WILLIAMSPORT, Penna. — If the goal of any season is to perform the best show at the last show, then the 2018 season will be remembered as a resounding success.
Cadets2 turned in its best performance of the season Sunday, Sept. 2, leapfrogging Saturday night’s second-place finisher in prelims to claim the runner-up spot in the 2018 Drum Corps Associates World Championship Finals at Williamsport High School.
The corps posted a 96.050 score, surpassing Atlanta CV’s 95.625. Reading Buccaneers’ score of 98.00 secured their 16th DCA World Championship. For Cadets2, the 2016 DCA champ, it was the corps’ fourth consecutive top-three finish.
“The corps has overcome many challenges this season and has risen to the occasion every time,” said Tony Rideout, Cadets2 program coordinator. “The corps was given a challenging and mature show to perform, but the members got stronger and stronger throughout the season in mastering this very difficult program.”
In addition, drum major Armon Raygani went home with top drum major honors, equaling his DCI-Cadets counterpart Claire Albrecht, who earned the Jim Jones drum major award at DCI Finals in Indianapolis last month.