Muchachos

Hawthorne, NJ United States
Founded: 1959

Inactive Junior

CORPS Photos

The Hawthorne Muchachos, the Hawthorne Caballeros' junior corps, was formed in 1959 by Caballero drum major Ralph Silverbrand.

The reason for forming the corps was to extend the great world of drum corps to younger players in Hawthorne, New Jersey, and surrounding communities, but a secondary benefit was to create a ready pool of talent that would eventually graduate into the senior Caballeros corps to replace ageing members. The Muchachos wore the same basic uniform as the senior corps with minor differences in trim, and shared the instruction staff and rehearsal facilities with the Caballeros.

The Muchachos were instantly successful, totally dominating the entry-level circuit they initially competed in with two undefeated seasons their first two years out. From there they moved into a more challenging circuit.

One of the most popular and sought-after junior corps, the Muchachos eventually became a member of DCI, the top junior circuit, and placed as high as fourth in open Finals in 1974, a considerable achievement given the level of competition within that organization.

Although strong throughout 1975, the Muchachos were disqualified from further competition at DCI Prelims for marching with overage members. The corps continued active through at least 1977, a year in which they finished 11th in CYO Nationals.

[http://www.cabs.org/history.asp; Tom Corso, rec.arts.marching.drumcorps, 12/27/96; japs52@aol.com]

Members (22)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Babcock, John Snareline 1976 to 1978
Barlics, William Percussion 1965 to 1972
Blatz, Bob Mellophone 1969 to 1972
Campos, Brent Brass 1965 to 1977
Clarke, Bob Solo Soprano 1965 to 1975
De Lisa, Gene mellophone 1973
Dobson, Rick Bugle 1961 to 1964
Duenas, Steven contra bass 1976
Farias, Brian Baritone 1977
Ferrazzano, Jerry Horn - Baritone 1965 to 1970
Gasper, Michael Timpani 1974 to 1975
Gilsinger, Cyndi Color Guard 1972 to 1976
Groh, Charlie Marching staff 1975 to 1976
Horne, Steve Contra 1973 to 1977
Horne, Steve Contra 1973 to 1978
Kriskewic, Joseph (Whitey) Color Guard 1959 to 1966
Magro, Fred Drumline 1975 to 1976
Raclowski, Steve Soprano 1960 to 1971
Reilly, Walt Soprano 1973
Rinaldo, Ellen colorguard 1973 to 1977
watters, james soprano 1972 to 1974
Weber, Lisa color guard 1977

CORPS 11 items

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Muchachos from the Bill Ives Collection
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Muchachos from the Bill Ives Collection
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Muchachos Plate from the Bill Ives Collection
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Southwind Lexington KY-2 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Buchachos Booster button from the Bob Carell Collection
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PDF Document
294-297, Muchachos from the Steve Vickers Collection
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Hawthorne Muchachos Compilation from the Steve Vickers Collection
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Hawthorne Muchachos Compilation back from the Steve Vickers Collection
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Hawthorne Muchachos Compilation inside from the Steve Vickers Collection
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Hawthorne Muchachos 1 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Hawthorne Muchachos 2 from the Wayne Hiller Collection

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