Jacksonville, FL United States
|Results from final championship competition of the year
|Repertoire for 2000|
Music of Carlos Santana
|Black Magic Woman by Peter Green Santana Between Good & Evil|
|Oye Como Va by Tito Puente Santana Best Of Santana|
|Se a Cabo by Jose Areas Santana Abraxas|
|Primavera by Carl C. Porter | J.B. Eckl | Chein Garcia Alonso Supernatural - Santana|
|(Da Le) Yaleo by Carlos Santana | Shakara Mutela | Christian Poloni Santana|
In 1998, two of the original three, Michael Butler and Danny Clark, picked up where they had left off in 1983. The ball started rolling for the north Florida corps, now known as the Teal Sound, in March of 1998. Support for Teal Sound came from the Jacksonville Housing Authority. Nations Bank graciously awarded Teal Sound its very first grant, which resulted in enough funding for the corps to purchase percussion equipment for the battery along with some contra bass and soprano horns. The Jacksonville Cultural Council and Jacksonville Community Foundation also came through with financial support. Jacksonville's own NFL franchise agreed to allow the Teal Sound to perform during halftime in the 1999 season and also offered financial assistance through the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation. The 21st Century Drum and Bugle Corps Foundation pulled through for Teal Sound by donating uniforms and by helping to supply the corps with bugles for its inaugural season. Even many of the area band directors jumped in to lend their support.
In 1998 and early 1999, Michael Butler and Danny Clark gave presentations to high school students across north Florida and southeast Georgia, to educate students about the activity in general and to recruit prospective members. A drum corps representative had never visited most of these schools, and the visits alone made the dream of participation more realistic. Teal Sound received an enormous response from interested participants. When open auditions were held on January 23, 1999, over 120 hopefuls attended.
Initially Teal Sound did not even expect to tour in 1999, intending only to go out for exhibition as a Division III corps. Because of the bright financial situation, however, a limited tour as a Division III corps became feasible and beneficial for its members.
On July 23rd 1999, after six months of weekend rehearsals, the members and staff of Teal Sound boarded busses and headed for Brunswick, Georgia, for a final week of everyday rehearsals before embarking on a two-week tour up the east coast, into Canada, and finally to Madison, Wisconsin. The corps placed ninth out of 12 Division III units. This was an unbelievable feat for a first year corps that had not even planned to tour.
After the resounding first year success, Teal pushed into its second year with a challenging Latin show featuring the music of Carlos Santana. As the corps geared up for its second touring season, some decisions were taken to ensure the corps' longevity in the drum corps activity. One of those decisions was to reduce the number of marching members and compete as a Division III corps. This path would allow the corps to remain financially stable as it moved towards its third year, while also permitting the organization to develop partnerships with the parents and schools by establishing minimum grade point average levels for participation.
Sporting new uniforms and a new look for its guard, Teal hit the road again, this time expanding its competitive season to two separate tours. When all was said and done, the Teal Sound placed eighth out of 32 Division III corps, less than one point out of Finals! Not bad for a two year old!
In its third year, 2001, Teal once again chose to tour with a show that was both musically and visually challenging to the members, performing the music of Metallica. The concept for the show came from an unlikely collaboration between rock icon Metallica, renowned composer Michael Kamen, and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. This adaptation of the collaboration to the drum corps idiom was a success. The corps placed in Finals at every focus show they attended, and after only three short years of existence, Teal Sound broke into Finals at the DCI Division III World Championships with a seventh-place finish.
In 2002, the organization remained focused on challenging its members and being crowd pleasers, while pushing the envelope in its creative program. The corps chose the music of the Dave Matthews band for its musical repertoire.
The corps experienced a challenging tour season, but managed to win top honors at the Summer Smiles Drum & Bugle Corps competition in Knox, Pennsylvania, and make finals at the Canadian Open. Teal Sound completed the 2002 season with an 11th place finish DCI Division III World Championships, 13th internationally.
The 2003 Teal Sound finished 16th in combined Division II/III Prelims with their show 'ab aeterno.' The corps moved up substantially in 2004, taking 12th in Division II/III Finals with an offering called 'Delusions: The Music of Dream Theatre.'
Highest Score 78.500
Final show in DCX Archives August 10, 1999 DCI World Championships Division II Prelims Sun Prairie WI placed 9 with a score of 76.700
Highest Score 81.700
Final show in DCX Archives August 8, 2000 DCI World Championships Division III Prelims Westminster MD placed 8 with a score of 81.700
Highest Score 79.350
Final show in DCX Archives August 8, 2001 DCI Championships - Div II/III Finals Buffalo NY placed 7 with a score of 79.350
Highest Score 73.500
Final show in DCX Archives August 5, 2002 World Championships - Division II & III Preliminaries Madison WI placed 13 with a score of 73.500
Highest Score 80.000
Final show in DCX Archives August 7, 2003 DCI Championships - Div II/III Semifinals Orlando FL placed 5 with a score of 78.350
Highest Score 84.200
Final show in DCX Archives August 7, 2004 DCI World Championships - II/III Grand Finals Denver CO placed 12 with a score of 84.200
Highest Score 93.125
Final show in DCX Archives August 13, 2005 DCI World Championships - II/III Grand Finals Brockton MA placed 4 with a score of 93.125
Highest Score 81.450
Final show in DCX Archives August 12, 2006 DCI World Championships - Division II & III Finals Madison WI placed 9 with a score of 80.700
Highest Score 92.825
Final show in DCX Archives August 11, 2007 DCI World Championships Div II & III Finals Pasadena CA placed 3 with a score of 92.050
Highest Score 92.900
Final show in DCX Archives August 9, 2008 Open Class Finals Bloomington IN placed 5 with a score of 92.775
Highest Score 91.250
Final show in DCX Archives August 8, 2009 DCI World Championships Open Class Finals Indianapolis IN placed 4 with a score of 91.250
Highest Score 77.800
Final show in DCX Archives August 12, 2010 World Class Quarterfinals Indianapolis IN placed 20 with a score of 77.800
Highest Score 76.600
Final show in DCX Archives August 12, 2011 DCI World Championship Semifinals Indianapolis IN placed 20 with a score of 75.750
Highest Score 66.400
Final show in DCX Archives July 9, 2012 Soaring Sounds 33 Centerville OH placed 6 with a score of 63.950
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|Bischoff, Nick||Euphonium||2005 to 2006|
|Bovinette, John||Soprano||1999 to 2000|
|Caraway, Jessica||Colorguard||1999 to 2000|
|Cook, Brian||Brass Staff||1999|
|De Jesus, Gabriel||Lead Trumpet||2003 to 2005|
|Diehl, Jason "JD"||Visual Staff||2007 to 2008|
|Ellis, Chad||Euph/baritone||2003 to 2005|
|Fecteau, stephen||Baritone||2001 to 2002|
|Gissiner, Mandi||Guard||2002 to 2004|
|Gissiner, Peter||Contra, bari||2001 to 2004|
|Gissiner, Peter||Contra, Bari||2001 to 2004|
|Golding, Nicholas||Brass Composer||2006|
|Jacobs, Matt||Drum Major||1999|
|Kaye, Alec||Euphonium||2010 to 2011|
|Lugo, Chris||Baritone||1999 to 2000|
|Mann, Ian||Front Ensemble||2011|
|Maxson, Jr., Craig||Mellophone||2003|
|Murray, Lindsay||Mello||2003 to 2004|
|Slauson, Ryann||Front Ensemble||2002 to 2003|
|Walker, Justin||Soprano||2001 to 2003|
|Waters, Bridget||Mellophone (03), Colorguard (04)||2003 to 2004|