• Jr Drum and Bugle Corps, where are they today?

    From chris.e.welke@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 27 12:22:07 2016
    At Santa Clara, class is a core value. Tolerance is big part of having even a modicum of it. When I marched, there were plenty of gay dudes, some closeted, some not....(not that there's anything wrong with that) Rosemont is all male so obviously there is
    a history of its structure attracting gay and bisexual men. Santa Clara is co-Ed so our sexuality as a whole has always been more conservative; still no veteran worth his salt would trash a person or corps based on race, creed, color, sexuality. I've
    never heard my corps called the "Gayguard" before, but your tone has the air of being insulting. I must take the high road and not flame bait you, however, were I still in the corps, it would've been fun to hear you say that to my face, then break ranks
    right in front of me do Id have an excuse to knock you the fuck out without even breaking stride. Where did you March, I mean get cut from?

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  • From 3r4c26@gmail.com@21:1/5 to franka...@gmail.com on Fri Nov 11 18:52:45 2016
    On Friday, July 11, 2014 at 4:06:57 PM UTC-5, franka...@gmail.com wrote:
    You've really done your homework here. I marched in the Seattle Shamrocks, and then my dad started the Renton Blue Angels it seems like a million years ago. It was a great time of my life.

    I marched with the Blue Angels 65-67. Mr. Fullerton was the manager, gary, his son was the Drum Major, I belive his daughter' name Jerry, Duwayne Smally on the Contra. I departed the Angles and returned to the El Toreadors till the military got me 1967.
    It was a great Corps with great folks, I recall some trips on the ole Blue Bus. Gotta Love it!

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  • From barrymurray787@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Aug 23 11:04:20 2015
    New britain ct grenadiers what happened 1966 forward?

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  • From frankandcaryl@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Tue Oct 6 19:24:32 2015
    I guess it's just gotten to expensive. I started out with the Seattle Shamrocks in the early sixties, under the direction of Al Whitman, then my dad started the Blue Angels from Renton. My oldest son got the but too, and marched with the Marauders. It
    was a fun time for me, and also for him when he marched.

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  • From frankandcaryl@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Mar 13 19:36:48 2016
    I started with the Seattle Shamrocks and then my Dad started the Blue Angels back in the early sixties.

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  • From multisportslge@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Apr 24 14:54:15 2016
    As to the Renegades of Quincy, MA. This Jr Corps started up in the fall of 1972, and folded after the 1980 season. I marched with them from 1974-1978, playing baritone my 1st yr and then contra-bass, my remaining 4 yrs. This corps came about because of
    the Senior Renegades from Boston. The city of Quincy gave them a choice of the Senior Renegades moving their operations to Quincy, in order to start up a Jr Corps with the same name. I later marched in 1981 with the New Dimensions of Norwood, that 1 year.
    I am now playing contra-bass with North Star Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps of Lynn, MA. My 1st year with Renegades, after getting a release from St Theresa's CYO Band of West Roxbury, we had 120 kids in the corps. The corps consisted of 35 horns, 25 drum
    section, 2 drum majors, 2 color captains, 2 in the American Flag section, 12 sabres, 12 rifles, 12 trick flags and 18 regular flags. The Renegades marched in 3 drum corps circuits: CYO, Mayflower, and Greater New England.

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  • From franksmithsr55@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 6 04:33:03 2016
    Envoys Jr. Drum and bugle corps
    Newburgh N.Y 12550

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  • From lascuola502@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Mon Mar 27 12:26:48 2017
    Lyndora all girl drum and bugle corps

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  • From sevenseasdoc@gmail.com@21:1/5 to franka...@gmail.com on Mon Jul 17 17:21:03 2017
    On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:24:38 PM UTC-7, franka...@gmail.com wrote:
    I guess it's just gotten to expensive. I started out with the Seattle Shamrocks in the early sixties, under the direction of Al Whitman, then my dad started the Blue Angels from Renton. My oldest son got the but too, and marched with the Marauders.
    It was a fun time for me, and also for him when he marched.

    Can you tell me what years your son marched Mauraders? I work on a government ship with a fellow DCI member who marched Mauraders in the mid-late 70's and still lives in Longview. Thanks. (Duane Akers, Alumni, Black Watch - Highland Regiment 1974-1976,
    Auburn, WA)

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  • From keepermom1@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Aug 6 07:10:38 2017
    Muskaires from Muskegon Michigan is missing from this list.

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  • From ebbetb63@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Tue Oct 10 06:57:34 2017
    The Flames from East Brunswick, NJ is missing from this list. We were State parade champs for a couple of years in the early 60's.

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  • From kevinschettko@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sat Nov 11 15:38:35 2017
    I blame it on money. Cost hundreds of thousands a year to keep a corp on the road. No one plays bingo any longer to support these corps. I blame it on technology

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  • From dianem4146@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Stu on Tue Apr 24 15:06:06 2018
    On Friday, June 23, 2006 at 10:50:49 AM UTC-7, Stu wrote:
    Feel free to use any of these for your own t-shirt(s) this year:


    I figured out DCI killed drum corps, and all I got was this lousy
    t-shirt.


    DCI: It's broken. Fix it.


    DCI: The World's Top Drum and Bugle Corps ... well, what's left of
    them, anyway ... and they're not exactly drum and bugle corps ....


    Will the last corps to fold please turn out the lights?


    483 - 413 = Drum Corps "International"?


    DCI: The World's Last Standing Drum Corps-Related Organizations
    1972 - 483
    2005 - 70
    2010 - 50
    2014 - 40
    2020 - 30
    2027 - 20
    2038 - 10
    (optional reverse - spin-off of Willie Nelson's 'On the Road Again':
    "Off the Road Again ... Just Can't Scrape a Corps Off the Road Again
    ...." with little musical notes around it.)


    [Full list of the 413 corps that folded under DCI's administration]
    (Optional reverse: These silenced veterans brought to you by DCI and
    its 70 surviving corps).


    DCI Finals' "Elite" viewership:
    1976 - 6,000,000 viewers
    2005 - 435,000 viewers
    (Optional reverse: Was it something we said?)


    DCI Board of Directors
    "To Do" List:
    1. Tour corps to death
    2. Eliminate bugle industry
    3. Broadcast Finals on the Impulse Buying Network


    There's a reason they used bugles to wake people.


    Stuart E. Rice
    www.marchingresearch.com

    Silver Lancers on your list were in Middlesex, NJ (I was in the group 1958)

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  • From vickibouchard63@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jun 28 09:23:57 2018
    I March with the Nee high drum and bugle corps the corps started out at Saint Mary's high school run by Jim Sullivan I was in the corps for 7 years and then taught them for 2 years I miss the core very much it's folded due to lack of interest by the
    public I wish I was able to start it backup

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  • From franbacaero@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Aug 26 20:49:39 2018
    I miss going to the shows. I was never fortunate to march for a DC. I guess once I had kids, I lost track. Now that they are grown, I looked around and surprised that it’s just about gone.

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  • From nancyjodon9@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Mon May 27 14:29:23 2019
    Growing up in the 1950s and early 60s my dad formed the Monessen Jr drum and bugle Corp. In Pa. We came in 2nd in the state . So miss those days .

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  • From scasara.sc@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jan 8 20:30:58 2020
    Giles drum and bugle corp

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  • From rcolaiannijr@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jan 19 11:36:27 2020
    Silver knights Perrine Florida.

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  • From maribethgb121@gmail.com@21:1/5 to nancy...@gmail.com on Sun Jul 5 18:43:19 2020
    On Monday, May 27, 2019 at 5:29:25 PM UTC-4, nancy...@gmail.com wrote:
    Growing up in the 1950s and early 60s my dad formed the Monessen Jr drum and bugle Corp. In Pa. We came in 2nd in the state . So miss those days .

    Nancy, I'm from Pittsburgh and grew up in the early 70's. We went to at least one competition a summer (usually in Butler, PA). I live in MD now and I met my mom, dad, and sister for a few competitions in Cumberland, MD over 17 years ago. It was always a
    lot of fun. And I absolutely love listening to the corps.

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  • From beandp5000@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Fri Aug 7 14:53:48 2020
    I was sexually abused when I was with the drum and bugle corps. when they were in Springfield Massachusetts by Robert Francis Cormier he was w the Thompsonville Fire Department also!

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