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The band plays on

Updated: November 8, 2004, 10:52 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- Heading home from his tryout that snowy March night, David Ciofalo was beaming. His family had just moved from New Jersey and here he was, at 17, the newest member of the Baltimore Colts' marching band.

Carrying his new snare drum, he walked in the house, bragged to his dad, turned on the nightly news and crumbled. Mayflower moving vans lined up at the Colts' practice facility.

The same day it began, his dream had ended.

"It was like I had just won a new car," ...

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