Hurricanes Perform Exhibition For Hometown Fans
The Connecticut Hurricanes have a new home this year and this past weekend gave the townspeople of Seymour, Ct. an early prieview of their 2007 field show. Board of Directors President Tom Gabianelli served as emcee for the performance and updated the crowd on the corps history and the instrumentation used by each section of the corps. Head drum major and show coordinator, Dave Dion, then had each performing section of the corps perform warmup exercises which recieved much applause frow the crowd. Decked out in their brand new uniforms and using their new Dynasty horns as well as the all new marching and front ensemble percussion equipment, the Hurcs performed "The Music of Leonard Bernstein" with much energy and excitement. The musical selections included "On the Waterfront", "Mambo", "Make Our Garden Grow", and closing with "Candide". To close out the exhibition the corps played their trademarks "Mariah" and "Magnificent Seven".
The honor guard under the leadership of captain Rich Tardie looked eager and ready to make it four consecutive DCA world titles while the color guard may be the surprise group amongst DCA’S elite in the upcoming season. The percussion section is full and is the largest group that the Hurricanes have put on the field in many years. The corps has a "new" look, new home, new equipment, and a deeply committed new desire to reach the next level of excellence in DCA’S rankings. The fans in Wildwood had better keep a firm grip on their seats because the storm warning flags are already flying high as the Connecticut Hurricanes are looking to make serious waves this season and give the fans both old and new a performance they will truly enjoy.