2 named drum corps world champions

Sunday night marked the end of the Drum Corps Associates’ World Championship as two drum and bugle corps walked away with the title of world champions.

The Buccaneers, of Reading, were the team to beat in the open class after winning last year in Rochester, New York.

“The Buccaneers are defending world champions,” Allen Buell, president of Drum Corps Associates, said leading up to the championship on Sunday. “They came out and blew the place apart, it will be interesting to see if anyone can knock them off.”

The Buccaneers did just that and took home their 16th world championship with their collection of performances titled “Here to There.”

In the Class A division, Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps won their second title. This year’s Class A corps were neck and neck, according to Buell, who said that all four teams were only separated by two points coming into the championships.

Miranda Kelly, a tuba player with the Govenairs Drum and Bugle Corps, said she was amazed to get as far as her corps did during her first year with them and that the competition was about love for the sport.

“We are always passionate, we always love what we are doing and we always have fun,” Kelly said.

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