St. Vincent's Cadets

Bayonne, NJ United States

Inactive Junior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1946 1 (Repertoire not available)  
1947 1 (Repertoire not available)  
1950 1 Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * El Capitan * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean * Bloody Mary (from South Pacific) * Scheherazade * Triumphal March (from Aida) * Alabama Jubilee  
1951 1 El Capitan * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean * Triumphal March (from Aida) * Under The Double Eagle * Washington Post March * Polovtsian Dances (from Prince Igor)  
1952 1 Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * El Capitan * Colonel Bogey March * Under the Double Eagle * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean  
1953 1 Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * Mexican Hat Dance * Alabama Jubilee * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean * Thunderer March * Polovtsian Dances (from Prince Igor) * Triumphal March (from Aida) * Colonel Bogey March * Under the Double Eagle  
1954 4 86.700 (Repertoire not available)  
1955 1 Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * El Capitan * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean * Colonel Bogey March * Speak Low * Papa Loves Mambo * Alabama Jubilee * Piano Concerto No. 1  
1956 1 94.250 Victory at Sea * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean * The Rain in Spain (from My Fair Lady) * The Man With The Golden Arm * Speak Low * Papa Loves Mambo * March of the Toys (from Babes in Toyland) * Piano Concerto No. 1  
1957 2 92.500 Victory at Sea * El Capitan * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean * Heat Wave * Papa Loves Mambo * The Rain in Spain (from My Fair Lady) * Piano Concerto No. 1  
1958 Victory at Sea * El Capitan * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean * Stranger In Paradise * Tropical Heat Wave * Colonel Bogey March * Full Moon And Empty Arms  
1959 Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * El Capitan * And This is My Beloved * Brigadoon Medley * My Shawl * Land of the Pharaohs * Shuffle Off to Buffalo (from 42nd Street) * Out Of This World * Tropical Heat Wave  
1960 Shuffle Off to Buffalo (from 42nd Street) * It's A Long Way To Tipperary * Blues in the Night * Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody * Where Or When (from Babes In Arms)  
1961 10 80.400 Hey, Look Me Over (from Wildcat) * Temptation * Blues in the Night * Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody * Where Or When (from Babes In Arms)  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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St. Vincent's Cadets was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Bayonne, New Jersey. Originally founded as a Boy Scout corps before 1942, the corps' evolution into a marching entity corresponded with its sponsorship by the Jay-Herbert VFW Post.

The green and white-clad group captured the New Jersey State VFW Championships five times, the first in 1943. At one time the corps organization encompassed five different groups, three male and two girls (no coed groups during the war years), serving some 300 young people. In 1947 the Albert L. Quinn Post of Jersey City sponsored a boys' group and a girls' group, one of which took the state American Legion title.

St. Vincent's heyday came in the late 1940s and 1950s, when they captured an (almost) consecutive string of eight VFW Junior National Championships, the last in 1956, and two American Legion National Championships.

The acme of consistency in 1959, the corps' scores varied only from 85.20 to 89.60 in 22 contests all season long.

Robert Rohan was a bass drummer with St. Vincent's in the 1950s. Rohan was the first African American inducted into the New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame, in 2004.

The corps was active through at least 1961.

[Bill Beckmann; DCW, 1/04, p.3; DCW, 6/11/04, p.26]

Members (3)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Dumond, Philip Brass 1961
RYAN, DAVID DRUM 1956 to 1957
Watson, Jim Watson Baratone horn 1952 to 1956

CORPS 2 items

St. Vincent's Cadets

St Vincents Cadets Pennant from the Bill Ives Collection
St. Vincent's Cadets
PDF Document
386-387, St. Vincent's Cadets from the Steve Vickers Collection

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