Yamaha Celebrates Another Strong Showing At 2009 DCI Championships

8/14/2009 [Marching Instruments]

Popular Competition Unites the World's Greatest Drum & Bugle Corps;
Groups Playing All-Yamaha Place High

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Marching entirely with Yamaha brass and percussion, the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps placed second at the 2009 Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis with a score of 97.50, capping another strong showing for groups playing Yamaha instruments.

Group Plays Yamaha Instruments
Groups playing all-Yamaha placed high at the 2009 DCI Championships.
This is the first time the group has medaled in its 20-year history. In addition, Matt Harloff and the Carolina Crown brass staff took home the Jim Ott best brass performance award for the highest brass score during the week. Carolina Crown is now the third drum corps playing Yamaha to win this award in the last 10 years.

Four all-Yamaha groups and one group playing Yamaha brass instruments finished third, fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. The Holy Name Cadets had a score of 97.20, The Cavaliers scored 96.15; The Santa Clara Vanguard scored 95.65 and The Bluecoats scored 93.15. Other Yamaha groups included The Colts, The Crossmen and The Madison Scouts, who finished their years in semifinals competition.

"We've been involved with DCI for over 25 years and the talent, dedication and level at which these groups perform does nothing but improve each year," stated Roger Eaton, Director of Marketing, Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division. "These successes verify the importance of a winning combination - the finest talent and the highest quality instruments."

From its inception in 1972, DCI has developed into a powerful youth activity with numerous influences on the world's drum and bugle corps, marching bands, and related activities. Since then, drum corps using Yamaha products have won 14 DCI Championships, 12 High Percussion Awards and five High Brass Awards.

To view more photos from Yamaha at the 2009 DCI Championships, visit Yamaha Percussion on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/yamahapercussion and Yamaha Winds at www.facebook.com/yamahawinds. Follow Yamaha on Twitter at www.twitter.com/yamahaperc and www.twitter.com/yamahawinds.

For more information on Yamaha, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, Wind Instruments, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.

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