• FLORIDA WAVE...........The real story

    From luvvedder@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Mon May 2 19:52:13 2016
    I could t remember wether it was '79 of '78 that Chuck Mangione instructed the horn line on a few occasions. I dnt recall much about the instructors other than Sivia of course & the multiple talented young ppl who devoted time , effort & mentorshio to
    the younger members. I will always think fondly & with great pride to ha e been a part of this transitioning drum & bugle when in retrospect the dedication & talent would have developed with proper management & publicity as a no. profit , excellent venue
    to channel the talent into a pretty amazing show., along with some crazy musicianship. Good times, that we 😎Will be a part of its history forever , KarEN Hafmbdaß

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  • From lrichmond917@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Corpstime on Fri Sep 9 21:04:37 2016
    On Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Corpstime wrote:
    There has been many stories about the history of
    Florida Wave on the RAMD but this is the TRUE STORY..
    The Wave was a name change from the Florida Vanguards.
    In 1933 a corps was formed in Miami named the
    Greater Miami Boys Drum and Bugle Corps. It was
    Sponsored by Miami and at one time had over 200
    members. The corps adopted a nick name of the Vanguards (with a S)
    in 1957. Yes, this is before SCV. The Miami Vanguards continued until 1973 and due to financial problems, they broke up. In 1976, an alumni
    since 1958, Lee Shields, reorganized the corps and was director until 1979. Assisting was other alum Jo Wessman and Gary Pflug, etc.
    Subsequently, in 1981 the corps changed their name to the FL Wave. There has
    been many great people with the corps.
    Bill Hayes - Director of Blessed Sac in the 50's when they were winning
    Dick Filkins - Archer Epler and 1999 Hall of Fame inductee
    Jeff Bridges - New director, 1999 of Crossmen
    Larry Shane - Brass Staff of Blue Knights
    Gino Cipriano - joined the FL Vanguards 79 at the age of 14
    - Blue Devils brass 9 years/now Cadets
    John Campese - Future Corps/Magic percussion head/now Crusaders
    Steve Rodinaro - Director 1981 to ?
    The list goes on.....It was a great corps and I will always miss it.

    Funny story! I was touring with the Mello-Dears all girl corp back in 1982 when I first encountered Florida Wave. Several of us girls were watching from the stands when they made a grand enterance onto the field by tossing oranges with their name
    stamped on them, out to the crowd. I was lucky enough to get one. It is now 2016 and I still have that orange peel with florida Wave stamped on it. It turned hard as a rock but otherwise still orange and still intact. I keep it in my memory book in a
    plastic bag. The guy that tossed it to me was eye candy you don't soon forget and the topic of many nights of gossip and giggling on a bus filled with all girls. Good times!

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  • From ojusfla@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Corpstime on Thu Jun 7 09:30:30 2018
    On Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Corpstime wrote:
    There has been many stories about the history of
    Florida Wave on the RAMD but this is the TRUE STORY..
    The Wave was a name change from the Florida Vanguards.
    In 1933 a corps was formed in Miami named the
    Greater Miami Boys Drum and Bugle Corps. It was
    Sponsored by Miami and at one time had over 200
    members. The corps adopted a nick name of the Vanguards (with a S)
    in 1957. Yes, this is before SCV. The Miami Vanguards continued until 1973 and due to financial problems, they broke up. In 1976, an alumni
    since 1958, Lee Shields, reorganized the corps and was director until 1979. Assisting was other alum Jo Wessman and Gary Pflug, etc.
    Subsequently, in 1981 the corps changed their name to the FL Wave. There has
    been many great people with the corps.
    Bill Hayes - Director of Blessed Sac in the 50's when they were winning
    Dick Filkins - Archer Epler and 1999 Hall of Fame inductee
    Jeff Bridges - New director, 1999 of Crossmen
    Larry Shane - Brass Staff of Blue Knights
    Gino Cipriano - joined the FL Vanguards 79 at the age of 14
    - Blue Devils brass 9 years/now Cadets
    John Campese - Future Corps/Magic percussion head/now Crusaders
    Steve Rodinaro - Director 1981 to ?
    The list goes on.....It was a great corps and I will always miss it.

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  • From ojusfla@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Corpstime on Thu Jun 7 09:25:13 2018
    On Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Corpstime wrote:
    There has been many stories about the history of
    Florida Wave on the RAMD but this is the TRUE STORY..
    The Wave was a name change from the Florida Vanguards.
    In 1933 a corps was formed in Miami named the
    Greater Miami Boys Drum and Bugle Corps. It was
    Sponsored by Miami and at one time had over 200
    members. The corps adopted a nick name of the Vanguards (with a S)
    in 1957. Yes, this is before SCV. The Miami Vanguards continued until 1973 and due to financial problems, they broke up. In 1976, an alumni
    since 1958, Lee Shields, reorganized the corps and was director until 1979. Assisting was other alum Jo Wessman and Gary Pflug, etc.
    Subsequently, in 1981 the corps changed their name to the FL Wave. There has
    been many great people with the corps.
    Bill Hayes - Director of Blessed Sac in the 50's when they were winning
    Dick Filkins - Archer Epler and 1999 Hall of Fame inductee
    Jeff Bridges - New director, 1999 of Crossmen
    Larry Shane - Brass Staff of Blue Knights
    Gino Cipriano - joined the FL Vanguards 79 at the age of 14
    - Blue Devils brass 9 years/now Cadets
    John Campese - Future Corps/Magic percussion head/now Crusaders
    Steve Rodinaro - Director 1981 to ?
    The list goes on.....It was a great corps and I will always miss it.

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  • From ojusfla@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Corpstime on Thu Jun 7 09:31:10 2018
    On Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Corpstime wrote:
    There has been many stories about the history of
    Florida Wave on the RAMD but this is the TRUE STORY..
    The Wave was a name change from the Florida Vanguards.
    In 1933 a corps was formed in Miami named the
    Greater Miami Boys Drum and Bugle Corps. It was
    Sponsored by Miami and at one time had over 200
    members. The corps adopted a nick name of the Vanguards (with a S)
    in 1957. Yes, this is before SCV. The Miami Vanguards continued until 1973 and due to financial problems, they broke up. In 1976, an alumni
    since 1958, Lee Shields, reorganized the corps and was director until 1979. Assisting was other alum Jo Wessman and Gary Pflug, etc.
    Subsequently, in 1981 the corps changed their name to the FL Wave. There has
    been many great people with the corps.
    Bill Hayes - Director of Blessed Sac in the 50's when they were winning
    Dick Filkins - Archer Epler and 1999 Hall of Fame inductee
    Jeff Bridges - New director, 1999 of Crossmen
    Larry Shane - Brass Staff of Blue Knights
    Gino Cipriano - joined the FL Vanguards 79 at the age of 14
    - Blue Devils brass 9 years/now Cadets
    John Campese - Future Corps/Magic percussion head/now Crusaders
    Steve Rodinaro - Director 1981 to ?
    The list goes on.....It was a great corps and I will always miss it.

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  • From tubapower4@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Corpstime on Thu Feb 7 07:18:01 2019
    On Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Corpstime wrote:
    There has been many stories about the history of
    Florida Wave on the RAMD but this is the TRUE STORY..
    The Wave was a name change from the Florida Vanguards.
    In 1933 a corps was formed in Miami named the
    Greater Miami Boys Drum and Bugle Corps. It was
    Sponsored by Miami and at one time had over 200
    members. The corps adopted a nick name of the Vanguards (with a S)
    in 1957. Yes, this is before SCV. The Miami Vanguards continued until 1973 and due to financial problems, they broke up. In 1976, an alumni
    since 1958, Lee Shields, reorganized the corps and was director until 1979. Assisting was other alum Jo Wessman and Gary Pflug, etc.
    Subsequently, in 1981 the corps changed their name to the FL Wave. There has
    been many great people with the corps.
    Bill Hayes - Director of Blessed Sac in the 50's when they were winning
    Dick Filkins - Archer Epler and 1999 Hall of Fame inductee
    Jeff Bridges - New director, 1999 of Crossmen
    Larry Shane - Brass Staff of Blue Knights
    Gino Cipriano - joined the FL Vanguards 79 at the age of 14
    - Blue Devils brass 9 years/Cadets brass 14 years/Boston Crusaders Now
    John Campese - Future Corps/Magic percussion head/now Crusaders
    Steve Rodinaro - Director 1981 to ?
    The list goes on.....It was a great corps and I will always miss it.

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