KeithHall

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About KeithHall

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  • Birthday 07/02/1960

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  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1976
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  1. Corps Pond -ering

    Kenton used Mellophoniums!
  2. DCA DCI how many DCA corps?

    The one that gives the most money and costs less to go to.
  3. Just for FUN....... Pick any director in Drum Corps history as well as the staff. Okay, an All Star staff that YOU create! Director......................Vince Bruni Brass......................... Wayne Downey, Sandra Opie and Ted Key Percussion............... Tom Float, Fred Sanford and Ralph Hardiman Visual....................... Steve Brubaker, George Zingali and Vince Monacelli Color Guard............Denise Bonfiglio Program Coordinator....George Hopkins
  4. Corps Pond -ering

    First to play Contras? Mellophones? First theme show? Was it Garfield Cadets? Madison Scouts? Cavaliers? The best 1st year corps ever....Star of Indiana? Who would be your first call as music arranger? Brass boss? Percussion boss? Visual Boss? Guard Boss? Corps Director? (if you could pick the ALL STAR staff)
  5. Remember?

    Large triple tenor drums? I remember Charioteers had a huge set as did our corps (Royal Coachmen) in early 70's. No food trucks BITD.....we ate at McDonald's, Burger King, Red Barn, etc and watching the faces of the workers when 2 to 4 buses pull in....PRICELESS! Add your memories!
  6. Who was the first corps to march timpani's? Since 1972....What corps was the most successful merger? (Your opinion) What corps surprised everyone by making DCI finals? (Your opinion) What was the reason for the Oakland Crusaders colors in 1975? What corps, since 1972, made the biggest jump in placing in one year?
  7. Who was the first corps to march timpani's? Since 1972....What corps was the most successful merger? (Your opinion) What corps surprised everyone by making DCI finals? (Your opinion) What was the reason for the Oakland Crusaders colors in 1975? What corps, since 1972, made the biggest jump in placing in one year?
  8. I had never made it to Lynn, Mass till 1982 with Renegades (NY). I was saddened to see Bridgemen march their Christmas in July show. Still have the pictures. I returned in mid 80's with the Rochester Patriots but the World Open wasn't the same as US Open. Not saying Lynn was bad, just didn't compare to Marion in the 70's. Argonne was always a favorite of mine!
  9. ....In the 1970's what was the BEST National Championship Contest? US Open? American-International Open? World Open? And WHY? I will say, in my opinion, Marion, Ohio US Open. Hometown feel. The city made it a special event for everyone. Parade was large. Stands were jammed. Plenty of corps and comraderie!
  10. Upstate NY Corps History

    Looking for other Upstate NY corps....Greece Cadets, Black Knights, Tri Town Cadets, St. Joe's, Marauders, 76er's, Magnificent Yankees, Alpine Girls, Mello Dears, Appalachin Grenadiers, Lakeview Shoreliners, Imperial Regiment, Mighty Liberators, Geneva Appleknockers, Gauchos, Patriots, Firebirds, Avant Garde, Squires, Mark Twain Cadets, Empire State Express, Barons of Stuben, etc
  11. RIP James "Jim" Allen

    Rest in Peace my friend! I was shocked when I opened FB this afternoon
  12. Many of you know some or all of corps history so lets hear about them ROYAL COACHMEN...North Tonawanda, NY Started off as the Aristocrats in the early 60's with the Rescue Hose #5 Fire Company and changed the name to the Royal Coachmen. They took their colors (Gold and Black) from the fire company. The corps was a parade corps until 1970 when they did their first competition. As I recall, they surprised everyone with a finalist position at The Penn-York Championships in 1970. The next year the legend, Bill McGrath, wrote the drill and the corps participated in the new season with a brand new director. From 1972 to 75 the corps was always "rebuilding." Staff changes were made and Steve Cooley was with the corps as music arranger for 3 years. Corky Fabrizio wrote the show in 1972. 1976 saw the corps bring in Ted Key (music arranger) and Bob Stone( drill designer) as well as Bill Decker, Doug Kleinhans and Larry Darch on percussion. The year was a successful one with the winning of the NT Open "A" Class title. Sadly, the director resigned the morning the corps left for DCI Champiuonships in Philadelphia. Hotel accomodations were messed up and the corps didn't get to sleep until late. After a couple of hours of sleep and a short rehearsal the corps performed a lackluster performance and failed to make the top 10 of A Class. Returning home, the director came back to the corps and after a winter rehearsal to get ready for the 1977 season he resigned again prior to Memorial Day. The new director decided to merge with another local corps and instead of taking the Royal Coachmen name we took their name of the Frontiersmen. Many senior members left for other corps and the Royal Coachmen were gone! Although corps in NY were dying by then more were to follow...actually ALL of them!
  13. Maybe the question should be...which venue had the best drum corps atmosphere? What venue felt like a drum corps event?
  14. Most Successful Corps BY State

    Could we say Valiant Knights were Oklahoma's top corps? Loved that corps in 1976.
  15. DCI trivia question

    Blue Knights?