Kingston, ON – Canada’s Sole representative in the DCA (Drum Corps Associates) World Championships, the Kingston Grenadiers placed second in the Class-A World Championship Sunday night, September 6th in Rochester, New York. The weekend began with a preliminary competition on September 5th, with 13 Class-A corps battling to make four finalist positions. The Grenadiers secured a placement in the finals, joining the Govenaires from Minnesota, Carolina Gold from North Carolina, and the Vigilantes from Texas. Following an early morning rehearsal and recording session, the Grenadiers returned to Paetec Park Stadium Sunday night to compete in the DCA World Championship Finals, and when the evening was over, they came away with the silver medal and a score of 80.425, less than two points away from the winning corps: the Govenaires."To have a competitive corps from Canada back in the World Championship Finals is a huge accomplishment for the Grenadiers and our staff is very proud of this group of dedicated and talented performers. We look forward to making further strides over the winter camp season, and will be taking another step forward in 2010 ", says Program Coordinator and Arranger: Scott Atkins.Other events over the course of the Championship weekend included the Individual and Ensemble competition, where members of the Grenadiers competed solo against members from other competing corps. Grenadier members: Billy McGrath III took 1st place in the solo snare drum category, Dave Splinter took a 4th place finish in solo trumpet, Chad Caton finished 3rd , and Ed Gudlauski finished 4th in the solo mallet category.The Kingston Grenadiers celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2009 and look forward to a healthy competitive future as Canada
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