Racine, WI United States
|1976||17||54.250||76 Trombones (from The Music Man) * What Were You Doing The Last 200 Years * Sophisticated Lady * Take the 'A' Train * Mood Indigo * Solitude * Yankee Doodle * Little Old Wisconsin|
The Boys' championship year of 1923 hinged on their cross-country train trip to San Francisco to compete in the American Legion national convention and parade competition.
The 67-member drum corps, and city of Racine, took advantage of stops along the way in such cities as St. Paul, Butte, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs, Denver, Omaha, and Milwaukee to parade and play for the locals. The Racine city fathers sent along 20 attractive girls to pass out literature extolling Racine's virtues while the corps played.
The Boys of '76 won that 1923 parade competition, comfortably beating out corps from Miami and Pasadena. A crowd of more than 20,000 welcomed them home and cheered them through the streets of Racine upon their return.
The corps' 1923 success was duplicated in 1924, at the American Legion national convention in St. Paul, at which the corps bested some 300 bands and drum corps to capture the championship. That drum corps competition, incidentally, was the first ever at which a numerical scoring system was used.
[DCW, 10/02, p.13; DCW, 2/03, p.5]
Highest Score 54.750
Final show in DCX Archives July 28, 1974 Sault Ste Marie ONT Canada placed 4 with a score of 51.200
Highest Score 71.720
Final show in DCX Archives August 31, 1975 DCA Championships Prelims Rochester NY placed 11 with a score of 71.720
Highest Score 54.250
Final show in DCX Archives September 5, 1976 DCA Championships Prelims Rochester NY placed 17 with a score of 54.250
Highest Score 53.700
Final show in DCX Archives September 6, 1981 DCA Championships Prelims Philadelphia PA placed 14 with a score of 53.700
Highest Score 54.400
Final show in DCX Archives September 5, 1982 DCA Championships Prelims Allentown PA placed 18 with a score of 54.400
Highest Score 53.950
Final show in DCX Archives September 2, 1984 DCA Championships Prelims Allentown PA placed 17 with a score of 53.950
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|geschke, debby||color guard||1977 to 1979|
|Geschke, Debra||color guard||1977 to 1979|
|Lawrence, Mary||Brass||1981 to 1986|
|Morgan, Bill||Snare||1980 to 1984|
|Morgan, Ken||Tenors, Snare||1984|
|O'Connell-Letourneau, Cathy||drumline||1982 to 1985|
|Riebesehl, Dale||1st baritone||1992|
|Szlagowski, Brenda||french horn/bass drum||1979 to 1994|
|turkowski, tom||Color Guard||1983 to 1987|
|Voeks, Jerry||drumline||1975 to 1978|