Storybook | "007" - The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (2004), with Scott Koter (Program Coordinator)

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From 2000 to 2009, no drum corps was more dominant than The Cavaliers from Rosemount, IL.

During that span, they won 2 bronze medals, 2 silver medals, and 5 world championships. They also took home awards for Best Color Guard Performance in 2000, 2002, 2004, & 2007, Best General Effect in 2001, 2002, 2004, & 2006, Best Visual Performance in 2000, 2002, 2004, & 2006, Best Brass Performance in 2002 & 2006, and the Best Percussion Award in 2000.

After winning three straight championships in 2000, 2001, & 2002, a feat that had only been accomplished by the Garfield Cadets in 1983, 1984, & 1985, The Cavies placed 2nd in 2003 with their show ’Spin Cycle,’ featuring original music once again by Richard Saucedo, Erik Johnson, & Bret Kuhn.

For their 2004 production, The Chicago Cavaliers were inspired by the cool demeanor of Ian Fleming’s fictional MI6 special agent, the suave and debonair James Bond. The music marked a departure of three years of all-original music by Saucedo, Johnson, and Kuhn.

The 2004 DCI season ended with The Green Machine winning their 6th DCI title, edging the Blue Devils by just .175 points and winning Best Color Guard, Best General Effect, and Best Visual Performance.

Joining me today is DCI Hall of Famer Scott Koter who was the program coordinator of The Cavaliers from 1999-2015, where he spearheaded the visual and musical design process among staff members and provided the leadership and direction for how the corps’ productions were put together and taught to young corps members every year.

On this, the first episode of Storybook, we discuss The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps 2004 production, “007."

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