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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. 1970's: Madison Scouts, 27th Lancers and Bridgemen. 1980's: Santa Clara Vanguard Elphaba
  2. "In the Begining:" My Dad took me to tht old Barnum Festivals "Parade Of Champions" senior show way back in 57 or 58. Vaugely remember Hawthorne, Princemen, Geneva Appleknockers and Conn Yankees. A year later the Bridgeport PAL Cadets held their junior show wit St Vincents Cadets and some other leaders of the day. Our parish had started a parade corps and I was hooked. Elphaba
  3. Mixed Corps: Back in "My Day" there were several "Mixed Gender" junior corps, with female performers not only in the "Traditional" color gurd, but playing horns and drums as well. My two junior corps St Ann's and the Conn Royal Lanccers had females in the horn and rum setions. The Casper Troopers were a "Mixed Gender" horn and drum sections from the start as were the St Mathias Cadets and Argonne Rebels I'm sure there were many more. Raise a glass to their memory. Elphaba
  4. "Chi Angels" I stand corrected!!!!!!!!! Great detective work. Elphaba
  5. "LaFamilia": Godfather God Child Hawthorne Caballeros: Caimbridge Caballeros. Uniform and music style. Their drill instructor was a Caballero. Casper Troopers Stockton Commodores. Marching style, Jim Jones worked with them early 1970's Blessed Sacrament St Andrews Bridgemen (Prior to Bananas) NY Skyliners Lady of Loretto Knights. Uniorms an music style (Sky Alum Joe Genero music writer) NY Skyliners Skokie Vanguard. Charts by Hy Drietzer. Anahiem Scouts Amahiem Kingsmen and Velvet Knights both were born there. Bridgemen Hutchinson Sky Ryders. Uniforms and their music written by Larry Kerchner. Elphaba
  6. "Chicago Spartans": Merger corps McHenry Viscounts and Morton Grove Cougars, lasted the 1964 season. Their horn instrctor was the man that that taught Chicago Royal Airs prior to Truman Crawford. Thanks for the kind words. Always glad to help out the board. Elphaba
  7. Skokie Vanguard: There was a "merged corps" called the Chicago Spartans that were active in 1964 and went bust at the end of that season. I believe that the two former corps that created them were the Viscounts and Morton Grove Cougars. Also another Chicago area corps the "Custers Brigade" went under after 1964. Members from all these corps found their way into the Vanguard and boosted them to national contender in 1965. Elphaba
  8. Maryland My Maryland: Dundalk Cadets St James Cadets St Mary's Lancers Little Flower Cadets Yankee Rebels Elphaba
  9. "Taps": USAF Bolling AFB Drum & Bugle Corps USAF Bolling AFB Pipe Band USAFA (Enlisted) Drum & Bugle Corps Lowry AFB (Tech Training Center) Drum & Bugle Corps Chanute AFB (Tech Training Center) Drum & Bugle Corps Elphaba
  10. No Longer With Us: Mariners Commodores Young Admirals Peabody Clippers Jolly Whalers Elphaba
  11. Pacific Northwest: Seattle Thunderbirds Seattle Shamrocks Seattle Imperials Pasco Columbians Flamingos Elphaba
  12. No Longer With Us Skokie Indians Hamms Indians Braintree Warriors Kingston Indians Seventh Cavalry Elphaba
  13. No Longer With Us: Vasella Musketeers Miami Vanguards Haddon Heights Vagabonds Newark Woodsiders Little Flower Cadets Elphaba
  14. No Longer With Us Argonne Rebels Hutchinson Skyriders Witchita Scarlet Lancers Salina Silver Sabers Frontiersmen Elphaba
  15. No Longer With Us: Rockford Purple Knights Milsdadt Crusaders Bellville Black Knights Chicago Spartans Norwood Park Imperials. Elphaba