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#1 Joe Flynn

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:38 PM

The Blue Rock Alumni website has been updated at

Www.bluerock.us

Lots of photos, scores, history, and music are online!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:51 PM

Blue Rock! What a corps!
I still think their close-form entrance onto the field was the most impressive of any.

Long live the black and gold!
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:17 AM

Cool, always love listening to corps shows before my time.

Any idea if the 1975 (Sr) season will be included? Competed against BR late in the season but never heard or saw their show. Interesting that BR and Blessed Sac both went Sr that one year.

Edit: OK, looked closer and saw the 1975 DCA Prelims score...

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:48 PM

Cool, always love listening to corps shows before my time.

Any idea if the 1975 (Sr) season will be included? Competed against BR late in the season but never heard or saw their show. Interesting that BR and Blessed Sac both went Sr that one year.

Edit: OK, looked closer and saw the 1975 DCA Prelims score...


To my knowledge, no recording exists of the 1975 corps but I believe that they played mostly pieces from the 1971/1972 seasons.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:31 PM

Weren't they from Delaware? And how did they derive their name? Just asking.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:05 AM

Weren't they from Delaware? And how did they derive their name? Just asking.



Maybe this will help:


The Wilmington blue rock - Delaware's most famous rock. It underlies both the city of Wilmington and parts of Brandywine Hundred. It is best exposed along the banks of the Brandywine Creek from south of Rockland to the Market Street Bridge where the Brandywine has carved a deep gorge in the blue rock.
When found in stream beds, yards, or old quarries, the rocks are black or dark gray, however when freshly broken during quarrying the rocks are a bright royal blue. Although weathering changes the color, construction workers have always called this rock the "blue rock".



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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:26 AM

Even Wilmington's minor league baseball team is named the Blue Rocks.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:57 AM

Weren't they from Delaware? And how did they derive their name? Just asking.

Maybe this will help:
The Wilmington blue rock - Delaware's most famous rock. It underlies both the city of Wilmington and parts of Brandywine Hundred. It is best exposed along the banks of the Brandywine Creek from south of Rockland to the Market Street Bridge where the Brandywine has carved a deep gorge in the blue rock.
When found in stream beds, yards, or old quarries, the rocks are black or dark gray, however when freshly broken during quarrying the rocks are a bright royal blue. Although weathering changes the color, construction workers have always called this rock the "blue rock".

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Additionally,and equally significant, their sponsoring V.F.W. post (corps had to have an affiliation with a Post in order to participate in V.F.W-sponsored state and national competitions) was the Blue Rock Post of Wilmington, DE, no doubt also named for the area's well-known geological feature: http://drumcorpswiki.com/Blue_Rock

regards,

Fred O.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:56 PM

I wish they would do something to get the name back in the public. I'm sure the local paper would do a story. I found out a fellow firefighter was a snare for Blue Rock, and I've known the guy for 30 years without a clue.
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#10 Joe Flynn

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:22 PM

Additionally,and equally significant, their sponsoring V.F.W. post (corps had to have an affiliation with a Post in order to participate in V.F.W-sponsored state and national competitions) was the Blue Rock Post of Wilmington, DE, no doubt also named for the area's well-known geological feature: http://drumcorpswiki.com/Blue_Rock

regards,

Fred O.


The Blue Rock VFW Post was formed "only" to sponsor the corps .... it was named after the corps, not the other way around. The "post" itself was actually an empty lot!




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