15 August 2017
For the 18th time in Drum Corps International's 45-year history, the Blue Devils are back atop the drum corps universe. With a score of 98.537, the most decorated of DCI's corps celebrated its 60th anniversary with a gold medal in Saturday's DCI World Championship Finals.
The Blue Devils victory came in front of a record crowd of 23,342 Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium, marking the seventh straight season the Finals have drawn record attendance in Indy.
“Being a world champion is such an indescribable feeling,” said Blue Devils mellophone player Trevor Stojanovich. “Knowing that this is our 18th championship, and being able to represent all the Blue Devils from the past 60 years, is something I never thought I would do. Ever since I was 15 years old, I dreamed of this night, and it's a dream come true.”