Jeff Ream

The history of the Westshoremen

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Yes Jeff, you are correct, The Hurricanes actually preceeded Sky onto the field that evening. Some of the birds were still around at that point though. As a corps we unfortunately dropped from 3rd in prelims to 4th that evening but, it was a special night for our percusion section finally winning the trophy.

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Bring 'em back. B)

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Lee,

If you only knew, but i'm sworn to secrecy. Just say a few things, if they really happen, could finally bring this corps back from the dead.

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Yes Jeff, you are correct, The Hurricanes actually preceeded Sky onto the field that evening. Some of the birds were still around at that point though. As a corps we unfortunately dropped from 3rd in prelims to 4th that evening but, it was a special night for our percusion section finally winning the trophy.

and a deserved trophy at that. I remember in 81, Coletti telling the line that in order to win it all, they had to play like Sky did that night.

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ah sorry DCW said Sun. in fact Sun people still complain about it.

actually after checking corpsreps. Westshore was 6th in prelims, Sun was 5th, so Sun would have followed Westshore.

i knew that DCN headline of "sun cries foul as Westshore gives DCA the bird" was remembered so well.

It was Sun that followed Westshore. I had front row seats on the 50 backfield, and recall seeing Sun waiting for the doves to leave.

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so, it was your fault..... :wall:

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I didn't do anything, and you didn't see me do anything! B)

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like being seen means anything.

note to any corps who is thinking of hokey gimmicks:

if you stick birds in a drum case and expect them to fly when you suddenly release them, forget it

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like being seen means anything.

note to any corps who is thinking of hokey gimmicks:

if you stick birds in a drum case and expect them to fly when you suddenly release them, forget it

Especially when it's at night when they're under a big American Flag.

Will admit the few that flew away looked impressive. They when the flag was taken away it was "Oh ####". Hey it rated a question in the "Drum Corps Trivia Game".

God bless Walt Kelly and his starters pistol trying to chase them away. I was wondering if he would run out of amo and have to yell "Bang" by the end of Championships.

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i so wish i had pictures of this to post here.

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