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  1. One of the first pros to bring his craft into our activity was Jack Bullock with the Geneva Appleknockers. His credentials include arranging a number of the Leroy Anderson chestnuts for LPs and the Boston Pops.
  2. I've used Finale heavily for two decades, but still have some tricks to learn. I need to notate some drumset stuff that has hundreds of rimshots requiring X noteheads. I use Speedy entry, with a MIDI keyboard and the number keys. But I'm hoping I don't have to change each one individually. How do you guys do it with corps snare parts ? (I do not need playback) TIA
  3. For a quarter of a century, 1952-1976, all the Kiltie music was written by just two men - Emil Pavlik and Mr. Norman.
  4. Throughout the history of the activity, nearly every streetbeat and drum section feature has been an original composition.
  5. VFW always had a mixed panel, and the judges wore their regular association uniforms. Sometimes with a little personalization. At '69 VFW in Philly, there were 2 CSJA judges in their B&Ws. But both of them were Irish. So Ed Morrissey (bugles) wore orange socks, and Bob Currie (drums) wore green socks.
  6. Marty's is non-comp and has seldom ventured out of the UP, although they recently have marched AL National Parades in Minny and Indy.
  7. Pat, there was a Midwest Senior Association from 1965-1969. The Maumee Demons won all 5 championships. other participants were: Kenosha Kingsmen Racine Boys of 76 Men of Brass Spirit of St. Louis St. Clair Shores MI Vanguards Fairborn OH Golden Lancers Chicago Zientek Diplomats MN Laidlaw Toreadors St. Peter Govenaires ... and who could forget the Hamms Indians?
  8. Just wondering, since I'm basically a horn guy - - - How does this cat stack up against our rudi aces? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpBNF6a-Ryc
  9. King mellos were all 2P. Although I built a 3P version last year, currently on loan to Bonnie Ott. Kanstul mellos are all 3P, except for the 2P sets built for the USMC Commandant's Own. Olds mellophones were all PR. One 2P prototype was shown at the 1977 DCI Congress.
  10. The Superior Indian Girls were legendary in 50s Kiltie lore.
  11. Rick Carpenter, who brought the Americanos back in 1980, claimed that there was a letter in the corps' archives from Post 199 asking permission to copy the Appleton S.A.L. uniforms. I assume the dingle ball look never flew in Hawthorne NJ. But one of these hats still survives. It is green.
  12. Something I unfortunately never got to do with the Kilties: I always wanted to spraypaint the bells blue after prelims. So when the horns came up at finals, there would be the Blue Bells of Scotland.
  13. These guys can march! Lead trumpet Wayne Bergeron came from the Lakewood Diplomats, and also did a brief stint with the Velvet Knights. 2nd trumpet Danny Fornero is the son of the Kenosha Kingsmen BM Bob Fornero. He learned to play in the Kiltie Kadets, and marched the 1974 season in the Kilties before going on to bigger gigs.
  14. I'm gonna make this real easy: When an X instrument plays a Y, a Y instrument plays an X. This works for any transposition. (Remember that bass clef brass read as C instruments.) Applying this to band instrument vs. bugle: When a G instrument plays their Bb, a Bb instrument plays their G to sound the same pitch.
  15. Upon further examination: We can't see the receiver, but the second bugle actually is a French horn. I recognize the flare of the trombone bell that Getzen used on these. The Bass-baritone is converted from G-D, the DeLuxe model was not made after the 1963 fire. And Ludwig did not market stencilled Getzens after 1962. The FH is G-F from the factory, there are no solder pads evidencing tubing removal. Both bugles are in molded cases from the late Getzen era. The Titleist trigger rotary (made in Italy) proved over time to be more rugged than the Olds studpost models which followed.
  16. The Hormel Girls was a postwar show troupe. They traveled in a fleet of white Chevrolets. During the day, they went door-to-door peddling Hormel products and extolling their virtues. In the evenings they presented a stage revue - singing and dancing and playing various instruments. For their grand finale, they came out as a bugle and drum corps. And yes, they did compete at Nats. The Ishpeming Blue Notes were formed on Halloween night 1957. They existed as a junior corps for 20 seasons, sharing domination of the U.P. with the Menominee Northernaires. They also won MI state titles, competing a
  17. These horns are bass-baritones made by Getzen. They are G-F, so they finger like 2-piston bugles. Piston is #1 and rotary is #2.
  18. Post a pic of the L side of a horn, and I will ID it and PDF you a fingering chart.
  19. You all are assuming these are G-F baritones. If they are not Olds instruments, they could be G-D bugles with fewer notes available in the lower compass. I would not recommend using anything except Ultratone/Duratone models in a contemporary application.
  20. Battery C, First Wisconsin Artillery. They were a National Guard unit formed in Racine in 1916, and sent to Ft. Hood TX for training. But there was a major SNAFU. There were no big guns for them to train with. Sitting around Ft. Hood, bored out of their gourds, they found a bunch of straight bugles and drums in a supply room. With plenty of time on their hands, they figured out how to play the instruments. With plenty more time on their hands, they added some fancy drill and began performing retreat ceremonies. The expected conflict with Mexico and Pancho Villa never materialized. But
  21. Angel Eyes, in G minor. Don Ellis did it (with ¼ tones).