Episode 005: The Archer-Epler Musketeers

“Like so many other corps, the Archer-Epler Junior Drum and Bugle Corps had its humble beginnings during the dark days of the “Great Depression”. Almost all corps of that period were associated either with veterans’ organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, or with the Catholic Youth Organization.
Most pre-War corps were “neighborhood” groups, and represented a meaningful outlet for youthful energies in an era before formal activities like Little League had yet been organized.
In the cases of poorer communities, Drum and Bugle corps often provided one of the few ways a child could travel to distant towns and cities.”


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2 thoughts on “Episode 005: The Archer-Epler Musketeers

  1. Andy Marmen

    Ron, you left out my two favorite tunes by Archie – "Speak Low" and "Lord and Master." Now I have to root around the attic, get out the old vinyls, and listen. But… I love what you're doing here – and doing it so very well. Thanks.

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