It’s DCI Finals week and I am in Indy for my first DCI Finals experience. The level of the performers is very high. One of the top corps this year is Carolina Crown. This video features the front ensemble.
Top Secret Drum Corps is a precision drum corps based in Basel, Switzerland. With 25 drummers and colorguard members, the corps became famous for its demanding six-minute routine performed at the Edinburgh Tattoo in 2003. With its invitation to Edinburgh, Top Secret became one of the first non-military, non-British Commonwealth acts to perform on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle.
Since its success in 2003, Top Secret was invited to return to Edinburgh in 2006 with a new and improved routine. They were invited a third time in 2009 and again in 2012. Under the leadership of Erik Julliard, the band is also responsible for the founding of the Basel Tattoo, a military tattoo show similar to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, now held annually in Basel.
The 2014 DCI Champions will crowned tonight and the Blue Devils are poised to win their 16th Championship. The Blue Devils have won the most DCI Championships (15) with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in second place with 10. Good luck to all of the performers and congrats on all of your hard work!