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The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps is a Division I drum and bugle corps based in Concord, California and founded in 1970, and is a member corps of Drum Corps International. The Blue Devils (sometimes just “the Devils”, “Devs” or “BD”) are the most successful corps of the DCI era, with a total of thirteen world champion titles to their name over the four decades of DCI’s existence. At their first DCI finals appearance in 1973, the Blue Devils placed twenty fourth, advancing the next year to ninth and then to third in 1975. In 1976 they won their first DCI title and since have never placed out of the top five corps at finals, the only corps to lay claim to this amazing streak. The Blue Devils have also won more brass, drum, guard, and marching titles than any other drum corps.

The Blue Devils have been crowned DCI Champions fourteen times, in 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009, and 2010. In addition, they have placed second in finals seven times (1981, 1983, 1984, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2008) and third eight times (1975, 1978, 1985, 1988, 1995, 1998, 2000, and 2006).

The Devils have long stuck to jazz and Latin repertoires, including their famous use of the Channel One Suite (at the time of its performance in 1976, the longest single piece ever performed in the DCI circuit), as well as such notable repertoires as the music of Chick Corea and Chuck Mangione.

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  • MTBDude

    How about going back to the awesome stuff, of 94-99!

    13 Aug 2010 Reply
  • caviesfan79

    Stop making crappy avant-garde shows, Blue Devils. if BD wins DCI '10 I am going to be one infuriated drum corps fan... get back to the awesome stuff from '03-'06!

    13 Aug 2010 Reply
  • rudlka89

    yo i'm of the opinion that bd got robbed in 08.

    23 Dec 2008 Reply
  • findingthebomb

    constantly risking absurdity

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • darkstar286

    Bahahaha, look at their top played, then the BS that's in the "listen now" section, rofl

    2 Jul 2008 Reply
  • securitysomehow

    Their 1996 show Gangstas & Pimps was by far the best.

    25 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Drew079

    Love the DCI :)

    25 Apr 2007 Reply
  • straemer

    ya bd rules (had to say something since nobody else had said anything yet)

    5 Nov 2006 Reply

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