Facebook

Caballeros win first DCA show of season

Jersey Surf (Berlin, NJ)
Photo by Dan Scafidi

by Jack Gerster, DCW staff

June 22, 2002 — Waterbury, CT . . . The Hawthorne Caballeros hit the field running, easily out-distancing their nearest competitor by 3.2 points at the first DCA event of the 2002 season.   The Cabs are performing what potentially could be one of their most popular productions ever. They swept all but one caption, taking first place with a score of 69.95. The Cabs were followed by the vastly improved Connecticut Hurricanes, who scored 66.75, and the pyrotechnical Bushwhackers, who took third place with a score of 66.20. The junior corps portion of the show featured Jersey Surf in first place and Phoenix in second place.

The Caballeros are performing a revival of the1975 Hawthorne Muchachos’ show. The musical arrangements were recreated and updated by legendary Muchachos’ soloist Jeff Kievet, who performed the show in 1975.

According to Cabs horn tech Rich Warga, there are actually five or six people with the Caballeros now who were with the Muchachos in 1975. This includes the Cabs’ general manager, Frank Gerris, who was the drill designer and instructor for the 1975 Muchachos…

Contact Us

Drum Corps World
4926 North Sherman Avenue #H
Madison, WI 53704-8443
Office 608-241-2292
Fax line 608-241-4974
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

8AM - 11:15AM CST (Mon - Fri)
8AM - 9PM CST (Sat - Sun)
If Steve Vickers is unable to answer the phone, please leave the number where you can be reached, a preferred time to be called back and a brief message about why you're calling. Your call WILL be returned promptly.

About DCW

Drum Corps World is published as an on-line electronic magazine by Sights & Sounds, Inc., Madison, WI. It is supported by advertising from manufacturers, service providers, corps, circuits and show sponsors. The publication began in October 1971 at the same time Drum Corps International was formed and has been produced continuously as a tabloid newspaper until April 2011 and on the Internet since May 2011. It is released monthly, as well as six additional e-mail blasts, one in late June, three during July and two in August.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.