Why Did All-Girl Corps Die?

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On 2/25/2020 at 12:43 PM, ironlips said:

Bill Fulson and I marched together in St. Catherine's Queensmen. He posted this photo of their All-Girls sister corps, the Marianettes, with some personal comments. It's from 1955, their first year. Eventually, these NYC girls gave the Bon Bons a good run.


Remember them from the old Greater New York Circuit 1960 and 1961.  They had a very good corps. Our parish, St Raphaels of Bridgeport Conn started an ll girls unit in 1962.  They were named the "Marionettes".


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