Cadets top contest in Pittsburgh

by Ed Cagney, DCW staff

The Cadets (Bergenfield, NJ)
Photo by David Rice

July 28, 2003 — Pittsburgh, PA . . . The Cadets took a giant step forward and won the “Three Rivers Summer Music Games” at Baldwin High School before more than 4,000 screaming fans from four states. Easily the best DCI contest held in Pittsburgh in many years, all seven division I corps delighted this knowledgeable crowd.

The Cadets won all captions except GE music, which went to Santa Clara…

Performing last, Santa Clara Vanguard received a wild ovation taking the field in their first appearance in Pittsburgh since the early 1980s. They did not disappoint the fans…

Boston Crusaders fought a tight battle with Crossmen here with Boston winning third place and dazzling the crowd with their Spanish melodies and luscious use of colors…

Crossmen are another corps full of excitement with their “Color” program of driving music, hot percussion and, as always, a first-class color guard. Starting with…

Southwind brought out a beautiful program of Russian “Dance Portraits” with the music of “Gayne Ballet” by Aram Khachaturian. Their three numbers..

Troopers’ show pertaining to the U.S Civil War was eagerly accepted by the fans. “Reflections of the Blue and the Gray” is wonderfully diverse…

Opening tonight’s show, Pioneer has probably improved the most of any corps this year. They have been to Pittsburgh often and are very well liked…

For the rest of this article and much more, pick up a copy of the August 8, 2003, issue of Drum Corps World, or subscribe by clicking on the link below.

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