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Kadoudal - Quirberon, France
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Spring concert dates confirmed

Below is a list of the events we have been able to pin down for junior, senior and alumni corps appearances between now and the start of the outdoor season in June.

* March 27 — Newark, NJ, area, sponsored by the Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights and the new Blessed Sacrament junior corps

* April 3 — Harrisburg, PA, “Serenade in Brass”

* April 17 — Upper Darby, PA, “Brass Reunion,” sponsored by the Archer-Epler Musketeers

* April 24 — Rochester, NY, sponsored by Mighty St....

February 02, 2004

Blue Stars member reflects on corps’ third camp of 2004 season

Blue Stars (La Crosse,...

January 31, 2004

All-Star Drum Corps seeks participants

The Gulf Coast Drum Corps Association and Gulf Coast Sound Drum & Bugle Corps will host the seventh annual all-star drum corps Mardi Gras weekend on Galveston Island. Participation is open to past and present members of any drum corps. Previous All- Star Drum Corps participants have included members of the Caballeros, Carolina Gold, Cavaliers, CorpsVets, Syracuse Brigadiers, Empire Statesmen, Erie Thunderbirds, Heat Wave, Kilties, Madison Scouts, Mighty St. Joes, Minnesota Brass, Inc., Santa Clara Vanguard and many others.

The weekend will...

January 31, 2004

Chicago Royal Airs seek recruits, prepare for 2004 season

Royal Airs Alumni (Chicago, IL)
Photo by David...

January 30, 2004

Grace Jones passes away

Grace Jones, wife of the late Troopers founder/director Jim Jones, passed away January 26, in Casper, WY. She was by her husband’s side through more than 30 years of the corps’ history, until they retired from the corps in 1987. Jim Jones passed away in 1994.

According to longtime family friend and Troopers staff member Gene Monterastelli, “She was there every step of the way, in charge of volunteers, taking care of the food and of the kids. From 1957 to 1987 she was on the road with the corps and continued to support the...

January 27, 2004

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