Open Class Corps Get Set For ’09 World Championships
With just a week to go before the World Championship run begins, Drum Corps International’s Open Class corps have their noses to the grindstone as they get ready for their big shot at the championship title.
Nineteen Open Class corps are slated to meet up in Michigan City, Ind. for the first time on Tuesday, Aug. 4, for the DCI World Championship Quarterfinals competition.
“Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning!” as Robert Ripley said, is on the agenda for the corps as they squeeze in those last few rehearsals to perfect their productions before the big day. Ripley is the director of the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, a corps that is currently sitting among the top three in the unofficial Open Class rankings. He explained that the corps has been performing in California most of the summer and left on tour about a week ago.
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