“In the fall of 1980, drum corps in the Eastern United States was in a decline. A mere five years before, there were a number of junior and senior corps in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. By 1980, there were fewer and even fewer would be active by 1985.
Regardless, and against all odds, an organizational meeting was held on November 8, 1980 at the Keyport American Legion. Approximately 15 people attended, plus staff and administration.
The Bushwackers were born.” …
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