Category Archives: The 80s

Episode 070: Giant Killer – The 80s Part II

“The musical program and drill design underwent explosive growth during the 1980s. In 1980, the Top 12 competing units were playing a musical book that averaged 5 separate selections, much the same as had been done for the previous 20 years.” …


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Episode 069: Giant Killer – The 80s

“No history of the 1980s can be written without a look at the influential year of 1979. At first glance, this year might seem like an average year for DCI up to the time.
The Blue Devils had again won the national title. The Top 12 remained essentially the same. Thankfully, Fanfare from “Rocky” and the Theme from “Star Wars” had finally been buried.
What was of significance?” …


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