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The COMPANY and Thurrock Marching Brass take honours at Woking

 

Sunday 29th June and the performance arena was in tip top condition with the added bonus that the sun was shining (unlike the day before - which was evident by the slightly soft under foot front line area) and the magnificent Leslie Gosden Stand at Woking Town Football Club was ready for the 2nd DCUK contest of the 2014 season.  Sponsored by the local Corps, Cadence, the good size audience were going to be treated to 9 Corps all of whom were eager to impress.

The day started with the Open Class and The Pacemakers (5th - 45.05) took to the field performing music from Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and Michael Jacksons Thriller and for a small Corps they certainly packed punch.  The Black Knights (3rd - 63.65) were next up performing their show entitled "Grid" and this production, based around a computer game, has some well executed fast paced moments and it will be good to see this show progress over the coming months.

Spirit of Coventry (6th - 40.05) have had a difficult winter but they should be rightly proud of their performance of 1980's classics from such groups as Duran Duran, A-Ha and Madness and special mention to the soloist in Eternal Flame.  Our host Corps today, Cadence (4th - 51.95), are another very young but rapidly improving Corps.  Their show, entitled "Nightscapes", is challenging the members but they were obviously up for the challenge and as the season goes on this production should go from strength to strength.

The stand had filled nicely by the time the final two Corps were set to perform and we were served up to very different styles of show.  Kidsgrove Scouts (2nd - 70.85), with their Miss Saigon show, gave us the big impact 'in your face' performance which had sections of the crowd on their feet a number of times.  With a strong presence from the Colour Guard helping tell the story you can tell this Corps are not going to sit on their laurels but will be pushing to take the top spot back again come September.  In contrast, The Company (1st - 72.25) completely embrace the more modern style of performance with, once again, a very strong front line and also sporting their new uniforms for the first time. This is a classic CO show and, as expected from this group, is executed to their normal high standard. So, can their "Four" production, depicting the four seasons, bring them their second UK title? Watch this space!!!

The COMPANY report performance - Woking 2014
The Company repeat performance - Woking 2014

The Junior Class featured three very young but extremely entertaining Corps.  Cadence Cadets (3rd - 25.15) were first up with their Sound of Music show include live singing.  They were swiftly followed by Cadence Juniors (2nd - 34.80) performing to music from the musical Oliver and definitely left us wanting "more please sir".  Last Corps of the day to perform where Thurrock Marching Brass (1st - 43.25) who, despite their young age, were extremely strong across all the captions and especially their brass players. Their Sound of Magic show featured music from, amongst others, Queen and Harry Potter with matching scenery spread around the field. Deserving winners of the Junior Class.

Full scores and recaps sheets can be found via our Results Page.

In two weekends time (Sunday 13th July) we move back up country to Leicester and the Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium where we have one Junior Corps and 10 Open Class Corps in attendance

All 9 performances from Woking are now available on the UK Fan Network so if you were not able to attend or want to watch again visit http://uk.thefannetwork.org.

2nd July 2014

 

 

 
 
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