Petosky, MI United States
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With an increasing membership each year the corps will field 100 members in 1978, ranging in age from 12-21 years. To compliment the horn line,percussion and banner sections the corps added a precision rifle squad in 1977. During the coming season the Midshipmen will host the "Fourth Annual Pageant of Drums" competition, which will include corps from Michigan,Ohio, Wisconsin,and Canada.
Originally organized by Carl O. Weaver Post 194 of the American Legion,the Midshipmen receive support and encouragement from the entire greater Petoskey area. During the 1975 season,the Midshipmen were selected to participate in the opening ceremonies at the International Special Olympics at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant,MI, appearing on nationwide television on that occasion. In 1976 the Midshipmen were one of the three Michigan Corps to compete in the U.S. Open in Marion,Ohio. The Corps is a member of the Great Lakes Drum Corps Association.
[History from the 1978 Saginaires show program. - submitted by GrewvyG2@aol.com Feb 2010]
Highest Score 35.900
Final show in DCX Archives July 21, 1973 American Legion State Finals Michigan Wyoming MI placed 7 with a score of 35.900
Highest Score 50.700
Final show in DCX Archives July 20, 1975 Michigan Open Flint MI placed 4 with a score of 50.700
Highest Score 49.550
Final show in DCX Archives January 1, 1976 GLDCA Championships Unknown placed 6 with a score of 49.550
Highest Score 33.650
Final show in DCX Archives June 10, 1978 8th Annual Festival of Bugles and Drums Frankenmuth MI placed 3 with a score of 33.650
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