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About elphaba01

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    St Catherines Queensmen, St Kevins Emerald Knights
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1964 Dream Contest, 1964 World Open Prelims
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. elphaba01

    St. Rose Scarlet Lancers

    "St Rose Scarlet Lancers": Hailed from a suburb of Boston called Chelsa. Chick Corea marched with them. Bob Gaff of Yankee Rebels solo fame and BHOF charter member did also. There is a posting of a 1960's recoring of them on YouTube, and a small synopsis of their history. There is a Facebook site called "New Englend Drum Corps" which may have some information also. Andy Lisko can probably give a much more detailed report on them Elphaba
  5. elphaba01

    Boston Crusaders Pre-DCI

    "Boston": Runner up at Legion National 1967, wins at the old "International" in 67 and 68, runner up at the "Dream" in 67 and 68,. No doubt there are a few more. Elphaba
  6. "Add to Best Post": Blue Stars: Guest appearances by "Tim the Tool Man" Taylor and his sidekick Al Borland. Toss in for GE Heidi the announcer. Elphaba
  7. elphaba01

    Fusion Core Alumnus Murdered

    RIP Elphaba
  8. "Tradition": The Garfield Cadets (Or "Cadets" as they are now called) were "All Male" until 1969. The (Junior) Racine Kilties were also "All Male" until the late 1970's. Their cross town rivals the Racine Scouts became co-ed in the late 1960's, and the then all male Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights (as a junior corps) recruited a female color guard in 1972. The senior Sunrisers may have been the first senior corps to have a female color guard, starting in 1969. All of these corps had a long tradition of being "All Male" and bowed to the needs of filling their ranks with females. I'm sure that there are a few more corps that over the years went co-ed due to membership needs. Elphaba
  9. elphaba01

    Your favorite All-Time DCI Year

    "1961": HEY, a FAB year of drum corps,!!!!! My first ever view of the Midwest Corps at VFW Nationals (Chicago Cavaliers, Royal Airs, Bellville Black Knights , Mafison Scouts, Kilties and Skokie Vanguards in Finals, as well as all the GREAT Eastern corps such as Blessed Sacrament, Garfield Cadets, St Kevins Emerald Knights St Marys Majestic Knights, and the Cambridge Caballeros. Saw the rise of the St Cathrines Qweensemen, proably Joe Genero's best ever junior charts, and the demise of the once national power St Vincents Cadets. Great memories. Elphaba
  10. elphaba01

    Your favorite All-Time DCI Year

    "Faves/Upsets": 1974: Santa Clara upends Madison at Finals. 1988: Madison upends BOTH Santa Clara and Blue Devils (UD until semis), at Finals. Glad I watched. Elphaba
  11. "Finances": As they say on TV: "Follow the Money". Elphaba
  12. elphaba01

    Been a Long Time....

    "Juniors at DCA 65": I don't remember any. My corps didn't, and I don't think the PAL Cadets or St Raphael's did either (Quite a few of their people were sitting around me). . If there was one, it MAY have been the Milford Police Cadets/Shoreliners, prior to the contest. At any rate, because of the crush of spectators and the sell out of the bleachers (Which resulted in a ton of people sitting along the sidelines, me being one of them), if there was one, I didn't see it. Elphaba
  13. elphaba01

    Been a Long Time....

    "DCA 1965" YES!!!!! I was there, sitting on the grass, on the "Fifty". Place was absoultly sold out to the max, fans were insane, and the corps were great. I was "up close and personal" to some INCREDIBLE senior soloists, who swaggered up to the mid field marker and blasted away. One of the best nights of drum corps ever. I don't remember the "Retreat" choas. Was too busy blabbing away to the corps people sitting all around me, reliving the show. Great memories!!!!!!!!! Elphaba
  14. elphaba01

    Show Announcement Delays

    "Carnagie Hall": Evening with the Corps at Carnagie Hall is a GREAT memory. I was at the 62-64 shows. Fab performances by all, and at the 64 show, Skyliners "Pepe" Nataro, Tom Swan and Tommy Martin were featured "Solo" performers. The BHOF runs a few standstills, and the Alumni corps have been showcased at York, Raeding, and the Reilly Raiders concerts. Elphaba
  15. "Hiding Out": Possibly Paris France. Moved in with Roman Polansky? Elphaba