Royalaires Guelph, ONT ...64.800

September 2, 1979 Hershey, PA / Hershey Park Stadium

1. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...90.500 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...89.250 3. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...88.300 4. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...82.950 5. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...78.650 6. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...76.950 7. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...71.250


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August 31, 1980 Hershey, PA / Hershey Park Stadium

1. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...91.300 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 88.950 3. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...86.350 4. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...86.050 5. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...84.900 6. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ... 83.150 7. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...77.350 8. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...74.000 9. Erie Thunderbirds Erie, PA ...68.700 10. La Clique Allouette Montreal, QUE ...59.950

September 6, 1981

Philadelphia, PA / Franklin Field

1. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...89.650 2. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...89.100 3. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...88.400 4. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...86.250 5. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 85.150 6. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...84.450 7. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...78.800 8. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...70.750 9. Erie Thunderbirds Erie, PA ...59.700 10. Regionnaires Niagara Falls, ONT ...54.950

September 5, 1982 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

1. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ... 89.850 2. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...87.950 3. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...87.650 4. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...87.450 5. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...86.350 6. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...83.150 7. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...76.750 8. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...70.550 9. Archer-Epler Musketeers Upper Darby, PA ...65.250 10. L’Odyssee Montreal, QUE ...61.000

September 4, 1983 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

1. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ... 91.450 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 89.950 3. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...87.550 4. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...86.350 5. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...82.650 tie 5. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ... 82.650 tie 7. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...82.200 8. L’Odyssee Montreal, QUE ...72.800 9. Archer-Epler Musketeers Upper Darby, PA 70.000 10. Steel City Ambassadors Pittsburgh, PA ...67.700

September 4, 1984 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

1. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 92.400 2. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...91.950 3. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...89.000 4. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...86.450 5. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...84.050 6. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...83.250 7. Steel City Ambassadors Pittsburgh, PA ... 74.200 tie 7. Les Cascadeurs Montreal, QUE ...74.200 tie 9. Archer-Epler Musketeers Upper Darby, PA 69.800 10. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...69.350

September 1, 1985 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

1. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 92.500 2. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...91.900 3. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...90.600 4. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...86.550 5. Steel City Ambassadors Pittsburgh, PA ...82.200 6. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ... 81.150 7. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...79.500 8. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...78.650 9. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...74.050 10. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...69.850

August 31, 1986 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

1. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...92.450 2. Steel City Ambassadors Pittsburgh, PA ...91.950 3. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...90.900 4. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...87.550 5. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ... 85.450 6. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...85.300 7. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...79.200 8. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...74.200 9. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...72.350 10. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...72.050 11. Guelph Royalaires Guelph, ONT ...71.850

September 6, 1987 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

Finals were rained out. So, the prelim scores stand as the championship results. Preliminary / Championship Competition: 1. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ... 94.840 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...93.240 3. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...92.960 4. Steel City Ambassadors Pittsburgh, PA ...92.860 5. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...92.300 6. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...91.140 7. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...88.900 8. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...83.400 9. Rhode Island Matadors Providence, RI ...82.800 10. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...82.640 11. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...81.800 12. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...78.140 13. Les Ambassadeurs Montreal, QUE ...75.300 14. Guelph Royalaires Guelph, ONT ...74.700 15. New Image II Hicksville, NY ...66.160 16. Chicago Vanguard Chicago, IL ...61.200 17. Southern Knights Virginia Beach, VA ...46.200 18. Marching Ambassadors Lewiston, ME ...42.140 19. Excalibur Erie, PA ...41.260 20. Knights of the Noble Callahan Albany, NY 39.400 21. Keystoners Milton, PA ...37.560 22. CMCC Warriors New York, NY ...37.300 23. Hamilton Knights Baltimore, MD ...33.100

September 5, 1988 Hershey, PA / Hershey Park Stadium

1. Long Island Sunrisers Hempstead, NY ...96.360 tie 1. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...96.360 tie 3. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...94.140 4. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...92.100 5. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 91.940

6. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...89.940 7. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...84.760 8. Steel City Ambassadors Pittsburgh, PA ...83.000 9. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...81.040 10. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...79.940

September 3, 1989 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

1. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...95.100 2. Sunrisers Edison, NJ ...95.000 3. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...93.000 4. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...90.500 5. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...90.200 6. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...89.100 7. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...88.700 tie 7. Steel City Ambassadors Pittsburgh, PA ...88.700 tie 9. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...83.600 10. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...78.700

September 2, 1990 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

1. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...96.900 2. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...96.800 3. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 96.200 4. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...94.300 5. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ... 94.000 6. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...92.600 7. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...92.200 8. Steel City Ambassadors Pittsburgh, PA ...88.900 9. Sunrisers Edison, NJ ...86.800 10. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ... 85.900

September 1, 1991 Scranton, PA / Lackawanna County Stadium

1. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...96.700 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 96.300 3. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...94.000 4. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ... 93.200 5. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...90.500 6. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...88.000 7. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...86.000 8. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...82.300 9. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...80.600 10. Les Metropolitains Montreal, QUE ...80.100

September 6, 1992 Scranton, PA / Lackawanna County Stadium

1. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...96.700 2. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...96.300

3. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 94.200 4. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...93.300 5. Les Metropolitains Montreal, QUE ...92.700 6. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...91.800 7. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...88.600 8. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ... 87.400 9. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...86.600 10. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ... 84.500 11. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...81.500 12. Sunrisers Edison, NJ ...80.800

September 6, 1993 Scranton, PA / Lackawanna County Stadium

1. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...96.600 2. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...96.200 3. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 93.200 4. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...91.600 5. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...91.200 6. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...88.700
7. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...87.200 8. Les Metropolitains Montreal, QUE ...86.700 9. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...86.100 10. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ... 85.900 11. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...84.800 12. Capital Brass Ensemble Latham, NY ... 78.500 13. Chieftains Roseto, PA ...76.300

September 3, 1994 Scranton, PA / Lackawanna County Stadium

1. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...96.000 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 95.400 3. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...94.200 4. Les Metropolitains Montreal, QUE ...92.700 5. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...89.900 6. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...89.700 7. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...88.800 8. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...86.700 9. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...83.700 10. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...81.500

September 3, 1995 Scranton, PA / Lackawanna County Stadium

1. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...97.700 2. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...94.900 3. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...94.700 4. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...93.600 5. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...90.600 6. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...88.000 7. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...87.900 8. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ... 87.600 9. Sunrisers Edison, NJ ...84.600 10. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...81.200

September 1, 1996

Rochester, NY / Frontier Field

1. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...96.900 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 96.800 3. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...96.000 4. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...91.500 5. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...90.600 6. Sunrisers Orangetown, NY ...90.400 7. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...87.600 8. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...86.400 9. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...84.000 10. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...82.400

August 31, 1997 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...96.300 tie 1. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...96.300 tie 3. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 95.400 4. Sunrisers Orangetown, NY ...92.000 5. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...89.600 6. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...87.600 7. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...87.200 8. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...86.900 9. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...83.400 10. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ... 81.600 Class A Finals: 1. Chieftains Allentown, PA ...71.200 2. Heat Wave Orlando, FL ...70.600 3. Grey Knights St. Mary’s, PA ...63.700


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Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...97.900 2. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...96.300 3. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 95.000 4. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...93.500 5. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...92.800 6. Sunrisers Orangetown, NY ...89.500 7. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...87.700 8. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...85.200 9. Kingston Grenadiers Kingston, ONT ... 82.100 10. Racine Kilties Racine, WI ...80.900 Class A Finals: 1. Heat Wave Orlando, FL ...74.400 tie 1. Generations Bristol, RI ...74.400 tie 3. Les Dynamiques Buckingham, QUE ...71.700 4. Grey Knights St. Mary’s, PA ...66.100

September 5, 1999 Allentown, PA / J. Birney Crum Stadium

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...97.500 2. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...95.800 3. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...95.400 4. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...95.000 5. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 94.500 6. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...90.100 7. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...87.800 8. Sunrisers Orangetown, NY ...87.000 9. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...84.400 10. Kingston Grenadiers Kingston, ONT ... 82.800

10. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...82.100 Class A Finals Competition: 1. Generations Bristol, RI ...71.300 2. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...71.000 3. Bayou City Brass Houston, TX ...67.900 4. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...63.300 5. Allegheny Night Storm Allegheny, PA ...60.900

September 2, 2001

Syracuse, NY / P&C Stadium

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...97.950 2. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...97.850 3. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...95.350 4. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...94.450 5. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...92.400 6. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...92.050 7. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...90.400 8. Kingston Grenadiers Kingston, ONT ... 87.900 9. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...86.500 10. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...85.100 Class A Finals Competition: 1. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...83.750 2. Orlando Heat Wave Orlando, FL ...78.600

September 1, 2002 Scranton, PA / Lackawanna County Stadium

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...98.600 2. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...96.750 3. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...95.550

4. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...92.500 5. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...92.150 6. Renegades San Francisco, CA ...91.800 7. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...91.038 8. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...86.275 9. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ... 86.063 10. Kingston Grenadiers Kingston, ONT ...83.413 Connecticut Hurricanes Derby, CT 84.300 Judged Exh. New York Skyliners New York, NY 80.763 Judged Exh. Class A Finals Competition: 1. Orlando Heat Wave Orlando, FL ... 75.963 2. Sunrisers Orangetown, NY ...73.238

September 5, 2004 Scranton, PA / Lackawanna County Stadium

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...96.513 2. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...96.188 3. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...95.450 4. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 95.100 5. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...91.438 6. Renegades San Francisco, CA ...91.225 7. Yokohama Inspires Yokohama, Japan ...89.588 8. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...88.638 9. Connecticut Hurricanes Derby, CT ...84.475 10. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...83.075 Class A Finals Competition: 1. Kingston Grenadiers Kingston, ONT ...75.963 2. Govenaires St. Peter, MN ...73.238

September 4, 2005 Scranton, PA / Lackawanna County Stadium

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...98.450 2. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...95.225 3. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...94.738 4. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...94.038 5. Renegades San Francisco, CA ...93.738 6. Minnesota Brass, Inc. The Twin Cities, MN ... 93.038 7. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 89.688 8. Carolina Gold Rocky Mount, NC ...85.988 9. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...85.500 10. Hurricanes Derby, CT ...84.425 Class A Finals Competition: 1. Chop’s, Inc. Minneapolis, MN ...79.100 2. Govenaires St. Peter, MN ...78.088 3. Alliance Atlanta, GA ...77.450

September 3, 2006

Rochester, NY / PAE TEC Park

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...97.238 2. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ... 96.650 3. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...95.638 4. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...95.000 5. Minnesota Brass, Inc. The Twin Cities, MN ...92.325 6. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...91.538 7. Hurricanes Derby, CT ...86.738 8. Renegades San Francisco, CA ...86.238 9. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...85.750 10. Carolina Gold Rocky Mount, NC ...84.775 Class A Finals Competition: 1. Govenaires St. Peter, MN ...78.625 2. White Sabers Dansville, NY ...76.513 3. SoCal Dream Los Angeles CA ...76.113 Class A Finals: 1. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...74.900 2. Orlando Heat Wave Orlando, FL ...69.300 3. Generations Bristol, RI ...65.800 4. Westshoremen Harrisburg, PA ...64.400

September 3, 2000

Syracuse, NY / P&C Stadium

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...98.000 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 95.700 3. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...95.100 4. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...94.800 5. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...91.700 6. Connecticut Hurricanes Shelton, CT ...91.300 7. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ... 89.700 8. Kingston Grenadiers Kingston, ONT ... 87.800 9. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...83.000

4. Minnesota Brass, Inc. St. Paul, MN ...93.900 5. Yokohama Inspires Yokohama, Japan ... 91.850 6. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 91.150 7. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...91.100 8. Connecticut Hurricanes Derby, CT ...88.000 9. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ... 87.300 10. Renegades San Francisco, CA ...86.200 11. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...84.550 tie 11. Kingston Grenadiers Kingston, ONT ...84.550 tie Class A Finals Competition: 1. New York Skyliners New York, NY ...80.150 2. Orlando Heat Wave Orlando, FL ...77.200

August 31, 2003 Scranton, PA / Lackawanna County Stadium

1. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 97.375 2. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...96.075 3. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...95.813

September 2, 2007

Rochester, NY / PAE TEC Park

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...98.313 2. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 96.650 3. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...95.650 4. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...94.575 5. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...93.683 6. Minnesota Brass, Inc. The Twin Cities, MN ...92.963 7. Hurricanes Derby, CT ...92.488 8. Renegades San Francisco, CA ...89.400 9. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...88.775 10. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ...87.525 Class A Finals Competition: 1. Sunrisers Rockland Co. NY ...83.988 2. Govenaires St. Peter, MN ...83.188 3. SoCal Dream Irvine CA ...82.513

August 31, 2008

Rochester, NY / PAE TEC Park

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ...97.913 2. Minnesota Brass, Inc. The Twin Cities, MN ... 96.513 3. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...95.063 4. Hurricanes Seymour CT ...94.913 5. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ...93.625 6. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...93.425 7. Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, NY ...90.013 8. Renegades San Francisco, CA ...89.675 9. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...86.763 10. Rochester Crusaders Rochester, NY ... 83.738 Class A Finals Competition: 1. Alliance Atlanta, GA ...82.750 2. Fusion Core Morris, Co. NJ ...82.463 3. Chops, Inc. Minneapolis, MN ...79.225 4. SoCal Dream Irvine, CA ...77.438

September 6, 2009

Rochester, NY / Rhinos Stadium

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Reading Buccaneers Reading, PA ... 99.025 2. Minnesota Brass, Inc. The Twin Cities, MN ...97.588 3. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...96.200 4. Hurricanes Seymour, CT ...95.838 5. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ ... 94.238 6. Renegades San Francisco, CA ...90.463 7. The Brigadiers Central NY ...89.225 8. Alliance Atlanta, GA ...89.138 9. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...88.963 10. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...83.750 Class A Finals Competition: 1. Govenaires St. Peter, MN ...82.400 2. Grenadiers Kingston, ONT ...80.425 3. Vigilantes Richardson TX ...76.338 4. Carolina Gold The Carolinas NC ...76.063

September 5th, 2010

Rochester, NY / Rhinos Stadium

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Reading Buccaneers, Reading, PA ...98.263 2. Minnesota Brass, Inc. The Twin Cities, MN ...97.225 3. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...96.700 4. Hurricanes Seymour, CT...95.338 5. Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ... 93.963 6. Kidsgrove Scouts ...90.413 7. Alliance Atlanta, GA ...89.763 8. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...87.700 9. Bushwackers Harrison, NJ ...86.763 10. Renegades San Francisco, CA ...86.525 Class A Finals Competition: 1. Fusion Core Morris, Co. NJ ...84.463 2. Grenadiers Kingston ONT ...82.988 3. Carolina Gold Rocky Mount, NC ...81.738 4. Govenaires St. Peter, MN ...81.013

September 4th, 2011

Rochester, NY / Rhinos Stadium

Open Class Finals Competition: 1. Minnesota Brass, Inc. The Twin Cities, MN ...98.35 2. Buccaneers Reading, PA ...97.45 3. Empire Statesmen Rochester, NY ...95.55 4. Hurricanes Seymour, CT...94.35 5. Caballeros Hawthorne, NJ... 93.13 6. Renegades San Francisco, CA ...90.18 7. Alliance Atlanta, GA ...89.00 8. CorpsVets Atlanta, GA ...85.00 9. Kilties Racine, WI...82.23 10. Tampa Bay Thunder Tampa, FL ...78.95 Class A Finals Competition: 1. Govenaires St. Peter, MN ...84.93 2. Fusion Core Morris, Co. NJ ...83.93 3. Carolina Gold Rocky Mount, NC ...83.85 4. Windsor Regiment Mercer County, NJ ...78.23


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“And in second place,” comes the announcer's amplified voice, as tension mounts in the stands and on the retreat field,

“with a score of,”

punctuated by an anticipation-enhancing echo as everyone is about to find out, by simple deduction, who won the show and, within a few more moments, with what score.

Background

Today’s drum and bugle corps activity evolved from military bands, and the foundations of the scoring system comes from the tradition of military inspections. Over the years, the activity has progressed to great levels of artistic integrity while maintaining its high degree of precision. The judging system has evolved to keep pace with this ever-changing, yet traditional, art form. The primary goal of the judging system is to provide honest and instructive scores to the competing corps: a task that is made all the more difficult by the ever widening variety of performance styles and techniques. Each corps’ final score is a calculation of the critical observations of several judges, each judging one specific portion, or sub-caption, where he or she has demonstrated a high level of expertise.

The Judges

The judges themselves are selected by DCA, a representative association run by its member corps. The judges follow guidelines for scoring that are written and updated by the member corps at DCA’s biannual rules congress. Thus the decision of what levels of achievement and entertainment should be rewarded, and to what degree, is ultimately decided by those being judged. Most judges are trained musicians or musical educators and have a great deal of experience in the drum corps, marching band or color guard activities as arrangers, designers or instructors. Before each season begins, the judges attend a clinic where DCA’s Judging Coordinator and Caption Chairmen review the various judging criteria and provide guidance relating specifically to the DCA judging standards. The caption chairmen, one each for visual, brass and percussion, and the judging coordinator are DCA elected officials who regularly attend DCA meetings to ensure that the overall goals of the member corps are reflected in the judging system. Typically one, and occasionally two, members of this four-person team will attend contests to oversee the competition from a judging perspective.

Chief Judge

For each contest there is one chief judge who, among other duties, is charged with making sure each corps gets on and off the field in the allotted time frame and that each corps performs for the appropriate minimum of ten minutes and maximum of 12. This judge has the responsibility to impose pre-determined penalties for infractions of these and other logistical regulations, but he or she also has sole discretionary authority to reduce or eliminate them if unusual circumstances impede a corps’ ability to comply. One hour before each contest, the chief judge conducts a pre-contest meeting with the directors or other senior representatives of each competing corps and exhibition group. The chief judge will provide logistical information specific to the particular stadium and discuss any obstacles or potential weather factors that may arise. He or she will also give directions regarding entering and exiting the field, whether or not the corps are to troop the stands, whether there will be a full-corps retreat ceremony or drum-majors’ retreat and provide any other instructions that will ensure a smooth-running show.


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The competitive scoring system is an important part of the drum corps activity. Member corps and fans feel this adds greatly to the activity's allure and that it helps propel the competing corps to ever higher levels of achievement.

Judges

The 2011 and 2012 seasons bring major changes to the adjudication system. The total number of judges is reduced and there are fewer judges. A renewed emphasis has also been placed on Effect and Communications with the audience. There are two visual judges – Visual Ensemble and Color Guard. The Ensemble judge credits both the design and the excellence of performance of the entire corps. The Color Guard judge credits the success of the guard in both composition and achievement. Each of these judges has 20 points to work with and their scores are averaged together to give the Visual Total Score and a maximum contribution of 20 points to the final total score. There are three music judges – Brass, Percussion and Music Ensemble. The Brass judge credits the composition and performer excellence of the brass. The Percussion judge credits the same things for the percussion. The Music Ensemble judge credits the same things but from an overall view of the music including both brass and percussion. Each of these judges has 20 points to work with and their scores are added together and divided by 2 to provide the Music Total Score and a maximum contribution of 30 points to the final total score.

Recordings and Sheets

During each corps’ performance, each judge speaks an ongoing analysis into a portable voice recorder. The recordings serve to illustrate for the corps’ staff the basis for the judge’s comments and opinions on which the score is based. This has the further advantage of being done in the context of the performance, so the instructors can hear on the recording the very phrase the judge is commenting on. After each corps’ performance, each of the performance judges’ sheets are delivered to the tabulator who combines the various scores to determine the corps’ final score. One senior manager from each corps is responsible to confirm the tabulation for his or her respective corps. The tabulator uses a computer to calculate the final scores as well as to generate a spreadsheet, or “recap” in the drum corps vernacular, with all the judges’ scores for all the corps. DCA officials post the scores on the DCA website soon—often within minutes– after the completion of each contest. And within a few days the recaps are posted as well, using the nearly ubiquitous Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

There are two effect judges – Visual Effect and Music Effect. In select major contests, including the DCA World Championship, four effect judges are used – averaging their scores. Each effect judge credits both design and performer effectiveness. Each of these judges has 20 points to work with in these areas. This represents a maximum contribution of 40 points to the final total score. This is not averaged unless there are 4 judges. Then it is averaged between the two judges in each area, visual and music. Additionally, each of these effect judges has an additional allocation of 10 points for communications. This rewards the ability of the total corps to communicate with and entertain the audience. Their scores are averaged and represent the final 10-point contribution to the final total score. This emphasis on effect and communications represents DCA’s dedication and commitment to entertainment of the audience.

The Critique

The sheets and recordings are made available to the respective staff and instructors soon after each corps’ performance, so they can prepare for the judges’ critique. This is a ten minute, postcontest meeting between each corps’s staff, in turn, and the judges. Largely this is a discussion of comments during the performance and sheets, as well as a general discussion of the corps’ progress and ways to further improve the various sections, the overall corps’ performance, and, by extension, —their scores.


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