well.........i was one of those blue devil alums that worked with the corps. Scott Kent was one as well. i was there in the early part of 1983. we rehearsed at the old Park Plaza Hotel across from MacArthur Park in downtown LA. Chuck Edwards was the buffoon that ran the show. he still owes me $500 for my work.
there was a marine corps cat that did the horn arrangements and another that worked with the drum line. Daniel Bejarano (Stockton Commodores and now drummer with Kenny G) was a drum instructor as well. he's waiting for his $500 bones as well. Sandy & Doug Macdonald (?) were instructors as well as former Two Seven color guard member Anne McCormick (rifle instructor).
we used to practice in a HUGE empty ballroom on the second floor and sometimes go out to the bandshell in Macarthur park and play for the bums. in those days the park was REALLY dangerous. then a run to Tommy's for a chili-burger after practice.
Chuck was pure Hollywood BS. getting all of us to believe in the dream and do it until we got beat out of our dough. others that came along later like Bob McClure (Santa Clara) also got the Chuck Edwards, dude where's my money treatment. it was an interesting time to say the least.