In The News – Drum Corps Grew In The 1940s

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After World War I, Amsterdam veterans organizations formed drum and bugle corps. John Donlon, a 1945 local high school graduate, recalled the premier groups between the world wars in his native city were those of the James T. Bergen and John J. Wyszomirski American Legion posts. Most drum corps members were war veterans who learned to march in the Army.

During World War II the number of drum corps patriotically multiplied throughout the region and the organizations attracted younger, teenage members.

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Posted by on Friday, May 19th, 2017. Filed under Current News, DCA News.