Erie Thunderbirds

Erie, PA United States
Founded: 1956

Active Senior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1969 14 45.750 (Repertoire not available)  
1970 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly * Hang 'Em High * How the West Was Won * On Broadway * Hello Young Lovers (from The King and I)  
1971 Voodoo King * I Feel Pretty (from West Side Story) * 25 or 6 to 4 * Fairest of the Fair * How Do You Speak To An Angel  
1972 Swanee * Put Your Hand in the Hand * Oh Happy Day (from Li'l Abner) * Joy to the World * 25 or 6 to 4 * Make Me Smile * Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * In the Still of the Night  
1973 11 59.900 Colas Breugnon Overture * In the Mood * Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * Jambalaya * Manhattan Tower * Brian's Song  
1974 10 54.640 Overture to Candide * An American Dedication Medley * Final Analysis * Where Am I Going (from Sweet Charity)  
1975 10 68.030 Candide * Final Analysis * 1812 Overture * Theme from The Rookies * Carmina Burana  
1976 8 73.600 Motown Special * Midnight Cowboy * Greensleeves * Country Road  
1977 9 75.750 Meadowland * Great Gate of Kiev (from Pictures At An Exhibition) * (Drum Solo) * Chump Change (from The New Bill Cosby Show) * Bandstand Boogie * Echano * Soulero  
1978 11 70.500 Fifth Symphony * Childrens Dancers * Artistry in Rhythm * Gershwin Medley * Questions 67 and 68  
1979 8 67.950 Artistry in Rhythm * Beginnings * Last Dance * Ready To Take a Chance Again * The Man I Love  
1980 9 68.700 Rocky II * Shining Star * Last Dance * Maria (from West Side Story) * The Man I Love  
1981 9 59.700 They're Playing Our Song * Star * I'm Happy Just to Dance with You * St. Thomas * Maria (from West Side Story) * The Man I Love  
1982 12 63.600 They're Playing Our Song * Red Creek * Beginnings * The Greatest Love of All  
1983 You've Lost That Lovin Feelin' * Take the 'A' Train * Higher and Higher * For Your Eyes Only  
2014 (Repertoire not available)  
2015 206 70.050 The Show Must Go On - Under Pressure * Fat Bottomed Girls * Another One Bites The Dust * Somebody To Love * Bohemian Rhapsody  
2016 202 77.750 Reverie - Distorted (from La Nouba) * Reveil * Urban (from La Nouba) * Incantation (from Quidam)  
2017 203 77.330 Undaunted - Music of Stan Kenton * Music of John McLaughlin * Firebird  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The Erie Thunderbirds, formed in 1968, was a senior marching and maneuvering corps based in Erie, Pennsylvania. They were formed when the Meadville, Pennsylvania, Thunderbirds moved to Erie and were joined by members of the North East, Pennsylvania, Shoreliners.

Achievements include placing eighth in the DCA Championships in 1976 and consistent top ten placements through the early 1980s. The corps disbanded in 1984.

In 1991, an alumni corps was formed, which continued through at least 2002.

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Members (28)

Member Name Section Years Involved
(Yonko) Porter, Dianne Baritone 1984
ASHMAN, TOM DRUM 1968 to 1970; 1973 to 1979
Adams, Bill Snare Drum 1966 to 1974
Adams, William Snare 1966 to 1974
Cannon, John Baritone 1982 to 1983
Chase, Rob Hornline 1983 to 1985
Cooley, Stephen Brass arranger/Instructor 1979 to 1982
Danchik, Jeff baritone 1982
Davenport, Tom Brass 1976 to 1977; 1982
DeCourcey, Tanya soprano 1984
Dunn, Jerry Lead Soporano 1970 to 1971
Fox, Carrie Guard 1980 to 1982
Fox, Todd Percussion 1976 to 1982
Gruphofer, John Baritone 2006
Hanlon, Philip baritone 1978 to 1980
Hannah, Brian soprano 1984 to 1988
Hatheway, Dave Baritone 1975 to 1979
Ladwig, Max Euph 2017
Marrero , Jamie Contra 1981
Nesgoda, Ben Contra 2016
Owens, Brett Bari 1979 to 1980
Pfister, Gary Percussion 1982 to 1984
Sweney, Gregg Soprano 1976
Tinnerman, Larry Baritone 1972 to 1979
Tinnerman, Larry Brass Staff 1982 to 1983
Waclawik, Gene Drm Major/Corps Director 1968 to 1969
Wilson, Jim Baritone 1973 to 1974
Wood, Gary Lead Soprano 1980 to 1981

CORPS 6 items

Erie Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds Erie from the Bill Ives Collection
Erie Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds from the Bill Ives Collection
Erie Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds from the Bill Ives Collection
Erie Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds from the Bill Ives Collection
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ErieThunderbirdsAlumni Erie PA from the Bill Ives Collection
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Erie Thunderbirds Uniform 1961 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Thissen

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