Past DCI Champions

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Every summer, Drum Corps International (DCI) Division I corps compete to earn the title of DCI Division I World Champion for that year's summer season. The champion is usually named at the final competition in mid-August and is chosen based on the highest total score.

In DCI's 34-season history, there have been eight corps to win the title (including 3 ties):


1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

  • Champion: Star of Indiana of Bloomington, Indiana
  • Repertoire:
    • Roman Images, the music of Ottorino Respighi
      • Roman Festivals - Movement I
      • The Pines of Rome - Movement I
      • Roman Festivals - Movement II
      • Roman Festivals - Movement III
      • Roman Festivals - Movement IV
  • Score: 97.00
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Venue: Cotton Bowl
  • Date: August 17

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996 (tie)

  • Champion: Blue Devils of Concord, California / Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Illinois
  • Blue Devils Repertoire:
    • Club Blue: A Gangster Chronicle
      • Children's Hour of Dream
      • Desi
      • Tess' Theme from Dick Tracy
      • Trouble from Mission Impossible
  • Phantom Regiment Repertoire:
    • A Defiant Heart, the music of Dmitri Shostakovich
      • Fourth Ballet Suite
      • First Symphony, Second Movement
      • Fifth Symphony, Fourth Movement
  • Score: 97.40
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Venue: Citrus Bowl
  • Date: August 17

1997

1998

1999 (tie)

  • Champion: Blue Devils of Concord, California / Santa Clara Vanguard of Santa Clara, California
  • Blue Devils Repertoire:
    • Rhythms...At the Edge of Time
      • Estancia Ballet (Rhythm 1 - Afrocuban/Malambo)
      • Powerhouse: Rhumba for Orchestra (Rhythm 2 - Rhumba)
      • Powerhouse: Rhumba for Orchestra (Rhythm 3 - Samba)
      • Adios Nonino (Rhythm 4 - Tango)
      • Unchained Melody (Rhythm 5 - Jazz)
      • The Dirty Boogie (Rhythm 6 - Swing)
  • Santa Clara Vanguard Repertoire:
    • Inventions for a New Millennium, music by Samuel Barber and Frank Ticheli
      • The Canyon
      • Symphony No. 2
      • Symphony No. 1
      • Blue Shades
  • Score: 98.40
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Venue: Camp Randall Stadium
  • Date: August 14

2000 (tie)

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

  • Champion: The Cadets
  • Repertoire:
    • The Zone: Dreamscapes in Four Parts with a Door
      • Twisted Nerve from Kill Bill
      • Liquid
      • Overture to a New World from Dancer in the Dark
      • Cvalda from Dancer in the Dark
      • Vertigo
      • False Mirrors
  • Score: 99.15
  • Location: Foxboro, Massachusetts
  • Venue: Gillette Stadium
  • Date: August 13

2006

2007

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