Heat Wave, formed in 1992, is a senior marching and maneuvering drum corps based in Orlando, Florida.
The corps colors are orange, blue, and white.
In 2002, Heat Wave finished second in Class A DCA competition, with a score of 77.20. The group moved on to become champions of Class A in 2003.
The group appeared in a commercial for the Ontario (Canada) Lotto Commission in 2004 after catching the eye of the film's producer in the Citrus Bowl Parade the previous December. (A Canadian commercial was set in Orlando to pique viewers' imagination about what a Canadian winner might do with his Lotto windfall.)
Escaping a hurricane roaring that was drenching Orlando, Heat Wave took 17th place at DCA Prelims. Their Brazilian-themes show was called 'A Night Of Carnaval.'
[A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; DCW, 6/18/04, p.15]