This past August 11, the California-based Santa Clara Vanguard won the Drum Corps International World Championship, their seventh overall title since 1973 and their first since winning in 1999. SCV’s 2018 production of “Babylon” led the way in Indianapolis, earning the corps a season-high score of 98.625, as DCI came to Lucas Oil Stadium for the tenth consecutive year. The competition has evolved exponentially in the past few seasons, as was notably evidenced with this year’s theatrical displays of large props, costume changes, and performers, who were continuously on the move.

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