The 1980 DCI World Championships returned to Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, with the most competitive run for the title yet witnessed in DCI’s history. While the Blue Devils repeated as Champion, the 27th Lancers came within 0.35 points of earning the first DCI title by an eastern drum corps.
Blue Devils’ winning show started with DCI Hall of Fame member Wayne Downey’s “New York Fantasy,” originally written by the corps’ young horn arranger as a full-length tune. However, only the opening fanfare made it to the field.
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