Episode 065: Boston Crusaders

“This Corps is made of Giants
We will never die
For we are Crusaders
True Blue Crusaders
We are Crusaders
The corps we love”

 

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Episode 064: Hawthorne Caballeros

“The Hawthorne Caballeros were officially organized on March 20, 1946, just after World War II. The corps was founded by several members of the St. George Cadets. After the War, with memories of drum corps competitions vivid in their minds and still itching to compete, Jim Costello, Jr., his brother Bob, George Hayek, Joe Scarber and John McAuliffe, all fresh out of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or Marine Corps, formulateds plans for a new senior corps.” …

 

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Episode 063: Chicago Cavaliers Part II

“Feeling the total show concept of 1971 was a mistake, the Cavaliers went back in time while other corps moved forward into the brave new world of DCI. The show design of 1972 was right out of the mid-to-late 1960s.” …

 

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Episode 062: Chicago Cavaliers Part I

“The Cavaliers originated in 1948 as Boy Scout Troop 111 Drum and Bugle Corps, founded by 20-year-old Don Warren after seeing the famed Racine Scouts perform at a Boy Scout Jamboree. About 30 boys joined the parade corps the inaugural year.” …

 

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Episode 061: Reading Buccaneers Part II

” The 1982 field show brought asymmetrical drill to DCA. The staff remained basically the same and the Bucs made it their goal to bring a DCA crown home to Reading, PA, once again. ” …

 

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Episode 060: Reading Buccaneers

“The Reading Buccaneers’ voyage began in the summer of 1956. Three former members of local junior corps were watching the West Reading Police Cadets practice at the Reading Airport. The men began kicking around the idea of starting a senior corps in Reading.” …

 

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Episode 059: St. Paul Scouts

“They were originally known as the Indianhead Council Boy Scout Drum and Bugle Corps. The idea was the brainchild of the St. Paul Scout office, impressed by the Madison Scouts’ performance at the St. Paul Winter Carnival in 1955.” …

 

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Episode 058: Empire Statesmen

“When Vince Bruni started the Empire Statesmen in 1983, he wanted to take the senior drum and bugle corps activity to new levels of entertainment and excitement, and make it more popular.” …

 

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Episode 057: Bridgemen Part II

“The Bayonne Bridgemen were serious title contenders in 1977. The corps’ show started off with “Chiquita Banana” drum solo, along with “Pagliacci” as the opener, complete with operatic tragic clown in tow.  Jim Brady, arguably one of the finest horn players in drum corps history, was the featured solo soprano.
The Bridgemen won the World Open and DCI East titles before heading west to tour en route to DCI in Denver.” …

 

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Episode 056: Bridgemen

“In the spring of 1964, Father Joseph Donovan was assigned as assistant pastor at St. Andrew’s Parish in Bayonne, New Jersey.
With his appointment came changes.” …

 

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