Brooklyn, NY United States
|1969||Pagliacci * Thunder and Blazes * The Billboard March * Chester Overture * Promenade (from Pictures at an Exhibition) * Ballet Suite No 1 – Galop * Rodeo * Jim On The Move (from Mission Impossible) * Make Our Garden Grow (from Candide)|
|1970||Jet Song (from West Side Story) * Tonight (from West Side Story) * One Hand One Heart (from West Side Story) * Three Blind Mice In Symphony Hall * Pagliacci * The Billboard March * Thunder and Blazes * Jim On The Move (from Mission Impossible) * Make Our Garden Grow (from Candide)|
|1971||Ride of the Valkyries * West Point Alma Mater * A Fistful Of Dollars * Three Blind Mice In Symphony Hall * Clementine * Woodstock!|
|1972||West Side Story - Ride of the Valkyries * West Point Alma Mater * Three Blind Mice In Symphony Hall * Prelude (from West Side Story) * Jet Song (from West Side Story) * Something's Coming (from West Side Story) * Maria (from West Side Story) * Dance at the Gym (from West Side Story)|
|1973||The Sorcerer's Apprentice * West Point Alma Mater * Tara's Theme (from Gone with the Wind) * Hooray For Hollywood * Perils Of Pauline * 20th Century Fox Fanfare * Hail To The Chief * Yellow Rose Of Texas * Missouri Waltz * Funeral March|
Although the corps was the Greater New York Champion in 1965 and 1966 and was undefeated in circuit competition in 1966, the new pastor at St. Joseph’s disbanded the corps in December, 1968. The corps reorganized the next month at St. Rita’s Church under the new name, and was hailed in Drum Corps News as a “Cinderella corps.”
The group incorporated as an independent corps, The Brassmen, in October 1972.
The corps was a national contender under every name from 1968 until their demise in 1974. They finished second in the World Opens in 1972 and 1973. They are also featured on two Fleetwood album covers, as well as on many recordings.
Carmen Cluna introduced theatrics and themes to the corps‘ shows. Most notable is The Brassmen’s "Woodstock" production, complete with sirens (created by mellophones), rifle carriers in gas masks and riot helmets, orange smoke flares, contras attacking the American flag section, and the percussion section playing rapid-fire machine gun effects.
Important in the Brassmen's rise to prominence were the dynamic combination of instruction by Hy Dreitzer on horns and Eric Periloux on percussion.
The Brassmen did not join DCI, a fact that perhaps contributed to its demise in 1974.
[Harold Barber; A History of Drum and Bugle Corps, 2002]
Highest Score 79.400
Final show in DCX Archives August 15, 1969 World Open Lynn MA placed 7 with a score of 69.050
Highest Score 76.800
Final show in DCX Archives August 22, 1970 World Open Prelims Lynn MA placed 6 with a score of 76.700
Highest Score 81.000
Final show in DCX Archives August 14, 1971 4th Annual U.S. Open (finals) Marion OH placed 6 with a score of 77.450
Highest Score 81.900
Final show in DCX Archives August 6, 1972 Danny Thomas Invitational Lawrence MA placed 2 with a score of 81.900
Highest Score 86.250
Final show in DCX Archives August 26, 1973 Boonton NJ placed 3 with a score of 77.000
Highest Score 34.850
Final show in DCX Archives June 11, 1978 Troy NY placed 6 with a score of 34.850
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|Barber, Harold||Drumline||1970 to 1974|
|Bruce, Gregory||French Horn / Mellophone||1968 to 1971|
|Cole, Richard||Baritone/Contra Bass||1970 to 1973|
|Davenport, Ernie||Baritone||1969 to 1970|
|Fallon, Peter K.||Baritone||1970 to 1972|
|Henry, Reginald||mellophone||1967 to 1973|
|Jensen, Howard||Horn||1970 to 1974|
|LUBERTO, LOUIE||SOLO SOPRANO||1969 to 1972|
|Swain, Barry||Cymbal Section||1970 to 1971|
|Wolf, Joanne||Guard||1972 to 1973|
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