Brigs roll to another victory in New Jersey

by Fran Haring, DCW staff

2002 Bushwackers (Harrison, NJ)
Photo by Patrick O’Toole

July 27, 2002 — Somerdale, NJ . . . DCA’s Syracuse Brigadiers powered their way to yet another win Saturday night at the Jersey Surf Senior Classic in this New Jersey suburb of Philadelphia. The Brigadiers’ “Picasso Sketchbook” program is exceptionally well-designed with seemingly all the musical and visual elements in the right place at the right time. The Brigs’ horn line really cooked in the Spanish Fantasy opener, and then the brass, percussion and color guard joined to create a breathtaking explosion of sound and color in Day Danse. One downside is the rather abrupt ending to the show, but overall the Brigs are going to be tough to stop as they seek a record-breaking fourth straight DCA championship.

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2002 Syracuse Brigadiers (Syracuse, NY)
Photo by Patrick O’Toole

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