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Historical Corps that quietly survive

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Isn't the Blue Star Cadets actually the World Class Blue Stars? It was my understanding that the original Blue Stars were folded and the existing corps is an out growth of the Blue Star Cadets.

The Cadets are apparently no longer active as a youth band. They were still a drum & bugle corps until 2004, when they went the youth marching band route.

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Rockland Defenders have had an active alumni corps for three years.

New York Skyliners

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New York Skyliners

Well the OP did say "quietly" :guinesssmilie:

Reilly Raiders and Archer-Epler Musketeers still around too.....

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We heard from the Americanos in 2010. They were in the SDCA, as well as being a parade corps.

You heard from the alumni, In 2009 a parade corps was started, by a volunteer. That formed into the SDCA corps. The two main board of directors will be stepping down when the hall is sold and debt is paid off.

The person who founded the alumni Association has since walked away, same person who started the parade corps.

No one will make an announcement about what is going on, and no one will step up.

The only reason I am sharing this, is because I do care for the history of the organization.

Things could have been provented, the corps could have been back a long time ago. People just chose to sit there and let the organization sit there and now its too late.

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The Cadets are apparently no longer active as a youth band. They were still a drum & bugle corps until 2004, when they went the youth marching band route.

I think the Blue Stars use the tax status of the Blue Star Cadets. Officially, for tax purposes they (Blue Stars) are the Blue Star Cadets. The "official" name of the Blue Stars is LBS Cadets, Inc. I assume LBS stands for "Lacrosse Blue Stars"?

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Belvederes from Schuylkill Haven, PA

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VK made finals this year in OC in Indy.

Well technically that is different organization using the name Velvet Knights.

Velevt Knights, Inc. no longer exists.

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So a newly updated list:

To sum-up so far:

Kingsmen

Velvet Knights

St. Johns (ont)

7th Calvary drum & bugle corps

Crimson Kings

Ainad Temple drum and bugle corps

Lambertville Volunteers

De LaSalle Oaklands

Muchachos (NH)

Long Island Blue Jays (website still up, although dated)

Saginaires/Northern Aurora

Queen Village Queens (has an alumni group that did a parade in 2010)

Northernaires (MI)

Americanos

Sacramento Freelancer Aluni & Friends

Auborn Purple Lancers

Optimists

Simcoe

Midlanders

Signals

Scout House

Imperial Knights

General Butler Vagabonds: Parade corps and community functions

PAL Cadets (See this little group of youngsters each year in Bridgeport, Conn)

20th Century Unlimited (parade corps & exhibition unit Middleton, NY)

Manchestor Muchachos, Manchester, NH. (Parade and exhibition unit)

Cambria Cadets (former junior corps turned Alumni from Cambria, PA)

Wynn Center Toppers, Brooklyn

Brooklyn United Drum and Bugle Corps

Florida Brass Alumni drum and bugle corps

Rockland Defenders

New Day, Racine WI

Bracken Cavaliers

Americanos (fate uncertain)

Hanover Lancers

Emmaeus Sentinals

Guelph Royalaires

Mon Valley Express

New York Skyliners

New York Sunrisers

Reilly Raiders

Archer Eppler Musketeers

Belvederes, Schuylkill Haven, PA

Steel City Ambassadors

Yankee Rebels

Erie Thunderbirds

Blue Eagles drum corps, Bangor, PA.

Not bad... I guess drum corps isn't dead yet,lol.

Any more????

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You can add the Edmonton Strutters. They are active with a guard, drumline and other marching and concert brass.

The Pride of the Lions from Regina, Saskatchewan came out as a drum & bugle corps for only the 2005 season, but was prior to that, and still is, a marching band.

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