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  1. Scandal is not new in the Cadets organization. March 1960: The Drum Major, George Petrencak, was murdered by the Assistant Director. http://209.212.22.88/DATA/RBR/1960-1969/1960/1960.03.02.pdf
  2. An observation…….. I grew up in Garfield NJ in the ‘40s-‘50s. NJ had at one time or another 230 Drum Corps (Ref: Drum & Bugle Corps of North America). My current State of residence, CA, had 304 Drum Corps. What happened? As Pete Seeger would sing, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” I believe the main reason is sponsorship for youth development. That includes the VFW, American Legion, CYO, PAL, Boy Scouts/Explorers, and Churches, all non-profit organizations and all removed from the Drum Corps activity. Today, in the entire US, there are 46 Junior Corps that rely, of necessity, on Corpo
  3. Madison Scouts Community Involvement-Short News Video
  4. March 2009 USMC 1 Battle Color Ceremony, 2:00pm, Eisenhower High School, Rialto, CA . 2 Battle Color Ceremony, 10:00am, Yucaipa High School, Yucaipa, CA . 3 Battle Color Ceremony, 10:00am, Lakeside High School, Lake Elsinore, CA . 4 Battle Color Ceremony, 10:00am, Orange Glen High School, Escondido, CA . 4 Battle Color Ceremony, 3:00pm, MCAS Miramar, CA . 5 Battle Color Ceremony, 11:00am, San Pasqual High School, Escondido, CA . 6 Battle Color Ceremony, 10:30am, Camp Pendleton,CA . 6 Battle Color Ceremony, 4:30pm, Camp Pendleton, CA . 7 Battle Color Ceremony, 10:00am, MCRD San Diego,
  5. As a youngster from Garfield, NJ I had the pleasure of watching the Bon Bons perform. They took both High Drums and High GE in 1957 and came in second to Holy Name at the American Legion finals. Their bugle quartet won the national title in 1957. They were in existence from 1938-1976. In the Junior finals of the American Legion Championships in Atlantic City, NJ (1957) they scored 90.95 to Holy Name's 91.30. A talented and classy group of young ladies.
  6. My son and daughter are both Drum Corps vets, 5 and 6 years respectively. One afternoon last fall I was waiting in the parking lot to pick up my daughter from work. She is employed at a local restaurant in Riverside, CA. It was a warm SoCal day so I had my windows down and was listening to Vanguard ’05 Finals in the molto fortissimo mode. (Best ever #8 show, ‘06 Crown close second). A young lady walked by slowly and kept looking at me as she went into the restaurant. My daughter left work a short time later and told me that one of the restaurant servers came in to work and told her there was a
  7. Music in Motion 2006 Public Performance Schedule FEBRUARY 25 Patriotic Opener, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ at 10:00am 28 Battle Color Ceremony, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ at 3:00pm 28 Battle Color Ceremony, Kofa High School Yuma, AZ at 7:30pm MARCH 1 Battle Color Ceremony, Central Union High School El Centro, CA at 7:00pm 3 Battle Color Ceremony, Camp Pendleton School of Infantry, CA at 10:30am 3 Battle Color Ceremony, Camp Pendleton Mainside, CA at 4:30pm 4 Battle Color Ceremony, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA at 1:30pm 6 Battle Color Ceremony, Westview
  8. 2006 DCI Classic Countdown Thursday April 27, 2006 - 7 p.m. local time In chronological order based on year, here are the 12 corps that will air: 1975 27th Lancers 1979 Blue Devils 1980 Bridgemen 1984 Garfield Cadets 1988 Madison Scouts 1989 Phantom Regiment 1992 Crossmen 1993 Star of Indiana 1995 Cavaliers 1999 Santa Clara Vanguard 2004 Carolina Crown 2005 Bluecoats 1975 27th Lancers (Franklin Field - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) Position: 4 Score: 88.05 Crown Imperial (Sir William Walton) Chameleon (Maynard Ferguson) Celebrate Spectrum Novum Danny