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Photographs needed for new book! Did you march in one of these groups?

by Steve Vickers, DCW Publisher
publisher@drumcorpsworld.com

This fall I will complete work on a new history book that contains nearly 2,200 drum and bugle corps images. The vast majority of photographs have been accumulated from the extensive archives of Drum Corps World, but there are a number of units that were not among the nearly 15,000 prints at the DCW office in Madison, WI.

I have sent this list to approximately 100 different photographers who have shot for DCW over the years and I’m also posting it on Web sites frequented by fans of the drum and bugle corps activity — Drum Corps International, Drum Corps Planet and Drum Corps World.

The photographs should be of the corps in action, on the field, showing several or a group of members and the uniform design for each specific year. If I am unable to find a competition picture, formal pictures will be accepted, but used only if an on-field shot is unavailable.

Images can be accepted in these three forms: 1) a 300 dpi JPG file e-mailed to publisher@drumcorpsworld.com; 2) a print mailed to Drum Corps World, Post Office Box 8052, Madison, WI 53708-8052 that will be scanned and returned; or 3) an original negative, also mailed to Drum Corps World, that will be scanned to create a JPG file and then returned.

Because every drum and bugle corps, no matter how big or small, is equally important to the history of the activity, it is important that each one of these groups is represented in the book. My goal is to have 100% of the organizations I have identified to be included in this historical document.

If you have any questions about the project, please call me at 1-800-554-9630 or send me an e-mail — publisher@drumcorpsworld.com.

Your help will be very much appreciated.

From the 1972 season — Blue Knights, Ironwood, MI; Mercury Thunderbolts, Cedarburg, WI; Queen City Cadets, Cincinnati, OH; Saginaires, Saginaw, MI; Southern Rebels, New Orleans, LA; Skokie Imperials, Skokie, IL; Sky Ryders, Hutchinson, KS; 32nd Hussar, Madison, WI.

From the 1973 season — Colts, Dubuque, IA; Floridians, Miami, FL; Mounties, St. Paul, MN; Northernaires, Menomonee, MI; Queen City Cadets, Cincinnati, OH; Saginaires, Saginaw, MI.

From the 1974 season — Appleknockers, Geneva, NY; 84th Bucktail Regiment, Emporium, PA; Emerald Knights, Bethesda, NY; Floridians, Miami, FL; Kinsmen, East Scarborough, ONT; Legion Vanguard, Melrose, MA.

From the 1975 season — Black Knights, Oswego, NY; Boston Crusaders, Boston, MA; Continentals, West Keansburg, NJ; Des Plaines Vanguard, Des Plaines, IL; Glassmen, Toledo, OH; Maple City Cadets, LaPorte, IN; Morrisanian Lancers, Bronx, NY; Queen City Cadets, Cincinnati, OH; Saginaires, Saginaw, MI; Silver Sabres, Beaver Falls, PA; Sir Thomas More Cadets, Braintree, MA.

From the 1976 season — Bleu Raeders, Kenner, LA; Charioteers, Troy, AL; Coachmen, Grand Rapids, MI; Des Plaines Vanguard, Des Plaines, IL; Greece Cadets, Rochester, NY; Guardsmen, Windsor, ONT; Royal Knights, Manitowoc, WI; ’76ers, Syracuse, NY; Saginaires, Saginaw, MI; Silver Sabres, Beaver Falls, PA; Yankee Marauders, Utica/Syracuse, NY.

From the 1977 season — Blue Devils B, Concord, CA; Eye-Openers, Marshalltown, IA; Knight Raiders, San Jose, CA; Saginaires, Saginaw, MI; St. Paul Scouts, St. Paul, MN; ’76ers, Syracuse, NY; 3rd Regiment, Portland, OR.

From the 1978 season — Bleu Raeders, Kenner, LA; Blue Devils B, Concord, CA; Cleveland Caballeros, Cleveland, OH; Drifters, Surrey, B.C.;
Gateway Combine, St. Louis, MO; Golden Skyliners, Great Falls, MT; Saginaires, Saginaw, MI; Spartans, Vancouver, WA.

From the 1979 season– Bleu Raeders, Kenner, LA; Firemen/Vaqueros, Elmhurst, IL; Fitchburg Kingsmen, Fitchburg, MA; Florida Vanguard, Miami, FL; Flying Dutchmen, Quincy, IL; General Butler Vagabonds, Butler, PA; Knights, Geneseo, IL; Madison Junior Scouts, Madison, WI; Saginaires, Saginaw, MI; San Jose Raiders, San Jose, CA; Silver Spectrum, Marshalltown, IA; Spectra, Arlington, MA; Stardusters, New Orleans, LA; Velvet Knights, Santa Ana, CA.

From the 1980 season– Barons of Steuben, Corning, NY; Bleu Raeders, Kenner, LA; Bluecoats, Canton, OH; Emerald Knights, Cedar Rapids, IA; Florida Vanguard, Miami, FL; Iron Cross, West Chester, PA; Pacific Blue, Surrey, B.C.; Saginaires, Saginaw, MI; San Jose Raiders, San Jose, CA; Vaqueros, Elmhurst, IL.

From the 1981 season– Amvet Brigadiers, Randolph, MA; Aventurieres, St. Georges de Beauce, QUE; Bluecoats, Canton, OH; Cleveland Caballeros, Cleveland, OH; Coachmen, Grand Rapids, MI; Firebirds, Rochester, NY; Frontiersmen, North Tonawanda, NY; Gauchos, Fulton, NY; Pacific Blue, Surrey, B.C.; Patriots, Rochester, NY; San Jose Raiders, San Jose, CA; Southwind, Montgomery, AL; Spartans, Vancouver, WA; St. Andrew’, Cambridge, ONT; St. John’s Girls, Brantford, ONT; Suburbanettes, Hudson, NH; Vaqueros, Elmhurst, IL.

From the 1982 season — Barons of Steuben, Corning, NY; Bluewater Buccaneers, Sarnia, ONT; Cardinals, Scarborough, ONT; Citations, Burlington, MA; Coachmen, Grand Rapids, MI; Connecticut Classics, East Haven, CT; Conquistadors, South San Francisco, CA; Eagles of Central New York, Verona, NY; Firebirds, Rochester, NY; Frontiersmen, North Tonawanda, NY; Gauchos, Fulton, NY; I. C. Queensmen, Winchester, MA; Les Senateurs, Joliette, QUE; New York Lancers, Bronx, NY; Patriots, Rochester, NY; Pioneer Scouts, Allentown, PA; Rebels, Oshawa, ONT; Renegades, Rochester, NY; Royal Knights, Manitowoc, WI; St. John’s Girls, Brantford, ONT; Volunteers, Troy, NY.

From the 1983 season — Black Knights, Belleville, IL; Heightsmen, Arlington, MA; Joanettes, Leominster, MA; Patriots, Rochester, NY; San Jose Raiders, San Jose, CA; Volunteers, Troy, NY.

From the 1984 season — Bluewater Buccaneers, Sarnia, ONT; Eagles of Central New York, Verona, NY; Northmen, Rochester, NY; PAL Cadets, Philadelphia, PA.

From the 1985 season– Pacificaires, Surrey, B.C.; Spartans, Nashua, NH.

From the 1986 season– Blue Star Cadets, La Crosse, WI; Kiwanis Kavaliers, Kitchener, ONT; Pacificaires, Surrey, B.C.; Patriots, Rochester, NY; Oakland Crusaders, Etobicoke, ONT; Rebels, Oshawa, ONT; Rocky Mountain Magic, Denver, CO; St. Andrew’s, Cambridge, ONT; Spartans, Nashua, NH; Toros, Appleton, WI.

From the 1987 season– Allegiance, Calgary, ALB; Black Gold, Tulsa, OK; Coachmen, Grand Rapids, MI; Conqueror II, Hamilton, ONT; Kiwanis Kavaliers, Kitchener, ONT; New York Lancers, Bronx, NY; Northern Dream, Essex County, ONT; Oakland Crusaders, Etobicoke, ONT; Patriots, Rochester, NY; Pioneer, Milwaukee, WI; Spartans, Nashua, NH;. St. John’s, Brantford, ONT.

From the 1988 season– Limited Edition, Columbus, OH; Patriots, Rochester, NY; Rocky Mountain Magic, Denver, CO; New York Lancers, Bronx, NY; Emerald Knights, Cedar Rapids, IA; Oakland Crusaders, Etobicoke, ONT; Pioneer, Milwaukee, WI; Aventurieres, Charlesbourg, QUE; Cardinals, Scarborough, ONT; Rebels, Oshawa, ONT; Expressions, Hammond, LA; St. John’s, Brantford, ONT; Edmonton Strutters, Edmonton, ALB; Dutch Boy Cadets, Kitchener, ONT.

From the 1989 season — New York Lancers, Bronx, NY; Southwind, Montgomery, AL; Edmonton Strutters, Edmonton, ALB; Colt Cadets, Dubuque, IA.

From the 1990 season — Mousquetaires, La Brie, QUE; Cadets of Dutch Boy, Kitchener, ONT; Northwind Rebels, Oshawa, ONT; Hudson Valley All-Stars, Poughkeepsie, NY; Blue Stars, La Crosse, WI; Edmonton Strutters, Edmonton, ALB; Lampliters, Smith Falls, ONT; Emerald Knights, Mississauga, ONT; York/Oakland Crusaders, Etobicoke, ONT; Blue Saints, Sudbury, ONT.

From the 1991 season — Rapid City Express, Grand Rapids, MI; Mountain Magic, Huntington, WV; Seattle Cascades, Seattle, WA; Lone Star, Wichita Falls, TX.

From the 1992 season — Northwind Rebels, Oshawa, ONT; Raiders, Bayonne, NJ; Emerald Knights, Mississauga, ONT; Rapid City Express, Grand Rapids, MI; Cadets of Dutch Boy, Kitchener, ONT; Blue Saints, Sudbury, ONT.

From the 1994 season — Southern Knights, Franklinville, NJ

From the 1995 season — Cadets of Dutch Boy, Kitchener, ONT

From the 1997 season — Westshore Cadets, Harrisburg, PA

From the 1999 season — Southern Knights, Franklinville, NJ

This list is updated as as of 05/30/06.

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Drum Corps World is published as an on-line electronic magazine by Sights & Sounds, Inc., Madison, WI. It is supported by advertising from manufacturers, service providers, corps, circuits and show sponsors. The publication began in October 1971 at the same time Drum Corps International was formed and has been produced continuously as a tabloid newspaper until April 2011 and on the Internet since May 2011. It is released monthly, as well as six additional e-mail blasts, one in late June, three during July and two in August.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.