Sundowners

Eau Claire, WI United States
Founded: 1971

Inactive Junior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1970 That's Entertainment * No Man is an Island * Saturday Night * Porgy and Bess * Meadowland * Look for a Star  
1971 Saturday Night * Patriotic Medley * Harlem Nocturne * The Birth of the Blues * Look for a Star  
1972 Hava Nagila * Civil War Medley * Maria (from West Side Story) * March of the Olympians * 500 Miles  
1973 Here Comes the Sun * Battle Hymn of the Republic * Fiddler on the Roof * When Johnny Comes Marching Home  
1974 76 Trombones (from The Music Man) * Patriotic Medley * Ballet In Brass * Eli's Coming * Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy * You've Made me So Very Happy  
1975 Rienzi Overture * The Look Of Love * Don't Kick My Dog Around * Woodchopper's Ball * Waltzing Matilda * When Will I See You Again  
1976 Suite for Band * Pictures at an Exhibition * Classical Gas * Laughter in the Rain  
1977 Chant and Jubilo * Linus and Lucy (from A Charlie Brown Christmas) * Spinning Wheel * Selections from The Planets * People  
1978 Pictures at an Exhibition * Danzon * Doing Everything With You * Bohemian Rhapsody * Contemplation  
1979 216 35.000 Carmen * The Wiz * Children of Sanchez  
1980 209 44.150 Granada * Image of Maria * Suite for Band * Porgy and Bess  
1981 216 54.750 Man of La Mancha * Armenian Dances * Comedians' Galop * The Greatest Love of All  
1983 Selections from West Side Story * 76 Trombones (from The Music Man) * A Spoonful of Sugar (from Mary Poppins) * Pussy Wiggle Stomp  
1984 Bandstand Boogie * Aztec Fire * Jump Shout Boogie * Chicago * It Was Almost Like a Song  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

"SUNDOWNERS EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN
The Sundowners Drum and Bugle Corps (formerly the Eau Claire Boys) is presenting a new look and a new sound to the drum corps world for 1971. The corps membership is now made up of both boys and girls 14 to 21. The Sundowners are now equipped with new Olds soprano, mellophone and French Horn bugles and a complete set of new Ludwig drums. The final touch completing the Corps' new look is the new cadet style uniform. The colors are dark royal blue and French Blue with white and chrome trim."

[From the 9-10 of July 1971 North American Championships Program.]
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"Sundowners 1980 will be bringing new sounds and excitement to the competition field. A complete new staff of instructors with the 80 member unit. The average age of the corps is 16 years with all members from the Eau Claire area.
1979 found the Sundowners competing in 22 contests and making a total 48 appearances with parades and exhibition requests. They also placed in finals at VFW National Competition. 1979 found the corps for the first time at DCI class "A" competition.
1980 will find the corps playing favorites such as Image of Maria, Eb Miltare Suite and excerpts of Sousa Marches.
[From the 1980 DCM Championship Souvenir Program]

Members (58)

Member Name Section Years Involved
(Hake) Pederson, Lori Baritone 1980
(Leland) Krueger, Pam Soprano 1975 to 1978
Allen, Michael drum 1973 to 1975
Ausman, Mike Drum Line 1970 to 1972
Bandt, Bill drumline 1976 to 1981
Bluem, Clem & Ginger EQ Truck & Chaperon 1974 to 1975
Bluem, Colleen Color Guard 1975 to 1976
Bluem, Michael (Spanky) Saprono Horn 1974 to 1975
Bradford, Mark Baritone Bugle 1973
Burlingame, Craig Drum line 1974 to 1978
Christofferson, Jeri Colorguard 1975 to 1980
DAHL, JOHN horn 1979 to 1981
Duesterbeck, Wayne Drum Instructor 1970 to 1975
Fenske, Bob (Fearless) soparano & French horn 1970 to 1974
Gardner (Gorton), Carol (KC) colorguard 1977 to 1981
Gunderson, John Horn Line/ Lead Soprano 1975 to 1977; 1979 to 1981
Gunderson-Tkac, Sandra horn/colorguard/rifle 1975 to 1980
Harwood, Hope Mellophone 1972 to 1974
Heller, Dawn Horns 1975 to 1979
Henke, Kelly contra bass 1979 to 1981
Holmen, Julie soprano, color guard 1977 to 1981
Holmen, Julie Winter Guard 1988
Kelshaw, Dr. Doug Contra Base 1980
Leet, Sandy Soprano 1972 to 1975
Luginbill, Dean Brass 1978 to 1984
Luginbill, Dennis Brass 1978 to 1984
McMillan, Carey horn 1972 to 1973
McMillan, Carey drum major 1974 to 1975
Nanstad, Diane Color Guard 1979 to 1981
Olson, Tammy Colorgarud 1977 to 1981
SNEEN, DANA BRASS 1974 to 1981
Sather, Clayton Drum Line 1977 to 1979
Seidling, Gretchen Corp Mom uniforms, food chaparon 1973 to 1981
Seidling, patrick drum line 1973 to 1981
Severson, Diana Color Guard 1975 to 1981
Stillman, Darlene Colorguard 1979 to 1981
Svoma, Andie Winterguard 1984 to 1992
Svoma, Kris Kadets/drum line 1977 to 1984
Svoma, Kris Winterguard 1985 to 1992
Svoma, Kyle Soprano 1974 to 1980
Svoma, Michael Horn Line 1978 to 1980
Svoma, Sue Cook and chaperone 1975 to 1993
Theiste, Mike Baritone 1974 to 1977
Vaillette, Lois Brass 1973 to 1974; 1977
Vaillette, Norma Jo soprano bugle 1973 to 1975
Vig, Cheryl Colorguard 1975 to 1981
Vig, Cindy soprano 1975 to 1984
Vig, Shelly ColorGuard/kadets 1973 to 1974
Vig, Shelly Drum Line 1975 to 1981
Volkman, Dave Snare 1971 to 1975
Ward, Rob colorguard/ rifle 1979
Wilder, Tony Drumline 1985 to 1989
drinkman, bob percussion 1974 to 1984
drinkman, robert percussion 1975 to 1984
drinkman, robert percussion 1973 to 1985
drinkman, robert percussion 1974 to 1984
mcmillan, Doug drum 1970 to 1975
young, jim brass 1975
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