Saturday, August 1st, 2009 saw many of DCA’s Class-A drum corps competing for the Northeast Regional Championship Title in Waterloo, New York. The evening ended up being a close-knit head-to-head match between New Jersey’s Fusion Core and Canada’s own: Kingston Grenadiers, with the Grenadiers coming out on top with the win, and claiming the High Percussion, and High General Effect Awards. The Grenadiers are the first Canadian corps to win a DCA-sanctioned Regional, and are currently leading the scoring in Class-A across the board in DCA. After Saturday night’s results, it was evident that they will be the corps to beat to claim the coveted title at next month’s World Championships. With scores being close, and several corps now hot on their tail, the Grenadiers will be working hard to make sure they can maintain their edge. "A few minor changes and additions to the show are planned as part of the ongoing enhancement to the general effect side of our production", says Program Design Coordinator and Percussion Arranger: Scott Atkins. "The performers are pretty stoked about the win, and we look forward to the climb towards the World Championships next month."
Other Class-A corps in competition at the NE Regional were: Carolina Gold, White Sabers, the Sunrisers and Excelsior. The Grenadiers are celebrating their 50 year Anniversary in 2009, and will go on to compete in Cicero, NY, Norwich, NY and Reading, PA before reaching the DCA World Championships in Rochester, NY on Labor Day Weekend in September.
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