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Its stories like these that make what we do so special and reminds us of all the reasons we do this thing called Drum Corps :laugh: . Thanks to everyone who shared those stories! Keep em' comin.

Jim Wolf

71-77 NJ Black Watch

Drum Corps is a special place, for special people.

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You know, when I was a rookie from the Knight Raiders and Rich was an age out vet, I would have NEVER thought that Rich Kleinman had a soft and senstitive side. If I had suggested it, I think he would have beaten me up.

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  • 3 months later...
You know, when I was a rookie from the Knight Raiders and Rich was an age out vet, I would have NEVER thought that Rich Kleinman had a soft and senstitive side. If I had suggested it, I think he would have beaten me up.

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LMAO Chris, I just saw this.

It's now part of my sig. :P

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I'll start this out with an oldie, but a goodie. :)

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Touching story Rich, but I gotta set the record straight on one little detail.

Drum Corps from that point on was an interesting topic in our house, but Mom and Dad always stayed neutral, and did what most parents would do in that case, cheer for BOTH sides! In '75, SCV ended up in 2nd, and we (Blue Devils) in 3rd (we had beat SCV all year long), so no "blood" had been spilled.........yet. :P

I think maybe you are confusing your memory of 1976 with that of 1975. I went to fromthepressbox.com and unless his data is incomplete, including prelims and finals performances Blue Devils came out ahead of SCV a total of 4 times and SCV came out ahead of BD a total of 7 times.

Just keepin' it real bro.... just keepin' it real. B)

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Touching story Rich, but I gotta set the record straight on one little detail.

I think maybe you are confusing your memory of 1976 with that of 1975. I went to fromthepressbox.com and unless his data is incomplete, including prelims and finals performances Blue Devils came out ahead of SCV a total of 4 times and SCV came out ahead of BD a total of 7 times.

Just keepin' it real bro.... just keepin' it real. B)

Original post edited. (there were a few more "circuit" shows in '75 - all in all, we probably broke even :) )

Here are the compiled results from both corpsreps.com, and fromthe pressbox.com:

Sunday June 22, 1975

San Bruno CA

Position Corps Score

1 Blue Devils 72.950

2 Santa Clara Vanguard 71.850

Tuesday July 1, 1975

Boise ID DCI West Championships

Position Corps Score

2 Santa Clara Vanguard 77.700

3 Blue Devils 77.050

Tuesday July 8, 1975

Seattle WA

Position Corps Score

1 Blue Devils 79.950

2 Santa Clara Vanguard 79.350

Wednesday July 9, 1975

Position Corps Score

1 Vanguard 81.40

2 Blue Devils 80.95

Saturday August 2, 1975

Whitewater WI DCI Midwest

Position Corps Score

2 Santa Clara Vanguard 85.400

3 Blue Devils 83.550

Friday August 8, 1975

Lynn MA World Open - Class A Prelims

Position Corps Score

1 Santa Clara Vanguard 89.050

3 Blue Devils 88.250

Saturday August 9, 1975

Everett MA World Open

Position Corps Score

Class A

1 Blue Devils 91.050

2 Santa Clara Vanguard 89.050

Monday August 11, 1975

Boston MA CYO Nationals

Position Corps Score

3 Blue Devils 87.450

4 Santa Clara Vanguard 86.800

Friday August 15, 1975

Philadelphia PA DCI World Championships - Prelims STADIUM: Franklin Field DCI

Position Corps Score

2 Santa Clara Vanguard 88.750

3 Blue Devils 87.150

Saturday August 16, 1975

Philadelphia PA DCI World Championships STADIUM: Franklin Field DCI

Position Corps Score

2 Santa Clara Vanguard 91.000

3 Blue Devils 88.600

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Brother Russell,

We won ALOT of the early (circuit) shows. I distinctly remember SCV turning the tide towards the mid-point of the season.

Let's take this discussion via PM, if you would like, so the "spirit" of why this thread is here remains. :)

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Rich is right. 75' is the year that really put BD "on the map". With that said, the topic reminds me of people like Ted Williams and Carl Yaztremski. Two of the best players who ever stepped on a baseball diamond and never won a World Series ring, and this coming from a Yankee fan. I'm sure that Drum Corps has many similiar examples in it's storied history. :)

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