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Magic of Orlando tops ‘Bugler’s Holiday’

by J.P. McAleese

July 5, 2002 — Nashua, NH . . . Magic of Orlando easily outdistanced its nearest division II competitors to capture first place in the Bugler’s Holiday contest at Holman Stadium. Magic captured all captions except color guard and showed few signs of rust from their two-year absence from competition. The host corps Nashua Spartans finished second ahead of East Coast Jazz, the Patriots and Jersey Surf. In the division III portion of the evening, the Raiders finished first and opened up a large lead over the Cadets of New York City. Three corps appeared in exhibition, making it a full drum corps evening with 12 performances…

Magic of Orlando (Orlando, FL)
Magic is back this year, and because DCI is enforcing the rule about corps returning from hiatus, the corps is competing in division II. It’s not often that a corps that’s been away for two years can come back and be competitive, but Magic has pulled it off…

Spartans (Nashua, NH)
The Spartans are currently enjoying the fruits of one of their best recruiting years. The corps is fielding a large contingent, including…

East Coast Jazz (Malden, MA)
The theme of the East Coast Jazz show this year is “Further Adventures in Jazz” and the Massachusetts corps performed a stylish show that will keep them in the division II hunt…

Patriots (Rochester, NY)
The Patriots consistently produce an entertaining show and this year is no exception. The Patriots performed selections from…

Jersey Surf (Berlin, NJ)
There was no corps on the field tonight having as much fun as Jersey Surf. From the moment they started their show playing…

Raiders (Hillsdale, NJ)
The Raiders finished second in the division III finals last year playing the music of one Russian composer (Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition) and they intend to win it all this year playing another Russian composer…

Cadets of NYC (New York, NY)
What is it about a New York City drum line that makes them sound so good? Maybe it’s the wide open style, or the constant attack, but whatever the ingredients, the Cadets of NYC have put together another entertaining unit…

Targets (Springfield, MA)
Targets is marching a small corps this year, but everyone of the field is playing well and putting together a nice show…

Quest (Brooklyn, NY)
Quest opened the competitive portion of the evening tonight and the Brooklyn-based corps is sporting new uniforms to match the theme of…

Silver Knights (Ludlow, MA)
The Silver Knights did not compete tonight; instead they opted to perform in exhibition. The corps played a standstill show that concluded with…

Citations (Burlington, MA)
The Citations are back on the field this year and opened up the exhibition portion of the evening…

Spartan Cadets (Nashua, NH)
The Spartan Cadets were the last corps to play in exhibition before the competitive portion of the show…

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