Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Marion Cadets Feature New Show For '63

DCN June 5, 1963 issue
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Illinois Show To Feature 2 National Champions

By Patt Lindberg
DCN June 5, 1963 issue

The Custer's Brigade Jr. Drum and Bugle Corps, American Legion SAL State Champs, have just finalized their plans for their spectacular "Blue and Gold Tournament of Champions", a contest with an International Flavor, to be held June 30 in Mundelein, Illinois.

The corps will be competing in two classifications - Class "A" and an Open Class. Those scheduled to take part in the Class "A" division will be the MARION CADETS, Ohio State Champions; CEDAR RAPIDS CADETS, Iowa State Champions; NORTHERNAIRES, Michigan State Champions; and MAPLE CITY CADETS, Indiana State Champions.

In the Open Division it will be, THE BLACK KNIGHTS (Belleville, Ill.)49th State Assoc. Champions; MADISON SCOUTS, Wisconsin State Champions; THE CAVALIERS, National V.F.W. Jr. Champions; and TORONTO OPTIMISTS, 5-time Canadian National Champions.

It would appear that this contest will be a "hi-light" of the Midwest corps season. The pitting of two National Champions.... The Cavaliers and the Optimists... has been a long awaited event by these two corps, their many fans and drum corps followers everywhere. Even without these two corps, this show would be an outstanding one.

Ticket sales are already moving at a brisk pace, with over 1,000 tickets already sold.

Parade Contest Set For Medway 250th Anniv.

DCN June 5, 1963 issue

MEDWAY, Mass., May23 - The town of Medway issues a cordial invitation to all Junior Drum Corps and all Drill Teams to participate in a Competition Parade to be held on Saturday, June 29 in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of this town.

The parade will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will be judged by Eastern Mass. Assn. rules. Top prize for Junior Corps is $400, with runnerup taking home $300; third place winner, $200 and fourth place $50. $150 will go to the best Drill Team, with $100 for place and $50 for show.

Interested units should contact Parade Chairman Edward F. Higgins, Medway, Mass.