Marching Band Idol

Fans of Drum Corps International (DCI) got to play judge, jury, and executioner on May 13 in 400 theaters nationwide when they voted for the best of six top performances of the last six seasons culled from among the 72 World Champion finalists in an earlier online vote.

Taking place one month before the start of the 2009 DCI tour, the fifth annual DCI Countdown featured the best of the best in the circuit. This year’s winner? Log onto to find out. We wouldn’t want to spoil the shocking finale.