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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?

 

 

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Tymps - 1968 - Boston, Bpt PAL, Skyliners are three that I know of

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"Biggest Jump":

Possibly Santa Clara's vaulting from seventh place DCI Finals finish in 1980 to WINNING the DCI Finals in 1981.  Blue Devils did very well in a one year period rising from an 24th place Prelim finish in 1973, to an ninth place Finals finish in 1974.    In 1975 they finished third in Finals.

"Pre DCI" may be the Casper Troopers flying up from 11th place World Open non finalist in 1964 to winning that title in 1965.  They also made quite a jump at the VFW Finals with a fourth place Finals result after placing eleventh in 1964.

Our cross town rivals from St Raphael's Buccaneers  also did rather well in 1965 with a third place World Open Finals finish after placing fiftheenth in Prelins in 1964.

Elphaba     :flower:

 

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27th Lancers -   20th in 1974, 4th in 1975.

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On 11/29/2017 at 9:09 AM, ajlisko said:

Tymps - 1968 - Boston, Bpt PAL, Skyliners are three that I know of

You can add Les Diplomates to that list in 1968.

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On 11/29/2017 at 8:09 AM, ajlisko said:

Tymps - 1968 - Boston, Bpt PAL, Skyliners are three that I know of

Des Plaines Vanguard used them in 1968.

Possibly the Royal Airs

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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)

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Most successful merger? 

Has to be the Crossmen, no question.

A merger, after the 1974 season, of 507 Hornets and Keystone Regiment.

Many times a DCI finalist, and still going strong.

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2 hours ago, KeithHall said:

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)

"First Contras & Mellophones":

First contras were the Garfield Cadets and St Raphael's Buccaneers in 1962.  Garfield was "First" with their debut at the Drum Corps News standstill contest at the Masque theatre in Newark NJ in the winter of 1962.  St Raphael's was a week or so behind with their "Debut" at the DCN show in Boston at the Boston Garden.

The USAF "DC" corps from Bolling AFB and the Hawthorne Caballeros both fielded the Gentzen contras by mid season.

The first melophones MAY have been the Springfield Marksmen, Troy Interstatesmen and the St Geotge Olympians.  I saw the horn being used by all three units at the 1964 World Open Prelims in Bridgeport CT.

Elphaba   :flower:

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On 11/29/2017 at 5:24 AM, KeithHall said:

What was the reason for the Oakland Crusaders colors in 1975?

Sheets

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