Westshoremen


Other Names:Longshoremen, Bonnie Scotts

Harrisburg, PA United States
Founded: 1946

Inactive Senior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1956 National Emblem March * Hail To The Chief * War March Of The Priests (from Athalie Op. 74) * Bolero * Colonel Bogey On Parade * Blue Tango * Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers * ?? * ?? * My Bonnie Lassie * Goodnight Sweetheart  
1962 Colonel Bogey On Parade * You're a Grand Old Flag * Alabama Jubilee * Bonnie Lassie  
1965 (Repertoire not available)  
1967 10 62.933 Cabaret * You Set My Heart To Music * I Believe * Love Letters  
1968 12 69.000 (Repertoire not available)  
1969 12 61.850 (Repertoire not available)  
1970 11 66.625 Hang 'Em High * This Land Is Your Land * Raindrops Keep Falling On My head  
1971 15 71.775 Coming Through The Rye * Voodoo King * New Fangled Preacher Man (from Purlie) * Battle Hymn of the Republic  
1972 14 61.450 (Repertoire not available)  
1974 15 41.000 (Repertoire not available)  
1975 15 63.460 Triumphant March * Livin For The City * Latina * My Way  
1976 11 68.250 Fanfare '76 * Quejada * Hoedown (from Rodeo) * The Polka * Gonna Build A Mountain (from Stop The World I Want To Get Off) * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean (from Thousands Cheer) * Climb Ev'ry Mountain (from The Sound of Music)  
1977 10 72.800 Quejada * Glen Miller Medley * Channel One Suite * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean (from Thousands Cheer)  
1978 9 72.100 Alexander's Ragtime Band * Be Free (drum solo) * Granada Smoothie * Time Machine * Man of La Mancha * The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha)  
1979 6 76.950 Got To Get It * What I Did For Love (from A Chorus Line) * Granada Smoothie * Sing Sing Sing * The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha)  
1980 5 84.900 Journey to the Center of the Earth * What I Did for Love (from A Chorus Line) * Spanish Dreams * Sing Sing Sing * The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha)  
1981 6 84.450 Journey to the Center of the Earth * Spanish Dreams * Third Piano Concerto * Big Noise from Winnetka (from Reveille with Beverly) * Music  
1982 2 87.950 Blues in the Night * Rizooli * Icarus * Big Noise from Winnetka (from Reveille with Beverly) * All the Things You Are  
1983 4 86.350 Blues in the Night * No More Blues * The Entertainer * Love for Sale * All the Things You Are  
1984 15 61.600 Blues in the Night * Icarus * Big Noise from Winnetka (from Reveille with Beverly) * All the Things You Are  
1985 12 64.300 Spanish Animal * Icarus * MacArthur Park * Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody * I Ain't Got Nobody (from I Ain't Got Nobody)  
1986 13 69.550 Spanish Mammal * Shaker Song * Allegria * A Royal Firework * The Music Will Not End  
1987 12 78.140 Walk Him Up the Stairs (from Purlie) * Johnny One Note (from Babes in Arms) * Catching the Sun * Bandstand Boogie * Big Noise from Winnetka (from Reveille with Beverly) * The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha)  
1988 7 84.760 Funeral For a Friend * Colas Breugnon Overture * Night Streets * Claire's Song * Take the 'A' Train * One Night Only (from Dreamgirls)  
1989 5 90.200 Explosion * Strawberry Soup * Spirit of St. Frederick  
1990 4 94.300 Suite for Jazz Orchestra * Gershwin - A Portrait in Jazz  
1991 7 86.000 Overture (from City of Angels) * Ocean Parkway * Bacchanalia (from Spartacus)  
1992 6 91.800 Taboo * Street Dancing * Blues in the Night  
1993 6 88.700 Sing a New Song * Marching Season * Reflections of Passion  
1994 10 81.400 The First Circle * Carnival! * Autumn Leaves * Silent Night  
1995 2 94.900 "Back in Black" - Blues in the Night * Strawberry Soup * Twilight Zone * Suite for Jazz Orchestra  
1996 1 96.900 Granada Smoothie * All the Things You Are * Explosion * Marching Season * Carnival! * Suite for Jazz Orchestra * Blues in the Night  
1997 7 87.200 Copernicus * Don't Cry * One More Time Chuck Corea  
1998 Somewhere (from West Side Story) * Spirit of St. Frederick  
1999 204 64.400 When a Man Loves a Woman * After You've Gone * One More Time Chuck Corea * Blues in the Night  
2000 204 63.300 Love for Sale * Johnny One Note (from Babes in Arms) * Danny Boy * America the Beautiful  
2001 204 63.250 La Suerte de Los Tontos (from Cuban Fire Suite) * Spain * El Congo Valiente (from Cuban Fire Suite) * One More Time Chuck Corea  
2002 The Old Gumby Cat * Coconut Champagne * Spirit of St. Frederick  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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Although founded in 1946 as the Longshoremen, from Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania, the new corps soon changed its name to the Westshoremen to avoid a conflict with the labor union of the same name. The Westshoremen were sponsored by a local American Legion Post and quickly grew to become a powerhouse. They took the VFW Championship in 1952, traveling to Los Angeles to win the crown.

Falling upon tougher times in the late 1950s, the Westshoremen merged with the Bonnie Scots from Millersburg, Pennsylvania, a merger that created one of Pennsylvania's top Class B senior corps. The enlarged group was strong enough to make it to DCA Finals in 1967 under the Bonnie Scots identity. It was during this period that the corps founded and hosted the annual "Review of the Corps" in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, an annual gathering that ran successfully until 1989.

The corps reorganized as the Westshoremen, Inc. in 1974 and began the long climb back into DCA contention. They took 11th place in 1976, and finally cracked the top ten in 1977, a position they were to hold until 1983. 1982 was the corps’ most successful season, as they won several contests and placed second at DCA Finals. After a fourth-place finish in 1983 and a change in management, the corps went through another rebuilding period, making it back into top ten status in 1988, where it stayed until 1997. Two long-time leaders during this period were Larry Hershman (74-83) and Dan Bowman (84-92).

A trying period in the early 1990s led to new leadership in 1995, aggressive recruitment of new members, and a jump in DCA standing from tenth in 1994 to second in 1995, a year in which they captured the high percussion trophy as well. This set the stage for the incredible 1996 season: the corps became the DCA world champions, a title win made even more special because of the corps’s remarkable comeback from a 0.9 Prelim deficit to narrowly edge out a great Caballeros corps. The Westshoremen also performed an exhibition at DCI Semifinals that year.

After that championship season, many members left, and 1997 was a struggle. Based today in Harrisburg, the corps was inactive in 1998 and 2002. In that latter season, some Westshoremen members bolstered the New York Skyliners.

[DCW, 6/28/02, p.14, inter alia]

Members (60)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Adams, Warren Contra Bass 1985
Arnone, Sam Baritone 1982
Baer, Harry Baritone 1996 to 1997
Barletta, Ben Marching Timpani 1979 to 1980
Barletta, Ben Tenor line 1981 to 1983
Barnes, Sean Soprano 1976
Bender, Andrew Frank Bass Section 1948 to 1963
Bruster, Mike Baritone 1978 to 1984
Carpenter, Shawn Contrabass 1995 to 1996
Celsky, Keith contra 1999 to 2001
Celsky, Keith Contra 1999 to 2000
Celsky, Keith Soprano 2001
DERR, SKEE SNARE 1959 to 1972
Decker, Josh Mellophone 1996 to 1997
Dressler, Wendy Soprano, Drum Major 1991 to 1993
Evanish, Lisa Guard 2000
Fawber, Jim Baritone 1974 to 1979
Fawber, Jim Honor Guard 1984 to 1985
Headley, George Lead Soprano 1984
Hinkle, John Instruction 1987 to 1989
Hoffnagle, Jr, Don Color Guard Flag 1983
Hoover, Mark Percussion (Tenors) 1980 to 1990
Hoover, Mark Percussion (Pit) 1991
Humm, Scott drumline 1981 to 1983; 1992 to 1993
Johnson, Scott Percussion (tenors) 1994
Johnston, Larry Guard 1992 to 1997
Kirkwood, James lead soprano 1982 to 1983
Knisely, Deb contra 1992 to 1999
Kralowetz, Rob Soprano 1982
Krauss, David Snare 1977 to 1980
Kulp, Sayre Bass Drum, Snare, Pit 1998 to 2001
Manhart, Craig soprano 1968 to 1971
McDougall, Sara Colorguard 2001
McPherson, Jay Contra 1997
Menear, Bob Lead Soprano 1980 to 1982
Min, April Soprano, Staff 1990; 1993
Morningstar, Mark Drumline (Tenor) 1985 to 1986
Morris, Damon Soprano 1988
Musser, Jim Drumline 1959 to 1960
Neidinger, Jim soprano 1982 to 1992
Neubold, Michelle Colorguard 1992
Pelton, Walt Baritone 1980 to 1982
Pezzuto, Stephanie Colorguard 2000
Ream, Jeff percussion(bassline) 1989 to 1996
Rollman, Keith Drumline 1982
Schneider, Kirk Marching Staff 1980; 1982
Schneider, Kirk Percussion Staff/Assistant Drum Major 1981
Schomburg, Rick Drumline 1976 to 1983
Shatto, James Euphonium 1998
Shatto, James Hornline / Euphonium 1998
Stahl, Mike hornline 1984; 1987 to 1989; 1991; 1998 to 2000
Stansfield, Scott soprano 1995 to 1996
Sweney, Gregg Lead Soprano 1980
Thompson, Mike Baritone 1974 to 1975
Townsend, Anna Colorguard 2000
Troutman, Meri Beth cymbal line 1978 to 1980
Visser, John Hornline/Barri 1996 to 1997
Vogel, Tim Honor Guard 1999
Williams, Ryan Baritone 1995 to 1997
Williams, Ryan Baritone 1995 to 1997

CORPS 16 items

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Westshormen/Bonnie Scots Jacket from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Dick Adams
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Westshormen/Bonnie Scots Jacket from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Dick Adams
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Westshoremen Member Shirt from the Bill Ives Collection
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PDF Document
428-429, Westshoremen from the Steve Vickers Collection
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Westshoremen 1 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Westshoremen 11 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Westshoremen 12 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Westshoremen 2 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Westshoremen 3 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Westshoremen 4 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Westshoremen 5 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Westshoremen 6 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Westshoremen 7 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Westshoremen 8 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Westshoremen 9 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Westshoremen 10 from the Wayne Hiller Collection

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