Royal Lancers (MI)

Wyandotte, MI United States
Founded: 1960

Inactive Junior
No information available
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

The Wyandotte Royal Lancers Jr Drum & Bugle Corps was a premier marching unit in Michigan. The corps was originally formed in 1958 as the Cadets. They became the Wyandotte Renegades before the name settled on Royal Lancers in 1960. The corps quickly grew to become a contender for the state titles and won the American Legion State Championship in 66,68,69,70,and 71. They won the VFW State Championship in 1969.

Boasting an excellent drumline and horns they placed as high as 16th place in national competition at the 1970 US Open. In 1971 the corps appeared at "Evening With The Corps" in Milwaukee and were recorded on the Fleetwood Records Volume 2. After losing the VFW Post sponsorship and many age outs the corps folded in early 1972.

A reunion corps was started in 1988 (one of the first in the nation) and stayed together as a exibition corps which also competed in DCM in 1991 placing 2nd place.

[History from the Royal Lancers Yahoo group.; DCW, 7/6/90, p.12]

Members (20)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Burstall, Steve Baritone/Contra 1990 to 1993
Collier, Gary Brass Contra 1963 to 1966
Davidson, Jerry Contra 1969 to 1970
Doran, Art Brass 1963 to 1965
Doran, Art Drum Major 1966 to 1968
Doran, Art Instructor/Arranger 1969 to 1972
Doran, Art brass/drum major 1988 to 1994
Doran, Bruce Baritone Bugle 1963 to 1968; 1971; 1988
Doran, Bruce Contra Bass 1969
Doran, Bruce Drum Major 1970
Hall, James (Jim) Horn Line 1966 to 1970
Joseph, Art Drum Line 1968; 1971
Kanuk-MacLean, Sharon Brass 1963 to 1968
London, Bob "Kemo" Baritone line 1968 to 1971; 1988 to 1993
Moore, Dorothy Color Guard (rifle) 1967 to 1971
Nagy, Steve Contra 1964 to 1968
Phillips, John Bass Line 1991
Showalter, Paul Soprano 1960 to 1964
Tyza, Walter percussion 1961 to 1966

CORPS 4 items

Royal Lancers (MI)

RoyalLancers,Wyandotte,MI,DH1-Post1136(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Royal Lancers (MI)

RoyalLancers,Wyandotte,MI,DL1-2Dolls(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Royal Lancers (MI)

RoyalLancers,Wyandotte,MI,Patch1-KnightOnHorse(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Royal Lancers (MI)

RoyalLancers,Wyandotte,MI,Pin1(RE-3.5)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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