Spartans over Surf at Lehigh Valley Spectacular show

by Bill Thorpe, DCW staff

2002 Lehigh Valley Knights (Allentown, PA)
Photo by David Rice

July 14, 2002 — Easton, PA . . . The Spartans once again bested a field of six corps to take a second day of division II/III competitions.

Fresh off a win the night before in Reading, PA, the Spartans from Nashua, NH, took first place over Jersey Surf and increased their lead from 3.8 points to a 5.5 point spread…

The Spartans swept all the captions, winning by 3.1 points in general effect, 1.4 in visual and 0.95 in the music caption total.

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The Lehigh Valley Knights improved their scoring by almost a point from…

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Taipei Yuehfu from Taiwan was only in its second competition since arriving from Taiwan. Taipei’s show, “New Editions for the Archives II: Wind Music of Yasuhide Ito and Tetsunosuke Kushida” is a musical program filled with powerful classical styling that is coupled with traditional Asian fanfare…

The Spirit of Newark is a small corps that performed a very challenging program called…

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