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About elphaba01

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    St Catherines Queensmen, St Kevins Emerald Knights
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    1964 Dream Contest, 1964 World Open Prelims
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  1. elphaba01

    Mother of All Alumni Corps!

    "One More Alumni": Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights. Been around for a good long while, 😎 Elphaba
  2. elphaba01

    YEA suspends operations of Cadets 2

    "Longevity": Caballeros in Finals EVERY YEAR since 1966!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤️ Elphaba
  3. "No Rings": 27th Lancers 1975. (Fab "Comeback season", just no room left at the top) Muchachos 1974 (Actually a better corps than 1975 Placement in Prelims may have hurt them). Troopers 1974. (Faded at Nationals after beating the pack early on). Troopers 1973 (Only corps to beat Santa Clara that year) Elphaba
  4. "Feeling Olde": Remember the first year Ralph Silverbrand fronted Hawthorne: 1957. 😀 Remember being taught by Mr Joe Genero (1962/64) and Mr Hy Drietzer (1965-66) on horns. 😎 I am definitly "Olde". 😪 Elphaba
  5. "Garfield Alumni Corps": I believe there already IS an "Holy Name Cadets" Alumni drum corps. Are they going to be a part of this undertaking? Elphaba
  6. "Macy's Part Deux": The 1950's had a slug of corps marching for Macy's also. They included Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights, St Vincents Cadets, Holy Name/Garfield Cadets, Audubon Bon Bons, New York Skyliners, Hawthorne Caballeros, and Reilly Raiders. Elphaba
  7. "Macy's Parade": Racine Scouts, NY Knickerbockers, Hawthorne Muchachos, an St Kevins Emerald Knights all have been in th Macy line of march. Elphaba
  8. elphaba01

    Wes Hobby Passes

    RIP Wes Hobby": Fran has pretty well said it all. Wes Hobby set the bar for all the drum corps announcers that came after him We are very much diminished by his passing. RIP Elphaba 😢
  9. "Yankee Rebels 1969": The old Baltimore Yankee Rebels senior corps did a Civil War show, (The first of it's kind BTW), way back in 1969. They called it "Requiem for an Era" and it was written by none other than Truman W. Crawford, a serving officer (And Commander) of the USMC drum and bugle corps. The show was greeted with standing ovations, and a benchmark production for it's time. Garfield Cadets did an "America the Brave" type of show in 1971 & 1972, and Casper Troopers did a "Custer's Last Stand" feature in 1971. The Madison Scouts did a "Pirates of Lake Mendota" a few years back, complete with sword fights and a pirate captin being done in by his first mate. All of those shows were tremendous crowd faves. Elphaba
  10. elphaba01

    Corps That Made Top 12 Once?

    "One and Done" Royal Crusaders & Dutch Boy Elphaba
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    "St Rita's/Shoreliners": I "Believe" a large group of people frothe Milford Shoreliners went to St Rita's for that season. There was no formal "Merger" Elphaba
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    "Prize Money": The VFW's top dollar award for first place in the juniors at 1961 Nationals was $1,000.00. I remember the actual descending prize monies list they published in Drum Corps News. I wish I could find that issue. 😩 Elphaba
  13. elphaba01

    Remember What......

    SCV STAFF: UNREAL. Neither of the ENTIRE DRUM CORPS that I marched in had that many people teaching or ON THE FIELD!!!!!! Elphaba
  14. elphaba01

    Remember What......

    Old Time Staffs: We (Conn Royal Lancers) WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY back in 1962-1966 had one horn instructor/write and teach, one drum instructor and one drill man. St Anns (1957-1962) had one drum instrctor one horn instrctor and one drill person. Senior people in sections woked with their sections. The drill person also taught the color guard. Elphaba
  15. elphaba01

    DCA Final Regular-Season Weekend

    "Bridgeport, Bridgeport": The old Park City had several: From my day (1950's 1960's): Bridgeport PAL Cadets, St Rapheal's Buccaneers, Conn Royal Lancers, Scarlet Knights, St Ann's Loyalaires, St Raphael's Musketeers (Bucc's Cadets corps), St Raphael's Marrionettes, Notre Dame All Girl, Colonades (All girls), and from accross the river the Milford Police Cadets/Shoreliners. Up route 8 a bit were the Trumbull Cadets and the Trumbull Troubadors. Elphaba