In The News: Tooting Their Own Horns
You might have seen them in Manchester, N.H., on Saint Patrick?s Day, on parade at the Feasts of Saint Anthony or Saint Agrippina in Boston?s North End. Or maybe in Chelmsford on the Fourth of July or Boston on Columbus Day. The members of the Haverhill Sons of Italy Drum and Bugle Corps have gotten around since the group was founded by Italian immigrants here in 1939.
More than 70 years later, everyone in the corps claims with a moral certainty that it is the only remaining Sons of Italy Drum and Bugle Corps in the country. Neither the Sons of Italy in America?s national headquarters in Washington, nor the Belmont-based Grand Lodge of Massachusetts can confirm this. But no matter.
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