Sounding the horn to drum up competition

July 03, 2005

The Youth Education in the Arts and the Westminster High School marching band sponsored the Music in Motion Drum and Bugle Competition on Thursday night at the school.

At top, the sun sets on tuba players of the Jersey Surf, who performed in the opening act of the competition in Westminster.

Above, John Moore, a drummer with the Magic of Orlando, Fla., shows his flair and skill as he strikes the gong and bass drum simultaneously during his group's performance.

At left, Chelsie Fravel (forefront) and Marie Goltara, members of the Boston Crusaders color guard, perform to "Ode to Joy."

Seven bands competed in two divisions. Each presented an 11 1/2 -minute performance. The winners will go on to the Drum Corps International finals next month in Boston.

The results, with score, were:

Division 1: The Cadets out of New Jersey, 81.550, first; Boston Crusaders, 76.200, second; Carolina Crown, 75.850, third; Spirit from Jacksonville State University, 73.300, fourth; The Crossmen out of New Jersey, 72.350, fifth; The Magic, 65.100, sixth.

Division II: Jersey Surf, 68.200, first.

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