In The News: Mighty St. Joe’s Drum Corps Lives On, Gives Back
In the 1960s the classrooms in the Batavia area were peppered with boys and girls who were members in an elite group called Mighty St. Joe’s Drum and Bugle Corps.
Many will remember with awe waiting for the corps to march down Main Street in the Memorial Day Parade or St. Joseph’s Lawn Fete Parade. In the distance the sounds of the brass section and famous drum line could be heard. As they approached the crowd cheers and clapping could be heard as the famous St. Joe’s Color Guard made their way down Main Street. People had to move back from the curb to make way because St. Joe’s took up the entire street. Young girls would follow alongside the corps hoping to catch a glimpse of one of the members.
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