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The Baltimore Westsiders

By Charles Cohen and Joseph Mathew | Posted 2/13/2007 5:25:58 PM

In the final few seconds before unleashing the Baltimore Westsiders on the crowd, Corlis Greene looks around, taking in the more than 150 wiggling, talking, snickering kids in red-and-white band uniforms standing before her. And that's when she goes to work.

"Group, attention!" she commands.

Out of this one moment of silence--the only one that Greene, the Westsiders' 44-year-old executive director, can count on--comes an explosion. She triggers it by throwing three fingers in the air. Dozens of white boots clack the pavement in a cool, swinging, jazzy beat. . .

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