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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. "The Great Plains": Casper Troopers, Troopers Cadets, Argonne Rebels, Hutchinson Sky Ryders, Denver Blue Knights, Denver Eldoradans, Witchita Scarlet Lancers, Salina Silver Sabers, Tri VEL Raiders, Frontiersmen, Enid Legionettes, Plainsmen, and the Seventh Cavalry. The US Air Force had drum corps at Lowry AFB and the "Enlisted" NCO drum corps at the USAF Academy. Both are long gone. ๐ŸŽบ Elphaba
  2. "Twelve Pack Staffs": We had about the same "Rationing" with the Royal lancers (CT). We had Joe Genero writing with Artie Hlywa & Ray Ludee teaching horns and drums and Bob Condon and Ed Woods on drill up to 1964. Hy Drietzer was hired for the 1965 & 1966 marranging, with Hylwa & Ludee stil on their captions. Vinnie Radtford was hired to write the drill, and I "believe" Condon & Woods still worked with us. I'm amazed I can still remember any of this!!!!!!!!!!!!! Elphaba
  3. "Worst Show": Probably the entire 1964 (This is going back "A Bit") season. Our program was going on year 2+ and it was showing. Our Parochial rival, (From where we had actually come) whacked us big time in a Spring standstill, and our two cross town rivals hammered us at the Penn Jersey Championship and seasons closer in CT. The corps underwent a top to bottom makeover music wise (Hy Drietzer took over as writer/instructor) and 1965 was our best and most successfull season with wins over all the other "City" corps and a sixth place finish at the World Open. Great memories..............๐Ÿ˜Ž Elphaba
  4. "Argonne Rebels" Truman did indeed write some of their charts as did Brian Pennington. Sandie Opie was the horn instructor, and she was one of THE best in the business. Elphaba
  5. "Drum Corps Drill": Almost anything prior to the "Staging & Dance" era qualifies. 27th Lancers had some great drill by Zengali as did Star of Indiana. Santa Clara's drills by Trooper alum Pete Emmons were always great (And trend setters) as were those of Jim Jones written for the Troopers. Elphaba
  6. Spirit of 76": While I don't dispute the Blue Devils win, I do give tons of credit to the fab comeback of the Madison Scouts. There are not too many corps that can dump thier show mid season, go into camp, come out with a new production and fight their way back into contention clawing their way into a second place finish in the championship night show. Their "Off the Line" production of that show is on YouTube. I get goosebumps every time I watch it. Elphaba
  7. "Great Years": Great indeed, I believe it was THE "Greatest" due to what was almost "Parity" between the league leading junior corps. Of the almost dozen plus contenders almost all of them had beaten the rest of the pack at least one time over the course of the season and at seasons end the championship titles were spraed around pretty well. 27th Lancers had the Shriners, Dream and World Open, Blue Rock won CYO and US Open, Anahime Kingsmen the "Mid America", Argonne rebels the American Legion Nationals, and Santa Clara the VFW Nationals. Elphaba
  8. "Power Plus": G BUGLES BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! โค๏ธ No amps required (Or needed)!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜– Elphaba
  9. "One More Alumni": Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights. Been around for a good long while, ๐Ÿ˜Ž Elphaba
  10. "Longevity": Caballeros in Finals EVERY YEAR since 1966!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! โค๏ธ Elphaba
  11. "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
  12. "Feeling Olde": Remember the first year Ralph Silverbrand fronted Hawthorne: 1957. ๐Ÿ˜€ Remember being taught by Mr Joe Genero (1962/64) and Mr Hy Drietzer (1965-66) on horns. ๐Ÿ˜Ž I am definitly "Olde". ๐Ÿ˜ช Elphaba
  13. "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
  14. "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
  15. "Macy's Parade": Racine Scouts, NY Knickerbockers, Hawthorne Muchachos, an St Kevins Emerald Knights all have been in th Macy line of march. Elphaba