07 September 2015
Dalymount Park stadium in Dublin saw one of Irelands most exciting finals take place on Saturday September 5th. Clonmel Bluehawks (Premier Class) and The Cadets (Junior Class) were crowded champions.
Clonmel Bluehawks opened their show facing back-field, while a voice over and colour guard began to tell the story of their beauty and the beast theme. They received rapturous applause from the audience, when they turned and produced some of the most uplifting and exciting sounds of the day. Clonmels show 'As the Last Petal Falls' won the championships with a score of 63.30, just ahead of Celtic Crusaders who scored 62.05 with their production “Mirror Image”.
For the first time in at least ten years, the IMBA league was awarded to a different group than the championships winner. Celtic Crusaders were awarded the 2015 league, as their average points over the season were greater than Clonmel Bluehawks.
Vikings Drum Corps had dominated IMBA competitions in recent years, having won the previous three championships. They were placed third with 57.95.
In the Junior Class, The Cadets were awarded the championships. They were the only group taking part in the Junior Class in Ireland this year, and their production of 'The Yellow Brick Road' achieved their highest score of the season with 52.25.