Fiesta de Musica II - July 13, 2008 - What a blast!

The sun was shining, the corps were warmed up, tuned up and ready to go, the stands were filled, and at 5:30 PM on July 13th, 2008, The "Fiesta de Musica" DCI show, Our Show, was on!

A You Tube video posted by The Manchester Union Leader shows The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps as they perform at Fiesta de Musica 2008.


Results of that night's DCI Summer Music Games 2008 Open Class Event:

  • First place: Citations, Burlington, Mass. 72.50 points
  • Second place: Dutch Boy, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, 65.30 points
  • Third place: The Spartans, Nashua, 63.20 points
  • Fourth place: 7th Regiment, New London, Ct. 63.15 points
  • Fifth place: Les Stentors, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, 53.10 points
  • Sixth place: Targets, Springfield, Mass., 50.85 points


Music filled the air in Manchester on Sunday, July 13th, as the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps hosted "Fiesta de Musica II," a Drum Corps International sanctioned marching and music show held at Memorial High School's Lemire Field. This year's show began at 5:30PM and featured six competing Open Class Corps from New England and Canada.

The "Fiesta" is part of Drum Corps International's Summer Music Games series and each of the units performed a 12-minute show complete with a variety of musical scores and choreographed marching drills. This is event is for all ages and a great outdoor family entertainment for a summer evening. The young musicians competing range in age from 14 to 21 years.

Drum and Bugle Corps activity was extremely popular in New Hampshire in the 1960's and 1970's with numerous Granite State towns and cities from Pelham to Laconia, Portsmouth to Claremont, and Berlin to Keene, fielding some notable New Hampshire marching units.

Competing in the show were the five time DCI Open Class (formerly Division II) Champion Spartans from Nashua; Citations from Burlington, MA; 7th Regiment from New London, CT; Targets from Springfield, MA; Dutch Boy from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; and Les Stentors from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

The host corps, The Muchachos, performed their 2008 show "Our Favorite 'B' Sides" which includes: "Life Goes On and On" from the Motion Picture Z; "Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha; "Brazil;" "Like A Lover;" and "Oye Como Va" in exhibition. The Muchachos horn line also played The National Anthem and America the Beautiful.

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