Crown Takes Guard Caption, Second in Total Visual and Music
After an energized DCI Prelims performance that brought the crowd to its feet last night at Lucas Oil Stadium, Crown is back at work today at Avon High School, prepping for tonight's 9:24 pm semi-finals step off.
Crown finished a close third last night with a score of 96.263, placing second in both the Music and Visual captions and winning Color Guard.
The top 15 World Class corps were shown live in theaters across the country Thursday night. Right after Crown's performance, 3rd year guard member and feature dancer, Merrily Lyons, was interviewed. Discussing her role as Roxanne, Merrily talked about the demanding elements of the guard choreography as well as how much fun it has been to dance with her friend Derek Vereen, who is aging out this summer.
Prelims night was also a thrill for Crown Brass member Alex Arbeiter, who learned he had been chosen as the winner of the esteemed Jim Ott Scholarship. The Jim Ott Scholarship is a national award offered by Sponsors of Musical Enrichment (SOME) to members of the Drum & Bugle Corps activity. The award is named after Jim Ott who was a nationally known brass arranger for several different Drum & Bugle Corps including the Stockton Commodores, Concord Blue Devils, and Spirit of Atlanta.
Alex is a first year baritone player and student at Florida State University. He will be recognized for his accomplishment tonight (Friday), along with other scholarship recipients, after the semi-finals performances are complete. All drum corps age-outs will also be recognized tonight before final scores are announced.