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  • Birthday 12/08/1959
  1. North Star is proud to announce: North Star Drum & Bugle Corps! “All Age Drum Corps” North Star will conduct an official Open House on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 1:00pm, at the Malden Emergency Center - Jackson Suite. Located at 114 Centre Street, Malden, MA. North Star welcomes everyone interested in becoming a member or learning more regarding performing with this legendary corps. To kick-off this momentous occasion, please join us at a social gathering and fundraising event. The social will be held at the same location on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25.00 ea
  2. Dear corps brothers and sisters, The Imperials D&B Corps, South Shore, MA, are looking for 2 or 3 more experienced horn players for their mini corps to perform in the Bugler's Hall of Fame Series in winter/spring of 2012. By experienced we also mean, you played at one time in your life and haven't lately but you can knock off the rust! You will be joining a small but very, very talented brass section. Percussion is pretty well set but we would consider more. We are playing "Artistry in Rhythm" and "La Suerte de los Tontos", and "Dindi" so, if you enjoyed the corps back in the day and wish
  3. Your friend's comment is interesting, and sort of funny, Fran, and I can see where it comes from! LOL. I think we fit with your comment that some of them are the combination of both. We tend to be more youthful in our make-up. Groups, such as us, are trying to exist to carry on the traditions though. We are a resurrected organization and we are simply taking things one step at at time and we don't know where the road will take us. Unlike some Alumni corps who have dusted off the horn flag or drum, our alumni only helped get us started again with financial support. Now that we are up and runn
  4. Our sincere condolences, Fran. Barbara was a kind and helpful soul. John Stark
  5. Thanks to Mike, Tony Convertito and SKEK for having us in your show. We had a blast. Sincerely, The Imperials, featuring "The Contra Dude"!
  6. South Shore Imperials Artistry in Rhythm Take The "A" Train Sing Sing Anyone wishing to play these tunes and to be taught by the esteemed Mr. Paul Pitts, come on down. Alumni mercenary types welcome!
  7. Thanks so much for the plug, Andy!!! We really appreciate it!!! PS: The "Contra Dude" will be back!!! But no one is allowed to try and recruit him, LOL! Ha ha JK! John S.
  8. Dear corps brothers and sisters, The Imperials D&B Corps, South Shore, MA, are looking for 2 or 3 more experianced horn players for their mini corps to perform in the Bugler's Hall of Fame Series in winter/spring of 2011. By experienced we also mean, you played at one time in your life and havent lately but you can knock off the rust! You will be joining a small but very, very talented brass section. Percussion is pretty well set but we would consider more. We are playing some old Big Band favorites, like "Artistry in Rhythm" and "Take the A Train", so, if you enjoyed the corps back in th
  9. Was groomed a few years before in Pembroke, I might add!
  10. Next to Jim Jordan is Al Jones DM of North Star. (I was in that corps then)
  11. I'm so happy for you Jim. You are a legend. The Bridgemen are as close to magic that a drum corps can be. Lots of us other drum corps nuts had fun this weekend too at the Boston Bugler's HOF show!!!!! Regards, John Stark - Director, Imperials
  12. Thanks for the kind words, Ray. We are proud of Rob Needs (our contra entry). When he asked me what he should play I just said anything you wish and work the crowd. I knew how good a player he was, so I trusted him completely, but he blew even me away. It was way more than I expected. If anyone cares to see it just join "The Imperials of the South Shore" on face book or friend me on FB. Thanks again, Ray and to the show organizers. What a fun day! John Stark
  13. Hi! I think I can help you. Before we got real uniforms we used polo shirts. When we bought bibber marching pants a year later, we realised we could no longer tuck the shirts in. So we folded the shirts up inside and used a special double sided adhesive tape to hold them up. Then we pressed the shirts with starch. You could do this or sew them up, which is more permanent but is also more work. To see an example, go to our website at http://www.pembrokeimperials.org click on photos then, go to 2005 Scranton performance. There you will see the shirts tucked up! Hope this helps! JS Imperials
  14. We are recreating the old days..... Even though this grass roots thing is very challenging and I wish things would move at a faster pace, it's so cool to operate the way we do. Allow me to digress.... I was in old-time drum corps back in the 70's with Pembroke, saw that corps fold because of money and I transitioned into the 80's Marching North Star then teaching Boston with more touring and bigger stakes. Followed it into the 90's with Boston until I got married. Then, watched as Boston hit the big-time. But now, because I'm raising young children and time is limited, here I am back at the gr