Top Ten DCI (Drum Corps International) Shows

The list is based on two categories: execution and innovation, with best of both at the top of the list. Score isn't a factor, simply an illustration. Don't include shows pre-1984. They don't belong here, no offense to any who think so.

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21 Carolina Crown 2012: "For the Common Good"

The actual show idea may not be the best, but when you look at what they're doing, nobody could do it better. Possibly most difficult show in history, and performed the best.

22 Carolina Crown - Relentless 2016

Best Music Without A Doubt

This show is great

3rd favorite show of this season! Absolutely loved watching the Crown!

it good

23 Santa Clara Vanguard 2015: "The Spark of Invention"

People say Crown should have won 2015. THIS is what should've won 2015

24 Cadets 2000: "We Are The Future"
25 Cavaliers 2016: "Propaganda"

One of the best DCI closers of all time

26 Carolina Crown 2014: "Out of This World"

Great show, horn line leaves you in chills. Although lines don't hit all of the time this show is beautiful.

27 Bluecoats 2010: "Metropolis: The Future Is Now"
28 Santa. Lara Vanguard 2013: "Les Misérables"

While this concept has been done by other groups, and definitely will in the future, this rendition of "bring him home" and "one day more" brought me to tears when I first heard it and that is very difficult to do. One of the cleanest horn lines I have ever heard.

29 Blue Devils 2009: "1930"

There isn't enough shows like this with this quality of music

30 Cavaliers 2010: "Mad World"

Excellent pre-show

31 Blue Devils 2003: "The Phenomenon Of Cool"

This show is INSANE! By far my favorite BD show and perc feature of all time!

32 Carolina Crown 2016: "Relentless"
33 Bluecoats 2011: "A Brave New World"

I can personally say that the opener, "Creep" blew me away.

34 Santa Clara Vanguard 2013: "Les Miserables"
35 Carolina Crown 2008: "Finis"

Best One In my opinion, very musical and really amazing drill.

36 Blue Devils 2004: "The SummerTrain Blues MIX"

This one may come as a surprise to many. Well, they won almost every caption in 2004, but the Cavies were so close that the few they won put them over by.175. The Brass was just ridiculous. Received a perfect score in semis. Score: 98.525 Placement for the Year: 2nd

37 Blue Devils 2010: "Through a Glass Darkly"
38 Blue Devils 2013: "The Re:Rrite of Spring"
39 Blue Devils 1996: "Club Blue: A Gangster Chronicle"

Best music. CLEAN, EXCITING (every time), COLORFUL (sound and visuals)

40 The Academy 2014: "Vanity Fair"
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