Jersey Surf: 2002


2002 saw the corps take a sharp “turn” in its appearance, with the traditional “Dress White” corps uniform being used only during early season competitive shows, as well as parades and retreat performances. Performing a show entitled “Our Side of the Story: A Celebration of the Spirit of Youth,” corps members appeared in denim “costumes,” with the colorguard changing costumes several times during the show, including one scene with brightly colored wigs and ballerina tutus. After a slow start with an incomplete show, the corps worked hard to quickly gain momentum on its competitors, and regained finalist status at the World Championships in Madison, WI. Adding “On Wisconsin!” to the field show for finals week, the corps received three standing ovations, and had one of the most-talked-about performances of DCI’s 30th Anniversary season.