Jersey Surf: 1992


The Surf fielded its first competitive corps in the summer of 1992, with 102 members. The corps performed arrangements of classics by Harry Connick, Jr. and Doc Sevrenson, entering contests in the Garden State Circuit and Drum Corps East. The corps also performed for the first time at the DCI Eastern Regional Championship at Allentown, Pa. The corps finished the season undefeated in Garden State Circuit competition, capturing the championship in Bayonne, NJ that August. Overnight camps were held for the first time, and operation was based at Edgewood Jr. High School in Atco, NJ. Highlights included purchasing the corps’ first equipment truck, a 1976 Ford U-Haul, which became known as “The Cow,” and two blue school buses.