In the corps’ fourth year of existence, Suncoast Sound finished in sixth place at the 1983 DCI World Championship Finals in Miami, Fla.
Popularizing its contemporary-but-accessible musical style as “Sun Jazz,” the corps turned a lot of heads during its first of seven consecutive years as a finalist corps. Bob Mintzer’s “Time Out” kicked off the show with a continuous series of quick jazz melodic runs that instantly made fans sit up and take notice. For their first time in the Finals, the corps was not content to just back into the big show. They were serving notice that they intended to be regarded as a major player within the drum corps community.
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