Reilly Raiders

Philadelphia, PA United States
Founded: 1948

Inactive Senior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1957 (Repertoire not available)  
1958 Irish Fanfare * The Kerry Dancers * When Irish Eyes Are Smiling * On The Square March * Stardust * The Minstrel Boy * Interlude * French Military Marching Song (from The Desert Song) * My Buddy * Fanfare * Bye Bye Blues * When Irish Eyes Are Smiling  
1959 (Repertoire not available)  
1961 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling * My Romance (from Jumbo) * Has Anybody Seen My Girl? (Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue) * Stardust * Dear Ol' Donegal * My Buddy * Who Threw The Overalls In Mrs. Murphy's Chowder * Johnny Get Your Gun * Hey! Get Your Cold Beer  
1962 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling * Romeo and Juliet * March on Parade * Manhattan Serenade * Under Paris Skies * Three Trumpeters * The Billboard March * Mandy  
1965 (Repertoire not available)  
1968 16 63.350 (Repertoire not available)  
1998 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling * My Wild Irish Rose * Hooton's Herd Fanfare * The Kerry Dancers * When Irish Eyes Are Smiling * French Military Marching Song (from The Desert Song) * Serenade (from The Student Prince) * Great Day For the Irish * Irish Washerwoman (from Irish Suite) * Blood and Guts Fanfare * The Minstrel Boy * My Romance (from Jumbo) * Danny Boy * Irish Eyes Finale  
1999 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling * My Wild Irish Rose * Hooton's Herd Fanfare * The Kerry Dancers * When Irish Eyes Are Smiling * French Military Marching Song (from The Desert Song) * Serenade (from The Student Prince) * Great Day for the Irish Medley * Irish Washerwoman (from Irish Suite) * Blood and Guts Fanfare * The Minstrel Boy * My Romance (from Jumbo) * Danny Boy * When Irish Eyes Are Smiling  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.
Reilly Raiders, formed in 1946 or 1948, was a senior marching and maneuvering corps based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was formed by returning servicemen who wanted to continue their military musical experience.

A very successful corps, the Raiders won the VFW championships five times and the American Legion championships twice, as well as 16 Pennsylvania state titles. In a 13-year run, the corps won 90 of the 129 contests it entered, and never finished lower than third.

The Vietnam War decimated the ranks of the Raiders, and the corps ceased competition in 1968. It was re-formed as an alumni corps in 1994.

This corps had the distinction of employing a hearse for the equipment transportation.

[DCW, 6/22/90, p.18; DCW, 6/11/04, p.4]

Members (10)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Beckmann, William Soprano Bugle 1955; 1964 to 1965
Burke, Jake Cymbal Line 2010
Jakubowicz, Ed Bari 1964 to 1967
Mainolfi, Butch Horns 1956 to 1961
McFadden, Albert J Drum Line 1964 to 1966
McFadden, Albert J. Drum Line 1963 to 1964
McFarland (Beaver), Ralph Brass 1964
Price, Jim Lead soprano 1966 to 1969
Roberts, Wayne Drums 1964 to 1966
Smith, Dewey soprano 1967 to 1968

CORPS 29 items

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Reilly Raiders Bumper Sticker from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly Raiders from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly Raiders 2 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly Raiders Bill Siegfried from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Seigfried
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Reilly Raiders Bill Siegfried from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Seigfried
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Reilly Raiders Bill Siegfried from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Seigfried
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Reilly Raiders Jacket from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly Raiders Jacket from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly-2 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly-3 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly-4 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly-5 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly-6 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly Raiders from the Bill Ives Collection
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Reilly Raiders 1962 Uniform 1962 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Frank Neill
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Reilly Raiders Uniform 2002 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by George Biggs
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Reilly Raiders Uniform 1958 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Siegfried
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Reilly Raiders Jim McDevitt from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Jim McDevitt
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