12 Corps Of Christmas – 1993 Colts

For today’s selection, we go back to when I marched. In 1993, both the Glassmen and the Colts made DCI Finals for the first time. We both tied for 11th at semifinals, in fact. The Colts were the more impressive entry, placing 20th the year before. We were 13th in 1992. Missed Finals by a tenth of a point. I’m not bitter.

Anyway, back to the Colts. The show for ‘93 was the Four Seasons. No Vivaldi here, though, as this show had a contemporary flair. The most traditional part of the show was the opener, Winter, a medley of Carol Of The Bells, God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen, and Do You Hear What I Here. The Colts set the tone for their debut Finals performance, complete with an excellent soprano soloist.

The rest of the show did not let up. Summertime brought us even more soprano solo fire, while David Grusin’s The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter brought the show to an uplifting finish. The opener of the show, though, is what put us in the Christmas spirit and puts the 1993 Colts on this list.

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